In the studio – Apricot Ranunculus

What do they say “it never rains, but it pours” about suddenly getting an overabundance of something you wish for?  Not only did I find the orange ranunculus, but then someone brought me some apricot ones, so back into the studio to capture these in all their glory too, such soft subtle colour. ~ Julz

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Spring Outings – Dandenong Ranges Botanic Gardens

Dandenong Ranges Botanic Gardens, Formerly known as the National Rhododendron Gardens, but it has so much more than just rhododendrons these days. We went because I was under the impression from various photos online that the Cherry Tree Orchard was in bloom, sadly it was not. However, the Crab Apple Trees were and so pretty too. We…

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Spring Workshops – The Potterage

I hosted an afternoon workshop at The Potterage back in May, such a wonderful afternoon and the class sold out so quickly, I decided another held in Spring would be wonderful…and it was. We had perfect weather, nice and sunny, light winds and warmer temperature, without being too hot. It was a slightly smaller class…

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In the studio – Orange Ranunculus

I mentioned previously I had bought these great orange ranunculus flowers and had done some light painting with them, but I could not resist some pretty still life as well.  As they kept quite well (in a bucket of water) I shot these several times over a few days. Getting something soft and dreamy, but…

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Regular Random – Ranunculus in macro

I recently bought and then was given some ranunculus, gorgeous flower which I don’t see locally very often. I have two other posts featuring them in full, but I could not resist doing a Regular Random in macro, add some water drops and voila….perfection! Would you like to join in the RegularRandom crew? Here’s how:…

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Light painting – Ranunculus

I have not had much of an opportunity to photograph ranunculus before, it is not something we don’t seem to see locally very often, but I spotted these bright orange gems and had to have them. I used them for a Light Painting session and then a Light Painting class, I then also did some…

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Regular Random – Bearded Iris

My Bearded iris is just starting to bloom, so one sunny Saturday morning I went out with my camera, the pup Dexter decided to follow along and see what I was doing. I managed to capture a few images before he decided to start sniffing the blooms…and then bite it! Honestly, silly dog. So my…

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Regular Random – Spring Clivia

I know the weather is finally starting to warm up when my Clivia start to flower, I have this yellow one and an orange/red one, not quite ready to flower just yet; it usually takes a bit longer than the yellow.   I find Clivia such a happy plant, just looking at it makes me…

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The Sleeping Beauty

I recently was playing with some sheet music and roses with my macro lens, I decided to add one of my lovely crowns…the sheet music is titled “The Sleeping Beauty”, hence the title of the image. This is a black and white version I also have a colour version, which will hopefully be featured in…

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Pink Roses in macro

I showed some images the other day with these pink roses after I had taught a macro class, but I also took these images too. With waterdrops and much closer than the previous shots. These were shot with my new Neweer 660 LED Lights. These are proving invaluable in the studio. Must write a review…

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