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Lavender Poppy Anemone © 2017 Patty Hankins

New Photo: Lavender Poppy Anemone

  I’ve recently added a new photo – Lavender Poppy Anemone  – to the shop on my BeautifulFlowerPictures.com website. I see poppy anemones a few times a year at local botanical gardens. When I spotted this lavender one, I knew I had to photograph it. I found the center details of this blossom fascinating. I particularly liked the way the water drops added…

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Chinook Peony © 2017 Patty Hankins

Peonies at the New York Botanical Garden II

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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Kevin Peony © 2017 Patty Hankins

Peonies at the New York Botanical Garden I

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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Weber's Parrot Tulips © 2017 Patty Hankins

New Photo: Weber’s Parrot Tulips

  I’ve recently added a new photo –  Weber’s Parrot Tulips – to the shop on my BeautifulFlowerPictures.com website. Parrot Tullips are one of my favorite types of tulips. And these Weber’s Parrot Tulips are among my favorite parrot tulips. They have such wonderful patterns in the petals in shades of pink, white, red and green. I couldn’t resist photographing them. Weber’s…

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My Fall 2017 Workshops

I wanted to let you know about the workshops Bill and I will be  teaching this fall. We’ll be teaching our Introduction to Lightroom: From RAW and JPG to Masterpieces in a Weekend on September 16-17 and again on November 18-19. By the end of the workshop, you’ll know how to import, organize, and  edit your photos, as well as…

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Angel, Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia © 2017 Patty Hankins

Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia

Last summer I spent a morning photographing at Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond, Virginia. Established in the 1840s, Hollywood Cemetery is the burial grounds for two U.S. Presidents, the only President of the Confederacy and 28 Confederate Generals. Located along the banks of the James River, it has long been the most prestigious cemetery in the Richmond area.      …

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Pink & Yellow Dahlia © 2017 Patty Hnakins

In the Studio: A Few Yellow Dahlias

I realized I had several sets of dahlia photos that I’ve never shared here on my blog. All the photos were taken in my studio – and all are of dahlias with yellow petals. I hope you enjoy seeing them.                  

New Photo: Under the Live Oaks

I’ve recently added a new photo –  Under the Live Oaks – to the shop on my BeautifulFlowerPictures.com website. While walking through Audubon Park in New Orleans, I saw this path under the live oak trees and knew I had to photograph the scene. It was so peaceful and beautiful, I could just imagine walking down the path, beneath the trees and exploring…

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When the Wind Blows

One of the questions I get on a regular basis is how do you photograph flowers when the wind is blowing?  Most people seem to want to photograph flowers that are standing still. So they get frustrated on windy days – especially if they only have that one visit to try to photograph some specific flowers. I have a couple…

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Blue Phlox © 2017 Patty Hankins

A Few Wildflowers

I thought I’d share a few of my recent wildflower photographs with you. I’ve been checking out some different sites this year – finding all sorts of wonderful places to photograph wildflowers. Wildflowers in the woods – purple phacelia and celedine poppies Blue phlox   Smith’s Double Trillium May Apple Blossoms Twisted Trillium – trillium stamineum Butterfly Weed – Asclepias tuberosa…

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