Close-Up Photographs

Pink Tulips

Pink Tulips

When my girlfriend was feeling unwell recently, I got these flowers to help cheer her up. With a bit of expert rearranging by her, they looked very nice indeed, so I thought I'd take a few pictures....

Snowdrops at Cambridge Botanic Gardens

Snowdrops at Cambridge Botanic Gardens

These delicate flowers grow by a small stream just inside the entrance of Cambridge Botanic Gardens. This picture was taken in April, and you can see the spring sunshine reflecting off the ripples in ...

Alfa Romeo Badge - Alfa Romeo 1750 Spider

Alfa Romeo Badge - Alfa Romeo 1750 Spider

This is the badge on a classic Alfa Romeo 1750 Spider, built in 1929 in Turin, where this photo was taken. In a square in Turin, the Automobilismo Storico Museo Alfa Romeo had a display of several Alf...

Red and Yellow Tulips at Hanbury Hall

Red and Yellow Tulips at Hanbury Hall

This stunning flower bed in the gardens of Hanbury Hall, Worcestershire, contained magnificent tulips that were yellow and red. The purple hyacinths you can see in the background were also stunning - ...

Bee and White Tree Blossom

Bee and White Tree Blossom

Trying to get a 'bee flower photo' proved harder than I thought. The bees moved every few seconds from flower to flower, and my poor little camera couldn't re-adjust the macro focus quick enough. I wa...

Coloured Flowers - Pansies in Harrogate

Coloured Flowers - Pansies in Harrogate

These flowers were in a small plot in the centre of Harrogate. I got some odd looks from passersby as I got the camera right up close to the pansies, but the range of colours available in the bright s...

Hillside of Yellow Daffodils

Hillside of Yellow Daffodils

Hundreds of bright yellow daffodils grew on this slope in the Valley Garden Park in Harrogate, North Yorkshire. Some crocuses added a splash of purple to the scene, and the blue sky with white clouds ...

Aconite and Snowdrops

Aconite and Snowdrops

This bright yellow aconite, peeping up through the undergrowth at Wandlebury, near Cambridge, makes a great companion to the little clump of snowdrops behind it. In the distance you can see yet more a...

Bright Aconites on Dead Leaves

Bright Aconites on Dead Leaves

These yellow flowers were photographed peeping through a layer of the autumn's fallen leaves. The leaves are so dry and crisp, the old veins are visible in them. The aconites themselves are strikingly...

Wet Snowdrops at Anglesey Abbey

Wet Snowdrops at Anglesey Abbey

The gardens at Anglesey Abbey are well known for their snowdrops - many varieties of the beautiful white flowers are planted all through the grounds, and are available for sale from the visitors shop....

Water Droplets on Yellow Aconites

Water Droplets on Yellow Aconites

On a wet day in February I took this picture of some very small, bright yellow flowers poking up through the fallen autumn leaves. These aconites were yet to open, but looking at the weather, who can ...

Crumbling Old Bricks and Mortar

Crumbling Old Bricks and Mortar

Some of the bricks in this wall are centuries old, and the mortar holding them together contains both gravel and straw to hold it together - not a modern construction! With this close up we can see th...

Christmas Tree Decorations 3

Christmas Tree Decorations 3

Yet another picture of my Christmas tree on Christmas Day. This is very similar to the previous shot, but in this one I focused on the Golden Apple so you can see the pattern on its surface. ...

Christmas Tree Decorations 2

Christmas Tree Decorations 2

Another picture taken of my Christmas tree on Christmas day. This close-up shows two main decorations - one Santa dangling from a branch, and one golden apple. The apple is out of focus b...

Christmas Tree Decorations 1

Christmas Tree Decorations 1

This picture was taken on Christmas Day of my Christmas tree at home. I like the way you can see the light from different sources reflect off the baubles and other decorations. As you can...

Roman Marble Inscription

Roman Marble Inscription

This photo was taken of a Roman inscription in marble, over an archway. This archway was one of two entrances to the main arena of the Colosseum of Verona. It wasn't easy to get all of th...

Yet More Pink Roses

Yet More Pink Roses

I just couldn't stop taking pictures of these roses, they were so spectacular. This photo has a bit more of a top-down view, so you can see into the heart of each flower a bit better....

More Pink Roses

More Pink Roses

Another picture of these spectacular pink roses. I couldn't believe how impressive these flowers looked - they had been bought only cheaply but after a day in water they really looked great....

Pink Roses

Pink Roses

A close up of some beautiful pink roses taken indoors. These roses were a stunning specimen and I took many photos of them. The flowers really opened out - you could see each petal clearly! ...