Tiny spider (species unknown)

6 08 2013

Tiny spider (species unknown); photographed at Green Spring Gardens

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Green Legged Spider lorez





Flower Fly on French Marigold ‘Disco Red’

6 08 2013

Flower Fly or Hover Fly (Syrphidae) on French Marigold ‘Disco Red’ (Tagetes patula ‘Disco Red’), photographed at Green Spring Gardens

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Flower fly





‘Disco Red’ French Marigolds

6 08 2013

I think I finally have the i.d. correct on these tiny red and gold blooms I photographed at Green Spring Gardens a few weeks ago—French Marigold ‘Disco Red’ (Tagetes patula ‘Disco Red’). Correct me if I’m wrong!

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Tiny Red Yellow Flowers





Japanese Lantern

6 08 2013

Japanese Lantern (Physalis alkekengi), also called Chinese Lantern, Bladder cherry and Winter cherry; an herbaceous perennial

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Japanese Lantern 2Japanese Latern 1





Fairy Roses ‘Pink Fairy’

5 08 2013

These aptly-named blooms are barely one inch in diameter.

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Fairy Roses lorez





Blackberry Lily

30 07 2013

Blackberry Lily (Belamcanda chinensis)

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Blackberry Lily lorez





Iridescence

30 07 2013

Iridescent (unidentified) bug on Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta)

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Green Bug on Rudbeckia





Celosia (Cockscomb Flower)

30 07 2013

Celosia (Cockscomb Flower)

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Celosia lorez





Cleome (Spider flower)

30 07 2013

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Cleome lorez





Summer beauties in the afternoon light

30 07 2013

Black-eyed Susan (Rubeckia hirta)

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Rudbeckia Cluster





Summer Azure butterfly on Black-eyed Susan

30 07 2013

Summer Azure butterfly (Celastrina neglecta) on Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta)

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WhiteButterflyRudbeckia





Eastern Tiger Swallowtail on Orange Tiger Lily

30 07 2013

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio glaucus) on Orange Tiger Lily (Tigrinum Splendens),

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EasternTIgeronTIgerLily





Silver-spotted skipper

30 07 2013

Silver-spotted skipper (Epargyreus clarus) on chives (I think it is chives)

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SilverSpottedSkipper





Tropical Water Lily ‘Panama Pacific’

27 07 2013

(Nymphaea) Tropical Water Lily ‘Panama Pacific’, photographed at Brookside Gardens. Look at the upper left (top) petal—see the tiny stowaway damselfly? I didn’t notice it until I zoomed in on the image in Photoshop!

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PinkYellow Waterlily lorez





Rusty-tipped Page on Mountain Mint

27 07 2013

Rusty-tipped Page (Siproeta epaphus), also known as the Brown Siproeta, on Mountain Mint (Pycnanthemum incanum); photographed at the Wings of Fancy exhibit at Brookside Gardens

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Brown Tip





Swallowtail butterfly (species unknown)

26 07 2013

Photographed at the Wings of Fancy exhibit at Brookside Gardens

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Butterfly 1

 





Malachite butterfly

26 07 2013

Malachite butterfly (Siproeta stelenes), a neotropical brush-footed butterfly, photographed at Brookside Gardens in their Wings of Fancy exhibit

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Malachite Butterfly lorez





Bumblebee and Honeybee on Purple Coneflower

26 07 2013

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Bees on Coneflower





Daylily ‘Ollalie Late Red’

26 07 2013

‘Ollalie Late Red’ Daylily (Hemerocalis hybrid), photographed at Brookside Gardens

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Daylily lorez





Calder-esque

26 07 2013

I photographed this beautiful (unidentified) tree outside the visitors center at Brookside Gardens yesterday morning. I thought it looked like an Alexander Calder mobile.

UPDATE: Thanks to a fellow gardener/blogger, Les (of www.atidewatergardener.blogspot.com), I think we may have an identification—Euphorbia cotinifolia.

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Calderesque





Tropical Water Lily ‘Blue Beauty’

25 07 2013

Tropical Water Lily (Nymphaea) ‘Blue Beauty’, photographed at Brookside Gardens in Wheaton, MD

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Purple Water Lilies





In the studio: Marisa

23 07 2013

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Marisa Modeling 4-up





Katydid

21 07 2013

My friend Michael and I think this might be a tiny Handsome Meadow Katydid nymph (Orchelimum pulchellum) because of the blue tint to the eyes. I photographed it at McKee-Beshers Wildlife Management Area this morning.

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HandsomeMeadowKatydid





(Unidentified) beetle on Chicory bloom

20 07 2013

I photographed this red headed fellow at one of the McKee-Beshers sunflower fields this morning, alongside my fellow avid photographers, Heather Callin, Michael Powell and Marisa Sarto.

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RedHeadBeetleChicory lorez





Marisa

17 07 2013

I photographed Marisa a few days ago and we just finished converting one of our favorite images to b&w using one of my actions from Florabella. I like the warm tint to this particular action. More shots to come…

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Marisa B&W





Cardinal Flower yin-yang

15 07 2013

I was drawn to the way the background in this shot of a Cardinal flower was divided into dark and light, foliage and sky, yin and yang!

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Cardinal Yen Yang





Globe Artichoke

14 07 2013

The Globe Artichoke (Cynara cardunculus) is a perennial thistle. If the buds or “globes” aren’t harvested, six-inch bluish-purple thistle-like flowers will form. I shot this image at Green Spring Gardens this morning.

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Artichoke Thistle lorez





Blooming in my garden today: Pincushion flower (Scabiosa)

7 07 2013

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Scabiosa lorez





Sacred Lotus

7 07 2013

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White Lotus





Lily pads

7 07 2013

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Lily Pads