Saturday, 23 February 2019

Helleborus and Crocus



And again this weekend will be a warm and sunny february weekend. 
Of course I love the sun and beautiful weather but I'm so worried about our climate, about the climate change. 

The flowers of the Helleborus are so beautiful, I have a few plants in the garden.
This is a Helleborus purpurascens, with dark purple petals.


At first there were only yellow Crocuses in the garden but now I saw some purple ones.

Sunday, 17 February 2019

Another sunny warm February day


Love tulips. This is a tulip from a bouquet, photographed with my macro lens.

Today another wonderful sunny day, feels like spring.



Crocus, flowering in the garden.

Observation: We saw a European Greenfinch (Groenling) in the garden. It is the first Greenfinch we saw this winter in the garden.

Wednesday, 13 February 2019

First "spring like" day



Yesterday there was sun !!! after days of dark clouds and rain. It felt a bit like spring !
It was the first time, after months, that I went out in the garden with my camera and telelens to photograph flowers. 
That are one of the most beautiful photography moments for me. To be so close to the flowers, to nature.

The Crocus flowers are opening in the sun.





Helleborus purpurascens is also flowering. Love the deep purple color of the petals.

Sunday, 10 February 2019

Snow at the start of February



At the end of January, 31 January, we had snow !! At at the start of February too.
Snow is not so very common anymore in the winter in our country so I thought I have to make a post with some snow photos.




Saturday, 9 February 2019

Spring memories





Spring memories in the garden. Love these plants, Geum. The flowers are wonderful, so very delicate and they are great photography objects. 
Can't wait to see them flowering again in the garden in spring.

Friday, 8 February 2019

Lovely garden birds





Love to photograph birds but my new telelens is not long enough, it is only 250 mm.
These photos are made with my old Tamron lens 300mm, but it is not working anymore.
I photographed the Robin and Bluetit (a real acrobat) in our garden about a year ago with the Tamron lens.

Wednesday, 30 January 2019

Rose macro






I'm fascinated by flowers, and photographing flowers, macro photography, is the kind of photography I like the most. Not very very close macro photography but like the photos above.

Because there are no flowers in the garden :-) I bought some roses to photograph.
Always a struggle to find a nice background.
Also a chalenge to find the right aperture, to get a nice balance between the flower and the blurred background.


Sunday, 27 January 2019

Dark winter day


The snow, that made "everything" beautiful white, is gone. Now the dark January days are back.
But this dark, rainy weather can be great to make photos. I always like the dark brown branches of the trees in winter.






A tribute to my dear parents


I accidentally removed this post, while I was using the blogger app on my phone.
This is a tribute to my dear parents.
My father died on the 3rd of November, my mother, she had dementia and couldn't live without my father, died two days later.

Monday, 21 January 2019

Purple Helleborus



It is winter, Helleborus time. Wonderful winter flowering plants.
This is a Helleborus purpurascens, I made it last year, it is not flowering yet.