Botanical macro photography

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This succulent stands out for it’s different colors that blend into each other, from bright green to dark red.

Title: Cherokee Rose
Location: Ventura,California
Camera: NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

One of my favorite things about visiting gardens is the many different types of plants, including this one that could be mistaken for a treat!

Title: Abstract Cherokee Rose
Location: Ventura,California
Camera: NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

Before plants can bloom, often times they look droopy however this one has a unique color pattern ranging from dark grey to bright red.

Title: coprosma pink splendor flower
Location: Ventura, California
Camera: NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

This little honey bee flew onto the plant just when I was taking this picture, making for a beautiful shot of nature and animal.

Title: Bee in a flower
Location: Ventura, California
Camera: NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2

Garden by the sea

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This succulent stands out for it’s different colors that blend into each other, from bright green to dark red.

Title: Red green Aeonium valverdense
Location: Ventura,California
Camera: NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

One of my favorite things about visiting gardens is the many different types of plants, including this one that could be mistaken for a treat!

Title: Burgundy silver stone succulent
Location: Ventura,California
Camera: NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

Before plants can bloom, often times they look droopy however this one has a unique color pattern ranging from dark grey to bright red.

Title: pig’s ear flower
Location: Ventura, California
Camera: NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

Peeking out ever so slightly from the leaves, these stems are ready to bloom into a full flower.

Title: Crown of thorns
Location: Ventura, California
Camera: NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2

Botanical

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I managed to catch the early morning dew on this yellow leaf and was quite excited to see just how many water droplets can fit on one space.

Title: Yellow leaf
Location: Carpinteria, California
Camera: NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

It may look like this flower is washed out but that is a combination of yellow and white tones on the leaves.

Title: Black-eyed Susan vine
Location: Carpinteria, California
Camera: NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

Roses are often seen as bright red, fluttering pedals and perfect thorns but some Roses have different types of beauty with pinks, light reds and even brown.

Title: Beautiful decay
Location: Carpinteria, California
Camera: NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

This lonely flower was budding at just the right time to capture it entering the world compared to it’s counterparts which are still not quite there yet.

Title: Echeveria succulent flower
Location: Carpinteria, California
Camera: NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2

I love succulents

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Flowers are blooming early in this area, making things look very green and vibrant.

Title: Roadside Greenhouse Succulent
Location: Carpinteria, California
Camera: NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

This bubbly looking plant is one of my favorites to photograph.

Title: jelly beans succulent
Location: Carpinteria, California
Camera: NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

I love the texture of this plant because of it’s subtle tones of red and orange on the otherwise pristine green leaves.

Title: Perfect little Aeonium succulent
Location: Carpinteria, California
Camera: NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

A strange cactus to some, a beautiful one to others, I had a lot of fun taking pictures of this because of how many different components there are to this flower.

Title: Haworthia minima succulent
Location: Carpinteria, California
Camera: NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2

Shades of pink floral blooms

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Carpet coral blooms from late spring through fall and is a genuinely easy-care groundcover rose. The flower blooms don’t fade in the sun instead their shade deepens as they age, as you can see this rose is a deep rich coral-red color.

Title: Carpet coral red rose
Location: Summerland, California
Camera: NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8 10X diopter


This rose is the perfect pink! Grandiflora Rose are known for being hardy, with big pink blossoms and dark green foliage.

Title: Grandiflora Rose-Tournament of Roses
Location: Summerland, California
Camera: NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8 10X diopter


I passed by this rose and instantly smelled it’s strong citrus fragrance. As I got closer this glowing soft pink rose bloom caught my eye, this was my favorite rose at the garden.

Title: Orchid romance rose
Location: Summerland, California
Camera: NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8 10X diopter


In the winter after a little rain the succulent flowers begin to bloom. This simple flower created an amazing minimalist photograph.

Title: Pink succulent flower
Location: Summerland, California
Camera: NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8 10X diopter

Flowers in vases

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While I love taking pictures of flowers in nature, I also love setting them up in vases to show off the beauty between natural and objective.
Title: Yellow rose in an old bottle


These roses really pop out against the white background and shimmering glass. Sometimes simple really is better.
Title: Pink and red romantic roses


I found this unique pot in a store and knew right away it would looking amazing with colorful roses.
Title: Sweet rose still life


The word to best describe this setup would be “blooming”, giving off the allure of brightly colored flowers coming to life once they hit the water.
Title: Stargazer lily in bloom

Floral still life

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One of my favorite colors is orange because of how vibrant it is, and it’s found in nature a lot.
Title: Abstract orange flower


The subtle tone of yellow to orange on the underside of this flower made for a very unique picture.
Title: Yellow to orange floral tones


Not all roses are red, and those that aren’t tend to stand out the most like this yellow rose today.
Title: Stand out yellow rose


Pink is another popular color for roses, often giving off a lighter vibe while still catching the eye.
Title: One color is not like the others

Abstract rose flowers

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Macro photography is some of my favorite because I get to go upclose to beautiful flowers like this and see all the details.

Title: bright orange strike it rich rose
Location: Santa Barbara, California
Camera: NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8 4x diopter


What looks like a fluffly pillow is the many leaves of this red rose.

Title: bright red fame rose
Location: Santa Barbara, California
Camera: NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8 4x diopter


This rose looks like it’s bleeding which gives it a unique beautiful that you won’t soon forget.

Title: pink and white scentimental rose
Location: Santa Barbara, California
Camera: NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8 4x diopter


They say life is stranger than fiction and this holds true with flowers, especially this spotted rose.

Title: china doll rose
Location: Santa Barbara, California
Camera: NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8 4x diopter

Romantic rose

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I love visiting gardens to see the variety of horticulture, especially unique flowers like this one.

Title: Scentimental rose
Location: Santa Barbara, California
Camera: NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8 4x diopter


This deep red rose has a unique characteristic to it, it flows into a bright white flower in the middle.

Title: Red cherry parfait
Location: Santa Barbara, California
Camera: NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8 4x diopter


The sun always makes yellow flowers pop out, making them very hard to look away from.

Title: New day rose
Location: Santa Barbara, California
Camera: NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8 4x diopter


I like to think this flower can be best described as a burning sunset with it’s tone of orange, pink, and yellow.

Title: Strike it rich rose
Location: Santa Barbara, California
Camera: NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8 4x diopter

Soft spring pink wildflowers


I hope you enjoy this collection of beautiful pink flowers from a local garden.

Title: Light pink Aster
Location: Carpinteria, California
Camera: NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8 4x diopter

Title: Little pink flowers
Location: Carpinteria, California
Camera: NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8 4x diopter

Title: Light pink Gazania
Location: Carpinteria, California
Camera: NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8 4x diopter

Title: Purple & green wildflower
Location: Carpinteria, California
Camera: NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8 4x diopter

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