Category Archives: Botanic Garden

Corpse Plant – Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

This image was captured while visiting Marie Selby Botanical Gardens,  Tropical Conservatory, Sarasota, Florida in August of 2016. The bloom lasts about 24 hours, so thanks to the FaceBook page for the gardens we were able to arrive at the gardens about two hours from the posting time. Because this is such an unusual event the gardens stayed open until 9:00 instead of closing at its normal time of 5:00.
Corpse Plant

Image captured with a Sony A6000 Camera, Sony 10-18mm f/4.0 lens, focal length 10 mm, ISO 200, 1/80 sec at f/5.6. Processed using Lightroom CC2015, Photoshop CC2015, and Photomatix Pro 5.0.

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Orchid – Marie Selby Botanical Gardens – Tropical Conservatory

This image was captured while visiting Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota, Florida in July of 2016. One of  5,500 orchids in the gardens living collection of 20,000+ plants.
White Orchid
Image captured with a Sony A6000 Camera, Sony E 30 mm f3.5 Macro lens, focal length 30 mm, ISO 3200, 1/250 sec at f/11. Processed using Lightroom CC2015 and Photoshop CC2015.5.

Sarasota, Florida

This image was captured while visiting Marie Selby Botanical Gardens in July of 2016. I find the image interesting because the cloud formations in the background show the typical coastal weather in Florida, It was late morning and the heat of the day was building, causing the winds to come off the Gulf on the left while the moist air is carried aloft building rain clouds over the land as seen on the right. I have included two images one framed and one without a frame for your viewing pleasure.
Sarasota from the shore Sarasota from the shore
Image captured with a Sony A6000 Camera, Sony E 30 mm f3.5 Macro lens, focal length 30 mm, ISO 200, 1/800 sec at f/8.0.  Processed using Lightroom CC2015, Photoshop CC2015, and Photomatix Pro 5.0.

Lego Dragonfly

This Dragonfly, a Lego Art Object, is on display at Lewis Ginter Botanic Garden, Richmond, Virginia.
Dragonfly constructed with Legos
Image captured with a Sony A6000 Camera, Tamron 18-200 mm f3.5-6.3 lens, focal length 18.9 mm, ISO 100, 1/320 sec at f/5.0, hand held. Processed using Lightroom CC2015 and Photoshop CC2015.

Lego Butterfly

This Butterfly is one of the Lego Art Objects on display at Lewis Ginter Botanic Garden, Richmond, Virginia. If you get a chance, visit the gardens to see the others.
Butterfly constructed with Lego blocks
Image captured with a Sony A6000 Camera, Tamron 18-200 mm f3.5-6.3 lens, focal length 24.6 mm, ISO 100, 1/400 sec at f/5.6, hand held. Processed using Lightroom CC2015 and Photoshop CC2015.

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden View from Tree House

Looking out a window from the Tree House in the Children’s Garden you can see the  classical domed Conservatory in the background. Image captured while visiting the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Richmond, Virginia.
Looking out a window from the Tree House in the Children's Garden you can see the  classical domed Conservatory in the background.
Image captured with a Sony A6000 Camera, Tamron 18-200 mm f3.5-6.3 lens, focal length 22.79 mm, ISO 100, 1/200 sec at f/8.0, hand held. Processed using Lightroom CC2015, Photoshop CC2015, and Photomatix Pro 5.0.

Fountain on Teahouse Island

This fountain is contained within the sheltered area surrounding the teahouse and is not visible from the Japanese Garden Proper of the Missouri Botanical Garden.
Fountain on Teahouse Island
Image captured with a Sony A6000 Camera, Sony E 10-18 mm f/4.0 lens, focal length 10 mm, ISO 100, 1/25 sec at f/11. Image is a composite of three images processed using Lightroom CC2015, Photoshop CC2015 and Photomatix Pro 5.