We are just back from a couple of days away in Bridgetown – just over 100km to the east of where we live. I took some photos of flowers from the garden where we stayed and one of the view from the back verandah. It was very quiet and peaceful. Just what I was seeking!
Some photos from a native garden a few doors down from mine.
I visited a local reserve (area of natural bushland) today. It was so much better than I anticipated. My aim was to take close-up photos of flowers. I still have lots to learn about using my DSLR camera but about 50% of the photos came out okay. Better luck next time!
Here are some images of the native vegetation. Much of it is quite unique to South Western Australia.
Here is a link from Wikipedia about Xanthorrhoea (featured in the photo above).
Thanks for the positive feedback on my previous two orchid posts. I will make this my last one for now even though I have many more. So here goes:
I still have lots of orchids from last weekend’s Show to share. I hope you enjoy them :). I am learning more about photography and thinking about getting a macro filter (rather than a macro lens) as I love taking close ups. Any suggestions would be welcome.
Last Saturday I went to an Orchid Show and took lots of photos. They were amazing. I will share some images of them in my next few posts. I hope you enjoy the show.
I decided to divert from the flower theme of the last few days. Today I took a photo of one of my favourites – a cup and saucer I bought at Westminster Abbey gift shop in 2008. It was my first ever trip to London and I was in love with the history and architecture. I am also a fan of miniatures and fine china. It all came together in the gift shop where I bought four of these with different designs.
Well, I headed out with my camera this morning hoping to get some shots of wildflowers. They were a bit hard to find given that it is still Winter. Anyway I took some pics of tiny flowers only to find that I left the SD card in my computer – so NO photos!
When I got home I asked my neighbour if I could take some photos of the flowers in her front garden and she kindly agreed. So here we are:
This is my offering for today. I really must get out a bit more so I have a bigger range of photo options! The jasmine is flowering beautifully at the moment. I wish I could include the perfume with the photo.
I was lucky to be given two bunches of flowers recently. The soft pink roses and the Australian natives. I always like to photograph them so I can enjoy them long after their use-by date. The pansies are from my garden.