I cannot believe I have digital images going back to 2007 – but I do! I will be looking at them a bit more and pulling out ones I rather like. The reasons for choosing this one or that will be variable as the day.
Today’s choice is one that I took in December 2011 at the local botanical garden. I wonder if it’s in bloom right now! I haven’t been up there for a bit because of the rainy weather and the holidays. I should go take a look pretty soon!
BTW, I think this is a protea, but I may be wrong. I used my now-lost Nikon D7000 and Tamron 70-300mm lens.
Macros of flowers and other things is like a voyage into a hitherto unexplored world.
This is cantaloupe in color – grows outside the front windows.
Well, now that I got your attention, at least from the title, here are some truly lovely flowers! These are commonly known as “naked ladies” because they flower first, lose their blooms, and then send out leaves. It’s rather odd compared to most other plants! These are also known as “amaryllis belladonna” which seems fitting as they are really beautiful flowers.
I got this roll of film back today. I used my Nikon F3HP and Fuji Color 200. The F3 was, I think, the first Nikon camera to have an autoexposure ability. I set it on that and shot the entire roll of 36. It did fine! I was actually very pleased with both the film and the camera. Scanned on a Pakon 135.
Here in California the Monarch Butterfly population is decreasing. They live on milkweed, and to help the butterflies, people plant the milkweed in their gardens. I have several plants, donated and self-propagated, in my side patio container garden. The Monarchs do come around, too, and often they flit in pairs. Perhaps we will find caterpillars in the future. This milkweed is sending forth its seeds, scattering on the breeze.