Tag Archives: flower

Bees

29 Jan

Pottering in the garden this afternoon and I noticed the leek flowers were covered in bumble bees.  After a quick dash inside for the camera I came back to find only one bumble bee left, but plenty of honey bees.  These are the best shots, with both my 12-40 zoom and my 60mm macro.  I’m loving the detail I was able to capture.

Flower

19 Jan

These flowers are amazing.  I have a tendency to not have much success with pot plants, usually.  This plant is over 2 years old, and shows no sign of giving up on me.

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Dew Drops on Flowers

4 Jul

Such a pretty little flower in my local embroidery shops courtyard.

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Playing with macro

14 May

Another day to play with my macro lens.  Trying to work on focus and depth of field.  I like these two shots, it’s not always about being as close to the subject as possible.

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Flowers at Mumsies

25 Feb

Today I got the chance to snap some pics of a couple of the flowers at Mum’s house.  I love flowers and getting in close we see more than when admiring them in the garden.

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Mt Wellington

13 Feb

The Mountain is an icon.  To those who live in and around Hobart most of us can see the mountain.  I grew up with the mountain as a backdrop and whenever we wanted to know what the weather was going to do, a look at the mountain was always our guide.  The one thing that I don’t have now is a view of the mountain – although He Who Suffers tells me if I stand on the roof I would see it just fine – be ok if I didn’t have a height phobia.  So today as I headed out on my errands I had lots of time to see ‘my’ mountain.  Of course the best picture taking spots were not conducive to stopping the car but I will work on that next time.  For now this will have to do.

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As I pulled into the driveway this afternoon I noticed a new flower.  Yay, I don’t know what it is, a little native that has just popped up, but it is rather cute.  I think I could happily spend all my time photographing flowers, I just might have a bit of trouble in the winter months.

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Mixing it up.

4 Feb

I started today playing with macro shots again.  Verdict?  Need to use a tripod.

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Tonight I had another session with full moon shots.  Cloud free tonight, but I’m not sure how how I got the ghost green moon.

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When I pointed the camera towards the sunset I found better shots – I think.

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Garden bed installed

9 Jan

My sister who has the greenest thumb in the world is testing my ability to garden.  For Christmas she gave us this amazing raised garden bed to sit on the balcony, as well as 3 tomato plants and two chillies.  Now chillies are something I can grow.  Tomatoes and I have a rather chequered history, so we shall see how these ones survive.

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I decided to only put one tomato in this bed along with the two chillies.  This bed is on the east side of the house, so will get lots of early morning and most of the day sun and will get shade from late afternoon.

This flower is in a pot by the front door.  Despite my not so green thumb I have managed to keep this one and it’s pink counterpart alive and flowering for over 2 years now.

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The smaller things in life

5 Jan

Landscape is easy in Tas.  Everywhere we go there is plenty to see and snap.  Gorgeous views are not hard to find.  Sea, Sun, Clouds, Mountains, it’s all there if you open your eyes and look.  But what do you see if you look a little bit closer?  Did you look at yesterdays sea of green and notice the tiny hint of pink?  Did you wonder what it was?  Perhaps you thought it a piece of the flotsam and jetsam of life?  What if I told you it was actually this?

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Yes, that boring sea of green has the amazing little pink flowers that the bees love.  They close up in the shade and at night, but in the morning sun they open up and reveal themselves and more importantly feed the bees 🙂

A little further up the yard is another clumping boring green plant.  As kids we used to pluck these flowers and pull the petals off chanting “he loves me, he loves me not“.  But look what you see if you take the time to really look at these shy little flowers, there is something about the centre of this flower that really appeals to me.

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Next there is this baby.  The actual flower is about 1cm across.  They are littered across our yard – no green suburban lawns for us.  Such an easy little baby to ignore.  But if you look at this one at 100% you see so much, even a couple of strands of spiders web I think.

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Finally, head on up to the garden arch.  Take a seat on the chair and take a deep breath.  Jasmine, every garden should have this growing.  A prolific grower when it gets lots of water, in my dry old garden it has slowly developed and has not taken over.  I love this plant simply because of it’s tenacity.  It has been treated with neglect and yet it still survives.  Now it’s big enough to flower but not so big that the scent is overpowering.

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