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As I mentioned yesterday, I had in mind a particular shot I wanted of a calla lily.

This wasn’t it, but I’m drawn to the backs of flowers as much as to the fronts, particularly when they’re this beautiful.

Again, thanks to Tim for the light.

Posted in Flowers, Photography

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I’d been looking for calla lilies for a few days when Tim spotted some in a laneway on his way to the station.

I had in mind a black and white shot, reminiscent of the beautifully classical work of Robert Mapplethorpe (a very ambitious aim) but when it came time to process the images I found many of the colour ones just as appealing. I’ll get to some of the black and white ones in coming days, but for now, here’s one in colour.

The lines of these flowers are delicate and beautiful, and there’s a sense of movement captured within the image that I particularly like.

Thanks to Tim for lighting this so beautifully.

Posted in Nature, Photography

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Tim and I love to go a-wandering, along a mountain track … and if we can’t find one of those, we drive west for miles until we stumble upon a forest.

Yesterday we stumbled upon sequoia redwoods near Beech Forest in the Otways.

Living in the city means that getting amongst the trees is particularly special – and what a special place this was!

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Getting close up to flowers with my macro lens can be dangerous, particularly when there are bees around, but I managed to avoid the bees on this rose. The depth of colour in the centre and the delicacy of the outer petals initially drew my attention. And then I noticed the water droplets from the recent rain. So much beauty in one single flower.

This was taken at the Castlemaine Botanic Gardens where the roses were so tall I couldn’t reach most of them.

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Today was my second day at my new job (yesterday being ANZAC Day) and apparently I have to go back again tomorrow!

I have a flower sitting on my kitchen window sill, waiting for me to shoot it. Hopefully I’ll get to it before it starts to fade – although there’s a certain beauty in a faded flower.

In the meantime, I’ll content myself with a flower I shot on the weekend at the Castlemaine Botanic Garden.