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
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.
There are a few sunflowers growing in my back garden courtesy of my daughter. These are quite large flowers and not as straightforward to photograph indoors. Hence I have elected to take these outdoors using ambient lighting. Continue reading Sunflower
I have been waiting for the Rudbeckia aries to bloom in my garden, as this variety seems to be later bloomers than the other Rudbeckias. I have taken photos of these in the garden using available light, as well as in the studio. Continue reading Rudbeckia aries
This is an Alcea Rosea (aka Hollyhock) which was growing outside my house. I decided to take this indoors to photograph. I thought this flower was an interesting subject to shoot particularly in UV-induced visible fluorescence (UVIVF). Continue reading Alcea (Hollyhock)
There purple flowers are coming out all over the back garden. Hence I decided to pick one to shoot indoors.
This is one type of gladiolus growing in my back garden. I was curious to see what this flower looks like in the various light spectra. Continue reading Gladiolus
I have many of these Yellow chamomile flowers growing in my garden. It is interesting that while the flower looks yellow in visible light, yet its petals are very UV-dark i.e. not very UV-reflective. Continue reading Anthemis tinctoria
This cosmos was picked from my back garden. Images are all stacked for increased depth of field.
This flower is a Hypericum calycinum (aka Rose of Sharon, Aaron;s beard or Jerusalem star). As this is a rather large flower, I have had to take many images for stacking to get the entire flower into focus. Continue reading Hypericum calycinum