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Angel’s Trumpet II

Posted in Flowers and Plants, Texas on January 16th, 2016 by judy

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Angel’s Trumpet (Brugmansia).  I processed this version to bring out more detail in the flower.  For not quite so soft an effect I applied some treatments with Topaz Glow. This is my new go-to tool for bringing out the edges and details in flowers.  This was photographed on a light box.

Angel’s Trumpet

Posted in Flowers and Plants, Texas on January 15th, 2016 by judy

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We have two Angel’s Trumpet, or Brugmansia, plants in our yard in Rockport and one of them is still blooming.    This photograph was taken using my new light box.   Usually I take flower pictures without picking them, but I’m now trying this method of lighting flowers.

Monarch Butterfly on Sunflower

Posted in Animals, Flowers and Plants, Texas on December 10th, 2015 by judy

monarch

Goose Island State Park, Texas

Tree in the Headlights

Posted in Flowers and Plants, Hill Country, Home, Landscapes, Texas on September 8th, 2015 by judy

Tree in the Headlights

This beautiful tree is in the middle of the road in Skyline Ranch.  Coming home when the headlights hit it after dark, I always enjoy seeing it lit up.

Agave and Mexican Oregano

Posted in Flowers and Plants, Hill Country, Home, Nature on July 31st, 2015 by judy

Agave and Mexican Oregano

I took this standing on our porch. Our hummingbirds love the Mexican Oregano.

Silver Magnolia

Posted in Flowers and Plants, Hill Country, Home, Nature on July 3rd, 2015 by judy

Silver-Magnolia

Magnolia, processed in B&W. A large magnolia tree lives in our courtyard and every spring provides us with a great deal of joy. Magnolias don’t bloom all at once like many blooming trees, but only a few at a time. Magnolias are very ancient trees, evolving before bees evolved, I just read. Before our bees started disappearing, when we first moved to Wimberley, the courtyard would reverberate with a very loud buzz as millions of bees enjoyed the magnolia blossoms. The silence is now deafening…

Water Lily Bud

Posted in Flowers and Plants on June 23rd, 2015 by judy

Water lily

Poppies

Posted in Flowers and Plants, Hill Country, Nature on June 23rd, 2015 by judy

Poppies

Wildflower Farm, Fredericksburg, TX

Lotus Flower

Posted in Flowers and Plants on June 21st, 2015 by judy

Lotus Flower

Yellow Rose

Posted in Flowers and Plants, Nature on June 16th, 2015 by judy

Yellow Rose