In March we have decided to take another look at our plants – a closer look! We want to zoom in and discover the beauty under the surface – the unique patterns, textures, colours of our plants, those tiny little hair, the fine creases on the leaves and more. March is the month of the ‘Botanical Zoom’ – a close-up look of our green roomies.
As usual I was pretty late with my post – I actually took the pictures just yesterday, last minute again. When I started taking the pictures I quickly got to the point of frustration as I do not have a macro lens for my DSLR camera. Hence real close-ups are not really possible. I tried it with my iPhone 6S afterwards and realized that I can take better zooms with my smartphone. And then the idea was born – I will zoom in with my smartphone and take the picture of me zooming in with my DSLR camera. Voilà, a somewhat different botanical zoom!
I zoomed into some of my favorite houseplants: I had a closer look at the hairy edges of my Tradescantia pallida, I had a detailed look at some of my cacti and succulents, I peeked at my Pilea peperomioides, my Sansevieria and at my Oxalis triangularis. I checked up on my Tillandsia as well as on the Pothos. And every plant has beautiful and unique details – the botanical zoom has taught me that sometimes it’s well worth having a second look at our plants. Because every plant is special – just like we humans.
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Photography by Igor Josifovic