Nature is just so beautiful. When I get out in the garden with the camera I can be there for hours. I take a lot of photos of flowers but particularly love the symmetry of this succulent, the bright pink tips and the water droplets nested happily inside the leaves.
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There’s something about the texture, colour and simplicity of flowers that encourages me to do extra post processing in PhotoShop. The original image was strongly back-lit which blew out the colour in the sky … so I increased the contrast, enhanced the tone, simplified the colour and removed the background entirely. These are thoroughly gorgeous as printed art.
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Close up of the center of a thorny round cactus in the Sydney Botanical Gardens. The symmetry of these plants always draws my attention, but the volcanic rock they use as mulch in the arid garden beds has a tendency to land in the thorns and embed themselves there.
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These hardy and beautiful proteas make the best cut flowers, lasting for weeks in a vase indoors and drying out easily if you can’t be bothered to top up the water. While it’s not good feng shui to let the water go stagnant and dry the flowers in this way, (some even say it’s bad feng shui to have dried flowers in the house at all), it can stimulate good energy if it’s done with deliberate intent, cutting the stems on a 45 degree angle and hanging upside down to dry out fully, before being thoughtfully placed upright again in a plain pot.
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Native Australian Flora is not always easy to name. I believe this is a Waratah Flower with turned down stamen and brighter yellow tips but I can’t be sure as it was found on a roadside planting done by the local South Gippsland Shire Council. Whatever it is, it’s a beautiful close-up which shows centers that look like popped corn.
Wattle flowers are mostly highly scented and bright yellow. They are best kept on the tree rather than brought inside and put in a vase. Although fairly bland to photograph, I put this one next to a stunning contrasting fuchsia pink bloom which highlighted the beauty of them both.
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I have a friend who grows organic greens to sell to the supermarkets and to supply their own cafe and organic grocery store in Emerald Victoria. An example of the perfect symmetry of nature in these oak leaf lettuce leaves.
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I just adore doing macro photography, if I have the time and patience. Most lenses and light situations need a tripod to steady the image. I have a fabulous Canon 100m Macro lens that’s perfect for the job and I can often get away without the tripod at faster shutter speeds. If I can take the picture I want quickly and easily … I’m in!
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This has been one of my most purchased photos … go figure. Just recently it was used in the Gourmet Traveler Magazine which featured a section on Australian Indigenous Food. I’ve never eaten the Lilly Pilly Berry but I do know of people in our local community who turned them into jam.
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The bright pink petals of this beautiful flower contrast nicely with the yellow stamen inside. I take a lot of flower photos and use them to make artwork and posters. I produced a series of floral art collages that sold like hot cakes at the local art gallery as ready-to-frame-prints. Phenomenally happy with the sales results.
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Paper daisy with the brightest orange and yellow coloring, are hardy and drought tolerant. This lovely picture was taken in the Canberra Botanical Gardens.
I often make posters out of flower photographs like these gorgeous lilac and gold annual blooms, for display on websites, to print as art work, to share on facebook or just to say something simple like “I LOVE YOU”
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A bright red toad stool that fairies might hide under … they say it keeps the flies away!
The delightful dahlia is just one to be found on the GARDEN FLOWERS PHOTO GALLERY.
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Seamless design for use as wallpaper or background.
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This collection of green flowers has been made into a stunning range of >POSTCARDS AND READY TO FRAME PRINTS.
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This picture makes a thoughtful SYMPATHY CARD.
This photograph of the base of green tree fern fronds taken in natural bush land is only a small part of a stunning photo gallery from Mount Worth State Park in Victoria AUSTRALIA.
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Coloured lettuce, rocket, cucumber and salad dressing.