Monday, April 29, 2013

Hosta Blossom/Stamen Macro

Took this shot with a Canon Rebel using the Macro Lens.  Love the detail in the stamen that would not be noticed without the magnification of the lens.  This perennial blooms in early summer but the leaves are equally beautiful.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Valerian Blossoms

Took this shot with my Canon Rebel.  Added a wood texture for visual interest. This perennial grew to a height of 8 feet (with blossom) and bloomed for about 3 weeks.  The blossoms are fragrant, unlike the root which is quite offensive.  The root is used for medicinal purposes; a sleep/relaxant aid.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Vintage Roses

Took this shot with my Canon Rebel.  Added a texture overlay to give these roses a vintage feel.  Thanks to Freida for the photo op.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Welcome Mat - Garden Scene

Took this shot with my Macro Lens to experiment.  Thanks to Danny & Donna for the photo op.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Amarylis Blossom

Used a texture from Kim Klassen (with thanks) on this blossom.