Jump to content

Post a beautiful nature picture


Recommended Posts

23 hours ago, Betty LaRue said:

Japanese Maples are beautiful but they are a bit finicky, IMO. It’s been awhile, but I think when I planted one in Oklahoma years ago, it said to give it some filtered shade part of the day. Like from another tree. Of course, that was instructions for Oklahoma, which has some pretty fierce summer heat. Probably not an issue where you are. Mine didn’t do well. But yes, the colors change!

Pretty Image!

 

Thanks for the kind words, Betty. Japanese maples seem to thrive here with very little fuss, but then just about anything will grow in Vancouver, even the occasional palm tree:

 

Windmill Palm tree (Trachycarpus fortunei) or Chusan palm growing outside an apartment building in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Stock Photo

Link to post
Share on other sites
10 hours ago, Phil Crean said:

Time for another from springtime in Tenerife!

2FJ14CR.jpg

 

Phil

Pretty! I grew some poppies like those, once. Mine were in a half whiskey barrel.

Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, Betty LaRue said:

Pretty! I grew some poppies like those, once. Mine were in a half whiskey barrel.

At about 1000 metres above sea level they grow wild out here, different varieties too. There are even some orange coloured California poppies in one part of the island!

Phil

Edited by Phil Crean
spellling
Link to post
Share on other sites
6 hours ago, Phil Crean said:

At about 1000 metres above sea level they grow wild out here, different varieties too. There are even some orange coloured California poppies in one part of the island!

Phil

That’s what I had, the California orange. I didn’t remember until you said it. It’s been 20 years ago!

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
On 22/04/2021 at 18:44, Betty LaRue said:

Hello Betty! I just want to thank you so much for taking the time to share your advice. It's been a little crazy around here, but I have started working through the images and posting better captioning. Everything you said made perfect sense. I appreciated your help and experience very much! I'm new here to the forum; so looking forward to learning a lot more! Hope you are having a great spring time! Your Friend, Jenny    S:o)

 

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
28 minutes ago, Jenny Wise Photos said:

 

Happy to be of help, Jenny! And it’s nice for someone new to heed advice. Some people feel insulted, but our advice is to help you. Once you have many images in your portfolio, it’s so much more difficult correcting them than when caught toward the beginning.

Alamy changed over to a new way of doing things a few years back that caused a big mess in our keywords field. I had 5000 images to go through one at a time to fix the keywords on all of my images. I thought I would go mad, but I got it done over several months.  

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 3 weeks later...
Posted (edited)

This image was taken mid-May on a hiking trip in Kananaskis Country, Alberta Rocky Mountains

green-valley-distant-snowy-mountain-peak

 

The ridge in foreground is called King Creek Ridge and it was largely snowbound, but first highpoint where this photo was taken was snow free and I spent at least half an hour sitting and enjoying expansive views. In the distance are Kananaskis Lakes, still frozen.  Specially amazing were these cloud formations above distant snowy mountain Peaks,  better seen on this telephoto

 

green-valley-distant-snowy-mountain-peak

 

Both of these images were taken with Canon 6D, full frame, and 24-105L lens.  Pano is 4x2 grid with all frames at 24mm, while telephoto is single frame and for once I am happy with 105mm focal length.  I also took a "selfie", being without tripod I simply leaned my Rx100 on rucksack and snapped this before I left;  not submitted for sale, but inserting here to complete the story

attachment.php?attachmentid=285980

 

 

I maintain personal website, which is kinda mix of photography and hiking;  Hiking part has log of all these Canadian Rockies trips and if you wish you can read more about this hike (and see more photos)  here

 

Edited by Autumn Sky
  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 2 weeks later...
Posted (edited)

Been a while, but here are a few from the garden that I didn't get last year......... click through twice if you want full-size.

 

Lilac

DSC07543.jpg

 

Azalea.......this is very orange........never noticed the giraffe spots until I put flash through it.DSC07552.jpg

 

May- which actually did wait till May this year, April being so cold.........

DSC07561.jpg

 

...and weigelia florida by the pond

 

DSC07620.jpg

 

Irises by the pond bog garden

DSC07613.jpg

 

Edited by spacecadet
  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)

A new one- we've never noticed it before, probably because the flowers last only a day- Wood avens/herb bennet.

