These blue flowers are not here in New Guinea, they are in my mother’s garden. I took them last month, in preparation for creating her a personalized calendar. The Olympus Camedia Master software that came with my camera has a nice set of calendar templates and close ups of flowers look great.
Not all digital cameras come with a macro facility, which just means they can focus in very close. My camera easily handles down to about 20cm and with zoom it actually looks a lot closer. Filling the frame with flowers also gives the impression of being very close without having to be.