A Succulent Rose -As soon as I walked by this plant I knew I wanted to get a nice capture of it. The rich reds with the vibrant green center was perfect. Composed of 10-12 photos to get the needed depth, a few hours of editing later, I feel I captured what my initial vision of this image could be.
Where the palm trees sway -Fresh off the plane from the snow country, it certainly was enjoyable to look up and see vibrant blue sky and palm trees.
Also being a texture person, which is probably why I really enjoy taking macro shots of things, I couldn't resist taking this closer shot of the palm tree fibers.
I don’t always have to know what it is to know I like it -These newly budding leaves from a plant I know nothing about and that little tiny aphid looking bug made for a nice shot against the blue Californian sky.
more new leaves from the tree looking thing. So alien looking, or a set of pinchers.
Stemming from some sort of succulent plant, a tiny burst of delicate fancy.
Ever so small but ever so vibrant.
with the sunset casting it's long shadows.
A carpet of green fuzz. Long stocks sticking out of the ground, thankfully they were soft and not thorny.
The simplicity of a palm frond-
This texture will never get old. Palm Frond -
One of my favorite photos from this series but it wouldn’t have been anything without the power of the sunshine behind this palm frond.
...of course, it's in CA, does it really need to try that hard to get sun?
This flower knows how to stand out. Towering a few feet above the rest making sure it gets its time to shine in the sun.
So many different ways to shoot the folds, splits in the leaf, sun shining from the front or behind.
just a blue sky and green every where with a side of lemon kind of day. Perfect.
It must look strange when someone notices me taking one of these images since I’m standing face to the tree with only inches between. But I can’t help being drawn to the different textures.
The deep crevasse of tree skin
or lacking texture like this tree, but is more variegated than the others.
Looking like a nice peaceful day to enjoy the view.