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What Caught Your Eye?

One of the questions I get asked occasionally is how do I know how to compose my flower photos? I’ve realized that the first thing I think about when planning a photograph is why am I stopping here to take a photo? Why here and not over there? Why this flower and  not that flower? In other words – what…

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Papaya Callas © 2017 Patty Hankins

Papaya Calla – In the Studio

Not long ago, I photographed a couple of Papaya Callas in my studio. I was fascinated by the shapes and lines I saw in the flowers so I photographed them against a solid black background.              

Veronne's Sandra J Dahlia © 2017 Patty Hankins

Dazzling Dahlias 2017 part 1

In early September I had a chance to visit Longwood Gardens for the annual Dahlia Show presented by the Greater Philadelphia Dahlia Society. I love photographing flowers at this show – there are always hundreds of spectacular dahlias at peak bloom to photograph. I thought I’d share a few of my photos from the show with you today.    …

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Pink & Yellow Dahlia © 2017 Patty Hankins

Pink & Yellow Dahlia – New Photo

    I’ve recently added a new photo – Pink & Yellow Dahlia – to my BeautifulFlowerPictures.com website Dahlia are some of my favorite flowers to photograph in my studio. When I found this pink & yellow dahlia at the market, I knew I had to bring it home and photograph it in my studio. I tried to capture all the wonderful…

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Bloomquist Pumpkin Dahlia © 2017 Patty Hankins

Dazzling Dahlias

A few weeks ago, I visited Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania with the DC Flower Safari Meetup Group for the Greater Philadelphia Dahlia Society Show. My guess is there were several hundred dahlias on display in the competition room – and this year the conditions were wonderful for photographing them. So I thought I’d share some of my favorite…

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Koda Study 1 Reflection © 2017 Patty Hankins

Dale Chihuly’s Koda Studies at the New York Botanical Garden

Earlier this year I had a chance to visit the New York Botanical Garden and saw the Dale Chihuly’s Show. I always love seeing and photographing his incredible glass sculptures. There are so many colors, textures and shapes in his work that I can photograph them for hours. Three of my favorites at the New York Botanical Garden were his…

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Purple Zinnia © 2017 Patty Hankins

Zinnias – In the Studio

I recently photographed some brightly colored zinnias in my studio. Some people consider zinnias to be an old-fashioned flower but what I saw was all sorts of textures and patterns in the petals as I photographed them.                  

Orange & Yellow Tulip © 2017 Patty Hankins

Orange & Yellow Tulip – New Photo

    I’ve recently added a new photo – Orange & Yellow Tulip – to my BeautifulFlowerPictures.com website Another close up photo of a beautiful tulip – this time a yellow and orange tulip. I’ve been absolutely amazed at all the types of tulips I’ve been able to find to photograph in my studio Orange & Yellow Tulip  is available on…

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St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 in New Orleans

One of the historic cemeteries I’ve visited in New Orleans is the famous St. Louis Cemetery No. 1. Established in the 1700’s, this is the oldest active cemetery in New Orleans. It has been featured in numerous movies and TV shows. I thought I’d share a few of my photos from this historic cemetery with you today.      …

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Teddy Bear Gerbera Daisy © 2017 Patty Hankins

Teddy Bear Gerbera Daisy – New Photo

  I’ve recently added a new photo – Teddy Bear Gerbera Daisy – to my BeautifulFlowerPictures.com website Gerbera daisies are some of my favorite flowers to photograph in my studio. The Teddy Bear Gerberas have slightly different centers than the standard gerberas, so somthing a little different but still fun to photograph. As I photographed this flower I tried to capture…

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