Poppy study

These beautiful little poppies in different pastel shades, like hues of sugared almonds are called Papaver rhoeas ‘Mother of Pearl.’ They were selected by the famous painter and gardener, Cedric Morris. He used to collect different colours from hedges and fields. Unfortunately, the weather was not very favourable when I tried to capture them. It…

Bees & Daisies

A short walk yesterday and a chance to admire a meadow with Marguerite daisies and watch the bees on the purple sage salvia.

Goslings at play

With their soft, fluffy feathers, big eyes and tiny wings, goslings are endearing to watch waddling about under the protective gaze of their parents.

Blending, layering & textures

Not my usual post, but I have been experimenting with merging flower pictures on Photoshop. I am still in the early stages, but it has produced some interesting results. How lucky we are to live in times when we can take as many photos as we like and not have to worry about the cost…

Geranium macro

Macro requires a few different factors to get the perfect shot. Light and no wind are two of the main requirements. You look at the shot on the back of your camera and think you’ve got a winner. Then you look at it on a larger screen, and there it is, one tiny flaw (but…

Hydrangea

Hydrangeas represent ‘gratitude,’ but also ‘heartlessness..’ So they are a plant with mixed messages. According to folklore, they can break the curse of a witch. 

Vintage bluebell

Once again, the bluebell season is almost at an end. I thought about whether to vintage-ify my latest picture. Does the trend to add filters to ‘age’ a photo, detract or enhance it?

The wonderful world of Macro photography

Macro presents a journey into a world we cannot see with the human eye. It opens up exciting new perspectives and provides the opportunity to produce abstract images. This is a small cross-section of an Anemone blue flower. It has been further magnified to see the structure of the stamens, with the pollen covered anthers.

Apple Blossom

A close-up of this pretty little flower. The whole tree was humming with the sound of bumblebees.

Blossom

“Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made and forgot to put a soul into.”    –  Henry Ward Beecher, Life Thoughts  

Tulips in the sunlight

These tulips and daffodils growing in a meadow, looked lovely with the sunlight streaming through them.