There seem to be quite a few winter jasmine flowers in bloom now. Does that mean it is winter already? Anyway, I thought I would pick one back to shoot indoors. I have photographed this flower before, but I thought it would be good to reshoot this in my indoor mini studio, particularly with my IDS2e filter. Continue reading Winter Jasmine
Update: I’ve finally identified this flower as consolida ambigua. This flower has come up in my back garden from a pack of mixed seeds. Unfortunately I do not have an identity for this. Hopefully someone will be able to chime in with the name. Multiple images were shot and then stacked with Helicon focus to achieve deeper depth of field.
As there were so many smaller sized sunflowers growing in my garden, I decided to cut one down to bring indoors to shoot. This would serve as a good subject when comparing cameras in UV. But I thought it would be good to get some studio shots of this to put in the flower gallery as well. Continue reading Sunflower (indoor)
This flower (Sisyrinchium spp) was growing along the side of a path at Stowe Garden. Hence I paused to take photos of it with the various filters I had with me. Continue reading Blue-eyed grass
I managed to pick a pink geranium to photograph in my indoor studio. I was particularly interested in shooting this in UV-induced visible fluorescence and stacking the images to increase the depth of field. Continue reading Pink geranium
These shots of the Coltsfoot or Tussilago farfara were from when I visited Stowe Garden. These flowers do like to grow close to water, as these were found next to the waterfall. I have managed to collect some of the seeds from the seed head of this flower, and will try and grow it for next year.
This is another variety of Rudbeckia I have growing in my garden. It had popped up a little while ago but then seemed to have vanished before I had a chance to photograph it. Now that it has reappeared, I thought I should shoot it before it disappears again. Images were stacked with Helicon focus. Continue reading Rudbeckia hirta Irish eyes
I noticed these very small yellow flowers popping up from the ground. As they are near ground level, and less likely to sway, I was able to use ISO 200 F8 to shoot these images. I did have to focus very closely as these flowers were about 1cm wide (images are not cropped, only resized for the web). Continue reading Yellow Woodsorrel
These tall bottle-brush like flowers growing along tall thin stems have been popping up in my back garden, from seeds sown in spring by my daughter. As these are tall and sway a lot in the wind, I have not really had a chance to take photos of it. But I took the opportunity while shooting the IDS2e video, when the wind was calm to photograph this flower as well. Continue reading Liatris
I noticed these small dandelion-like flowers in my garden, except that they are orange in colour. There is one which is starting to open up and another which is fully open. All images were 4 to 5 images stacked to increase depth of field. Continue reading Orange hawkweed