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Sunday, April 8, 2012

Easter Sunday Flowers

It is a nice day here and I took these pictures while sitting out back enjoying the afternoon.
Nice to get some more practice in with the macro lens right in our own yard.
A row of calla lilys in different colors.
The deer do not like them. We only plant non-deer food flowers.



These are two separate flowers side by side on our hydrangea, not a photoshop trick.

The azalea was a bit difficult keeping the color from blowing out.

Newly planted ice plant.

This is linked to Lisa's Macro Monday

14 comments:

  1. Lovely images John.. it's been dull and wet here today.
    9.25pm and dark now so thanks for brightening up my day.

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  2. I like the last photo of your orange Ice Plants. Do the deer eat them? Very nice colorful well done photo. My weather is a lot like yours. Some of my ice plants are lifted out of the dirt. Not eaten, just out of there space. I will keep trying...

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  3. janie, good luck w/ those ice plants. :)

    i LOVE calla lilies. i think they are my favorite bloom of all - maybe even love 'em more than white roses...

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  4. These are beautiful and you are right about having trouble keeping certain flowers from over saturating.

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  5. Beautiful macros! The ice plant has done very well for me here in Virginia...is now in its 3rd year and going strong. Love the calla lilies - but mine are not near blooming yet.

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  6. Once again, I also have saturation problems when photographing my pink azaleas, they end up with way too much glare? on them.

    I miss all the ice plant out there, it would grow anywhere you put it. I wonder if it would grow here in Tn., we could sure use it on our hill in the front yard!

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  7. the calla lilies are beautiful John and those mesembryanthemumus (ice-plants) are good value in a sunny spot; don't they just sparkle?!

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  8. Great pictures you show.
    Wishing you a good second Easter Monday.
    Hugs Hanne Bente / hbt.finus.dk

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  9. They are all beautiful ! I like the first one because of the contrast between the two complementary colors !

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  10. beautiful flowers...it's been a very long time since i've seen ice plant! we left ca in 2001 and haven't seen it anywhere since!

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  11. Lovely images John and happy Easter!
    In Germany, the weather is currently cold and rainy. But it is also determined to be better again....

    greetings & hugs
    Synke

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  12. Love the vibrant colour of the gerberas!

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