Sunshine’s Macro Monday #8

Still persisting taking close ups with my mini iPad! I’ve decided I just need more practice.

Continuing with the flower theme, and all from our recent trip to Australia, though I have no idea what any of them are. Answers below would be much appreciated!

Sunshine’s Macro Monday is a challenge hosted by Irene encouraging us to scrutinise the smallest of details by getting up close and personal and bringing someone or something to life in a photograph. It’s a one day challenge without prompts.  Irene posts a Sunshine’s Macro Monday post each Monday, just after midnight Central Time (US) so don’t forget to use the tag SMM and mention Sunshine’s Macro Monday somewhere on your post, creat a pingback or add a link in the comment’s section of her post.

43 thoughts on “Sunshine’s Macro Monday #8

  1. The iPad may not get as close as you might want and I would recommend that you check the camera specs as to how close it will focus. You can always crop.
    There are apps to help identify plants/flowers,insects and other animals. Many are free.

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  2. Lovely photos, Sheree! My family has grown some of these plants which I recognise. A lot of Australia’s showier flora has been imported so none of these are natives. Using my memory and Mr Google I’ve had a go at naming them:

    1. Zingiberaceae, flowering ginger, native to China.
    2. Greenery unknown.
    3. Nandina Sacred Bamboo ‘Firepower’ native to eastern Asia.
    4. Ioxa Coccinea ‘Jungle Geranium’ native of Southern India.
    5. Possibly dwarf Nerium Oleander ‘Calypso’ native to northern Africa.
    6. Bougainvillea ‘White Cascade’ and ‘Scarlet OHara’ native to South America.
    7. Russelia Ruby Falls ‘Firecracker’ native to Mexico.

    Cheers, Gretchen.

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  3. Beautiful shots for an iPad camera, Sheree!

    Apps are good – but they are not by any means perfect! 😉 It takes considerable cross checking (and even then results may be less than 100% 🙂 ) to identify flowers by computer these days.

    Did you know i currently have a free flower identification service on my blog??? 😀 (See under the banner)

    I had already identified the Ixora coccinea (#4) for Sa of Culture Shocks back in July.

    Gretchen has done well but #5 is actually a Vinca, or Periwinkle; #3 is a Red tip Photinia and #2 most likely a Pittosporum (sometimes known as cheesewoods??), but without seeing the flower i’m unable to say definitively or what species it is. There are over 200 of them! 🙂

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