Seeing Flowers looks at blooms in a way you probably never have.

Author Teri Dunn Chace and photographer Robert Llewellyn teamed up to explore flowers in intricate detail — the subtleties of their colors, the delicacy of their petals, the form of their leaves.

Llewellyn’s photography forms the basis of the book. He created each photograph with a process that involved shooting smaller images at various points of focus and then combining them into a single photo using software developed for use with microscopes.

The result is a series of captivating, exquisitely detailed images, which Chace enhances with information about the plants.

Seeing Flowers: Discover the Hidden Life of Flowers is published by Timber Press and sells for $29.95 in hardcover.

— Mary Beth Breckenridge