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The Dancing Queens

 

All Snug as a Bug in a Rug.

Elizabeth wondered if I'd show Wednesday's hyacinth when it opened.  Blame it on her.


Stay safe and warm and cozy this weekend!

 

The Dancing Queens

 

All Snug as a Bug in a Rug.

Elizabeth wondered if I'd show Wednesday's hyacinth when it opened.  Blame it on her.


Stay safe and warm and cozy this weekend!

 

comments (43)

Its lovely Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Mick.
Great title, Ginnie! A nice follow-up to the closed flower view.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Patrushka.
Beautiful macro Ginnie smile Perfect colors.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you and thank you, Frances. smile
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 9 Dec 2011, 01:03
Gee, Ginnie!

I would be happy to accept some "blame" for this shot!
Ginnie Hart: You're very generous, Ray. Thank you.
  • rian
  • Vestavia Hills, AL
  • 9 Dec 2011, 02:09
such a beautiful close up shot.. well done.. smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
YAY!!! I accept full responsibility!!! OK - but you get all the credit for this incredible macro shot... so beautiful Ginnie! thanks for posting this- makes me happy!
Ginnie Hart: LOL, Elizabeth, and thank you. I actually had a Boat Friday image up and switched it just for you. grin
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 9 Dec 2011, 06:44
WOW, a 3D of the bugs in the rug...... grin
Amazing when you take macros and show the small world.
The 'bug' at the right looks like a girl sitting.
Wonderful picture, wonderful colours, great DOF.
TGIF....
Ginnie Hart: Hartstikke bedankt, MLMA. I am learning to love this new world of macro. smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 9 Dec 2011, 06:44
Well all I can say is thank you Elizabeth - a lovely shot Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: You're very kind, Chris. Thank you.
  • lisl
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 9 Dec 2011, 07:31
The centre looks like a jewel. Lovely picture, Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Elisabeth. It's definitely another world in there. smile
So we should say thanks to Elizabeth for the question,and thanks to you for doing as she requested. It was worth it.
Ginnie Hart: HA! Thank you, Sheila. I can use my initial image for any other Boat Friday, right? grin
very nice close up, but again, I am glad I cannot smell it... haha
Ginnie Hart: Bedankt, Chantal. It's almost on its last leg, as we say. Soon we'll need to get a new one. smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 9 Dec 2011, 08:27
Yes, a wonderful flower - and a lovely treatment of their petals -a Queen indeed! I need some time to translate your title (later after ontbijt). I hope the storm will not dancing with you both - the weather is said to be sunny again! I wish you a cosy, lovely time on the Christmas Market in Düsseldorf and a fine walking along the Rhine. There are some impressive modern buildings designed by Frank Gehry...
Ginnie Hart: "The Dancing Queen" is a song by ABBA which is in the musical "Mamma Mia:" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYrSRU6jEE4. I couldn't help but think of it when I saw this image on the big screen. smile

We are really looking forward to our trip to Düsseldorf tomorrow! It's supposed to be mostly clear and sunny all day...better than last weekend!
That pollen looks like gold dust!
Ginnie Hart: It is gold dust, Tom! grin Thanks.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 9 Dec 2011, 08:42
Wonderful, Ginnie. Such fine detail and a good use of a shallow depth of field.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 9 Dec 2011, 08:58
It took me a few moments to see the sitting girls. She is like one of the royal princesses from My Fair Lady.

Very pinpoint focus you have managed here. All the best.
Ginnie Hart: Those dancing girls stood out like sore thumbs to me, Louis. grin Sitting down dancing queens. HA! Bedankt.
Beautiful macro!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Victoria.
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 9 Dec 2011, 09:25
So beautiful!! Exquisite detail!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Marcie!
What an unususl colour (but beautiful) for a hyacinth. It's yellow pollen that you are featuring contrasts very well.
Ginnie Hart: Astrid says there are also pink hyacinths here but she's partial to the bluish-purple ones. smile Thanks, Mary.
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 9 Dec 2011, 10:15
This is very beautiful Ginnie. I must admit that flowers are ok but they don't do much for me...until...seeing close ups such as this. I think flowers at this magnification are fantastically beautiful.
Ginnie Hart: You covered yourself nicely, Chad! grin Thank you very much.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 9 Dec 2011, 10:46
Wonderful detail
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Vintage.
  • Linda
  • United Kingdom
  • 9 Dec 2011, 10:52
This flower looks gorgeous both ways, this is a great macro with with the centre as the star attraction, beautiful detail smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Linda. It was fun to see what was inside. smile
Mmm... I swear I could smell it through my monitor, G.

