Showing posts with label Flowers. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Flowers. Show all posts

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Day 59 - Winter Walk-Off 2016

Today I accepted the Winter Walk-Off 2016 Challenge from fellow blogger Les Parks and his A Tidewater Gardener blog. I decided to head to one of my favorite places in the neighborhood, Turtle Lake located in the Carolanne Farms Neighborhood Park in Virginia Beach. This area is part of the Elizabeth River Nature and Canoe Trail on the Eastern Branch of the Elizabeth River.

I start my late winter journey with a crocus along the way.

Enter the park where Challedon Drive and Gainsbourgh Road meet.

One of the lake's namesake turtles catching some late afternoon sun.

A pair of mallards swam over to greet me.

The Eastern Branch of the Elizabeth River at low tide.

Marsh grass along the shore.

A gum ball caught on its way to the ground and now serving as a cobweb anchor.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Day 153 - Smell the Flowers

Take Time to Smell the Flowers - Sasha loves it when new flowers come into the house. We could all take a lesson from my little girl, Olympus OM-D E-M1, 1/8 sec at f/4, ISO 100.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Check Up - Day 132 #CY365

Today prompt - "Check Up", take care of yourself and make your next doctor's appointment. Well I already had one on the books, so I pulled up my trusty "Sentara My Chart" app to double check my appointment for next month. My Valentines Day orchids and my office helped to fill the frame. Canon G15, 1/250 sec @ f/2.2, ISO 200.

Friday, May 2, 2014

May Flowers - Day 122 #CY365

Today's challenge was to photograph a flower from a different perspective. I saw these daisies in a pot outside of a bike shop in Raleigh North Carolina. Following Katrina's lead, I took my picture from below using the face cam on my iPhone. I liked the way it captured the sun's rays illuminating the daisy. iPhone 5s, Camera+ App.

Friday, April 25, 2014

At Last! - Day 115 #CY365

Spring is here at last. Several weeks late this year but the strawberries are blooming, so ripe bright red berries can't be too far away. Canon G15, 1/500 sec @ f/3.2, ISO 200 in macro mode.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Spring - Day 80 #CY365

The Pieris japonica 'Valley Rose' are in full bloom for the first time. These wonderful bushes are flanking either side of our front porch and were recommended and installed last summer with our new front yard landscaping design from Bill Maxwell of Maxwell Landscaping Services. Canon 5D Mark II, 1/250th sec @ f/11.0, ISO 1600.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Emerging - Day 68 #CY365

The cold winter has made all the flowers emerge later this year. These daffodils are just getting ready to open up. With warmer temperature forecast for this week, I expect flowers will be opening up everywhere. Canon 5D Mark II 1/250 sec @ f/8.0, ISO 800, 100mm macro with LED ring light.

Monday, June 10, 2013

More Sunflowers

Canon 7D, 1/60 sec @ f/5.6, ISO 800, 100mm macro lens, two LED Litepanels.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Monday, July 30, 2012

Sun Loving

Nothing says summer like bright and beautiful flowers. Canon 7D, 1/400 sec @ f/13.0, ISO 200, 100mm macro.

Saturday, July 28, 2012


This swallowtail butterfly was photographed at Virginia Tech's Hampton Roads Agricultural Research and Extension Center off Diamond Springs Road in Virginia Beach. This garden is one of the area's best kept secrets. Home to acres of plantings the garden was a buzz with, butterfies, bees and dragonflies. It's well worth a trip. Canon 7D, 1/125 sec @ f/8.0, ISO 100, 100mm macro.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Pink Powder Puffs

Some see the Mimosa tree as an exotic tropical while others see it as an invading weed. Whatever your opinion is, you must concede it has beautiful delicate pink powder puff blooms. Canon 7D, 1/100 sec @ f/5.0, ISO 400, 100mm macro.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Gerbera Daisy

Gerbera is a genus of ornamental plants from the sunflower family. It is the fifth most used cut flower in the world after rose, carnation, chrysanthemum, and tulip. Canon 7D, 1/80 sec @ f/8.0, ISO 800, 100mm macro.

Monday, June 25, 2012

A Sucker for Flowers

- If you're a regular follower of this blog you know I'm a sucker for any pretty flower. I have photographed dozens of them for my daily blog posts over the last three and half years. This one caught my eye, although I have no idea what it is. Canon G1X, 1/400 sec @ f/8.0, ISO 200 in macro mode.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Busy Bee

- Even on a hot day the bees were busy with their work. Canon G1X, 1/320 sec @ f/8.0, ISO 200, in macro mode.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Echinacea Purpurea

- Echinacea purpurea a.k.a the Eastern purple coneflower or just Purple coneflower. Echinacea is believed by many people, including me, to stimulate the immune system. A 2007 study by the University of Connecticut combined findings from 14 previously reported trials examining Echinacea and concluded that Echinacea can cut the chances of catching a cold by more than half, and shorten the duration of a cold by an average of 1.4 days. Case closed. Canon 7D, 1/4000 sec @ f/5.6, ISO 200, zoom at 300mm.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012


- This little pink flower was in a bouquet that Cindy picked up at Trader Joe's yesterday. It's only about a half an inch across but up close it puts on quite a show. Canon 7D, 1/640 sec @ f/11.0, ISO 80, 100mm macro lens.