Monday, October 2, 2017

Kaleidoscope Images Part 5


Kaleidoscope desktop free background by Jeanne Selep
Kaleidoscope H1: Free desktop background

These kaleidoscope images were created from a photograph I took of a hydrangea's flower.

Kaleidoscope free desktop background by Jeanne Selep
Kaleidoscope H2: Free desktop background
The same source image was used for kaleidoscopes H1, H2 and H3.

Kaleidoscope H3 by Jeanne Selep
Kaleidoscope H3
The source image for kaleidoscopes H1 - H3 is shown below.

Hydrangea Flower Center by Jeanne Selep
Hydrangea Macrophylla (icecap) Flower Center
The image spoke to me and I have used it as a screen saver -- it reminds me of undersea corals opening at night, of fireworks, and of star cluster images from a far away galaxy.


Hydrangea Macrophylla lacecap flower
Hydrangea macrophylla (lacecap) flower
The actual plant was a fantastic macrophylla lacecap hydrangea that unfortunately needed water and was drooping slightly.

Hydrangea Macrophylla lacecap plant
Hydrangea macrophylla (lacecap) plant
Sometimes I discover something beautiful, but don't realize that it is also unusual or rare.


Kaleidoscope H4 by Jeanne Selep
Kaleidoscope H4
When I saw the plant more then five years ago, I barely knew what a hydrangea was.


Kaleidoscope H5 by Jeanne Selep
Kaleidoscope H5
I realized the plant was near the peak of "full bloom", but I didn't realize that the plant was a unusual hydrangea variety and a large and prolific specimen.


Kaleidoscope H6 by Jeanne Selep
Kaleidoscope H6

I didn't realize that I was unlikely to see a plant like this again. 

Kaleidoscope H7 by Jeanne Selep
Kaleidoscope H7
I have since learned that when you see something you think is special, enjoy it!  Because you might not be able to see it later. 



More Kaleidoscope images can be found in other posts linked below.



Click on the images to see them enlarged. (Yes, you can see these images even larger!)  The best way to see the images in their largest format is to (on a windows system) right click on the image and select "open in new tab" from the option box that opens. This bypasses software that limits the size of the image opened.  On the newly opened image, click on the image again to see it  zoomed maximum.

If you enjoyed this post you might also like:

Kaleidoscope Part 1
Kaleidoscope Part 2
Kaleidoscope Part 3
Kaleidoscope Part 4










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6 comments:

Jim said...

Cool shots.

Snap said...

Wow! Gorgeous!

Angie said...

I have tried growing hydrangeas without much success, so these pictures and kaleidoscopes just filled me with wonder and awe. And you are right - enjoy the moment - it may not return!!

Nikki G said...

WOW! Hydrangeas are my favorite flower, but I had no idea that your image was from a bloom. That is fantastic!
:) gwingal

Jann Olson said...

Wow, this is gorgeous! I love Hydrangeas and the images are breathtaking! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
hugs,
Jann

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