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Lavender Carnations ©2017 Patty Hankins

Lavender Carnations – In the Studio

Last year I photographed a wonderful set of lavender carnations in my studio and somehow never got around to editing and sharing them with you. I thought I’d do that today. Hope you enjoy seeing all the wonderful textures and patterns in the flowers.                          

Mariposa Autumn Iris © 2017 Patty Hankins

Irises at Presby Memorial Iris Gardens I

This past spring I had a chance to stop at the Presby Memorial Iris Gardens in Upper Montclair, New Jersey. This is my favorite iris garden. If I manage to time my visit correctly, I have my choice of hundreds of bearded irises to photograph. Unfortunately, I was a little early this year. I thought I’d be there for peak…

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Majestic Oak ©2017 Patty Hankins

New Photo: Majestic Oak

I’ve recently added a new photo – Majestic Oak  – to the shop on my BeautifulFlowerPictures.com website.   The more I photograph in South Carolina and Georgia, the more I’ve fallen in love with Spanish Moss. There’s just something about the way it picks up the light as it drapes on the Live Oak Trees. I took this photo of Spanish Moss on the…

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Hanging Baskets at Butchart Gardens, Victoria, British Columbia © 2017 Patty Hankins

Photos from the Road: Seattle and Victoria

I’m back from a trip to Seattle, Washington and Victoria, British Columbia. I spent much of  my time photographing flowers – at botanical gardens, at the market and as I walked around town. And of course I found lots of other things to photograph as well. I thought I’d share a few of my photos from the trip with you…

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Carousel Trio, Rose Carousel, Butchart Gardens, Victoria, BC © 2017 Patty Hankin

Rose Carousel at Butchart Gardens I

One of the wonderful surprises on my recent trip to Canada was discovering the Rose Carousel at Butchart Gardens. Several friends had assured me I would love Butchart Gardens, all telling me how wonderful the flowers were. What none of them bothered to tell me was that there is a carousel there as well. The Rose Carousel opened in 2009….

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Xi's Face Powder Peony © 2017 Patty Hankins

Peonies at the New York Botanical Garden V

Without a doubt, one of the highlights of my May trip was seeing the peonies at the New York Botanical Garden! I had no idea that they had a peony collection at the NYBG, much less that the flowers would be in full bloom for my visit. The peony collection is formally known as the Matelich Anniversary Peony Collection, which…

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Pink & Yellow Tulips © 2017 Patty Hankins

New Photo: Pink & Yellow Tulips

  I’ve recently added a new photo – Pink & Yellow Tulips – to the shop on my BeautifulFlowerPictures.com website. Sometimes when I’m in the studio photographing I created abstract photos. Other times I want to just show the beauty of a flower. So here are a pair of pink and yellow tulips photographing against a dark black background. Pink & Yellow Tulips…

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Who Knew with BlueRiverDream © 2017 Patty Hankins

The Secret Life of Andrew the Panda

I recently submitted a project to Lenswork magazine’s Seeing in Sixes book project. It was not selected for publication. So I decided to share the photos with you today rather than just having the project sitting on my hard drive. The idea behind the Seeing in Sixes book is for photographers to create a series of six photographs that make…

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Cora Stubbs Peony © 2017 Patty Hankins

Peonies at the New York Botanical Garden IV

Without a doubt, one of the highlights of my May trip was seeing the peonies at the New York Botanical Garden! I had no idea that they had a peony collection at the NYBG, much less that the flowers would be in full bloom for my visit. The peony collection is formally known as the Matelich Anniversary Peony Collection, which…

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Raspberry Rumble Peony © 2017 Patty Hankins

Peonies at the New York Botanical Garden III

Without a doubt, one of the highlights of my May trip was seeing the peonies at the New York Botanical Garden! I had no idea that they had a peony collection at the NYBG, much less that the flowers would be in full bloom for my visit. The peony collection is formally known as the Matelich Anniversary Peony Collection, which…

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