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Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Miss Willmott's Ghost~Macros











I've been admiring Deborah Kirby's garden photos on her blog. Beautiful floral closeups, Deb! My little Miss Willmott is growing up and in bloom and I finally figured out how to shoot in super macro mode with my new Canon PowerShot S5IS. Today I managed to snap a few decent shots despite the windy conditions. I'm surprised how many visitors to my blog are Googling for Miss Willmott. She's a popular lady!
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18 comments:

vivien said...

I can see why you like it so much - it's gorgeous. These are great photos as well. I love the pale colours and the structure of it - I'm rather fond of these thistle type flowers like these and artichokes and cardoons :>)

Billie Crain said...

Vivien, i know it's obvious by now i'm very taken with this plant. i also love the thistles and cardoons. what is the fascination, i wonder?

Jeanette said...

These are fabulous flowers Billie. They really are ghost like. I think flowers like this are very complex and a real challenge to draw or paint.

I have grown milk thistle in the past and despite its cruel nature of vicious thorns, it is a spectacular plant.

Costescu said...

that is amazing, it makes me want to go grab my brushes!

Billie Crain said...

gee, i thought i answered you before, Jeanette. sorry.:( this plant does have thistle-like qualities. i really find it fascinating to photograph and paint. all the veining would be murder to draw, tho.

Billie Crain said...

i know the feeling, Tracey! i've already painted this one once and the painting sold quickly. i'd love to do another version...or two.

Robin Neudorfer said...

Billie I love these images. I need to go find the actual plant and see it in person. Such a beautiful structure, and the color that was captured in these photos is gorgeous. Can't wait to see what you do with it.

Robin Neudorfer said...

Looking for you my friend.... contact me.

Mary said...

Billie I hadn't had a chance to visit blogs for quite a while but I was stunned by these images as I came to your's. You are not only a great artist but a very good photographer.

I was also not familiar with Miss Willmott's, I guess we don't have her down here.

Robin Neudorfer said...

okay... these are pretty, but enough already. Let's move on ;-)

Billie Crain said...

HAHA! ok, Robin. i'll see what i can do. can't a girl take the summer off? *sigh*

Anita said...

These are fabulous - I love structural plants like these. I hope you are going to do something with these pictures - I can see a watercolour series in my crystal ball!

Nick said...

Hey stranger, what's up these days???

Billie Crain said...

Hey, Nick. that's the question. not much actually. I've got to get busy here pretty soon. the wind went out of my sails for some reason and i haven't been producing anything worth posting lately. hopefully with winter setting in i'll be so bored i'll be forced to take more inituitive.

Costescu said...

Hey billie how have you been, I have been missing your posts!?!? Where are you ;)

Mary said...

Billie, I'm sure you will be posting soon, get out those acrylics you were talking about!:)

Billie Crain said...

Tracey, I'm still here. just not producing anything. i kinda froze up this past summer. no idea why either. hopefully after the holidays when things settle down i'll begin posting again.

Billie Crain said...

Hey Mary! yea, i'll be trying the acrylics along with a few other things. i think i'll wait til after the holidays as I told Tracey.