Hello everyone! This is an image of a ‘windflower’ or Japanese anenome – the bloom is tired, the light is soft and so it gave a feeling of the last dance of an evening. Autumn is here which for me means that it’s harvest time at work…we start picking this coming Monday and so for the next 10 days or so I will see tonnes and tonnes (literally) of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes. An exciting but exhausting time so probably my last post for a few weeks. See you the other side! 😀
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Hello everyone, I’m still in macro mode at the moment so here is an image of the bracts which form the outside of a Protea flower (also sometimes known as sugarbushes). It’s hairy texture is both brilliant and a nightmare for macro as the hairs pick up every speck of dust and dirt. The colour reminded me of the confectionery Turkish Delight hence “Sugar Pink”. Click in for a larger image 🙂
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I took this image in December during our last summer. It was an image I’d forgotten about as it was a busy time with work and Christmas. I’m endlessly fascinated by the wonderful world of spiders, their camouflage and habits. Click in to see the details of this spider sitting in her summer flower – watching and waiting 🙂
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Hello everyone 🙂 It has been overcast, windy and drizzly for what seems an age and so I seem to be in macro mode at the moment. This is an unusual Chrysanthemum flower from a local florist. It has bi-coloured petals (a dark cream and light burgundy colour), light on one side and dark on the other, with a wonderful texture and a beautiful whorl at the centre.
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It has been so dry here, in reality since last September. Finally over the weekend we got the first of the autumn/winter storms so hopefully some rain is returning. Whilst I was grateful for the rain, it was not so good for taking images so I ended up mooching about on the back deck during the sunny spells and saw the rain drops on this daisy type plant 🙂
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Another quick hello! Having not had much opportunity to take images of late, I saw this in our garden a few weeks ago just as the last rays of the sun for the day were hitting this little flower (unusual for me, I threw the label away last year when I planted it – doh!). A wonderful moment with the background in deep shadow and the low angled light picking up detail of the pollen grains and petal texture 🙂
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I have submitted this to the 37th Monochrome Madness and it is a happy coincidence that I have chosen a poppy to be posted on this special Remembrance Day (though this image is not of a Flanders Poppy).
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Hosted and curated by the ever hard working Leanne Cole and initiated by both Leanne and Laura Macky, posted Wednesday mornings (AEDT) – a heap of wonderful monochrome images from all over the world 🙂
Yet another week has rolled around and so tomorrow morning (AEST) sees week 34 of Monochrome Madness on Leanne Cole’s blog. If you are interested in monochrome images then do visit the post with global submissions from some very talented artists. This is my submission – ‘A Hint of an Orchid’. I’ve been experimenting with very shallow depth of field using the 105 mm macro and am starting to get the type of images I want 🙂
As always, click in for more detail…An orchid growing in a pot at home.
Well, I did go back to Alowyn Gardens for the flowering of the 100 Metre long Wisteria Avenue. We were probably a week too early for the blooms to be at their best, but this was the only opportunity I had. The smell was so heady, a real delight – and then the sound of the bees was wonderful 🙂 This wasn’t an easy shot, a very popular and busy garden and conditions that made exposure difficult – I think it was worth it though 🙂
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Today we went back to Alowyn Gardens and they had swathes of poppies currently in bloom. My instinct was to get in the middle of them but it isn’t my garden so I stayed on the fringe and took images from the edge- still beautiful 🙂
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Apologies as also I am behind in my reader – catch up day tomorrow 🙂