Plant Close Ups

  • close up of bright pink hibiscus flower

    Garden Sights From Maureen

    Maureen Budney, in North Reading, Massachusetts, is a talented amateur photographer and often shares the sights she captures with us. I love how this photo of a hardy hibiscus (Hibiscus…

  • ornamental onion flower just beginning to open

    Details from Kris’s Garden

    Today Kris Campbell-Defoe from New Paltz, New York (in the Hudson Valley region) is sharing some garden beauties. I love these photos because they focus in on small details, finding…

  • common bluebell flowers

    A Nearly New Gardener in the UK

    Today’s photos are from Kayla in Lincolnshire, United Kingdom. The reddish leaves of a lovely Japanese maple (Acer palmatum, Zones 5–9) glow in the sun. This was one of the…

  • Viewing some flowers through the camera lens

    How to Take Photos Like a Pro

    Over the past 30 years, I have been hired to photograph all kinds of things: over-the-top advertising images, breathtaking wild landscapes, and far-away city streets. But as a passionate lifelong…