Frozen Beauties


Today it's pouring with rain, dull grey and windy. The leaves have all fallen and the flowers all finished. To cheer myself and everyone else up, I am sharing this photograph of deep frozen Queen Anne's Lace. The details of the tiny flowers that make up the 'platform' of the bloom are exquisite as seen through a macro lens. The flowers are frozen in blocks of ice when they are at their peak and then are preserved until I have time to photograph them (or need freezer space)! Now the Queen Anne's lace plants are just spiky stalks denuded of their blooms, but we have these to remind us of their past (and future) delicacy and glory.

In celebration of the beauties of flowers especially as photographed through ice and with a macro lens to show fine detail, I have created a collection dedicated to this subject.

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#macro4all +Macro4All by +Bill Urwin, +Thomas Kirchen, +Walter Soestbergen
#artistphotographeramateurorprofessional +Artist , photographer , amateur or professional curated by +jany viala +Krzysztof Felczak +Chauvin Gene +Dorma Wiggin
#macroaddict (+MacroAddict) curated by +Sandrine Berjonneau, +Ruth Benjamin, +William Banik, +Magy Duarte & +Olivier Poulet
#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +Wayne Lu +Iva Pas +10419852001929985760 +Francine Vanlé +Sonya Murray


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40 Responses

  1. Thank you very much +Audrey Crudele

    Thanks a lot for the reshare and the comment, +HQSP Flowers and kaatje jansen
    And again, thank you for the honour of sharing in the +HQSP Promotion !

    +Prue Stopford thanks so much for that lovely word picture of this.

    +Eve Aebi – let me know when you do, it's so fun, though challenging. And thank you!

    Thank you +Leonardo Hervacio Arenas

    Thanks very much +Mari Luukkonen

    +Rita Gijbels many thanks.

    I was surprised to see this effect myself, +Beena R – must have been to do with the density of the ice or something. Thank you Beena.

  2. I’ve been slogging my way through work, waiting for a more peaceful moment to check this post…since I was pretty sure I knew what it would be (given its title). You do not disappoint, Ellie. this is a lovely testimony to some of Mother Nature’s finest.

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