Pink tiger lily

28 07 2014

Unidentified insect inside a pink tiger lily; photographed at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens; it looks like he’s wearing a tuxedo!

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Beetle Pink Lily

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Daylily ‘Serena Dark Horse’

28 07 2014

Daylily ‘Serena Dark Horse’, hybrid by Bernice Marshall, 1984; photographed at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens

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Burgundy Yellow Daylily





In my heaven…

27 07 2014

One of my favorite Mary Chapin Carpenter songs is “In My Heaven.” When I’m photographing in a garden, I’m in MY heaven. This is a type of sunflower (don’t know the exact name). What attracted me to this shot was the juxtaposition of the flower stalk against the trees and the bright blue sky. A fairly wide aperture created the beautiful bokeh.

UPDATE: I think these just might be Jerusalem artichokes (Helianthus tuberosus).

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Sunflower Sky





Daylily ‘Paprika Velvet’

27 07 2014

Daylily (Hemerocallis) ‘Paprika Velvet’, hybrid by J. Hardy, 1969; photographed at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens

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Paprika Daylily





Daylily ‘Swallow Tail Kite’

27 07 2014

Daylily (Hemerocallis) ‘Swallow Tail Kite’, 1998 hybrid by Curt Hanson; photographed at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens

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PinkYellowDaylily





Female Eastern Pondhawk dragonfly

27 07 2014

Female Eastern Pondhawk dragonfly (Erythemis simplicicollis), photographed at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens

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Female Eastern Pondhawk





Daylily ‘Blueberry Breakfast’

26 07 2014

Love the name of this daylily—-‘Blueberry Breakfast’, hybridized by Ron Rose, 1988; photographed at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens

Blueberry Breakfast





Daylily ‘Ezekiel’

26 07 2014

Daylily (Hemerocallis) ‘Ezekiel’, hybridized by David Talbott, 1991 (I’m marching right out to find this plant for my garden. It really does glow like this!) Photographed at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens

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Ezekiel Daylily lorez





Daylily ‘Vera Biaglow’

26 07 2014

It was a very fruitful photo excursion with my friends (and fellow photographers) Michael Powell and Heather Callin to Meadowlark Botanical Gardens in Vienna, VA this morning! This is an extreme closeup of the stamens of Daylily (Hemerocallis) ‘Vera Biaglow’, a hybrid by Steve Moldovan.

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Vera Biaglow closeup





Rudbeckia

22 07 2014

Rudbeckia, photographed at Green Spring Gardens

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Yellow Flowers 2





Rudbeckia

22 07 2014

Rudbeckia, photographed at Green Spring Gardens

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Yellow Flowers 1

 





Co-exist

21 07 2014

I shot this photo of a wasp and an ant at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin, Texas a few weeks ago. I was actually set up to photograph the wasp when the ant came running around the stalk. The wasp was actually startled by the little ant!

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Wasp and Ant FB





Zinnia

21 07 2014

Zinnia, photographed at Green Spring Gardens

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Zinnia 2





Yellow Toad Lily

21 07 2014

Yellow Toad lily, photographed at Green Spring Gardens

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Toad Lily





Sacred Lotus bud

21 07 2014

Sacred Lotus bud, photographed at Green Spring Gardens this afternoon.

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LotusBudLeaf

 





Zinnia

21 07 2014

Zinnia, photographed at Green Spring Gardens this afternoon.

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Zinnia 1





Nursery web spider

15 07 2014

Nursery web spider (Pisaurina mira), photographed at Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens on Sunday morning. Located in that darker blob area directly under the top curve of the leaf are her babies (some already moving around). What you might not notice directly below and left of the spider is the solitary wing of a damselfly, remnants of a past feast.

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Beige Spider





Sacred Lotus

15 07 2014
Sacred Lotus, photographed at Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens
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Lotus Closeup




Sacred Lotus

14 07 2014
Sacred Lotus, photographed at Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens in Washington, D.C. 
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Sacred Lotus Bug




Grasshopper

14 07 2014

Gotta do some research to determine exactly what type of grasshopper this one is! Photographed this morning at Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens in Washington, D.C. I usually like to diffuse direct sunlight when I’m doing my macro shots, but I had to work quickly to get this shot when I first saw the insect. I also shot some diffused ones once I realized it would stay still for me, but the shots with direct sunlight have a certain “oomph” about them.

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Brown Grasshopper





Black dragonfly

14 07 2014

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BlackDragonflyLotusLeaf





Blue dasher dragonfly

14 07 2014

Blue dasher dragonfly (Pachydiplax longipennis) on Sacred Lotus bud, photographed this morning at Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens in Washington, D.C.

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BlueDasherLotusBud





Flame skimmer dragonfly

1 07 2014

I think this is a Flame Skimmer dragonfly. Photographed at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin, TX

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RedDragonfly Web





Water lily

1 07 2014

Water lily photographed at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin, TX

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YellowWaterLily lorez