Monday, September 19, 2011

Neighbourly Treat










There is a great joy in being surrounded by wonderful neighbours, even more so when these neighbours have  beautiful gardens. Four roses I have already shared are from one of our neighbour's gardens, all taken from outside their yard.

M and R recently discovered why I'm often seen with my camera and enjoyed looking through my blog. At their invitation I delighted in a couple of solo photo walks inside their backyard on Saturday. Here is one of the treasures I found, a tiny, delicate Australian bush orchid in full bloom. I captured other delights too which will be shared in the coming days - thank you M and R for letting us enjoy the beauties of your garden!
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Sharing at Macro Monday, The Creative Exchange, Sweet Shot Tuesday, Good Life Wednesday, Today's Flowers.


49 comments:

Jill said...

Breathtaking!

Kim, USA said...

Stunning!

Macro Monday

Stewart M said...

Hi there - great pictures! I was out taking pictures of orchids this weekend - but I not had time to check out the final product yet!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

missing moments said...

Awesome photos and really like the black background which makes them stand out so nicely.

Lisa RedWillow said...

Oh are these Stunning. . Just beautiful Karen

Liz said...

Beautiful shots Karen!

Nadege, said...

What delicate little flowers. Beautifully captured.

hannah said...

Beauty everywhere around you.

One said...

Wow! The first especially is simply awesome. How did you manage to get such dark background? Was it nightime?

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Hi One. No it wasn't night-time. They have the orchid in a pot at the base of their stairs so I had the camera at about ground level, pointing up at the flowers and under their back deck.

By adjusting light levels and contrast and a little retouching - all in iPhoto, I was able to achieve a black background. It was quite a challenge to do. I didn't want to touch the flowers or pot so was restricted as to which angles would work. It was mid-afternoon, so plenty of natural light. I'm really happy with the end result.

Fotobloggen 2011 said...

Orchids are favourites and imagine having those in the garden, impossible over here. I have som on my windowsill though but far from this beauty. and the your photoskill that shows it perfect. thanks for showing and a walk in that garden must be wonderful

Kala said...

Beautifully photographed against the black background.

My garden haven said...

I am certain that your neighbours are proud to have a gifted photographer like you to showcase their blooms! Just lovely, Karen.
Rosie

Laura~Pretty Pix said...

You captured this beautifully. I especially love the first image. Wonderful work!

POESIE-LYRIK-HAIKU-KURZGESCHICHTEN-H-P's MÄRCHENSEITE-FOTOGRAFIE-H-P's FOTO ART said...

Wunderschön, besonders das erte Foto besticht...

Liebe Grüsse aus der Schweiz

Hans-Peter

Mira said...

oh, wow! This is so beautiful!

Leanne said...

These are beautiful. i really love that top one too.

Connie Smiley said...

What a treasure! That is gorgeous!

ShonEjai said...

Oh wow!! Gorgeous photos!

Madge said...

So delicate, such subtle color... beautifully shot! Oh, and nice neighbors! ;-)

Stewart M said...

Hi there - Stewart M here again - thanks for the comment on my blog.

Feel free to call me Mark in your comments, but it does confuse me!!

Cheers Stewart M ;)

em said...

Beautiful! I couldn't imagine a garden full of these!

Pat said...

What an elegant, but delicate flower! Just lovely!

Gen @Simplycornish said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog with your kind comments. Your photo of Australian Bush Orchids were amazing...and the music, how soothing! Our former pastor in New York was born and raised in Australia.

Marion said...

Lovely and elegant! Beautiful captures, thanks for sharing.
Best regards,
Marion

ladyfi said...

Wow - these shots are spectacular!

geanina said...

gret work! nice photos! :)

lisa said...

This is a really beautiful series of photographs. I have orchids, but I have never heard of this bush. Those tiny little flowers are wonderful!

Thank you so much for sharing this today at The Creative Exchange.

Have a wonderful day!

lisa.

Karin M. said...

Wow .... magnificent macro shots .... I like your photos very well, great compliment ..
LG: Karin

Thea said...

It's absolutely stunning...as are your photos!
What lovely neighbours you have.

LauraX said...

oh how exquisite...thank you for sharing these lovely blossoms with all of us.

Cedar said...

Simply stunning! Really great captures! So nice to have neighbors with flowers!

ana.gr said...

Oh so beautiful and elegant! Simply LOVE all the pictures!
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Anthony Samson said...

Beautiful photographs

Lisa said...

Lovely as always! Your pictures + the beautiful music you have playing on your blog = a very peaceful experience this morning!

Tara said...

These are so elegant and so gorgeous. They should be on display.

Nayana said...

Amazing...Just love it. your photography is stunning. its great to have a neighbor with garden:)

Costin Comba said...

Just beautiful. i like firs photo.
Have a nice week. Greetings from Romania

Tamera Beardsley said...

Inspiringly beautiful.

Barb said...

Delightful!

abeachcottage said...

Lovely flowers and stunning pictures! Thanks for linking up at Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdays.

Luna Miranda said...

the black background enhances the beauty of this orchid. marvelous shots.

Indrani said...

That is one beautiful bunch. Sweet and soft color. Lovely!

eileeninmd said...

Gorgeous flowers and your photos are just beautiful. Happy Sunday!

eileeninmd said...

Gorgeous flowers and your photos are just beautiful. Happy Sunday!

Tes said...

Simply spectacular! :)

Arija said...

Lovely little thing. I really love our native orchids. Like Stewart, I too bagged a couple in the Grampians that I featured in my Our World post last week.

Misty said...

Gorgeous lighting on these! Visiting from The Creative Exchange.

If you enjoy linkups, feel free to come over and join in my Favorite Photo of the Week Contest

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Wonderful macro photographs, especially the first and last one.

Regards and best wishes

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