Posts from the ‘Spring’ category

The long rows (and a lot of footsteps!) ….

I thought I would share an image of the new spring growth at work (taken just over a week ago), which is going at what seems like a rate of knots.  This is from the block that has the longest rows – each is approximately 222 metres (242 yards) long – a lot of walking and far easier on a quad bike if you are in a hurry!

 

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Taken on a converted Nikon D90 in near infrared. Click in for a larger view.

 

MMC37 – A poppy in macro…

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).

poppy flower macro

As always, click in for a larger and more detailed view.

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 🙂

Late spring seed heads…

Firstly apologies as I have been a little sporadic in the blog world of late – am playing catch up!

I saw this mixture of tiny little grass seed heads last weekend at Pyalong. The shape of some of the seeds reminded me of hops and almost looked like they were on little fishing lines – very delicate and pretty.  It was blowing a gale so not as sharp as I would want but the high afternoon light was beautiful 🙂

seed heads

As always click in for a larger view. These were about 3 cm tall 🙂

Rain on the plain…

Yesterday it was windy with heavy shower bands going through and I felt the urge to go to my ‘soothing ground’, about an hour north of where we live.  Pyalong again…it is much, much drier, but I had seen on the radar that there big, fast moving rain storms going through.  I captured this with the wind howling, in absolute spring sunshine watching the rain approach…now soothed 🙂 🙂

pyalong rain

As always, click for a larger view. Processed in b&w using a red filter.

 

Purple Haze….

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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As always click in for a larger view.

 

Monochrome Madness – Week 33

It is hard to believe that this is the 33rd week of Monochrome Madness, hosted and curated by the ever hard working Leanne Cole and initiated by Leanne and Laura Macky.  It seems to grow every week with wonderful monochrome images from all around the globe.  This is my submission for this week – a side view of part of the 100 metre long Wisteria Avenue at Alowyn Gardens.

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Captured in near infrared on a modified Nikon D90

 

Tall poppies!

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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As always, click in for more detail.

 

Apologies as also I am behind in my reader – catch up day tomorrow 🙂

 

Spring has sprung!

Yes, at long last the weather has turned and today is the first day of daylight saving where the clocks have gone forward so it feels even more like we have turned that wintry corner.  For me, work starts to get busy, as does the garden and it’s macro lens time!   These two images were taken very early yesterday morning.  Click in twice for more details 🙂

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An ornamental pear blossom. Hand held.

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Wild garlic. Hand held.

A beautiful sky….

I took this image last Friday about 30 minutes after sunrise.  The sky was amazing as there was a weather front coming through which produced these wonderful cloud formations 🙂

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As always click for a larger view. Taken in near infrared on a converted D90