In the garden after the rain

Took a few quick snap shot after the morning rain. The wind’s howling strong and cannot get a good macro shot of anything without some motion blur. These two are the best of the bunch. All taken with Canon EOS 7D with Canon 100mm F2.8 USM Macro lens.

The last rose. This is the last rose of the season. Seeing it standing there by itself in the wind and the rain. Just simply cannot resist to snap a picture.
The last rose

Droplets. Water droplets left by the rain created an interesting effect when look up close.

Orchid show at Chinese Cultural Centre

Attended an orchid show at the Chinese Culture Centre. I was hoping I can take a lot of photographs but in the end it was disappointing. Didn’t take too may photos because the way they are displayed, they are all bunched tightly together making isolation of the flower very hard. And they all displayed too close to the wall making it really hard to produce a nice black background. So in the end I only have a couple of shot to show for.


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Floral photography at home

The good thing about doing floral photography at home is that you can always move the flower to the position you wanted and that you have much better control of the lighting. The down side of course is that at home there’s not a lot of exotic flowers to shoot. But one does not needs to be exotic to be beautify.

The spring is here and this is the first blossom of the spring in the house — A African Violet.

African Violet

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Orchid show in Edwards Garden

Went to a photographer only session of an orchid show today in Edwards Garden and took a few shots while I was there. There are a few interesting ones although not all the good looking ones produces a good photo because the way they are displayed sometimes making it hard for me to produce a good background especially when I want to make a pure black background with my flash.

These orchid flowers are actually quiet small, about 2 cm across, and not being paid much attention. I took a shot because I thought they looked like plum flowers. Howerver, after I got home, it seems the flower resembles somewhat a winged angel offering a gift.


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Collection of floral photos

Just a bunch of floral photos that I’ve taken over the past month or so.

Not sure what this one is but it’s the first blossom of the house.

First blossom

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