Inside a violet

Violets are coming up everywhere in my area. These extreme closeups were taken after a rain:

I’ve seen the tiny orange aphids before, sometimes on violets, sometimes on crocuses.

8 thoughts on “Inside a violet

  1. Until I purchased my macro lens, I never had considered the possibility that aphids could be cute: in their way. That photo on the left is spectacular: using a macro lens (or whatever you chose) to show a droplet acting as a magnifier is next level stuff.

    • Thanks! The idea in this group was to show drops magnifying and also drops refracting (in the last image). I have a high magnification macro lens, these were taken at around 3x or 4x magnification.

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