Pink Water Lilies

Pink Water Lilies

Walking back from the incredible Angkor Wat temple you across a large moat. Just after the sunrise the light is in a perfect place to highlight the bright pink water lilies that break up the reflections on the water. Zooming the camera and focusing on two of the flowers I was able to isolate these water lilies from the rest. Using the reflection of the trees behind to outline the plant.

Parnell Festival of Roses

Parnell Festival of Roses

This annual event takes place each spring in Parnell Rose garden. Having photographed a number of beautiful gardens full of flowers back in England I went early. So early in fact that these were taken last weekend and the festival doesn’t start until tomorrow (3rd November). This meant the flowers looked amazing and I almost had the whole gardens to myself. Above is a view of the Nancy Steen Garden from the road that runs through the park. Below are a few close up shots of some of the more unusual colours.

Water Lily

Water Lily

Below the ArtScience Museum in Singapore is a large pond filled with hundreds of water lilies and lotus flowers. With the flowers in full bloom I tried to focus on just one flower, first taking a couple of quick snaps on my phone before revisiting for a second time with my DSLR camera and long lens to capture the above photograph. With flower photography I have always been told to have an odd number of flowers, for example 1, 3 or 5 rather than two. The second flower on the right hasn’t yet bloomed so I think I get away with it!

Pink Rose on Brick Background

Pink Rose on Brick Background

This beautiful rose flower was seen in the front garden of a house on the High Street of Sailsbury just around the corner from Salisbury Cathedral. I find the two biggest problems with flower photography are trying to get low enough to view the flower at a good angle and most importantly getting a background that isn’t distracting. Some might say that the brick wall behind this flower is distracting, but using a shallow depth of field I made sure the stonework was as blurred as my lens could make it and I feel that the colours of the bricks complement the lovely soft pinks of this rose flower.