Our host this week, Anne Sandler , is asking: ”What type of photography do you truly enjoy doing?”
I enjoy almost all types of photography, but Nature is my Muse. More specificly: flowers, close-ups and macro. And I am happy if in the flowers there is a critter or two as well… I believe our ”groove” changes over the years – as the world is changing – so are we.
For many years my photography was all about travel, new places, new people, new architecture, new food… but there has always been flowers. And why flowers? Well, I was born in the countryside, and from my grandmother I learned the importance of the little things – to see a world in a grain of sand. Flowers – nothing beats their great variety; in colours, shapes and sizes. I have to have flowers in my life!
My blog was named lagottocattleya after my favourite breed of dogs and my favourite orchid. So, the first image is a cattleya hybrid pictured at Keukkenhof, Holland. Then follows a gallery with some old and new favourites, from close-ups to macros and from Spring to Autumn. From forest to garden and indoors plants. I hope they will speak for themselves.
Special thanks to our guest host Sarah Wilkie of Travel With Me for the exercise of picking out three of our favorite images. And thank you to all our wonderful July guest hosts, Aletta, Jez, Andre and Tracy. If you join us, please link to Anne’s original post and use the lens artists tag. We’re looking forward to seeing your photos! As the LAPC team resumes rotation, Patti will present next week’s challenge. In the meantime, have fun and safe travels.
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Cute natural settings. I love nature.
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Beautiful flowers, Ann-Christine! I especially liked the delicacy of the second to the last one.
You have such an artistic eye, AC. You images are so well captured and simply stunning! I love how you focus on the light and create such drama in your images. They give me so much pleasure! 😀❤️😀
Wonderful floral photos, but that bug on the flower is my favorite!
Ah, thank you John – yes, he is a star!
I love your reason behind your love of the little things. We can thank your grandmother for bring you to us, AND you for bringing the reflection of her into your photography. I love the intricate detail of all your photos. Yes, the critters allow us to look a little longer, and maybe ponder their life for a minute living amidst the beautiful flowers. I think our groove shifts over time too…along with our moves. lol.
I don’t have a favorite. They do indeed, speak for themselves. Donna
♥♥♥ Thank you for a lovely comment, Donna!
Glorious Ann-Christine, simply glorious. Your eye for detail is marvelous and your flowers seem to love you as much as you do them. I agree our ”groove” shifts a bit over time as our lives change but nature is always there for us when we need her most. Beautifully done.
Thank you so much, Tina – you are always so encouraging and kind!
Absolutely gorgeous! I was going to pick a favourite but I can’t 🙃 Maybe the green beetle or that single deep blue flower???
Thank you, Sarah! I love those two as well. We seldom get visited by that beetle, a flower chafer, so that photo is precious!
Your photographs do speak for themselves … they are gorgeous!
Thank you so much, Marie! Happy to share my groove!
Superb photos A-C. I totally get your groove 😊
Us flowery people…♥♥♥
Oh Ann-Christine, your macros are outstanding. They are all so stunning 😀
Praise from you, Cee, is really praise! Thank you!
Thank you, Sandy!
Sensational pictures – too many I ‘especially’ like to mention!
♥♥3 Thank you!
You’re an excellent photographer. You make me look like a rank amateur
Now you are too kind and not fair to yourself either! ♥
”Seeing the world in a grain of sand” is such a wonderful perspective. You know that beauty surrounds those who take the time to look – so thank you for taking the take to capture it. Wonderful flowery macros!!!!
I am so glad you loved them, Frank – thank you!
Simply glorious, A-C. And not only the exquisite detail, but perhaps more importantly – the ambience/atmosphere/ the sense of something wonderful caught in time, and caught by YOU!
A heartwarming and lovely comment, Tish! Thank you SO very much!♥
The last one (rose blossoms?) is really standing out👍 from this collection. Very well done 👍
Thank you, Andre – it is a rose, yes!
Ahhh Leya, all of these captures are wonderful. The shadow play and that budding Crocus made my heart skip a beat. Lovely capture of little things in nature that are worth drolling.
I love your groove, no matter what is your subject.
Thank you for a lovely comment!♥
Wonderful floral images, as ever, A C! Love the frilly cattleya and the little blue flower, especially
I am glad you loved them, Sue. Flowers are always needed, aren’t they?
Yes, lift the spirit!
These flower images are simply exquisite. I was going to try to pick a favourite … but I can’t.
Thank you, Margaret – have them all…
Beautiful, breathtaking photos. You are right, they speak for themselves. Thank you for sharing, Ann-Christine.
Thank you for appreciating them, Sofia!
Superb macros Ann-Christine. The love of nature shines through ❤
♥♥♥ Like you then!
Exquisite photos Ann-Chistine! I love the detail and colours of your macro photography! Thanks for your kind words, it was a great honour to be a guest hose for LAP.
I am glad you enjoyed them, Aletta!
Sensory awareness. Beautiful moments with you 🤗💗
Amazing flower photos
These are all so amazingly beautiful that I can’t choose a favorite! ❤💜💛🌷🌸🌺🌹🌼💐
Then please have them all! Thank you!
Such beautiful photos! Thank you for taking them and sharing them with us.I loved seeing them.
Thank you so much, Anne!
Simply beautiful floral macros Ann-Christine. I’m so glad we groove in the same direction!
Me too! Thank you!
Amazing close-up compositions!
Thank you, Florin! Happy you liked them!
Why is it that nobody has added Madonna’s Into The Groove? Beautiful images!
These are exquisite. Especially like the deep blue
Thank you, VJ!