The Stewartia ovata is often called the mountain camellia. Native plant at the NC Arboretum. Blue Ridge Parkway milepost 393.6.
Last Canna Lily leaf abstract from the US Botanic Garden in DC. The plant being back lit added a little glow. The shallow focus brings your eye directly into the center.
These photos were taken in 2013 so I don't have notes on what I was using to shoot them. The shallow depth of focus makes me think this was taken with a lensbaby accessory.
A couple quick macro images taken in the United States Botanic Garden in Washington DC. Spent most of the time working on the Canna Lily shots but these were two of the other subjects that caught my attention.
Captured this insect inside a flower during our walk across the Flowering Bridge. So many plants to choose from, easy place to shoot macro images.