Photography by

Mary Anne Gruen

Macro photography is a favorite of Mary Anne's ...

Which means, you can often find her crawling on the ground with her camera and tripod clicking away at some posing insect.

This first photo centers on a butterfly resting on a similarly colored lily.

Butterfly on Yellow Lily

 

These eerie looking flower is aptly called a ghost flower or Indian Pipes. It's one of the few flowers that don't have chlorophyll.

Ghost Flowers

 

A close-up of the petals of a pink peony.

Close-up of Peony Petals

And lastly, a close-up of a pussywillow.

Close-up of Pussywillow