Category: Flowers

Pastel

Selection of flower photos I made in recent years. All in soft pastel colors. The colors of the flowers are real, backgrounds and image borders sometimes are made softer. One of the photos was unsharp by accident. Turnes out some small accidents can have very nice results (pink eustoma).

 

Eustoma

Eustoma

 

 

Magnolia

Magnolia

 

 

Peony - Pioenroos

Peony

 

 

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

 

 

Blossom - Bloesem

Blossom

 

 

Ornithogalum

Ornithogalum

 

 

Orchid - Orchidee

Orchid

 

 

Eustoma

Eustoma

 

 

Portulaca

Portulaca

 

 

In my garden

You do not always need to travel long distances to take pictures. Sometimes two steps from the front door is perfect too.

Last year, I changed en renewed everything in my front yard. I decided to plant flowers. Everywhere gardens are laid out “maintenance-friendly”. This usually means that the garden changes into a large gravel area. Then they think it is strange that there are no butterflies and insects in the garden …..

Stupid, of course. If nothing blooms, insect have nothing to find in your garden.

I do not have much experience with a garden. I have looked at a tall plant for a weeks and thought: is this weed or not? When the first flowers came I knew it. No weeds, but the aster I planted when it was 20 cm high last year. I had no idea it could become 80 cm to a meter high: P

Insects are happy in my garden. On this beautiful day today everything buzzed with bees, bumblebees, hoverflies, etc. Wonderful!

With these some pictures taken in the mine front garden.

 

Tricyrtis formosana

Tricyrtis formosana

 

 

 

Dahlia

Dahlia

 

 

 

Lobelia

Lobelia

 

 

 

Spaanse margriet - African daisy

Spaanse margriet – African daisy

 

 

 

Japan(e)se anemone

Japan(e)se anemone

 

 

 

Dahlia

Dahlia

 

 

 

Aster with insect

 

 

 

Aster met insect - Aster with insect

Aster with insect

 

 

 

White magic

A selection of white flowers made in recent years. A some of them of newly edited

 

Ornithogalum

Ornithogalum

 

 

 

Clematis

Clematis

 

 

 

Anthurium

Anthurium

 

 

 

Amaryllis

Amaryllis

 

 

 

Roos - Rose

Roos – Rose

 

 

 

Calla

Calla

 

 

 

Ornithogalum

Ornithogalum

 

 

 

Orchidee - Orchid

Orchidee – Orchid

 

 

 

Ranunculus

Ranunculus

 

 

 

Amaryllis

Amaryllis

 

 

EustomaPrairie gentian

Eustoma – Prairie gentian

 

 

 

A vase with roses

Today I did a test with photographing on a small bedroom upstairs. There is now a treatment table that is adjustable in height. At the Gamma I bought the cheapest roll of white wallpaper they had. € 5, – 🙂 I put a piece of wallpaper on the wall and hung it over the table. Then photography could begin. The background on these photos is therefore the wallpaper. The roses have been in the living room on the coffee table for a week. They are not fresh anymore. The colors are still beautiful.

The colors of the first photo are real. The flowers have not been edited to make them look better. I only edited the photo where no more wallpaper was visible. This photo is the most realistic.

 

A vase with roses

A vase with roses

 

Playing with Lightroom and Photoshop is fun. That is why the shades have been adjusted slightly to get a bit of a vintage look.

 

A vase with roses

A vase with roses

 

Now zoomed in on the yellow rose. This time I have edited away the signs of aging.

 

Yellow rose

Yellow rose

 

Part of the bouquet with a little more DOF in the photo. The yellow rose is edited to look better, the salmon one is not.

 

A vase with roses

A vase with roses

 

Finally, the first photo again, but with a Lightroom-preset.

 

A vase with roses

A vase with roses

The blues

Blue is my favorite color, I do not know what my favorite color is now. All colors have something special. So you see that photography changes your view of things. Everything becomes much more beautiful. Anyway, a selection of years with the color blue.

 

Regenbooglori - Rainbow lorikeet

Regenbooglori – Rainbow lorikeet

 

 

 

Victoria Kroonduif - Western crowned pigeon

Victoria Kroonduif – Western crowned pigeon

 

 

 

Iris

Iris

 

 

 

Blue morpho

Blue morpho

 

 

 

Pauw - Peacock

Pauw – Peacock

 

 

Ceratostigma

Ceratostigma

 

 

 

Victoria Kroonduif - Western crowned pigeon

Victoria Kroonduif – Western crowned pigeon

 

 

 

Blauwe druifjes - Grape hyacinth

Blauwe druifjes – Grape hyacinth