Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Photographing Roses : Some Experiences and Tips

Who doesn’t like roses? Is there anyone who doesn’t admire its beauty? I think there is no one like that. For me photographing flowers has been one of my favourite interests. As you can see in this blog, out of the 57 posts I have published till now, 23 of them have the tag – flowers, either about flowering plants, trees, or just flower photographs. And I will come with more and more flowers, as I explore more.

In this post I am sharing some pictures of rose flowers that I took and some of my experiences related to it, from the view of a naturalist, than that of a photographer - some things that I learned from photographing during different times of a day.

Photographing during the morning hours:



Photographing Roses

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Catus with Flowers

Did you know that cacti have flowers and fruits? The answer is yes. I came to know about it when I saw this cactus with flowers. 

Cactus - Opuntia cochenillifera

Monday, November 19, 2012

Thazhuthama and its Medicinal Values

Thazhuthama has small flowers, too small that it is only one or two millimeters in diameter. They are pink in color and have five petals each.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Kalyanasougandhikam - White Ginger Lily

First of all, I wish everyone a very Happy Deepavali

White Ginger Lily, known as ‘Kalyanasougandhikam’ in Malayalam, is a beautiful flower with captivating fragrance. ‘Sugandham’ means fragrance and ‘sougandhikam’ is something which is fragrant, and so is the name of the flower. These are the flowers from my garden.

Kalyanasougandhikam - White Ginger Lily

Monday, November 5, 2012

Crimson Marsh Glider (Female)

The last post was about male Crimson Marsh Glider dragonfly and this one is the female Crimson Marsh Glider. Scientific name is Trithemis aurora.
If you haven't seen the previous post, visit it also : Crimson Marsh Glider (Male)
The pictures of the female dragonfly was taken from the same place where the male was also found.

Crimson Marsh Glider (Female)