Category: Photography

Waterliles

A whole pool of waterlilies near the restaurant which we had lunch
A whole pool of waterlilies near the restaurant which we had lunch.

I have always love capturing photos of flowers. Besides the flowers and bees I also took countless shots of the flowers which we saw at the botanic garden at Jeju island, South Korea. The waterlily is one flower which captured my interest.

I first got to view the waterlily when I spotted a pool full of it near the BBQ pork restaurant which we were brought for lunch during the 1 day tour we signed up for.

White bloom close up
White bloom close up

Doesn’t it look super pretty close up?  It looks so refreshing and  lovely. I could easily spend time mesmerized in it’s beauty if I had the time.

A single bloom
A single bloom

There were more different varieties of waterlilies in the Botanic gardens. The blooms there too were much larger and certainly equally beautiful. It was a real treat for the eyes being in the garden.

Purple waterlily
Purple waterlily

I love the purple of this Star of Siam. It’s patterns on the leaves and the flower itself is very different from the traditional waterlilies which I have seen in ponds.

 

Yellow bloom
Yellow bloom

This yellow bloom didn’t not come out that well as it was hard to adjust the lighting and specs on the camera as the shot was taken in the harsh midday sun. The leaves look more amplified then the bloom itself.

Have you been snapping any flowers this week?

Bees and Flowers

Purple bloom
Purple bloom

While on vacation on Jeju island I saw many lovely blooms.  It was a great opportunity for me to practice with my macro lens to see if I am able to capture one of my favourite subjects- flowers. There were many wild flowers around and many of them had bees buzzing around them.  I managed to capture the bee which had landed on this flower.

A White bloom
A White bloom

There was a bee on this flower but it flew off before I could snap a picture of it. It would have been nice if I could have captured the bee on the yellow centre of the flower.

A light blue bloom
A light blue bloom

It would have been better if I managed to capture the bee from the front instead of it’s back. It was hard to go up close without it sensing my presence and flying off again.

Purple flowers
Purple flowers

It was another miss here capturing the bee as it was buzzing around these flowers. I do love the gradient shade of purple on these blooms. Really pretty.

Have you be taking pictures of flowers lately?

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Clouds and a Pocket of Color

Clouds in the sky
Clouds in the sky

While walking the boys to their classes on Saturday I saw how fluffy white the clouds were in the sky. I paused to take a few snapshots of the sky.

I used cross process on the shot as I wanted to see how it would turn out to be like. My emphasis was more on the  building in the corner then on the clouds and the sky itself.

The clear blue sky
The clear blue sky

In the 2nd shot I wanted to focus on the fluffiness of the clouds in the clear blue sky so I sharpened the picture. As you can see the clouds are more defined and focused on as compared to the picture above.

In natural light
In natural light

The shot of the clouds and the building unedited. Here is how blue it really was that afternoon.

Do you have blue skies where you live?

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