Category Archives: Flower Garden

131-2020 – Pink Rhododendron


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is about a Pink Rhododendron, the second of three plants in my garden. This is also known as Great Laurel and the play with white flowers was covered in a previous post. Like, comment & share! 1 likes Related posts: 123-2020 – Great Laurel 129-2020 – Chamomile 130-2020 – Dandelion Life Cycle 111-2020 – Tulips 116-2020 – Dandelion Seedhead 013-2020 – London City Police in action 043-2020 – London Wall Place 069-2020 – Flat Earth Map 080-2020 – Life goes on 099-2020 – Cherry Blossom 110-2020 Hristos […]

130-2020 – Dandelion Life Cycle


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is about the Dandelion’s Life Cycle. Once you get really close, the beauty of a Dandelion flowers will simply make you say Wow! The world of macro photography is fascinating and I am glad I bought my macro lens which allows me to get close and personal to bugs’ world. Like, comment & share! 5 likes Related posts: 123-2020 – Great Laurel 129-2020 – Chamomile 111-2020 – Tulips 116-2020 – Dandelion Seedhead 003-2020 – Echo, echo 014-2020 – The Walkie Talkie Building under the moonlight 034-2020 – […]

129-2020 – Chamomile


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, was taken in my front communal garden, and is a close-up on a chamomile flower. I also liked this image but I like the symmetry in the first image more. A few other shots taken that day during the same session. To capture this image I used a Canon 5D Mark III, with an Oshiro 60mm F2.8 Macro lens in bright sunlight. I can’t remember the exact settings, but from the metadata, I was able to extract the following: ISO 800, 1/250s most likely at F8, 1:1 […]

123-2020 – Great Laurel


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is of Great Laurel, a type of evergreen shrub that belongs to the Rhododendron genus. I’ve got three of this shrubs in my garden and so far just one of them made flowers. Stay tuned to see the other two. Like, comment & share! 1 likes Related posts: 111-2020 – Tulips 116-2020 – Dandelion Seedhead 004-2020 – Mic check 015-2020 – Coloured Circles 024-2020 – Fish and Chips with a view 035-2020 – How to remove HDCP from HDMI signal 060-2020 – Raisins 071-2020 – Runners on […]

Kew Gardens – A corner of paradise in London?


Kew Gardens – A corner of paradise in London?  One day, I decided to go out without knowing exactly where I’m going. I took the central line thinking of going to White City because I had never been to that place. I launched Google Maps and browsed the area. I spotted Kew Gardens and my destination was clear. The second I made up my mind, the train stopped at Mile End Station so I quickly changed to the District Line train to Richmond. The first train was for Ealing Broadway so I decided to get off at Earl’s Court and wait for […]