Macro Monday | Flowers from Mars

Neely Wang Photography

Neely Wang Photography

Neely Wang Photography

Neely Wang Photography

Neely Wang Photography

Neely Wang Photography

Neely Wang Photography

Neely Wang Photography

Neely Wang Photography

Neely Wang Photography

Neely Wang Photography

Neely Wang Photography

Although I believe they have yet to find living organisms on Mars, if flowers grew on Mars, this is what I’d imagine them to look like. These flowers are actually quite ordinary — lilies, daisies, mums, but when viewed at the macro level, coupled with some beautiful blur and shallow depth of field, they take on an other-worldy form. Creation never ceases to amaze me. Happy Monday!

Macro Monday | Dew Drops

Macro Dew | Neely Wang Photography

Macro Dew | Neely Wang Photography

Macro Dew | Neely Wang Photography

Macro Dew | Neely Wang Photography

Macro Dew | Neely Wang Photography

Macro Dew | Neely Wang Photography

Macro Dew | Neely Wang Photography

Macro Dew | Neely Wang Photography

Macro Dew | Neely Wang Photography

Macro Dew | Neely Wang Photography

Macro Dew | Neely Wang Photography

I realize that it’s been a very long time since I’ve posted a Macro Monday. I’ll always have a soft spot for macro…and dew drops. So, put them together, and add in a bit of soft, buttery bokeh — this is why I fell in love with photography in the first place. These images were all taken within minutes of each other (frankly, during the short time I had dropped off one kid at school and was waiting for the carpool of the other), but I love how the colors and feeling of each one is different depending on the light, how close I was to my subject, and the background. Lovely to find beauty in just a few minutes of quiet amidst the blur of the day.

Macro Monday | Red + Pink Ranunculus

Neely Wang Macro Flower Photography

“Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature.” ~Gerard de Nerval

Neely Wang Macro Flower Photography

Whenever I have flowers around the house or growing in the garden, I can’t help but talk to them.

Neely Wang Macro Flower Photography

Just a simple greeting of hello.

Neely Wang Macro Flower Photography

Or a simple question of how they are doing today.

Neely Wang Macro Flower Photography

My husband looks at me a bit like I’m crazy when I do this,

Neely Wang Macro Flower Photography

but when I look at them, they’re each so different, with their own personalities…

Neely Wang Macro Flower Photography

…each like a little soul…

Neely Wang Macro Flower Photography

Some shy, some showy…

Neely Wang Macro Flower Photography

…but each beautiful in their own way.

Neely Wang Macro Flower Photography

Happy Monday, Everyone!