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A macro photograph of vivid bougainvillea outside of The Getty Center Restaurant/Cafe building in Los Angeles, California. The bracts on this beautiful cultivar vary in color from shades of bright pink to bright orange. http://ronablack.com/featured/sunlit-pink-orange-bougainvillea-rona-black.html. www.ronablack

'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 macro photograph of a brilliant fuchsia and white anemone flower. Taken in Salt Lake City, Utah. rona-black.artistwebsites.com 0 comments

A close-up photo of a sunlit young tulip revealing a glimpse of its bright pink future. Photographed in Salt Lake City, Utah. rona-black.artistwebsites.com. http://fineartamerica 0 comments

It's finally spring! Close-up photograph of a sunlit pink tulip taken in Salt Lake Temple Gardens, Salt Lake City, Utah. rona-black.artistwebsites.com 0 comments

Rosa 'Mission Bells' at the Huntington Botanical Gardens in San Marino, California. rona-black.artistwebsites.com 0 comments

They say it's the greatest snow on earth. This macro was taken during yesterday's snowfall in Salt Lake City. rona-black.artistwebsites.com 0 comments

My grandmother had a knack for getting these to bloom all year around. Mine blooms once a year, but it always reminds me of her. rona-black.artistwebsites.com. http://artid 0 comments

Macro photograph of vivid purple and yellow pansies. Photographed in Salt Lake City, Utah. rona-black.artistwebsites.com. http://ronablackphotography.wordpress.com 0 comments

Photographed at the Lion House Pantry at Temple Square, in Salt Lake City, Utah. rona-black.artistwebsites.com 1 comment

An abstract macro photograph of a pink and white variegated tulip. rona-black.artistwebsites.com 2 comments

Macro photograph of a variegated pink and white tulip, photographed in Salt Lake City, Utah. rona-black.artistwebsites.com 0 comments

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

Photographed in Salt Lake City, Utah. This pretty close-up has quickly become one of my most popular tulip photos. It is now available as an acrylic print with a choice of mounting options. The high-gloss acrylic adds depth and an almost three-dimensional effect. www.rona-black.artistwebsites.com 0 comments

A natural spotlight on the inner workings of a tulip. Photographed in Salt Lake City, Utah. Inner Workings by Rona Black. www.rona-black.artistwebsites.com 0 comments

A natural array of color produced by light refraction in the wing of a dragonfly. Photographed in Salt Lake City, Utah. www.rona-black.artistwebsites.com 0 comments

Water drops lined up on a blade of grass, with reflections of the morning sunlight. www.rona-black.artistwebsites.com 0 comments

The flower of a lantana plant becomes more colorful as it matures. www.rona-black.artistwebsites.com 0 comments

This abstract macro photograph shows the iridescence of a yellow iris flower. www.rona-black.artistwebsites.com 0 comments

Dragonfly in the Lavender Garden. Photographed in Salt Lake City, Utah. rona-black.artistwebsites.com 0 comments

Photographers prefer to avoid bright, midday sunlight. Here in Salt Lake City I use the powerfully strong sun to my advantage in taking macro photographs. I'm constantly looking for the perfect angle at which to bring out the dramatic beauty in nature. rona-black.artistwebsites.com 0 comments

Macro photograph of a pink and white Stargazer lily flower. I only wish there were a way to transmit the fragrance of this beautiful flower. rona-black.artistwebsites.com 0 comments

During a visit to Philadelphia last week I came across these beautiful pink hydrangea blooms at the entrance to Salon Royale Court on Spruce Street. By the following day they had faded and the petal edges were beginning to dry up and turn brown; the extreme heat had taken its toll. rona-black.artistwebsites.com 0 comments

Interior Design by Rona Black. Yesterday it snowed again here in Salt Lake City for what I can only hope will be the last time this season. This crocus emerged close to the beginning of spring, during the last week of March. 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

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

roses after the rain, 2009 13.2" _ 11" Flowers with water drops are often very appealing and fun to photograph. In the right light, water can add sparkle or a glint that brightens an otherwise dull bloom. Occasionally you can catch more than light in a raindrop; the many colors of a bed of roses and its surroundings, including the blue of the sky, show up in this refraction. rona-black.artistwebsites.com. http://www.activesearchresults 1 comment

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 macro photograph of a colorful young alstroemeria flower budding in the Central Garden at the Getty Center, Los Angeles, California. http://ronablack.com/featured/pretty-young-thing-rona-black.html. www.ronablack.com. http://www.activesearchresults 0 comments

Homegrown tomatoes from my friend's garden. They are as delicious as they look! rona-black.artistwebsites.com. http://www.activesearchresults 0 comments

An abstract close-up photograph of a sunlit bright-green plant leaf. Fine art prints on a variety of substrates available here: http://ronablack.com/featured/turning-a-new-leaf-rona-black.html. www.ronablack.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

A color close-up of ripe peaches. Photographed with the Leica DG Macro-Elmarit 45mm/F2.8 lens, Leica's first Micro Four Thirds lens. http://ronablack.com/featured/peach-rona-black.html. www.ronablack.com. http://www.activesearchresults 0 comments

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