I found this poppy growing in the grounds of Saltram, a National Trust property near Plymouth. What did this image teach me? That poppies are said to represent sleep, peace, and even death (eternal sleep).
I liked the natural frame that this cave entrance created. What did this image teach me? To always consider the edges of the frame when composing a shot.
These Pom-Pom like flowers grow in and around the Tomb of the Kings, on the island of Cyprus. What did this image teach me? That yellow is a very interesting colour, and I should probably research what type of flower[…]
Though perhaps commonly known to be in the onion family, the word “alium” is actually Latin for garlic. There are many species of alium, including onions, shallots, leeks, chives, and yes… garlic. What did this image teach me? You see[…]
Another day, another black and white flower photograph (I make no apologies for enjoying some black and white imagery!) What did this image teach me? I really enjoy black and white photography and flowers make for a very good monochromatic[…]
Foxgloves, or Digitalis if you prefer, are beautiful plants than range in colour from purples, pinks, whites, and yellows. There are 20 species of them. I think they also look good in black and white. What did this image teach[…]
This amazing and slightly alien looking plant, is known as Kniphofia (or more commonly “red-hot poker” due to its flame-like colouring). And this secondary photo is of the same plant, only in black and white What did this image teach[…]
Most Fuchsia species are native to Central and South America, and they were first discovered by Europeans in the late 17th century when a monk by the name of Charles Plumier came across them. What did this image teach me?[…]
This rather sharp looking cactus spike was about an inch long. What did this image teach me? I’m not saying how I know this, but these spiny needles are surprisingly sharp to touch.
Taraxacum is the genus of plants that contains the humble dandelion. Did you know there are two main species of dandelion – the common dandelion and the red-seeded dandelion (mostly found in North America). What did this image teach me?[…]