Wonderful shots. Teal flowers...wow.
Thank you. I think I was very lucky to catch those sapphire towers when they were blooming, otherwise I would have wondered where the name came from. The base of the plant is a rather dull pale green leafy plant, a bit like a spider plant.
So beautuful. Love the Teal flowers, the hummingbirds and the cactus train. Thank you for sharing.
Thank you for saying so! The cactus train was part of a really big train set model. We tried to run it, but only one small section was working. Still, it was pretty.
These are all so beautiful. But I particularly the hummingbirds. I've never been able to get a clear picture of a hummingbird & these are so lovely!
I can't type. :)
Ah, you should have seen all the blurry and low-contrast shots I threw away. The problem with hummingbirds is that they like to dart amongst flowers in bushes that camouflage them!
Lovely photos, I sometimes like photographing flowers 'n' stuff too...
Thank you. I find it a very soothing activity.
So many beautiful shots! Especially of the humming birds!
Thank you. They're pretty challenging to photograph. As soon as one starts getting comfortable and looking like it's going to hang out around a small group of flowers for a while, another one comes along and dive-bombs it.
Working at a botanical garden is fun too - but ours is not nearly as nice as this one!
Ooh, what are you doing at yours?
Oh, thank you for that. I've felt like I've made a cognitive leap with my photography lately. It's disheartening when it doesn't feel like you get any better even after having had years to practice with a dSLR, so this was a good feeling. Also, it's so hard to tell when you're improving at something you practice every day.
Hummingbirds! Oh, no matter how much exotic birdlife I come to know and love, that's something the Americas will always have over the rest of the world. My heart just lifts whenever one whizzes past back stateside.
Yes. I miss them. I wish it wouldn't be disruptive to the ecosystem to import them to Europe. Surely they would enjoy migrating between here and north Africa...
Wow!!! The combination of bold colour and sharp detail in these is terrific.
Would it be OK if I download these and stick them together in a folder and/or HD video clip, for when I want some challenging tests for my video filters? =:o}
But of course! All the links go to 1000x667 pixel images. If those aren't big enough, let me know.
Plenty big enough... I'm tempted to say "bigger is always better", but no, the actual truth is *closer to the source* is always better. So, what size/resolution were they taken at, and is it possible to get my hands on the raw files as taken straight from the camera? [BATS EYELIDS HOPEFULLY] =:o}
Edited at 2011-06-05 11:57 pm (UTC)