I like pink hyacinths.
Will you show us some?

OK, you guys can blame it on me! Ha... wink
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHA. Not likely, LC, since Astrid prefers the blue/purple and she's the one who buys them. grin Good try, though.
  • Bandoras
  • United States
  • 9 Dec 2011, 11:39
Lovely Macro here Ginnie !! The yellow does had a burst of color and excitement to the image smile !!
Ginnie Hart: Nothing like the dancing queens, Bandoras. smile Thanks.
I am glad you did as she asked Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
Wow, what an awesome shot, Ginnie. Great detail.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Jimi.
What wonderful detail Ginnie, lovely shot!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Fred.
Lovely centre Stamens aren't they.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Brian, indeed!
Well! Now that you've implanted ABBA into my brain for the rest of the day, I'll tell you how much I admire this photo!

Truly - it's beautiful. With flowers like hyacinth, it's hard to grasp the smaller details without photographs like this - they tend to remain clumps of color. I had no idea how complex the interior of the blossom is.
Ginnie Hart: ABBA is often in my mind because of "Mamma Mia" (think Meryl Streep, Julie Walters, and Christine branski!) and because of Astrid. She loves their music. So do I!

My goal for 2011 was to learn to use my macro lens. There is definitely another world out there! Thank you, Linda.
Looking lushous and no doubt smelling divine. It does look cosy in there Ginnie and lovely macro
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Janet. The smell is still filling our home. Almost knocks us out! grin
  • Jany
  • FRANCE
  • 9 Dec 2011, 17:18
Quelle macro! On y voit clair...Superbe.Bonne soirée
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Jany. Merci.
wow Ginnie... amazing capture ... xxxx G
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Gale.
  • Mroy
  • United States
  • 9 Dec 2011, 17:25
now this is really close up. excellent. i love hyacinth.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Maria. Astrid has been teaching me all about them, so I'm learning to love them, too!
  • Kala
  • 10 Dec 2011, 00:53
Gorgeous macro Ginnie - the colors and shallow depth are excellent!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Kala.
Very pretty!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Rags. smile
A plesant surprise, Ginnie, a lovely macro. Like the soft petals along with the sharp details. Beautiful image!
Ginnie Hart: Anything for a pleasant surprise, John. smile Thank you.
je vois que tu es au max de ton zoom car les tâches grises violettes me plaisent
Ginnie Hart: Merci, dear l'Angevine. It's a macro lens and I'm still learning how to use it!!!
enjoy your weekend Ginnie, see ya on Monday
Ginnie Hart: We had a great day trip to Düsseldorf on Saturday, Chantal. I can hardly wait to work on all the pictures. smile Bedankt.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 10 Dec 2011, 11:14
It is gorgeous smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Cherry.
Now that's a beauty Ginnie! I was hoping you would show us one of these flowers in bloom. Wonderful close-up photography!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Doug. I'm still on such a learning curve with my macro lens but I'm loving it. smile
  • martie
  • United States
  • 11 Dec 2011, 07:18
Beautiful, Ginnie. I've been absent for so long -- it's good to see you are still taking photos and posting them. Hope all is well in your life!!
Ginnie Hart: It's wonderful to see you again, Martie, and YES--you've been absent way too long. Can you believe I've been here in the Netherlands now for TWO years??!!
  • Fokko
  • The Netherlands
  • 11 Dec 2011, 12:42
Beautiful. I'm not angry at Elizabeth ;-)
Have a cozy Sunday Ginnie and Astrid
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Fokko. BEDANKT!
  • John Prior
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 11 Dec 2011, 21:05
The jewell within.
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, John. Thank you.
lovely!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Joshi!

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