I love finding the details

Amaryllis, Macro image of Amaryllis, Nature is a revelation of God, Henry Wadsworth Longellow, Macro photography, Cindy Rippe, Botantical Art
Amaryllis flower center shot with Macro lens ©CindyRippe2013
With camera in hand, I can't help zooming in on the flowers and have always been intrigued with the details.  It started when I got my first camera with a macro lens.  Before that every time I tried to get close the photos were blurry. The macro lens is made to capture details as close as an inch away.  It has allowed me to enlarge images and see things that I can't with aging eyes :)  I also love that the symbol for the macro lens is a flower.  Most of the time I take 10-20 shots of each flower or plant that catches my eyes with the thought that it will be reference material for drawing and painting.  Over the years, however, I find that I prefer to draw from a live specimen and just enjoy the photos for digital art and viewing.  My students have enjoyed them as reference though.  I think I'll pick out my favorites for the website as digital prints, stationary and maybe even a calendar.  Maybe you'd like to suggest your favorites??   That would be fun!

The intricate network of veins to feed a plant, the dusting of pollen spread by busy bees, and the repeating patterns found in many living organisms (not just plants and flowers) is a continual source of pleasure for me.  So many times I think "How can anyone NOT believe in God since he created such amazing beauty for us to enjoy?"

Today I'm grateful for the sunlight and macro lens that allowed me to enjoy the colors that glow through each petal of the amaryllis.

Nature is a revelation of God; Art a revelation of mankind.  Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


  1. I loved reading this and it is so true. I have geraniums on my patio and I am going to do some macros tomorrow morning and post one as my picture of the day.

  2. Thanks for stopping by Trudi. I look forward to seeing your geranium macro photos!


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