Sunday, May 27, 2012

I Got Peonies!



Aren't these pretty?  Each flower is bigger than a grapefruit.  I don't have a macro lens, so I shot these with my camera's macro setting and that worked well enough for me.

28 comments:

Dianne said...

Exquisite peonies Jack ... in the prettiest soft colours.

Mo said...

They are beautiful. My favourite flower.

brattcat said...

peonies do not have shyness issues. when they blossom they let the world know.

Kate said...

What! No ants? I agree that peonies burst forth, leaving a trail of smiles and happiness among viewers.

Virginia said...

That makes two of us without a macro lens and I think you did a superb job with what you had! Peonies are my absolute favs.
V

JM said...

What beautiful blooms!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

This worked just fine without a macro.

Halcyon said...

They're beautiful!! Are they hard to grow?? I love the shade of pink of the third one. So delicate. :)

PS: You don't have to follow my other blog, I just thought you might be interested in the art. I was inspired by your series on the different art galleries/museums in Hartford. So I was thinking of you when I took those! :)

Cezar and Léia said...

The white one is my favorite!They are beautiful flowers!
Léia

Birdman said...

As Lowell might say..."Sure hope dogs don't 'pee on these' " hahaha SMILE!

Gina Duarte said...

I've become a rose gardener by default, as they do better than any other flowers in my backyard garden. Peonies, of course, are in the rose family.

Nice shots. Mine have not yet open. They so far only reveal the tight fists, with the hint of the promise of very pink blooms. Can't wait.

cieldequimper said...

They are lovely flowers, aren't they? I've been planting allsorts of things today in the hope that the pigeons won't be spoilsports...

Sylvia K said...

These are so beautiful, Jack! Terrific captures! I don't have a macro lens either, just use my macro setting, too, and it's worked well enough for me, too. I do love the colors! Hope your weekend is going well!

Sylvia

VP said...

It is a long time I do not see and photograph nice flowers like these...

Lois Evensen said...

Beautiful! The middle image is of flowers the same as the very old peonies I have here. They are so wonderful and smell fantastic. Our peonies are past prime here now. It's such fun to see more of them blooming further North. :)

Taken For Granted said...

Peonies don't open here for another couple weeks. Is this a case of global warming? Beautiful photos. I've always loved these flowers.

Karl Demetz said...

They are very beautiful!

RedPat said...

Beautiful shots! They are just starting to open here so you have given me a taste of what's to come.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Ah,"Peonies From Heaven".

imajoebob said...

Mine "exploded" on Friday, so I have to get out there and tie the stems up today - a trick I learned from the volunteers at Elizabeth Park.

Lynette said...

Bigger than a grapefruit--vivid comparison, Jack. Thanks!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

J'adore these beautifully romantic looking blooms Jack, you've captured them well, the soft pink is divine..I definitely must try to grow them this spring.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

p.s. I really do love having Aimee here Jack, Dave is living in Sydney now, so I appreciate every moment she is still here AND that she fits me into her busy schedule so often.

Bob Crowe said...

Thy look like botanical explosions.

Hey, nobody needs a macro lens. Look up Kenko extension tubes on Amazon or B&H. They work.

EG CameraGirl said...

Very pretty and I very much like the aroma. (I think I can smell them.) Mine aren't out yet. ;)

slim said...

These are gorgeous! I like the variety you have shared.

SRQ said...

Pretty!

Eli said...

These are beautiful. I've got a nicely established peony in my yard, but peony blooms seem to summon spring storms around here and they are de-petaled almost as soon as they bloom so we have to enjoy them while they last.