Cloudehill Gardens with Velvet 56

I recently went back to Cloudehill Gardens (yes again) this time armed again with my Lensbaby Velvet 56 AND my Sweet 80. I had two cameras so just jumped between the two, I will share the Velvet 56 images and then come back with another post of the Sweet 80 ones. I met up with…

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A little rain never hurt anybody

I had a friend come to visit and I was showing her how to use a new lens, I have something similar (Lensbaby Sweet80, she has the 50). The weather was lousy, but we were having so much fun in between the rain showers, laughing at getting wet, capturing raindrops on the treasures in my…

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Protea in the gardens

I spent a lovely morning with the protea in the backyard, now a tremendous storm has just gone through. I haven’t been out there to see the damage yet, but I at least have my photos til next season. I captured these beauties with my 90mm macro. I totally adore this lens, whats not to…

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Exploring Cloudehill & more

I know I have already shared some recent images of Cloudehill with my Velvet56, but I thought I’d share some of the other images as I took along my other camera and a 28-75mm Tamron lens. I also went for a lovely drive after the gardens, as it was such a gorgeous day and stopped…

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Spring Outings – Cloudehill Gardens

I have been going to Cloudehill gardens for many years now, it’s only about 15-20 minutes down the road, I visit as often as I can. I have missed it terribly during the last lockdown and missed many Spring flowers, but it was so nice to be able to visit with my new Lensbaby Velvet56…

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Heckle and Jeckle are back for Spring

Every Spring I have a few lorikeets which seem to come back. We have a red bottle brush plant out the front (across the road) and one out the back in a neighbours. I can often sit in the driveway or on the back deck and watch and photograph them. They are so cheeky and…

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Exploring my backyard with a Lensbaby Sweet 80

After sitting on the fence for a number of years, I finally bought myself two Lensbaby lenses. The first to arrive and I managed to play with was the Sweet 80. I must confess to their being a bit of a learning curve here. manual focus and aperture, also I could not get as close…

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Visiting Frog Hollows in Spring

Previous trips to Frog Hollows in Spring there are more baby birds, ducklings and such. But I wasn’t disappointed in what I spotted. I took the new Tamron 18-300mm APS-C lens to review and just wanted to capture some nice nature photography. Spotted Superb Fairy Wren, Black Swan, various ducks there was also various wattle…

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Wilson Gardens with a Lens baby Velvet 56

I recently bought myself some new lenses and after sitting on the fence for a long time, I bought the Lens baby Velvet 56, I also got a Composer ii and Sweet 80. I have also had the Omni Creative filters in the past as well. The Velvet 56 is my latest and I instantly…

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Exploring Australia Gardens with a 90mm macro

I recently changed from a 50mm to a 90mm Sony macro lens. I had been mostly playing in the backyard, but finally I managed to travel up to 15kms from home and it had stopped raining. In fact it was actually a beautiful warm spring day and so many people were out and about, so…

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