July 2014 - Flowers and Plants- 1 of 3

In June we had an outing to Inveresk Lodge Garden, where our remit was to take pictures of flowers and plants, perhaps making sure to take some macro shots or close-ups. Some people had also been on the Edinburgh U3A Garden Group's outing to Glendoick and Branklyn Gardens, and there was always the option of using flowers from your own or other gardens. The end result was some stunning pictures and congratulations are in order for everyone. There are three pages of pictures, and there were many more that we could have displayed!
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Gillian: We liked the juxtaposition of full flower and buds, with foreground in focus, and the colour.
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Peony bud

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Leighton: Snowdrops. We loved the way the flowers were backlit, the cluster of flowers, and the hint of colour in the background.
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This effect of foreground in sharp focus while the background is out of focus is one many of us strive for. The brickwork in the background appears delicately tinted.

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Marjorie: taken at Branklyn Gardens, Meconopsis. Marjorie liked the range of shades of blue and lilac.
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Noreen: Garden Rose

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Alister: Dappled sunlight on the pond.
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Iona: the path leads the eye into the picture

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Alister: down beneath the Gunnera
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Sonia tried a similar shot, but didn't really get down low enough.

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Sue: Meconopsis again, this time at the Botanic Gardens. A lovely close-up.
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And a perfect pink rose

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