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photoblog image Tales from My Garden: Got Dizzy

Tales from My Garden: Got Dizzy

A few years ago Natalya and I planted an Asian pear tree in our garden. Since then we've already enjoyed the sweetness of its fruit, though, we enjoy the beautiful large blossoms of this tree almost as much, if not more. The flowers emit a rich, but peculiar aroma that attracts all kinds of insects. No wonder this little fella is about to fall off, got himself drunk from smelling the lush perfume.

Tales from My Garden: Got Dizzy

A few years ago Natalya and I planted an Asian pear tree in our garden. Since then we've already enjoyed the sweetness of its fruit, though, we enjoy the beautiful large blossoms of this tree almost as much, if not more. The flowers emit a rich, but peculiar aroma that attracts all kinds of insects. No wonder this little fella is about to fall off, got himself drunk from smelling the lush perfume.

comments (22)

  • Martin
  • United States
  • 23 Oct 2007, 00:28
Excellent light and tack sharp. Good work!
vz-nostalgia: My pleasure, Martin.
  • Lesley
  • Montreal, Canada
  • 23 Oct 2007, 02:07
Great catch of this guy, and very nice light/shadows! And a very pretty flower - I can see why you enjoy them along with the pears.
vz-nostalgia: It was late in the day, Les, and the last sunrays were gliding along the flower.
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 23 Oct 2007, 06:26
I was just looking at Ray's lotus flower and I think you were the one who said too bad there wasn't something to show scale (since the blossom was as big as a basketball, he said). Well, here you have definitely shown scale and it's all just "tack sharp," as Martin has said.

I particularly love the colors together. Nature tells us what looks good together and I can see these as wedding colors! smile

I also love the name Natalya! smile
vz-nostalgia: Wedding colors...hmm...that's an interesting observation. I work with many paint manufacturers catalogues, but never saw such a description of a group of colors. Good job, Ms. Ginnie. smile
Wonderful shot of the pear blossom. they look just like apple blossoms. Not much difference. Nice to see the ant too.
vz-nostalgia: Hope to see a post of an apple blossom next spring from you, Ms. Mary.
  • Mal
  • bored at work
  • 23 Oct 2007, 12:04
very very attractive image VZ. mal
vz-nostalgia: and you haven't even smelled it, Mal! smile
well done vz

even down to the blur vignetting
vz-nostalgia: My pleasure, doc.
Beautiful light on the flower. I like the little ant and his shadow - it contrasts well with the delicate beauty of the flower. Have you seen Irving Penn's still life studies of food - beautiful, glossy shots complete with evil-looking ant?
Ingrid
vz-nostalgia: Last weak sunrays of the day, Ms. Ingrid. I have not seen Penn's pictures with the ants. I'll google it.
nice shot.
vz-nostalgia: Yep. It is. smile
  • jelb
  • France
  • 23 Oct 2007, 14:02
Bonjour,
Wonderful details..Good Dof..Bravo!
vz-nostalgia: Bonsoir,
My pleasure, jelb.
Exquisite shot! Beautifully lit and so crisp. The red centres are a wonderful highlight, and the crystal clear ant a bonus. (:o)
vz-nostalgia: Your review of this picture looks like a quote from a photography textbook, Roz. In a good sense. smile
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 24 Oct 2007, 04:47
It's an exquisite, exotic domain you provide in the garden for your Ant guests, VZ.
Petals gleam like new fallen snowflakes in the sun...perhaps you guest is dazzled by the whiteness of it all?
vz-nostalgia: Cheers, Ray. You're right, my backyard is ants heaven. I like it this way. Gives me lots of opportunities for shooting. smile
This is fantastic. I love the softness and the ant. Love the ant. You done good.
vz-nostalgia: I'm good. smile
Magnificent shot. I like the lighting
vz-nostalgia: merci beaucoup.
aaaa how beautiful, nice image of i love macro shut, cute smile
vz-nostalgia: Mariam, you're a sweetie. smile
  • Tracy
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 24 Oct 2007, 20:56
Outstanding shot very well done.smile
vz-nostalgia: smile, Tracy
What a catch. Stunning detail. Very soft and gentle photograph.
vz-nostalgia: smile, Gale.
The aroma of this flower is transmitted beyond the screen, just as the ant, I have let myself seduce by its fragrance. I like the precious clearness of this photo! smile
vz-nostalgia: The aroma of this flower is transmitted beyond the screen.... Beautifully said, Jose. Now I see why Mal was so attracted to it. smile
  • Folake
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 25 Oct 2007, 13:36
gorgeous.. shame about the ant :o)
vz-nostalgia: I'm thinking of declaring a Prohibition in my garden. smile
  • Kathryn
  • Germany
  • 25 Oct 2007, 20:19
I love those pear blossoms! They are so lovely and delicate. Your picture is so well focused and crisp that I can see every tiny crease in the leaves. Thanks, VZ!
vz-nostalgia: The reason you see these tiny creases on the petals so well is because of the special light conditions, Ms. Kathryn. The last sunrays of a dying day were gliding parallel to the petals. That's what created this effect.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 25 Oct 2007, 21:38
Beautiful capture, I like the 'misty'look around the flowerleaves, that little fella is just lucky to be in the Garden of Eden wink
vz-nostalgia: I got to admit, Astrid, I feel lucky to be there too smile
  • tama
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 26 Oct 2007, 13:15
really beautiful viktor - makes me joyful that i can see and smell.
vz-nostalgia: Isn't it wonderful, Tama, to wake up and realize that you're alive. So many of us go through life without thinking about it even once. smile
Pity the poor Ant: prostrate across the internet. Insect-brain lawyers will be at your door serving writs! smile
Cool pic, by the way...
vz-nostalgia: ha ha ha I wouldn't be surprised, considering the times we live in!
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