This is a collection of images mainly from our garden or sometimes from neighbours gardens.
I like the challenge of getting really interesting macro images of flora, some early attempts you can see here.
The buds on the Magnolia as they catch the light are lovely – can’t wait for the blossom to come in spring.
A special couple of Camelia Japonica have very soft velvety petals and only stay on the bush for 3-4 days before the whole flower head drops.
With common name sasanqua camellia, this is a species of Camellia native to China and Japan. It is usually found growing up to an altitude of 900 metres. It is an evergreen shrub growing to 5 m tall.
These start flowering for us from February, for the early varieties, to June and July.
These images are mainly me experimenting with my macro lens and also with the 25-70mm lens. The next step will be to explore focus stacking using the macro lens.
Rain presents some lovely opportunities – especially with a macro lens on the camera.
At the time of shooting these, I am still working at understanding the lens and ion particular coming to grips with the incredibly shallow depth of field. So these are very imperfect pictures, but there is just enough to like in them for me to keep them here – at least until I gain enough experience to do better.