Aquilegia, Granny’s Bonnet, or Columbine – makes no difference to me, they remain one of my favourite plants and this garden is full of them.  I love their elegant shapes and gorgeous colours.

These were all taken with the 5D and a 100mm macro lens.  Click on any image to make a slideshow.



Bought a bunch of gorgeous Gerberas to celebrate the first day of Spring!

Macros – 5D Mk III, 100mm macro lens.

Apricot Nectar and Jude the Obscure

Two of my favourite roses.

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Anemone Japonica – Japanese Windflower

A Mixed Bag

Some recent shots – probably the last for a little while as I’m off on holiday to Singapore.   Hopefully I shall have a selection of different-type shots when I return.  These as usual are from around the garden, and all macros…enjoy!  Click on any photo in the gallery for a larger image.

Happy New Year

Henri Cartier-Bresson said ” Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst.”  On that basis, I should get some good ones soon!

Here’s to another year of striving for that elusive perfect shot!

Gotta love a Lily!


One of my favourite flowers to photograph – richly coloured, lusciously wrinkled and delicate, beautiful at all stages, beloved of bees………..These are a mixture of oriental and opium poppies which grow in my garden.


This is the first bloom on one of my Tree Paeonies…it is about seven inches across…have you ever seen anything as gorgeous?

In the Garden

My favourite lens is the 100mm macro, and shooting the beauty of my garden is my favourite form of photography – one can always find some lovely thing from a simple dandelion to a fragile fluted bloom.

From yesterday, when taking a break from endless weeding.


From the garden today – just a few of the varieties that are flowering now.  They are one of my favourite flowers.