In the studio – Still Life

I recently had a friend visit and we spent some time playing in the studio after buying some lovely fresh flowers. I wanted to create something a little bit cool and funky, so we filled some ice-cream waffle cones with gypsophilum and paper daisies Quite sweet aren’t they? Sometimes you just have to get creative!…

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Blossoms & Bees

Not much of a post as such, just some mid-break pretties I captured on a recent random outing and I had the camera with me. It looks a bit like Milkweed, but it was a small tree, not a grass or shrub? I hope you had a lovely weekend… ~ Julz

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In the studio – Pink Carnations

Soft and delicate, the carnation is a classic. This soft delicate pink went so well with my Grandmothers Royal Albert china teacups (even thought they had roses on them)… I have a small collection of vintage teacups…what about you? Do you collect anything? ~ Julz

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In the studio – Dahlias

I recently purchased these soft pink and cream dahlias and was playing with them in the studio. natural light and my macro lens, capturing the soft petals and details. Spraying with some water from a spray bottle to add another dimension. So pretty, dahlia are high on my favourite list, as are peony and ranunculis,…

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Bird of Paradise

In the very back corner of the back yard, I have this big terracotta pot, with a bird of paradise plant. To be honest it’s been so buried in plants I forgot it was still there. Some recent gardening and clean-up by Hubby uncovered it. Sadly there was only one flower spike but it’s so…

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Spring Outings – Australia Gardens Pt 2

Continuing on from the Orchid House at Australia Gardens, I visited the Scrub lands and the rich red soil full of wonderous Australian Native Flowers, paper daisies, kangaroo paw, grevillea, waratah, banksia and more… All shot with the Tamron 70-300mm lens. While it may be Spring, this garden is often at it’s best in Winter…

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Spring Outings – Australia Gardens Pt 1

We seem to be three for three in weekly outings, it’s been great. Sadly we only seem to get one day between Friday and Sunday that’s actually worth leaving the house. The joy of Spring and unpredictable weather. This week is Australia Gardens in Cranbourne about 50km SE Melbourne. not far from my house, beautiful…

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Friday’s Flowers – Leucadendrons

When Dad passed away recently I had wonderful friends who sent me flowers, so thoughtful to know they cared, but also to know they care enough that some still life flower photography would be just the gentle creative therapy I’d need. I was given one bunch so big I could only fit them in a…

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Tea & Roses

Just a simple one today, some of the gorgeous (not quite) white roses sent to me recently, I took a number of different still lifes with them and I am still going… So pretty and so soft, the colour is not quite white, has just a hint of blush to them. ~ Julz

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Spring bees…

Technically honey bees are not native to Australia, we do have our own blue banded bees, but I don’t think I have actually ever seen one up close. Supposedly our natives don’t sting…or is that an urban myth? Anyway, honey bees are a lovely sight and perform such a big job. Before we changed our…

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