Garden Flower - Orange, Vancouver, Canada

October Flowers & Mushrooms

Today, when I took the dogs for a walk I decided to bring my camera along. I haven't had very much opportunities to use it recently and needed to get my photo fix in somehow. We have had a very mild fall in Vancouver and there are still plenty of flowers in the neighbourhood. I also came across some mushrooms, and even a few critters.

My route with the dogs

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The flowers, I can't believe we still have this many at the end of October!

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Some mushrooms

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These flowers are still growing in my yard.  Maybe this global warming thing isn't so bad ;)

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Some of the critters.

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May Flowers : Vancouver : 2013-05-20

Vancouver May Flowers

Apparently the May long weekend is a busy time for gardening in Vancouver.  Our tulips have already come and gone, but there is always something in bloom.  I took a few shots while my wife was busy in the garden.  Nikon D800 with a 105mm f/2.8 VR Micro lens.


Nikon D800 Macro - Frosty Morning - Focus Stack Buds

A Frosty Morning - Nikon D800 Macro with Focus Stack

I was waiting for a frosty morning to get some macro shots. Today, I got a few in my back yard. I also attempted some focus stacking with Zerene, though results are mixed. Shots are all taken with a Nikon D800 and Nikkor 105mm f/2.8 VR Micro lens.


Nikon D800 Macro - Nikkor 105mm f/2.8 VR Micro - 2012-11-27 : Jammie eye closeup

Nikon D800 Macro with Nikkor 105mm f/2.8 VR

Today I got my Nikkor 105mm f/2.8 VR lens back from a friend who borrowed it.   Since I haven't used it for a while I decided to bring it with me on my beach walk at Acadia Beach in Vancouver.  It was a cold morning and I was hoping to get some interesting macro shots of frost but I didn't find any.  I did take a few photos but I'll have to try another day to get some frost.

All shots hand-held, ISO800, processed in Lightroom.


Vancouver Aquarium Baby Jellyfish Macro Photo

Photo: Baby Jellyfish

a macro photo of a tiny baby jellyfish. You can see its reflection in the water's surface.  Taken at the Vancouver Aquarium.

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Vancouver Aquarium - Macro photo of butterfly

Photo: Butterfly

A butterfly in the tropical rain forest exhibit of the Vancouver Aquarium.

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Vancouver Aquarium - macro photo of moth

Photo: Moth

A moth in the tropical rain forest exhibit of the Vancouver Aquarium.

Vancouver Aquarium - macro photo of moth


Garden Bee: 2012-06-20 : Focus Stack with Zerene Stacker (105mm f/2.8 VR Micro)

PHOTO: Hoverfly

This is a hoverfly, which mimics a bee as a defense mechanism.   The shot is actually a composite of several shots all with different focus, then stacked using Zerene Stacker.  I have a bit more info at my post here.

Garden Bee: 2012-06-20 : Focus Stack with Zerene Stacker (105mm f/2.8 VR Micro)