Bumblebees


Anthony Parker Bush Sage has beautiful blue violet flowers that bumblebees love.

Title: Violet bumblebee love
Location: Carpinteria, California
Camera:NIKON D700
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


Deltoid-leaved dew plant is a small succulent with pink daisy-like flowers.

Title: Deltoid-leaved dew plant
Location: Carpinteria, California
Camera:NIKON D700
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


The dew plant is a lot like a cactus not needing much water. You can see the pollen on this bumble-bees hind leg.

Title: Bumble bee pollination
Location: Carpinteria, California
Camera:NIKON D700
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


This last photo is my favorite of the day. I got lucky that this little bumblebee was still so I could get this photo.

Title: Bee on a Deltoid-leaved dew plant
Location: Carpinteria, California
Camera:NIKON D700
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

Exotic purple flowers


I was so excited that this Hong Kong Orchid Tree was in bloom.This purplish red flower is huge almost 6 inches across.

Title: Hong Kong orchid tree in bloom
Location: Carpinteria, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


This is a photo of a Hong Kong Orchid that has not bloomed yet.I love the contrast between the reddish purple flower and the big fan leaves.

Title: Hong Kong orchid flower-bud
Location: Carpinteria, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


Aechmea distichantha is a tropical flower native in Brazil.I love the crazy flower on this ornamental plant.

Title: Aechmea distichantha flower
Location: Carpinteria, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


I love purple osteospermum flowers.This daisy-like flower can be blue, yellow and purple colored.

Title: Purple osteospermum daisy
Location: Carpinteria, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


This last photo of the day is also a beautiful purple osteospermum. The common name for this flower is blue-eyed daisy.

Title: Purple blue-eyed daisy
Location: Carpinteria, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

Gazania Flowers


This is a collection of beautiful Gazania flowers.The exotic flowers are native to Southern Africa.I love the brilliant shades of yellow and orange on the flower petals.I hope you enjoy this beautiful flower as much as I do.

Title: Red Gazania flower
Location: Carpinteria, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

Title: Gazania sun

Title: Gazania fire

Title: Gazania red and yellow

Title: Gazania yellow flower

Exotic Flowers


This is a photo of a small yellow Mexican tulip poppy.

Title: Mexican tulip poppy #2
Location: Carpinteria, California
Camera:NIKON D700
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


Lone purple daisy. I love the colors in this photo.

Title: Lone purple daisy
Location: Carpinteria, California
Camera:NIKON D700
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


Angel’s trumpets are beautiful big yellow flowers. I love the shape of the Brugmansia flower.

Title: Angel’s trumpets
Location: Carpinteria, California
Camera:NIKON D700
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


This last flower of the day is a fuchsia. Fuchsia flowers attracts a lot of hummingbirds and butterflies.

Title: Fuchsia flower
Location: Carpinteria, California
Camera:NIKON D700
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

Flower Friday


I was on hike in Carpinteria and found lots of local wild flowers in bloom. This is a white daisy flower.

Title: White daisy #2
Location: Carpinteria, California
Camera:NIKON D700
Lens: 105.0 mm f/2.8

Title: Purple and white aquilegia flower


Title: Blue and yellow pansy flower


Title: Blue and white pansy flower


Title: White and blue Aconitum flower

Orange Flowers


This is a collection of orange flowers. This first picture is of a abutilon victor reiter flower stamen.

Title: Abutilon victor reiter flower stamen
Location: Carpinteria, California
Camera:NIKON D700
Lens: 105.0 mm f/2.8


This is an abutilon orange hot flower. It’s a beautiful exotic hibiscus.

Title: Orange hot flower
Location: Carpinteria, California
Camera:NIKON D700
Lens: 105.0 mm f/2.8


This is another abutilon victor reiter flower. Hummingbirds love this flower.

Title: Abutilon victor reiter flower
Location: Carpinteria, California
Camera:NIKON D700
Lens: 105.0 mm f/2.8


I love Bougainvillea flowers I find them all over southern california. The bright orange and pinks in this flower are beautiful

Title: Bougainvillea #3
Location: Carpinteria, California
Camera:NIKON D700
Lens: 105.0 mm f/2.8

Hummingbird and Flowers


Purple California wild flowers in bloom.

Title: Purple flower in bloom
Location: Santa Barbara, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 105.0 mm f/2.8


Up close photo of pink flowers.

Title: Pink flower petals
Location: Santa Barbara, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 105.0 mm f/2.8


Hummingbird feeding on flowers.

Title: Hummingbird
Location: Santa Barbara, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 300.0 mm f/2.8


Macro of another pinkish-purple flower.

Title: pinkish-purple flower.
Location: Santa Barbara, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 105.0 mm f/2.8

Yellow pincushion and Bougainvillea


This first picture is a yellow pincushion flower.

Title: Yellow pincushion
Location: Carpinteria, California
Camera:NIKON D700
Lens: 105.0 mm f/2.8


Bougainvillea is a beautiful flower that loves the warm climate of Carpinteria California.

Title: Yellow orange Bugainvillea
Location: Carpinteria, California
Camera:NIKON D700
Lens: 105.0 mm f/2.8


This is another photo of bright orange Bougainvillea.

Title: Bright orange Bougainvillea
Location: Carpinteria, California
Camera:NIKON D700
Lens: 105.0 mm f/2.8

Purple Flowers


I will always stop and take a photo of beautiful flowers. I would pick you from the garden.

Title: I would pick you
Location: Carpinteria, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

Title: The mouth of a gentle flower.

Title: Purple flowers growing wild.

Channel Islands Day Hike


A close up of the native flowers on the channel islands. The deep blue purple color is beautiful.

Location: Channel Islands, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


The beach in the cove on Anacapa Island is beautiful.

Location: Channel Islands, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


Long native grasses blowing in the ocean breeze.

Location: Channel Islands, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


Arch Rock is on the east end of the island. The long natural bridge is the most notable natural feature of Anacapa Island.

Location: Channel Islands, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

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