Category Archives: Plant

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.

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.

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.

Spring Colors at Missouri Botanical Gardens

The Tulips are in full bloom along with many other spring flowers at the Missouri Botanical Gardens in St. Louis. (April 2015)Collection of spring flowers
Image captured with a Sony A6000 Camera, Tamron 18-200 mm f3.5-6.3 lens, focal length 114.4 mm, ISO 200, 1/200 sec at f/8.0, using a tripod.

Violet and Yellow Flower (Rhexia)

This eye catching flower is in plentiful supply in only one area of Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park and that is along the road on the right side after you pass the entrance station.Violet flower with a yellow center

Image Captured with a Nikon D300S Camera, Nikon 80.0-400.0 mm f/4.5-5.6 lens, focal Length 185 mm, focal length 35mm 277 mm, ISO 1600, 1/200 sec at f/8.0.