Summer flowers

July 22, 2012  •  Leave a Comment

I normally associate flowers with spring. However, summer seems to be a great time to shoot freshwater flowers.

Photo of white waterlilies by John Baggaley.White waterlilies I recently returned to Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens. On my previous visit in June, the lotuses were just starting to bloom and the waterlilies hadn't yet appeared. Both the lotuses and the waterlilies are now in bloom.

Pink waterlilies at Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens.Pink waterlilies

While I returned to Kenilworth primarily to shoot the waterlilies, I also took the opportunity to shoot some more lotuses.

Close-up photo of a pink lotus by John Baggaley.Pink lotus Most of the photos I've taken at Kenilworth that I really like are close-ups. The garden itself is very pretty, but I've struggled to get a good photo of the garden. The following is a photo of the garden itself. Notice that the lotuses are chest height, making it difficult to get a view of much more than what's right in front of you.

Lotus flowers at Kennilworth Park and Aquatic GardensA field of lotuses

While I was at Kenilworth, I also shot some more dragonflies. With all the still water around, you would think that mosquitoes would be a major problem at the gardens. However, it turns out that dragonflies eat the mosquitoes. I used to think they just looked really cool. Now I have even more reason to love them!

Portrait of a dragonfly by John Baggaley.Portrait of a dragonfly

 


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