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Double-Flowered Tulips © 2017 Patty Hankins

Tulips at the Local Gardens II

I love photographing tulips. And fortunately for me, several of the botanical gardens in my area have spectacular tulip displays each spring. Here are some of my tulip photos from this spring – I’ll be sharing tulip photos from the local gardens this month. El Nino Tulips             And finally a set of double-flowered tulips that…

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Teddy Bear Gerbera Daisy © 2017 Patty Hankins

In the Studio: Teddy Bear Gerbera Daisies

I’m catching up on sharing some of the flowers I’ve taken in my studio. Today I’ll be sharing a set of Teddy Bear Gerbera Daisy photos. One of the things I love about photographing gerbera daisies is all the fun textures and details in the petals and centers.               I’ll have more gerbera daisy…

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Purple Parrot Tulips © 2017 Patty Hankins

In the Studio: Purple Parrot Tulips

Earlier this year, I photographed an incredible set of purple parrot tulips. I was fascinated by all the shades of green, purple, white and yellow in the flowers. And I could have spent days capturing the textures. Here are a few of the photos I took of these amazing flowers.                    …

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Sensual Touch Tulips © 2017 Patty Hankins

Tulips at the Local Gardens I

I love photographing tulips. And fortunately for me, several of the botanical gardens in my area have spectacular tulip displays each spring. Here are some of my tulip photos from this spring – I’ll be sharing tulip photos from the local gardens this month. Daydream Tulips           Sensual Touch Tulips         True and Fair…

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Lavender © 2017 Patty Hankins

A Beautiful Morning at the Soleado Lavender Farm

I spent a few wonderful hours photographing with other members of the DC Flower Safari at the Soleado Lavender Farm in Dickerson, Maryland on Sunday morning. There were several varieites of lavender in bloom, plus a pond with relections and lots of wildlife. We all had a wonderful time photographing. I thought I’d share a few of my photos from…

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Pink & Yellow Tulip © 2017 Patty HankinsPink & Yellow Tulip © 2017 Patty Hankins

In the Studio: Pink & Yellow Tulips

Continuing with all the tulip photos I took to get ready for my May solo show Tulipmania – today I’m sharing a set of photos of some pink & yellow tulips. What I found most fascinating about these tulips were the way the petals curled back on one flower and the combinations of shades of pink in another flower.  …

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Sunset Miami Fringed Tulip © 2017 Patty Hankins

Sunset Miami Fringed Tulips

One of the new tulips on display at local gardens this spring were the Sunset Miami Fringed Tulips. This was the first year I’ve seen them – and boy do I hope to see them again next year. They have so many bright colors in the petals – and wonderful fringe along the edges. I had such fun photographing them….

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Lightroom or Photoshop? Which one should I use?

One of the questions I get asked on a regular basis is what software should I use to edit my photos? Should I use Lightroom or Photoshop? My answer is – it depends. I use both at different points in my editing process. It’s really a matter of which program you are comfortable using, and what you want to do….

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Pink & White Parrot Tulip © 2017 Patty Hankins

In the Studio: Pink & White Parrot Tulips

Continuing the photos of the tulips I’ve photographed in my studio this spring – here are some photos of a wonderful set of pink and white parrot tulips.          

In the Cutting Garden © 2017 Patty Hankins

Photos From the Road: Gardens of Philadelphia and New York

I’m back from a wonderful week photographing gardens in four states – Delaware, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania Most of the gardens I photographed were ones I visited during my Gardens of Philadelphia workshop. After the workshop ended, I took a day to visit the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx. There is an amazing exhibit of some…

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