Sunday, April 18, 2010

Pansy Close up


Pansy
Viola x wittrockiana
(vy-OH-la) (wit-rok-ee-AH-na)

It wouldn’t be spring if there weren’t a couple of Pansy macro photos posted here. This was taken with my Nikon Coolpix P6000 and the minimum focusing distance on this camera continues to astound me. This photo was taken about 1.5 to 2 inches away from the flower and it probably could have been closer. The Pansies have been doing well this spring and this light purple one was bought to be combined with a really deep purple Pansy. We added a few white Ranunculus (what is the plural of Ranunculus?) just to give the planting a little extra boost.

Some more information on the origin of Pansies can be found here. It would seem every flower has a story behind it. I know that it is fall type of plant in a lot of areas but to me the Pansy is always a true harbinger of spring and I always look forward to seeing their happy faces.

This was an interesting little Daffodil that was booming on Friday. It has several flowers per stalk and is highly fragrant.


See more spring flowers from all over the world at Today’s Flowers .

15 comments:

http://graceolsson.com/blog said...

the second one is simply wonderful.congrats

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EG Wow said...

Pansies are a spring flower in my gardens too. Most rarely winter over so I have to plant new ones every year. I love the daffodil!

lazyclick said...

Simply beautiful.

Carletta said...

You captured the center of the pansy beautifully!
I love daffodils and mine are all already gone. They are beauties while they last.

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

Beautiful shots! The signs of spring.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

DF: Neat flowers, I've never have seen a Daffodil do that.

gengen said...

This are pretty flowers...Happy TF!

noel said...

aloha,

pansies are beautiful flowers, i love the variegation from the inner to outer petals.

Laerte Pupo said...

Beautiful macro.

Naturegirl said...

Sweet smiling pansies and bright faced daffodils..your world is filled with new Springtime life!Happy day!

siromade08 said...

Love the shot of you pancy it's perfect photography, daffodil is beautiful flower very cute.

Christine said...

I love that pansy macro shot. I strive to get as close as possible and still take a good picture. You've done it, I think.

AL said...

The second favorite is the second photo, I could almost touch it!

rajani said...

So clear photos.

And I love photography. I loved the photo which makes my favorite color Purple look so beautiful.
No words to explain it.
On the whole it’s a very good package and hopes to see some more photos.

Denise said...

Beautiful flowers, loved the macro of the pansy and your daffodil was gorgeous. Thanks for sharing :)