Richard is enjoying a peaceful hike through Happyville Botanic Gardens and Wildlife Refuge. The flowers are in full bloom with their bright array of colors. Continue reading Happyville Botanic Gardens
Here’s a collection of photos from a couple trips to the Dallas Arboretum. Don’t miss your opportunity to visit the Arboretum. The beauty of nature is always a pick-me-up! Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark IVDates: February 9th and 29th, 2020 Continue reading Spring has arrived at the Dallas Arboretum
I was in paradise a few weeks ago. The lighting… the absence of people… the rain… it was peaceful and perfect. Camera: Rockalita Sunshine (Canon EOS 5D Mark IV) Lens: My beloved 100 mm macro lens (Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 … Continue reading Tulips in the rain
Camera: Rockalita Sunshine (Canon EOS 5D Mark IV) Lens: My beloved 100 mm macro lens (Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 L macro IS) Date: March 5, 2017 Notes: Photos taken at the Dallas Arboretum. Until today I didn’t the spider … Continue reading Firefighter!
Rain did not hamper Beatrice and Bartholomew’s wedding at the Dallas Arboretum. In fact, it was a beautiful private ceremony. They had the entire Arboretum … Continue reading Nice day for a wedding
I noticed my recent posts are blending together – they all look green, brown and have a mushroom theme. So here are some photos from a Spring trip to the Dallas Arboretum. The senses seem to come alive with these … Continue reading A splash of color
This afternoon I planted myself near a flowerbed at the Dallas Arboretum. My goal was to soak in the moment (a day off from work!), observe the plants and maybe spot something interesting to photograph. There it was. A ladybug … Continue reading Ladybug Covered in Pollen
Spring at the Dallas Arboretum is the best time of year. I enjoy going multiple times during the season to see the transformation. During this visit the tulips were still in bloom. Some of the tulips were past … Continue reading Tulips
Taking beauty shots of flowers in full bloom is always enjoyable. I have hundreds of those shots. Sometimes it can be frustrating to get those shots because EVERYONE is trying to get the same shot—and they are in my way. But a good solution is to go for the shots that no one else sees. Those are my favorite moments in a garden. I feel like I have discovered something new—like these spent tulip petals that have fallen naturally on the ground. Notes about photo: This photo was taken using Big Bertha (Canon EOS 5D Mark II) Continue reading Look for beauty in unexpected places.
This photo was taken at the Spring Blooms event at the Dallas Arboretum. I like the contrast between the flowers and the fire hydrant. The next time you are taking photos and an object seems to be in the way of the shot—see if you can make it work. It might turn out better than you anticipated. Notes: This photo was taken with the Canon G11. Continue reading Make it work.