The Many Colours of Spring

With the warmer weather of the past few weeks, my garden beds have put on a wonderful show of colour. Many of the bulbs that I have planted over the years have multiplied. I add a few new packages of tulips and daffodils each Fall so my collection is expanding. For little time spent and a modest amount of money, spring bulbs are the best!

Since gardening is only one of my pass-times, I’m afraid that I can’t keep up with the weeding and as summer progresses, it becomes more evident. Fortunately, the blossoms in my Spring gardens are able to hide the little weeds around them.

Although I own a macro lens, I tend to use my telephoto (Canon 100-400 mm.)  I find it works very well, especially on single blossoms, nicely blurring the background when I use  f 7.1 or even f 8. and “spot metering”.  Of course, I have to get back quite a distance from the flower and crouch at eye level with my subject but I still seem to capture enough detail on the petals as I am accustomed to hand-holding this stabilized lens. For  photos below and on the flower collection on Flickr, I did not use a tripod. With my macro 100 mm lens, a tripod is a must. It is always a good idea to use a tripod with any lens but I do not follow my own advice!

Below, I will share a few of the many garden photos that I’ve taken recently. To see more of them, please go to my Flickr site.  Just look to the right-hand side of this page and click on one of the flowers. My Flickr site also has many other nature pictures that I have taken in past years. I hope you enjoy them!

 

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About janewalkerscards

Jane Walker is a Newcastle photographer who creates framed photographs, photo trays and matted greeting cards reflecting the beauty of nature and gardens. Her recent interest in birds, owls and other wildlife is now being reflected in her posts. As a member of the Oshawa Camera Club, Jane has started to enter some of her photos for judging and appreciates the critiques by the judges. You'll be surprised at what shows up under the guise of "janewalkerscards".
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5 Responses to The Many Colours of Spring

  1. Loreen says:

    Those are beautiful!

  2. gayle Bryson says:

    I say, if earth can be so beautiful, just imagine what heaven has in store.
    Stunning Jane. If only my tulips would grow like that!
    Gayle

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  3. Gayle Bryson says:

    If earth can be so beautiful, just imagine what heaven has in store for us!
    Stunning Jane. I wish my tulips would grow like that.

  4. Judy Metcalf says:

    thanks Jane. We have been painting tulips and lilacs in my Watercolour class, they are so beautiful. The lilac bushes at my place have out performed this year and because of the cooler weather have lasted. Next comes the peonies.Hope you and Joe are doing well. Judy

    Date: Mon, 1 Jun 2015 17:41:02 +0000 To: judy.metcalf@hotmail.ca

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