Chinese Ground Orchid (Bletilla striata)

23 05 2018

I had the most fun shooting this particular group of blooms of a Chinese Ground Orchid (Bletilla striata). The plant is appropriately named–they only grow about 1-1.5 feet tall. They were in the hosta and fern shade garden at Meadowlark Botanical Garden and the bright green sunny, dancing shapes in the background made the hot pink just pop. I spread out a trash bag because the area was quite muddy and I had my tripod way low to the ground to get the shots. I think it was well worth the effort! (Nikon D850, Nikkor 105mm micro, f/9, 1/160 sec, ISO 320)

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Iris versicolor ‘John Wood’

23 05 2018

Nikon D850, Nikkor 105mm micro, f/14, 1/80 sec, ISO 400

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Allium Bulgaricum

22 05 2018

Allium Bulgaricum (Nectaroscordum siculum). This ornamental allium is easy to grow, deer-resistant, and hardy to zone 4. They thrive in sunlight and bloom in May and June. Also known as Mediterranean Bells, Sicilian Honey Lily, Ornamental Onion and Sicilian Garlic; native to the Mediterranean.

Nikon D850, Nikkor 105mm micro, f/11, 1/100 sec, ISO 200

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Peony ‘Cora Louise’

20 05 2018

This one’s for you, Lisa Russell Jackson! ITOH (intersectional hybrid) Peony ‘Cora Louise’, photographed at Green Spring Gardens this afternoon. Nikon D850, Nikkor 105mm micro, 1/80, f/22, ISO 250

If you visit Green Spring Gardens in Alexandria, VA, check out Lisa’s wonderful gift store. She has my greeting cards available, and one of the newest cards has two of these beautiful blooms on it.

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Love-in-a-Mist

20 05 2018

Love-in-a-Mist (Nigella damascena)

Nikon D850, Nikkor 105mm micro, 1/80, f/14, ISO 125

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Siberian iris

20 05 2018

Iris siberica (Nikon D850, Nikkor 105mm micro lens, 1/80, f/11, ISO 250)

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Crab spider on Columbine bloom

16 05 2018

Nikon D850, Nikkor 105mm micro, 1/100, f/18, ISO 500

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