Friday, May 14, 2010
beauty

Beauty, Close Up and Observed....It takes your breath away.....well, I should say, it takes my breath away.........Oh, do click on these pictures to see them even bigger. A breath-taking close view of an Orchid......It makes me weep. And below.....Oh my, the colors of this Orchid soar.....! Take a moment. Take it all in. The interior......The colors in this flower above are stunning even in this abstract rendering of this incredibly gorgeous flower.....I stare at this and it is bliss, for me. Another 'abstraction' of this very soft sensuous flower...more bliss....Hawaii is filled with this kind of Orchid bliss.....I remember being there in 1974 and being thrilled by the fantastic variety of Orchids.......I spent three months there---living in a rented house, surrounded by these special delicate flowers......lots and lots of bliss.....! The rich deep colors inside the 'inside' of this Orchid above, are truly sublime......No words are needed.....And below.....another Orchid from a different angle----I love these colors so much.......And then, below.....Two views of yet another Orchid, again, in a close-up abstraction......
More of the unexplainable......The colors. The design. Only Nature could create this. Only Nature could come up with these diverse strange muted colors that all work together.....Sigh.

I hope you all have a lovely weekend......






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Blogger Pat
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I did what you said and clicked and it is breathtaking and I feel I've got my fix of beauty to see me through the day.
One of the pink ones seems to have a beautiful breaker - so typical of Hawaii. Lucky you - I only spent three days there. I'm reading Marie Helvin's autobiography so am revisiting that lovely place.

Friday, May 14, 2010 at 1:13:00 AM PDT 

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You do not know how much I needed a flower photo post this morning.

Thanks!

Cheers.

Friday, May 14, 2010 at 3:53:00 AM PDT 

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Totally love how you take us inside a flower. Came "this close" to buying an orchid the other day. Now I am sure I will take the plunge. Thanks for the push.

Friday, May 14, 2010 at 4:41:00 AM PDT 

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They just look like paintings, well I guess they are - God's paintings! :)
Hello Naomi, glad to see you are well. I am slowly entering the world again. :)

Friday, May 14, 2010 at 6:53:00 AM PDT 

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Wow! Just gorgeous and breathtaking, Naomi!
The first one looks like a zebra fur...
Love all photos!

Friday, May 14, 2010 at 7:21:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

Now you know why I experience bliss every time I go to work!!

Gorgeous photos, as always, Naomi.

Friday, May 14, 2010 at 8:01:00 AM PDT 

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The colors, the shapes – everything is gorgeous. I went to the Orchid Garden in Singapore years ago, I was all alone in there and it felt like an enchanted garden. I did not have a digital camera then so my pictures are not too good. Yours are truly beautiful.

Friday, May 14, 2010 at 11:13:00 AM PDT 

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gorgeous. breath-taking. pure *bliss.* indeed. you brought me right back to hawaii, too! (i was only there for my honeymoon, though). thank you and truly, well done.

Friday, May 14, 2010 at 12:08:00 PM PDT 

Blogger Mar
had this to say:

Breathtaking beauty, the colors are wonderful. Great photography to begin with!

Friday, May 14, 2010 at 11:50:00 PM PDT 

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And, we see why the ancients had to blieve in Gods. How could man possible design such beauty?

Saturday, May 15, 2010 at 9:43:00 AM PDT 

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good title for your post Naomi ! I wish my "macro" worked like yours! I rarely get something that good! I hope you have a wonderful weekend !

Saturday, May 15, 2010 at 10:37:00 AM PDT 

Blogger Ily
had this to say:

Amazing close ups! It's just the therapy I need after a week of chaos and running around. Clicking to enlarge makes a difference. You have a good eye for flowers and these orchids are a work of art. Thanks for sharing...and have a beautiful weekend, my friend! xo

Saturday, May 15, 2010 at 4:02:00 PM PDT 

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These are absolutely beautiful, Naomi.
They are Georgia O'Keefe-like in nature. It's interesting to see nature close up--the patterns and details are amazing. Thanks.

Saturday, May 15, 2010 at 5:31:00 PM PDT 

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Absolutely spectacular! And the detail on that first one is astounding. Just beautiful. You really should make a book of your photos of flowers.

