September is a fine time to do some experimenting with the cameras.
Shown above is Japanese blood grass, Imperata cylindrica.
Trying different perspectives can make for some interesting images. Like climbing up on a ladder to get a bird’s eye view…
Shown above is crossvine, Bignonia capreolata ‘Tangerine Beauty’.
Or wading into the middle of the garden bed instead of staying safely on the path. Sometimes boots are required for these forays.
Shown above is Verbena bonariensis.
Or stick the camera up underneath the foliage for a bug’s eye view.
Shown above is Heuchera ‘Silver Scrolls’.
Even the veggie plot is full of photo ops. Note the shadow of the metal hoop through the okra leaf.
Shown above is
“PITRE’S SHORT BUSH RED COWHORN New!
Exciting dwarf red cowhorn okra! This variety was given to our friend, Kurt Bridges, about 18 years ago by one of his patients, who has been growing this unique okra for many years. It is believed that this okra may have been brought to Louisiana by African slaves, and then grown for generations in St. Landry parish. The plants average about 3’ tall and spread some, and produce many giant 12” fluted red pods that have some green on the part of the pod that does not receive much sunshine.”
Quotations are from the Baker Creek seed catalog description. It seems our pods do not receive much sunshine.
This okra is grown for its ornamental value.
The camera can fit into spaces the eyes of human heads cannot.
Shown above are the black stems of Northern maidenhair fern, Adiatum pedatum amongst the mosses of the trough planter.
Snap away at whatever is nearby.
Shown above is Yucca filamentosa ‘Golden Shield’.
Sometimes there is more to a scene than meets the eye.
Shown above is the fruit of Passionvine, Passiflora incarnata.
Don’t be inhibited by convention.
Shown above is a multi trunked Silver Maple, Acer saccharinum.
You might end up with the rarest of treasures.
Shown above are the new sprouts from seeds collected from a daylily cross bred by Fairegarden. The female flower was Hemerocallis ‘Heavenly Treasure’ and the male pollen was lovingly hand tapped on the pistil from an H. ‘Dave Rhyne’ flower. Ladies and gentlemen, we have germination. Click here to read about the
night of passion details.
This month’s tip: All of the garden shots are taken using the macro setting on the Canon Powershot A720 IS, not just the close ups. Macro is also used on the Canon Powershot SX1 IS for the long shots. The C setting allows for supermacro, but so far the old 720 takes a better macro image. There will always be more to learn.