A 365 Day Project

Posts tagged “garden

Day 363/365: Succulent

I shot this succulent in Mum’s garden. As you know, I love shooting anything textural and this has structure as well which is even better! I love the furry texture of these fronds. I think the colour pattern is accentuated by the black & white. Only two more to go, I’d better look for something special in the next two days!

Succulent: Nikon D7000; f9; 1/160; ISO 400


357/365: Weed Seeds

No, not that kind of weed! It’s just a grass weed, something which we have thousands of around here.

Weed Seeds: Nikon D7000; f5.6; 1/200; ISO 1000

Day 348/365: A Little Gem From Our Little Gem

There’s just something about the soft whiteness of a magnolia bud. It oozes purity to me, although the perfect creamy whiteness doesn’t usually last more than a day once the bud opens up. This bud is from the Magnolia little gem in our front garden.

Little Gem: Nikon D7000; f6.3; 1/640; ISO 800

Day 347/365: Bursting Blossoms

This eucalyptus tree in our front garden is just filled with buds waiting to burst into bloom. I captured some part-burst yesterday afternoon. They are perfectly, symmetrically packed into each bud. Oh, to have a macro lens to get up close to these little gems…

Bursting Blossoms: Nikon D7000; f6.3; 1/500; ISO 800

Day 335/365: Agapanthus Blues

I love the tones in this blue agapanthus flower, simple but striking.

Agapanthus Blues: Nikon D7000; f13; 1/30; ISO 1000

Day 308/365: Dragonfly

I am not by any means a great nature photographer – I think I will leave that to the experts as I just don’t have the patience. With that said, I am pretty happy with my photo for today. I was out shooting our passionfruit flowers when this little guy buzzed past & settled on the lemon tree. I love the little sparks of blue down his back!

Dragonfly: Nikon D7000; f5.6; 1/800; ISO 400

Day 296/365: Crabapple Blossom

Another Spring photo with our crabapple tree in the front yard in blossom. John thought it was dead!!

Crabapple Blossom: Nikon D7000; f5.3; 1/80; ISO 500


Crabapple Bud: Nikon D7000; f5.6; 1/40; ISO 500

Day 271/365: A Bee in Your Brush

We have 5 bottlebrush trees in the corner of our house yard, and at the moment they are absolutely stunning in full bloom. And the bees just adore them as well! You can hear them buzzing around from afar, so I was very brave (I am allergic to their sting!) and got close enough for a snap. I know it’s not perfect, but I’m happy with it nevertheless!

A Bee in Your Brush: Nikon D7000; f9; 1/125; ISO 100

Day 270/365: Dandelion

Up the paddock near our chook dome, the dandelions are out in force and I couldn’t resist shooting those fluffy white tops!

Dandelion: Nikon D7000; f5.6; 1/100; ISO 100

Day 269/365: Ajuga Flowers

Another image from my garden. Spring is such a gorgeous time of year!

Ajuga Flowers: Nikon D7000; f5; 1/60; ISO 640