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A close-up photograph of an orange-banded bumble bee pollinating lavender. Photographed was taken in Salt Lake City, Utah. I'm not certain which species this is as bombus huntii and bombus ternarius have almost the same coloration. My guess is that this one is bombus huntii (Hunt's bumble bee) because it has yellow hairs on its face where the b. ternarius has black. http://ronablack.com/featured/bumblebee-on-lavender-rona-black.html

The Utah Pride Festival was held last weekend. Here is a photograph of motorcycles, a bicycle and baby carriage parked at the termination point of the Utah Pride Festival 2016 parade. One of the motorcycles is adorned with a pinwheel in rainbow flag colors, a symbol of LGBTQ pride. The Utah Pride Parade is held annually in downtown Salt Lake City, on 200 South, beginning at West Temple and ending at 400 East. http://ronablack.com/featured/utah-pride-festival-salt-lake-city-rona-black.html. ronablack.com

A monochrome photograph of fallen snowflakes melting together to form a sculptural abstract that looks like dancers or ice skaters. Photographed in Salt Lake City, Utah. http://ronablack.com/featured/waltz-of-the-snowflakes-rona-black.html. http://ronablack.com 0 comments

After a rare summer rain shower here in Salt Lake City, ordinary concrete took on an interesting aspect. http://ronablack.com/featured/another-sky-rona-black.html. http://ronablack.com 0 comments

A close-up photograph of gorgeous, sunlit tulips blooming in a multicolored garden at Salt Lake City's Temple Square. Gallery-quality giclee prints of "Radiant Purple Tulips" are available on a choice of fine art papers with a selection of mats/frames, as well as on canvas, acrylic, aluminum and fine art cards. http://ronablack.com/featured/radiant-purple-tulips-rona-black.html. http://ronablack.com 0 comments

'Blue Glow' Globe Thistle (echinops bannaticus) on a summer morning at Red Butte Garden in Salt Lake City, Utah. http://ronablack.com/featured/globe-thistle-rona-black.html. www.ronablack.com 0 comments

A macro photograph of a Viola tricolor flower, also known as Johnny Jump Up and Heartsease. Photographed in Temple Square Garden in Salt Lake City, Utah. www.ronablack.com/featured/sweet-violet-rona-black.html www.ronablack.com 0 comments

Wild iris flowers in Salt Lake City, Utah. Gallery-quality prints of "Wild Irises" are available on a selection of archival papers, canvas, acrylic and aluminum. www.ronablack.com/featured/wild-irises-rona-black.html www.ronablack.com 0 comments

A macro photograph of glowing yellow tulips in Salt Lake City, Utah. www.ronablack.com/featured/glowing-tulips-rona-black.html www.ronablack.com 0 comments

'Tulip Extended' is a close-up photograph of a vivid fuchsia tulip. Photographed in Salt Lake City, Utah. www.ronablack.com/featured/tulip-extended-rona-black.html www.ronablack.com 0 comments

A macro photograph of a beautiful closed tulip against a bokeh background of vivid orange mature blooms. Photographed in Salt Lake City, Utah. Gallery-quality fine art prints of "An Elegant Beginning" are available on a selection of archival papers, canvas, acrylic and aluminum. www.ronablack.com/featured/an-elegant-beginning-rona-black.html www.ronablack.com 0 comments

A close-up photograph of an orange Icelandic poppy flower about to burst into full bloom. Taken in Salt Lake City, Utah. www.ronablack.com/featured/beautiful-ugly-rona-black.html www.ronablack 0 comments

Photographed in Temple Square Gardens in Salt Lake City, Utah. rona-black.artistwebsites.com 0 comments

Bi-color yellow and fuchsia tulips photographed in Temple Square Gardens, Salt Lake City, Utah. rona-black.artistwebsites.com 0 comments

Globe thistle (echinops bannaticus) at Red Butte Garden in Salt Lake City, Utah. rona-black.artistwebsites.com 0 comments

