A Single Flower – Cee’s Photo Challenge

Fluffytufts is taking part in Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge! This week the challenge is to post images of a single flower.

Since getting back into photography over the last year, I have developed a previously undiscovered appreciation for the beauty of flowers. I enjoy getting really close to the flower and using the macro setting on my camera to capture every intricate detail.

Here are two of my favourite captures!

White Flower at the Botanic Gardens

Rose in Rathmines, Dublin

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National Botanic Gardens in Dublin (Wordless Wednesday – 1 Feb 2012)

Botanic Gardens

Daffodils

The Secret Garden

Flowers

Grassy Steps

Red flowers

Past Wordless Wednesday photos:

A Tourist in my Own City – Part Two: National Botanic Gardens

After our visit to Glasnevin Cemetery, we continued on to the National Botanic Gardens of Ireland.  They were founded in 1795 and are now home to 20,000 living plants. The gardens act as a type of ‘Noah’s Ark’ for plants. Over 300 endangered plant species are housed here, including 6 that are already extinct in the wild.

We spent a peaceful hour or two wandering through the various Victorian glasshouses.  I had fun playing around with my new camera (my Christmas gift from Mr. Fluffy Tufts)!

Here are a few of my favourite images:

Leaf

Cactus

Jungle in a Glasshouse

Wooden Owl

Terracotta Display