Macro Mondays: Yellow

Yay, two weeks in a row! I’m enjoying shooting regularly again. This week’s theme for the Flickr Macro Mondays group is “Yellow.” From this week’s instructions (via Moderator Hans Holt):

Next week’s theme will be a bright and sunny one! But you can find many suited objects inside your safe home too.

We want pictures in which yellow is the main colour. The most dominant colour of the picture or the main subject of the picture has to be yellow. Make creative use of the color but please don’t use selective colour post-processing.

Few colours have yellow’s ambivalence. Sometimes the hue (another word for colour) evokes energy, spirituality, hope, happiness, warmth, sunlight, and enlightenment and at other times yellow colour connotes envy, danger, sickness, madness and deceit.

So all in all THE right colour in these dangerous times in which we long for hope, warmth and enlightenment.

Like many painters, photographers celebrate yellow – it is our natural light paint brush.


We had a beautiful sunny day here in Texas yesterday so I went out in my backyard searching for yellow for this week’s Macro Mondays theme. The big cactus in the back of the lot is blooming and was attracting bees. I got this capture of a bee burrowed down in the flower doing what he does best… pollinating!

Nikon D750 | 105mm | f/11 | 1/400 | ISO 200

Cactus Flower

As usual, I got a few more shots than I needed but still wanted to share. Taking a wider angle and without the bee, the cactus bloom positively glows in the sunlight surrounded by deep shadow. The color is so pretty and vibrant!

Nikon D750 | 105mm | f/11 | 1/400 | ISO 200


This beautiful little yellow bloom is a horseherb, a low-growing perennial. My mom’s tortoises like eating this little plant! These blossoms are itty bitty, just a few millimeters in size. There are abundant right now.

Nikon D750 | 105mm | f/6.3 | 1/250 | ISO 640

Gerber Daisy Petals

I got a Gerber Daisy potted plant a few years ago and promptly began to neglect it. My mother rescued it and has kept it alive. It’s blooming now and has a row of yellow petals in between rows of pink petals. It’s so pretty!

Nikon D750 | 105mm | f/13 | 1/400 | ISO 200

Thanks for looking!

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