Monday, January 25, 2010

A flower from today - take two

Well, we all remember what I found blooming yesterday morning at my workdesk. Today I came in and found things progressing nicely:

Lovely, right? And even cooler, as the day went on, it opened even more:
  
These always remind me of birds in flight! One of my coworkers asked why I was taking pictures, but most of them agreed with me that this was an exciting event :) 

Feel free to get a closer look by clicking on any of the photos. And do check out more macro photography at Macro Monday, hosted by Lisa's Chaos. And of course, more reddish photography at Ruby Tuesday, hosted by MaryT The Teach. Happy Monday and Tuesday, everyone!

20 comments:

Manang Kim said...

I have this flower too they call it here Christmas cactus. Great macro shot!

MacroMonday:Pinecones

Cassie said...

I really appreciate the way you're capturing the unfolding of the flower. Just lovely.

Jay said...

Is it a Christmas Cactus? It looks as if it could be. I love the way you've shot it with low saturation ... or desaturated it - very nice!

Colleen said...

So pretty! A nice way to brighten up the work day.

Ralph said...

These delicate petals are arranged in such a beautiful way. We in the US await the Spring for the budding of such lovely flowers...

Hootin' Anni said...

Breathtakingly beautifuly photography!!! Gorgeous color of the Christmas Cactus.

My R T is posted early on Monday afternoon...hehehehehe

HERE You'll need to scroll down a bit below my Tuesday's Heads or Tails meme.

Felisol said...

You seem to have caught the inner soul of the elusive Christmas cactus.
Mine died weeks before Christmas and I never know when I will see them again.
From Felisol

John McDevitt said...

Your photos all have a wonderful glow. Love the diagonal composition in the first one.

Kris said...

Wow, those are beautiful! And so nicely captured! It's all clear and colourful and awesome. I have a lot to learn about photography. And flowers. They're definitely pretty though. I know that much. :P

Patti said...

Beautiful Christmas cactus closeups.

Happy Ruby Tuesday!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

The colour of the blossoms and foliage are exquisite together.

Carletta said...

Lovely macro shots!
I really like the ones in the previous post that show your birds in flight analogy.

laura said...

Gorgeous flower!

maiaT said...

Beautiful Christmas cactus, nice color and great macros.

Robin said...

How lovely.

ilanadavita said...

Three lovely shots. These petals look like feathers.

Joops said...

Beautiful shots!

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Marice said...

that is soo lovely :)

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Helena said...

These are beautiful shots!

lisaschaos said...

Very lovely! I used to have one, now you've made me miss it. :( Thanx for sharing yours. :)