Sunday, April 7, 2013

Macro Monday: Yellow Tulips


My Mom and Stepdad came for Easter dinner and brought a bouquet of tulips. I have taken lots of pics of them this week. The above one shows them on my dining room table bathed in sunlight from the bay window.
I've waited patiently for them to open but it never happened. The above image is of the waning petals and shows where the stem and petal merged together during the growing process.
I noticed the petals were dropping and took some macro shots of the pistil and stamens before throwing them away.
When I started moving the tulips the petals completely fell off and the pistil and stamens were all that was left.
Linking to Macro Monday and Today's Flowers.

29 comments:

Tricia Hays said...

so so so pretty! =)

Karen said...

Excellent macros! I think yellow tulips are my favourite, they are just so sunny!

Nicki said...

Beautiful images. My yellow tulips did not open as well - perhaps that is the thing for yellow tulips. They are stunning none-the-less.

TexWisGirl said...

still beautiful in any stage. if we could be so lucky, ourselves. :)

TexWisGirl said...

oh, and you WILL get a great blue heron photo! :)

Red said...

Sad that cut flowers are nice for a short while and then fade away. Nice post on the fading away of a flower.

Mama Zen said...

Beautiful shots!

Katrin Klink said...

Beautiful, especially the first one!

Jori said...

Tulips are by far my favorite flower.

DeniseinVA said...

Great macro's Carletta :)

Neal said...

Those are gorgeous. Spring may finally be here.

Linda said...

Hi Carletta, these are gorgeous! Thank you so much for your comment on my blog and for naming the purple flowers I photographed.

Rose said...

Beautiful shots, Carletta!

Gunilla Bäck said...

Beautiful series!

Faye said...

Beautiful flower studies--and that glorious yellow is hard to beat.

kelley jensen said...

How springy! I love the shots especially the first.

Terri said...

Yellow tulips are so pretty- especially bathed in sunlight. Great shots!

Leave It To Davis said...

It's so sad when something so beautiful has to die.

Janice Thomson said...

Beautiful photos - they're all about sex aren't they - flaunting their stuff like nobody's business lol.
Your macros are always so special.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

They're beautiful though in all their stages -- and it's hard to find tulips here in Florida anywhere (even at the florists).

Luna Miranda said...

gorgeous macro shots! the 3rd photo is my favorite.

Genie Robinson said...

Carletta...You really did one fine job with these macro shots. They are stunning in their detail and colorful beauty. JOB WELL DONE!!! genie In Richmond for Buddy to run another race

Carver said...

I love this sequence of shots of the yellow tulips.

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Judy said...

I love your tulips!!! I scrolled through several times, but I could not decide whether my favourite was the first image, or the last...

Arija said...

Such golden joy to have on your table. Even in death they are still beautiful.

Laura said...

so beautiful! All the stages... I have been photographing cut tulips in a similar way this past week, though they are not yet posted.

DeniseinVA said...

Lovely Carletta! Thank you my friend :)

Míriam Luiza said...

As tulipas são lindas, e as fotos perfeitas! Parabéns!