Flowers are not a favourite thing of mine. They are very decorative and pretty but the pollen is something that affects me sometimes. That said I do have a bit of a passion for photgraphing them, especially close up, also called macro when the magnification is quite high. Here are a selection of images that I have done over the years and some more recently since the pandemic and the lockdowns. The darker background images are done with a long exposure and a torch, which what creates the light trails, known to photographers as ‘painting with light’. The final group of images are an extreme Close-Up of the Green flower.