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Sunflowers © 2019 Patty Hankins

Sunflowers – New Photo

I’ve recently added a new photograph – Sunflowers – to my website at https://beautifulflowerpictures.com/store/sunflowers-1/ When I saw these wonderful sunflowers at a local farm stand, I knew I wanted to photograph them in close, showing the wonderful patterns in the center of the flowers and highlighting the bright sunny yellow in the petals. This photograph is available matted to 11 X…

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Join Me on March 2!

It’s almost here! My spring 2019 solo show “The Beauty of Flowers” will be on display from Tuesday February 26 through Sunday April 28 at the Horticulture Center at Green Spring Gardens in Alexandria, Virginia     I’m hard at work finishing up the photographs for the show. I will have close to 50 of my flower photographs on display…

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Rainbow Parrot Tulips © 2019 Patty Hankins

Tulips in the Studio

I recently photographed a couple of sets of tulips in my studio – I thought I’d share the photos with you today. Believe it or not – I bought both sets of tulips at my local grocery store! This first set were parrot tulips – with red, great, yellow, and orange in the petals. They reminded me of all the…

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Hollyhill Pinkie Dahlia © 2019 Patty Hankins

Hollyhill Pinkie Dahlia – New Photo

I’ve recently added a new photograph – Hollyhill Pinkie Dahlia – to my website at https://beautifulflowerpictures.com/store/dahlia-hollyhill-pinkie/ Late summer/early fall at the local gardens means it’s dahlia time. Every year, I’m amazed at the spectacular dahlias I see on display. This Hollyhill Pinkie Dahlia caught my eye and I couldn’t stop photographing it. I loved the shape of the petals. The fact…

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What F-Stop Should I Use?

One of the questions i get asked all the time is what F-stop do I recommend for photographing flowers? My answer is It depends . . . on what lens you’re using, what your subject is, how close to your subject are you and most of all – how much of your subject do you want in sharp focus? When…

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What A Difference An F-Stop Makes (updated in 2019)

I originally wrote this post a few years ago – I’m updating in 2019 with some new photos and a few other edits   I recently got an email from a novice photographer commenting on how they liked that in some of my photos just one flower is in focus – and in others – everything is in focus. And…

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Peony © 2019 Patty Hankins

A Few Peonies

As I’m continuing to edit my photos from a few years ago, I’ve found some photos of beautiful peonies I haven’t shared with you This first peony was photographed at Chanticleer Gardens   And the remaining ones were photographed in the Peony Garden at Winterthur                 Chanticleer and Winterthur are two of the…

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Musical Evening Still Life © 2018 Patty Hankins

Musical Evening Still Life – New Photo

I’ve recently added a new still life photograph – Musical Evening – to my website at https://beautifulflowerpictures.com/store/musical-evening-still-life/ As I created this still life, I imagined a woman pianist returning to her dressing room after a magnificent performance. After she lays her sheet music on the table, she places some of the flowers from her admires and her jewelry atop the music….

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Shofuso Japanese House and Gardens

I’ve had a few questions about some of the lesser-known gardens we’ll be visiting during my Photographing the Gardens of Philadelphia workshop in May.  So I thought I’d share a bit about some of them here on my blog in the coming weeks. Shofuso Japanese House and Gardens in an amazing peaceful oasis in the heart of Philadelphia’s West Fairmount…

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May Apples © 2019 Patty Hankins

A Few Spring Wildflowers

I’m back to working my way through the folders of unweeded and unedited photos sitting on my hard drive. Today I’m sharing a few photographs of spring wildflowers taken in early May in Delaware and Pennsylvania,. Taken at Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve in New Hope, Pennyslvania     Taken at Mt. Cuba Center in Hockessin, Delaware       And…

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