Winter flowers

It was great to see the RHS garden coming to life last weekend. Not only were there snowdrops, but also daffodils, miniature cyclamen, winter aconite and dwarf crested iris. 

I managed to get a macro shot of a winter blooming camellia.fullsizeoutput_114

A red witch hazel.fullsizeoutput_117

Then there was this very strange one – Edgeworthia chrysantha ‘Grandiflora.’ An unusual looking flower, which is generally pest and disease free – according to the RHS. It originates from the Himalayas and was introduced in the 1850’s. It is tricky to cultivate, but produces fragrant blooms if successful.fullsizeoutput_10e

Finally – my abstract version of the red witch hazel.fullsizeoutput_10b

 

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13 thoughts on “Winter flowers

  1. Peter Klopp February 6, 2019 / 10:13 pm

    Oh, I love these bright colours of these magical flowers!They make our harsh winter more bearable.

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  2. kopfundgestalt February 12, 2019 / 7:09 am

    I also use a macro lens…to such an extent, that I shot at least 10.000 pics per vacation 🙂

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    • floresphotographic February 12, 2019 / 7:12 pm

      I think my family would divorce me if I did that! I can take a few hundred on a good day on my own!

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    • kopfundgestalt February 12, 2019 / 9:00 pm

      It can happen that I take 400 to 500 pics per session. Because I don’t trust my lens when shooting an insect I usually take 5 pics in a row in a very fast manner. So u can see where the 500 pics come from 🙂

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    • floresphotographic February 12, 2019 / 9:26 pm

      Yes, that’s a good idea. Sometimes I use a tripod and the Live View on the back of the camera for flowers and enlarge the detail and focus it and it still doesn’t come out right! It looks ok in the field, but you put it on the computer and it looks rubbish! I haven’t taken many insect macros, but when you get them right, they can be quite amazing. I read recently that some scientists are estimating that insects are declining at a rate of 2.5% a year, so in 100 years, food chains may collapse as a result.

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    • kopfundgestalt February 12, 2019 / 9:37 pm

      U are right what photography concerns: Sometimes i need 30 shots to get a pic that satisfies.

      We in Bavaria/Germany have succeeded today: More that 10% of the population voted for direct measures to save the insects! Now the government has to deliever!

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