 

DSC07642.jpg

 

..and the magpie brat hassling the grown-ups......

DSC07590.jpg

Edited by spacecadet
Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, spacecadet said:

 

 

..and the magpie brat hassling the grown-ups......

DSC07590.jpg

 

"If you are going to be like that you go and find your own place to live."  That should shut him up.

 

Allan

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
32 minutes ago, Allan Bell said:

 

"If you are going to be like that you go and find your own place to live."  That should shut him up.

 

Allan

 

I think he has. I heard him in next door's garden today.😀

  • Haha 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Those young’uns sure hate to have to begin rustling up their own chow. I always knew when the parents were DONE when the parents just ignored or flew away, leaving the noisy one confused.

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)

Anyone that visited Banff National Park probably went to see Moraine Lake;  at one time it was on back of Canadian $20 dollar bill.   Lake is beautiful, but it is tourist zoo.  14km winding road ends at fairly small parking lot that simply can't accommodate swarms of tourist cars, tour buses etc.   For that reason I don't go there, although there is some world class hiking above.  But as the road is not plowed, it is closed off-season.  May 31 was last day before re-opening and I went for a bike ride.  It is awesome, angle is not too steep and on return you can coast almost all the way back!  

 

Area was still largely snowbound and lake just began to thaw.  So unable to do any higher elevation hiking I went for a stroll around the lake, following tourist path on the north side.  This pic was taken along that path, and it truly showcases beauty of this unique area in Canadian Rockies;  and I had it all to myself; in season it feels sometimes like Calgary stampede

 

valley-of-ten-peaks-above-frozen-moraine

 

Trail ends at far side of the lake - roughly lower right of the photo.   I admired 2 harlequin ducks enjoying sunshine at lake inlet, wishing I had telephoto lens on me;  I tried to come closer, but they wouldn't let me.  Then, as I had time, I decided to try to make it to other side of the lake.  This was very tricky, crossing raging stream and postholing in wet snow but I made it.   Here's the 4x2 pano taken there;  if you have seen classic Moraine Lake shot before, would you be able to guess this is Moraine lake too? (Towering Mountain on left side is Mt. Temple, 3rd highest in Southern Rockies)

 

wide-panoramic-landscape-scenic-view-of-

 

Then the devil inside told me to circumvent the lake, coming back on south (right on pic above). There is no trail and I almost got myself into deep trouble.  Had to cross several avalanche slopes without mountaineering gear, but I made it.

 

Hope you enjoyed the pics and apologies for the rant

Edited by Autumn Sky
  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)

The cotoneaster is absolutely seething with bees, but the flowers aren't really out far enough to make a picture, but not to worry, they like the iris sibirica as well.

Looks like quite a job getting in and out, so I had time to get this.

DSC07775.jpg

Edited by spacecadet
  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)

The amaryllis has flowered for the first time in a few years, so worth a look.

DSC07726.jpg

 

........and this little creeping wood-sorrel on the drive. I had to use a black umbrella to cut down the daylight.

DSC07788.jpg

Edited by spacecadet
Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)
21 hours ago, spacecadet said:

The cotoneaster is absolutely seething with bees, but the flowers aren't really out far enough to make a picture, but not to worry, they like the iris sibirica as well.

Looks like quite a job getting in and out, so I had time to get this.

DSC07775.jpg

 

Hi Mark,

 

I know you will know the names of plants in your own garden but I am surprised that the image above is a Cotoneaster as I have never seen one with a flower like that shown. Had a quick look on the web and could find nothing like it relating to Cotoneaster. Can you tell me what it is so I can add it to my list please.

 

Allan

 

Edited by Allan Bell
Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Allan Bell said:

 

Hi Mark,

 

I know you will know the names of plants in your own garden but I am surprised that the image above is a Cotoneaster as I have never seen one with a flower like that shown. Had a quick look on the web and could find nothing like it relating to Cotoneaster. Can you tell me what it is so I can add it to my list please.

 

Allan

 

Allan, he said the cotoneaster wasn’t ready yet to make a picture, but the Iris is. So this isn’t cotoneaster. Reread carefully.

  • Thanks 1
  • Confused 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
19 minutes ago, spacecadet said:

 

deleted

 

 

WHOOPS!    Sorry Mark.

 

Allan

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.