Rose Buds and Coreopsis

Red Rose Bud
Red Rose Bud

Roses are beautiful flowers and every year I am looking forward to the Rose blossom time. England famous for their Rose Gardens, well I haven’t got that many, still enough to enjoy the blossom time.

Red Rose Bud
Red Rose Bud

Not only Rose buds I could find. Coreopsis are on the way just as well. A beautiful yellow flower showing off pretty much the whole summer.

Coreopsis Zagreb
Coreopsis Zagreb

And one of my favourites; Peony… My neighbour already has them flowering. So far, I have only buds.

Peony Bud
Peony Bud

And last my lovely Daisy or Bellis. Still making me smile, every day.

Red Bellis
Red Bellis

New and Old Flowers

Bellis flower
Bellis flower

Whilst the Daisies flowering like crazy, few new buds are showing.

Paeony bud
Paeony bud

Peony one of my favourites, sadly only a short time flowering but therfore extremely beautiful and I cannot wait for capturing their beauty hopefully soon.

Coreopsis Zagreb bud
Coreopsis Zagreb bud

And Coreopsis, these are beautiful all summer flowering beauties. Their bright yellow lightens every mood. And for me, a pleasure to take pictures these days.

Toy Soldiers

Mini Toy Soldier Action Figure
Toy Soldier Action Figure

Yesterday my boys were hiding toy soldiers in the lawn and I had to find them with my view finder. Under the moto; We just give you ideas, what you can take pictures of.

Mini Toy Soldier Action Figure
Mini Toy Soldier Action Figure

The boys were setting up the scenery and my little girl pushed the remote release… team work indeed.

Little soldiers are great for taking pictures, unfortunately the tank wasn’t really looking good and some soldiers are just not good models. Still who I am to doubt my kids, after all, I’ve got some good pics out.

Mini Toy Soldier Action Figure
Mini Toy Soldier Action Figure

My favourite – Red Bellis

Red Bellis Macro Shot

Red Bellis Macro Shot

One of my favourite flowers are Bellis or Daisies, maybe because they are survivors; starting to flower soon the sun is coming up till snow is falling down and nearly nothing can stop them between. Maybe because of all the daisy chains we did as children or maybe for the oracel questioning; “He loves me, he doesn’t”… 

Probably just because they are amazingly pretty! And every year one of my favourites taking pictures of.

Red Bellis Macro Shot

Red Bellis Macro Shot

Tulips – Beautiful Spring Flowers

Beginning of Spring is one of my favorite times. When the first Snowbells and Crocuses arrive followed by Daffodils and Tulips everything looks beautiful and makes me smile.

purple tulip

Purple Tulip

I do like to take pictures of flowers, since there beauty is extremely satisfying, the colours stunning and the texture of leaves and petals just amazing.

purple tulip

Purple Tulip

The first warm sunshine and everyone is cheering up and out and about.

Purple Pink Tulip

Purple Pink Tulip

These are the last Tulips I could find, since it is late spring and other flowers are preparing for theire great days ahead.

purple tulip

Purple Tulip

Enjoy the little reminder of Easter and change from cold and triste to warm and sunny. And speaking of sunny, we even had in the UK a fair share of that so far.

purple tulip

Purple Tulip

Dragon and Orc – Beautiful Figures of Imagination

Who doesn’t want to have a dragon and for the girls under us, a muskular manly Orc with the expression; Don’t mess with what I love! like that:

Orc 11

Orc Portrait

Beautiful details here in a macro shot of a clay figurine

clay dragon and orc

Dragon and Orc having a chat

Figurine are great subjects to photograph, put them in the garden, in front of a background of your choice, everything that inspires you. Look through the view finder and see what is really there. The world looks different through the camera.

dragon clay figurine

be careful, it might be real

Priority on Aperature gives only some details focused, if you want to have the whole dragon in focus, change your settings!

clay figurine orc

Orc close up

This figurine has stunning features, I do love that little guy!

Clay figurine Orc

impressive details

I am impressed how good the details are being captured since the real size of the figure is about 4-5″. All in all I had a lot of fun setting these little fellows up and taking many shots with different settings. Try something out and share it here!