Embers

Daylily anthers with some back light. I photograph these every year, they are a fascinating subject full of possibilities.

Bracken

Brogenslade is a frost pocket, the cold rolls off the surrounding hillsides and chills the valley. June frosts are not unusual and the Bracken often gets ‘cut’. This young frond was tucked in under the canopy of some thorn and apple trees and chanced...

Francis George Heath

How delightful it would be, I thought, to have close by one’s dwelling a little bit of the field, the lane, or the wood; to extemporise a little forest dell, or dingle, by one’s very door; to see, in one’s garden, the flora of riverside or brookside;...

Secret smoker?

Not smoke but water vapour evaporating from a mossy tree trunk on a cold frosty morning. The volume of water vapour was considerable, it was billowing from this sunlit Oak tree, I must have seen it just as the bright morning sun fell upon the soggy wet mosses and...

Oca – OK?

There’s a fashion at present for re-visiting South American vegetables that were rejected in favour of the Potato back in the day. Oca is an Oxalis, the leaves are a total give-away and when they flower it’s even more obvious. The tubers are on the small...

Teasel tease

Green flowers on a teasel – not really, the seeds germinated in the seed head. All due to the moist warm Autumn the seedlings had enough moisture to develop to this stage without drying out. This was last year; I watched to see what happened and the seedlings...

Short shoots

Not a brief photo session but a scientific term for the stubby little leaf bearing twigs that some conifers like Larch and Cedars have. It’s a clue to the antiquity and ancestry of Ginkgo, although deciduous and not needle bearing it’s a Gymnosperm along...

Phoenix tree to be?

Almost a year ago I visited Knoll gardens just after the extreme gales. The massive Eucalyptus up by the pond had just blown over and Neil was debating what to do about it. I’m so glad Neil decided to allow the tree to stay and have the chance to become a...

Candle snuff

You can find them any time of year but mostly in late Autumn on dead branches and old coppice stumps. They tend to occur on wood that is already well rotted, other fungi having had the first munch. These are less demanding and can get nutrition from wood that is...

Stacked Lichen

Getting in close is fun and revealing but depth of field can be a problem, especially with very three dimensional subjects. Poor light means wide apertures and lens physics makes the DOF shallower the closer you get, as result you can find yourself with just a few...

Content aware and the Lady’s Slipper

Deep in a shady mixed woodland in the Dolomites we found several glorious clumps of Cypripedium calceolus. Most of the flower heads were rather randomly orientated, there was not much we could do about that without excessive gardening, however, Photoshop has dealt...

Fuchsia ‘Whiteknights Blush’

OK, so Fuchsias are out of fashion, but these aren’t those tarty. blowsy types so popular back in the 70’s. These are delicate little things just a whisker away from the ‘wild type’.    

Galanthus nivalis

As the New Year begins to gain speed the Galanothophiles start to swarm – Snowdrop fever takes hold. Variants of the common Snowdrop change hands for ┬áhundreds of pounds and photographers stalk these modest, yet delightful little flowers, after all what else is...

I’m a Garden Photographer living in the New Forest UK.

I mostly work form home preferring to avoid excessive travel as I have endless subjects here on my doorstep.

Photography is both my work and my hobby, I produce stock material for GAPPHOTOS as my ‘day job’ and in my spare time enjoy making images of what interests me through the year….I am very seasonal. I tend to do Landscapes in the Autumn, Macro in the Spring, Fluffy, floral, heavy Bokeh in Summer and random stuff when the fancy takes me. As a result my personal blog is a real hotch potch. I’ve tried having a blog for each of my passions and that didn’t work, just too time consuming.

So, you get what’s here…enjoy.

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