Saturday, July 6, 2013

It's Raining...Again!

Rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus)
 
Dogbane Leaf Beetle (Chrysochus auratus)
This poor guy appeared quite waterlogged.
 
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53 comments:

DeniseinVA said...

Oh my goodness, what amazing macro's Karen. Thanks for sharing these beauties, I love them.
Have a great weekend,
Denise
Today’s Flowers
An English Girl Rambles

SquirrelQueen said...

The Rose of Sharon is gorgeous. I love to see blooms covered with water droplets.
Great capture on the beetle.

Luna Miranda said...

i love your rain-kissed rose of sharon. great macro shots.

Amazing wonders in my life said...

Fantastic pics....!

Elephant's Child said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful.

Jutta said...

Das sind sehr schöne Makro-Aufnahmen. Beide Fotos sind reizvoll, der Käfer natürlich besonders !
Schönes Wochenende
Jutta

eileeninmd said...

Lovely flower and images! Happy weekend to you!

Giga said...

U nas też dzisiaj popadało. Twój kwiat w kroplach wody pieknie wygląda i ma wspaniałe zdjecia. Pozdrawiam.
You also have begun today. Your flower in drops of water looks beautiful and has great pictures. Yours.

Terri said...

Awesome shots- love the rose of sharon.

TexWisGirl said...

it looks SO refreshing to me! we're pretty dry right now. no yard mowing for 2 weeks.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Gorgeous photos! I love how you captured that one raindrop hanging on the edge of the petal!

Sylvia K said...

Exquisite flower -- and it's visitor! And such beautiful captures, Karen, as always! A lovely start for my day. Enjoy your weekend!

Linda W. said...

Oh so pretty! I just lover photos of raindrop-speckled flowers. Nice job.

lina@women said...

Stunning macros. Admire your shots here.
Thanks for dropping by :)

A wondering star said...

Gorgeous flowers images!
Thank you for visiting my roses from my garden!

Have a great weekend

RedPat said...

The flower is gorgeous as sis the beetle. ;-)

Birgitta said...

Sorry about the rain...but your photos are gorgeous!

Judy said...

I love all the raindrops on your beautiful rose of Sharon!!! Poor waterlogged beetle!!! We are finally getting hot and sunny weather, now that the peonies have finished...

Icy BC said...

Fantastic macro shots, and the water drops look so wonderful!

Icy BC said...

Fantastic macro shots, and the water drops look so wonderful!

Carver said...

Wonderful shots of the flowers and bug.

Rambling Woods said...

Great detail....

Laura said...

Amazing photos Karen, that beetle is so colorful!!! Thanks for sharing the love up-close with I Heart Macro:-)

Les... said...

brilliant flower pics and amazingly good and detailed glimpse into that poor beetle's situation!

10 out of 10!!

*VBS*

Gemma Wiseman said...

Exquisite macros! The little beetle seems to be just about swimming his way round the flower!

Andaje said...

The raindrops are looking like small gems on that flower - love it.

Leovi said...

Beautiful photos macros, I like the softness and color, wonderful!

Minoru Saito said...

Hi! Nice captures. The flower with rain drops is stunning beautiful. The white hibiscus is very rare.
Thanks for sharing.

Lavender Cottage said...

Raining in our part of Ontario again too.
Pretty colours on the Rose of Sharon, even on the beetle.

Nonnie said...

stunning images! I love seeing water drops on blooms.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Beautiful shots! The beetle is gorgeous.

Carole M. said...

beautiful photographs Karen and the second with the fabulous beetle looks almost like a painting

Ellie said...

Wow, what an amazing picture of the soggy beetle. Lovely shots :)

Molly said...

brilliant shots, I love the bug taking cover from the wet

mollyxxx

Michelle Ashmore said...

Wow, what wonderful shots. I love seeing raindrops on flowers :)

Modern Mom said...

Stunning captures!

chai-and-chardonnay.blogspot.com said...

Love the little creature! Great images!

Míriam Luiza said...

Amo estas gotículas de água nas pétalas da rosa!

Susie Clevenger said...

Great shots! The Rose of Sharon is beautiful!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Wonderful rain shots! The Rose of Sharon looks happy for it. Not sure about Mr Beetle (but what a great picture)

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

The beetle isn't looking too healthy. It looks a lot like a Japaneses Beetle.

Rose of Sharon is gorgeous, aren't the water drops grand?

Dianne said...

Hi Karen ... good to see the rain didn't deter you from being out and about with your camera. Wonderful capture of that jewelled bug.

Hannah said...

I love the iridescent sheen and sharpness of the beetle. Beautiful!

Hannah said...

I love the iridescent sheen and sharpness of the beetle. Beautiful!

Debbie said...

these are really beautiful karen! i am beginning to enjoy the rain!!

Sandy Carlson said...

Your rose of Sharon is beautiful.

EG CameraGirl said...

I love the rose of Sharon photos!

Pat said...

Lovely blossom with water drops. Great shot of the beetle.

ladyfi said...

So utterly magical!

lorik said...

He does look a bit waterlogged - but he also looks very jewell-like. Great composition too!

Charlene said...

Refreshingly beautiful flower with the raindrops. The beetle too is captured nicely.

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely photos, amazing to see the beetle almost swimming in the water there!

Me said...

Amazing macro`s! What a cool looking beetle.