Add Some Color To Your Workday: Take Time to Smell the Flowers

Flora & Fauna, Featured

 

In April in the Northeast it snowed yet again. April! Like everyone else I know, I was impatient for Spring. As a way to ward off winter, I borrowed a super cool macro lens from Sigma and did something I’ve never done. I captured some still life photography in the form of flowers. Why? Because flowers are the antidote to snow.  I finally feel I can actually say, “Happy Spring”!

I took these photographs a week ago and loved every minute of this casual photo shoot. It’s a nice break from writing press releases and pitching journalists. These are some of my favorite spring flowers, the cala lily, spider mum (how about that green!), the pink daisy and more. Next week I’ll be back with my other ideas and photographs, a fun app and some events to attend. In the meantime, enjoy some fresh color and get ready for spring.

 

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Calla Lily.

Calla lily

 

Let’s be honest here, if it wasn’t for my talented step-daughter, Stef, I would have captioned these with “Green flower”, “pink flower” and so forth. Thanks for adding the correct names for my readers that will want to know.

 

Flower © Nancy Moon-6905

Green spider mum

 

Flower © Nancy Moon-6902

African violet

 

Flower © Nancy Moon-6829

Dendrobium orchid

 

Pink.

Gerbera aka gerber daisy

 

two pink.

Gerber daisy

 

Yellow.

Tete e tete

 

Just the tip.

Calla lily

 

White and Purple.

Hyacinth and orchid

 

Pink with drops.

Gerbera aka gerber daisy

 

Pink on table.

Cymbidium orcid

 

Green.

Green spider mum

 

Calla Lilly.

Calla lily

Thank you Sigma, Milford Photo and Beachwood Florist for your brilliant set-up!

All of these images of flowers are taken with Canon EOS 5D MarkIII and Sigma 150mm f2.8 EX DG OS.

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  • Dotti C. Rinehart

    You and your talented step-daughter are a formidable team! Beautiful.

    • Coming from you, I’m delighted. Your blog is so top-notch and colorful. Thank you @dotticrinehart:disqus!

  • Tony

    beautiful!

    • Thank you, Tony! Appreciate you taking the time to read the blog post! Here’s to a bright Spring for you.

  • lorie

    love xo

    • Lorie, happy you love. Certainly a nod to Spring.

  • Steffie G

    Lookin’ good, Nan! Amazing to see the versatility in your photography. What a range of subject matter! Let me know if you need any more flower names 😉

    • Stef, this blog post wouldn’t look as buttoned up without your brilliant help, so THANK YOU so much! Who wants to see a caption “green flower”…you know all those names!

  • janepollak

    Oooohhhh, that gerber daisy is gorgeous!

    • Jane ….. the gerber daisy is one of my favorites too! Thanks so much! It was an honor to borrow this amazing macro lens, so I went to town with it!

  • Eileen Murray

    Nancy, these are fabulous! I love getting your posts!

    • Eileen, that is nice of you to say, thank you! 🙂

  • Penny Hornwood

    Perfect timing. As the flowers & fauna emerge
    once again…Mother Nature never ceases to amaze.

    Great shots. It’s the little daily things that make my
    world go round

    Happy Spring!

    • Pen, who loves flowers more than you? I’m happy you read and enjoy. Thank you!

  • Tara Crowley

    these flowers look luscious and close enough to touch.

    • Hi Tara, thanks for looking. Cuba is still in my heart, so I think of you and our adventure there. {enjoying your blog posts too!}

  • Katie Settel

    Love this… what it beautiful idea! I love your sense of adventure and the seeking you do with your photography. The Tete e tete is my favorite. I want in next time Ms Moon, oh how you inspire me!

    • Hi Katie, ah thanks. Yes I want you to come on some of these outdoor adventures. YOU inspire me, oh my goodness. Happy you are back to taking your awe-inspiring photographs.

  • Susan Portnoy

    Lovely set of images Nancy! I especially like the Gerber Daisy. 🙂