Flowers


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Jan 18

A Look Back—Roses At The Mission

Photograph of roses at the San Juan Bautista Mission

Looking at these older shots reminds me that I don’t shoot much anymore with the wide-angle lens. Maybe it’s time to bring it back out. May 31, 2008.


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Dec 17

A Look Back—Backyard Macro

Photograph of raindrops on a poppy petalOne of my favorite subjects — raindrops on poppy plants. This is one of more than 1,200 shots of raindrops. Too many? April, 2008.


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Dec 17

A Look Back—Wildflowers

Photograph of wildflowers in a field near Highway 58 near Bakersfield, CaliforniaA scene along the highway as I returned from a trip to Death Valley. March 27, 2008.


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Sep 17

A Look Back—Point Lobos Bird Island

Photograph of birds on a rock at Point Lobos, California.One of the views at Point Lobos State Park, south of Carmel, California. Point Lobos is called the Crown Jewel in the state park system, with its spectacular rocky coasts and beautiful views.


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Sep 17

A Look Back—Pacific Grove “Magic Carpet”

Photograph of “Magic Carpet” ice plant flowers in Pacific Grove, CaliforniaA spectacular display of ice plant in Pacific Grove, California. The plant is a native of South Africa, Drosanthemum floribundum. It is sometimes called Magic Carpet or Rosy Iceplant. It makes a beautiful location for an engagement
shoot.


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Aug 17

A Look Back—Lupine

Photograph of lupine flowers in front of an oak tree, Prunedale, CaliforniaA favorite location, a neighbor’s pasture down the road. In some years, the field is filled with lupine. Not too many in April of 2007, but I liked this patch in front of the oak tree.


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Aug 17

A Look Back—Pacific Grove Echium

Photograph of purple echium against a stone wall in Pacific Grove, CaliforniaEchium, or the Pride of Madeira plants begin to bloom along the bike trail in Pacific Grove towards the end of winter. I liked this arrangement against the stone wall. Taken with a wide-angle lens on March 19, 2007.


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May 17

A Look Back—Flowers and Pine

Photograph of a pine tree and small pink flowers in the Sierra Nevada mountains in Kings Canyon National Park, CaliforniaSo often the Sierras in summer are dry and dusty. In July of 2006, there was enough moisture for these delicate flowers to thrive. Taken in Kings Canyon National Park in the central Sierra Nevada.


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Mar 17

A Look Back—Poppies And Tracks

Photograph of poppies growing between unused railroad tracks near Marina, CaliforniaI found this section of unused railroad tracks for the first time in 2006. I liked the bright color of the poppies against the rusting tracks. I have returned to this area every spring since then, but have never found as profuse a bloom.


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Feb 17

A Look Back—Raindrops

Photograph of raindrops on a flower backyard shot with the 105mm Micro Lens. The freshness of the raindrops never loses it’s appeal. April 2006.