Dahlia Blooms – Close Up and Macro

My wife, our oldest daughter and myself did a day trip over to Whidbey Island last week (Whidbey is just “off shore” in the Puget Sound north of downtown Seattle, but literally just west of where we live in the northern suburbs of Seattle). It doesn’t matter where we go, I always have my camera ready as you never know what you will see that hits you as a photo opportunity. One of those opportunities occurred right after lunch and just before we were going to catch the ferry back to the mainland. We had stopped at a nice outdoor restaurant for lunch and next door to it was a massive nursery with tons of flowers and plants. It caught my wife and daughters eye, so after lunch we ventured over to check it out. As the three of us ventured around the nursery, we came across some stunning Dahlia plants with very (and I mean at least 12 inches/30.48 centimeters) large blooms. The photographer in me immediately went to work on capturing the largest blooms, framing those and then taking another shot as a macro close-up. I have attached eight captures of four different blooms.

Soft Pink, Yellow And White Dahlia Bloom
Macro Soft Pink, Yellow And White Dahlia Bloom
Bright Pink, Yellow And White Dahlia Bloom

Macro Bright Pink, Yellow And White Dahlia Bloom

Red And White Dahlia Bloom

Macro Red And White Dahlia Bloom

Yellow Dahlia Bloom

Macro Yellow Dahlia Bloom

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25 thoughts on “Dahlia Blooms – Close Up and Macro

  1. Diane Henders

    Oh, wow! What spectacular photos! I love dahlias – they have such complex geometry and gorgeous colours. Ours are in bloom now, too, but none as big as the ones you saw in the nursery! 🙂

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    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      My pleasure. I can’t tell you how surreal they truly looked, live and in person. They were so huge!! Couldn’t pass up an opportunity like that!! Thanks for stopping by!! have a great week!

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  2. D. Wallace Peach

    What gorgeous flowers, Kirt. All the shots are beautiful, but I love the close ups and the way they focus my eye on the details. If you head to Whidbey again and enjoy mussels, try the Front Street Grill in Coupeville. We drove 3 hours each way and stayed over night just to have dinner there. It’s fabulous. 🙂

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    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      We chose to do Whidbey on a Wednesday, which we didn’t know was a day most of the restaurants are closed. Go figure!! Our next trip over we will keep that in mind. We’re planning on going over again in a couple of weeks when our LA grandchildren are here. We live close to the Mukilteo Ferry connection to Whidbey and want them to experience the ferry and the Admiralty Point Lighthouse. I will keep that restaurant in mind…I remember seeing it when we were over there.
      The blooms were so large on the flowers and incredibly beautiful, I had to do a photoshoot!! Glad you like them!! Thanks for stopping by and for the recommendation on the restaurant!! Have a great week!

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