Excellent pictures, I'd be happy if they were mine.
The only comment I'd make is I'd use a different coloured frame (or none at all) so as not to take the eye away from the focal point. I'm no expert by any stretch of the imagination so better qualified photographers may well disagree! Still nice though.
Simon, I know what you mean, I was only playing with these images, I kept the unedited RAW files so I can play more
Thanks George, I wanted to shot in full sun, good job we had a nice day not long after the flowers opened, I wanted to use just natural light to create the hot spots I'm very happy with them, not award winning but still some of my best so far
Great colletion of shots the coloured borders are not really my thing, I think it takes away from the photos, if you going to give it borders only use black or white for the boarder and you will see its much better. Flash works great for macros too, try playing with that, if its too strong just tape some layers of white printer paper over the top of the flash and you will see that it acts like a diffusor.