Saturday, May 15, 2010 at 5:52:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Oh, how I've missed the rare beauty you seem to so easily capture in an image.

Saturday, May 15, 2010 at 9:43:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Hey Naomi, we all love flowes and more so when you blogged so passionately about it :D

I am now in Bali and will by flying back to Singapore tonight. I told Seemah I will contact Lia but unfortunately when I called her shop, she wasn't there.

Anyway, I took a taxi and went to her shop and leave all the pressies there so I hope the people at the shop will pass it to her.

Can you do me a favour and inform Seemah :D

Big Hug Naomi :D

Sunday, May 16, 2010 at 2:27:00 AM PDT 

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Oh, so very beautiful flowers. I especially love the first one... The colours are so vivid. Thanks for sharing these with us :)

I hope you're having a good weekend. Take care.

Sunday, May 16, 2010 at 3:46:00 AM PDT 

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These are breathtaking and some of them looked like they were animals blending in with the color..I love them.

blessings and a peaceful week.

Dorothy from grammology
grammology.com

Sunday, May 16, 2010 at 1:25:00 PM PDT 

Anonymous Vivien
had this to say:

Beautiful photos, Naomi. And great blog. Nice to catch up with you yesterday.
Vivien

Sunday, May 16, 2010 at 3:22:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Beautiful photos of orchids Naomi! I love them. I have an orchid on my study table and they're in full bloom!

Sunday, May 16, 2010 at 3:31:00 PM PDT 

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Orchids are such strange structures, unlike any other flower in form and colour and shape, yet quite beautiful. Thank you for posting these stunning closeups of your orchids.

Monday, May 17, 2010 at 7:48:00 PM PDT 

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orchids are sensual don't you think Naomi? They thrive on their beauty and aren't afraid of showing off their best side. :)

Lovely, lovely. You're right, only nature can create such beauty.

Monday, May 17, 2010 at 8:15:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Gorgeous colours!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010 at 6:46:00 AM PDT 

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The line I posted on Thursday last week would fit well here: Flowers are so sexy; I’m surprised that right winged conservatives aren’t pushing for them to wear clothes!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010 at 4:19:00 PM PDT 

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They are truly so lovely!! The colors are amazing! Mother Nature sure doesn't let us down!!

Thursday, May 20, 2010 at 8:33:00 PM PDT 

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These are amazing and you are an amazing photographer to capture nature's beauty. I have never seen such exquisite pics of flowers Naomi. I could look at these forever. Now I have to catch up on your blog.

Friday, May 21, 2010 at 3:49:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

These are amazing! The first one is my favorite. Those color contrasts just draw me in. I love your flower posts. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Friday, May 21, 2010 at 7:58:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

These are some excellent photographs and very colourful. You have a great eye for the best ways to shoot these macro pictures.

I especially like the first one.

Monday, May 24, 2010 at 10:04:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

C'est tres magnifique as they say in France! Truly beautiful. Mother nature can really show off sometimes! : )

Tuesday, May 25, 2010 at 4:38:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

Hi, Naomi,
Earl's CD maker (Ronda)here, finally. I just looked at that fun photo of him with the broom at the last New Year's Eve party again. Thanks for sharing those with us. I've been copying your close-up inside-the-flower technique in my Mom's flower gardens! I've been a shutterbug for many years, and you do a great job with that camera.
Is there a way I can send you pictures? I wanted to send a couple "screen snags" from your guest shot on Police Woman. (Earl's supposed to be sending me one last record, and then I will make him a few new sample CDs with 2 more tunes on them.)
I've been blogging since Jan. - I think you inspired me! Earl gets quite a few mentions on my blog, of course, esp. in a category I call "The Hottest Generation!" I put a link to your blog on mine - hope you don't mind. If you want to have a look, it's at www.ArkWindow.com - be sure to check out the SCREEN SNAGS pages, too. (They're lots of work, so someone needs to look at them - LOL!) TTYL, Ronda/OldNavy

Thursday, June 10, 2010 at 5:58:00 PM PDT 

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