A closeup photograph of a colorful young tulip in Temple Square, in Salt Lake City, Utah. rona-black.artistwebsites.com 0 comments

Narcissus and Tulips by Rona Black 2011. Photographed in Temple Square, Salt Lake City, Utah. www.rona-black.artistwebsites.com 0 comments

Photographed at Red Butte Garden in Salt Lake City, Utah. www.rona-black.artistwebsites.com 0 comments

First Frost was photographed in Salt Lake City, Utah. www.rona-black.artistwebsites.com 1 comment

Photographed at Red Butte Garden in Salt Lake City, Utah. rona-black.artistwebsites.com 0 comments

Sunrise over the Mountains was chosen by Utah.gov as the featured photo for the coming year. rona-black.artistwebsites.com 0 comments

Rain falling on a Japanese red maple tree in Salt Lake City, Utah. rona-black.artistwebsites.com 0 comments

During a snow shower in Salt Lake City on Monday, I used a Leica Macro 45mm f/2.8 lens to shoot this macro. http://rona-black.artistwebsites.com/featured/falling-snowman-rona-black.html. rona-black.artistwebsites.com 0 comments

I took this photograph outside of the main branch of the Salt Lake City Public Library. Architect: Moshe Safdie and Associates. Giclee prints on paper or stretched canvas available in a variety of sizes: http://rona-black.artistwebsites.com/featured/reflections-at-the-library-rona-black.html. rona-black.artistwebsites.com 1 comment

One of my favorite places in Salt Lake City is Red Butte Garden. I took this shot of globe thistle in the morning when the light was breathtaking. rona-black.artistwebsites.com 0 comments

Giclee print on paper or canvas. Photographed in Salt Lake City, Utah. rona-black.artistwebsites.com. http://www.activesearchresults 0 comments

Reflection, 2009 This represents somewhat of a departure from my typical abstract photography. Until now I've most often kept with a nature theme, sticking to macro abstracts of flowers and plants. This is a cropped photo of one of the reflecting pools at the Salt Lake City Library. rona-black.artistwebsites.com. http://www.activesearchresults

Rainy Day Leaves It just so happens that this year's Fall season in Salt Lake is turning out to be one of the most colorful in recent memory. The other day, a woman who has lived here for many decades told me she'd never seen so much orange in the changing leaves. I took this macro photograph while it was raining and the color is probably more vivid that it would have been had the sun been shining. rona-black.artistwebsites.com. http://www.activesearchresults 1 comment

A Peek Inside, 8" _ 8" Much of the photography I do is extremely close up or macro. While shooting, some details are visible, but quite often the intricacies of line and color are not apparent. In this macro photograph of the interior of a red tulip, I was unable to see the purple tones or the dew on the yellow flower bud until the image was developed. As happens quite often with macro photography, the final result was a bit of a surprise. rona-black.artistwebsites.com. http://www.activesearchresults 0 comments

One Raindrop Salt Lake City's Temple Square gardens during the summer are filled with standard-issue flowers and plants -- nothing too exotic or interesting -- because the conditions aren't suited to the roses or tulips we have at other times of the year. These ornamental peppers are an exception; they're vibrant and interestingly shaped and became the perfect subject for a macro photograph. rona-black.artistwebsites.com. http://www.activesearchresults 0 comments

A square-format close-up photograph of a trio of honeybees pollinating a white crocus. Photographed in Salt Lake City, Utah. Art prints and home decor accessories available here: http://ronablack.com/featured/at-work-rona-black.html. www.ronablack.com. http://www.activesearchresults 0 comments

Prize-winning pink-yellow Phalaenopsis orchids at the Spring Orchid Show, held at Red Butte Gardens in Salt Lake City, Utah. Available as a Giclee fine art print, on paper or canvas. www.ronablack.com. http://www.activesearchresults.com

This tulip was photographed in Salt Lake City, Utah. Giclee print available on paper and stretched canvas, in a variety of sizes. www.ronablack.com. http://www.activesearchresults.com 0 comments