Garden Photography : Macro… And Day 2 of 7 Days of nature photos.

It’s April and time for a new theme at Jude’s garden photography challenge. This month she is challenging us to get closer to your subject.

As Gilly (Lucid Gypsy) has nominated me to take part in the “7 day nature photo” challenge I will combine them with these photos.

Today I nominate DJ (musings of a frequently flying scientist) to join in. DJ is a fanatical photographer and has an artists eye for composition and a scientists flair for presentation. Hope you can find the time in your busy life DJ.


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Today I visited  the Roma Street Parklands. An oasis in the centre of the hustle and bustle of Brisbane. It is one of the worlds largest subtropical gardens in a city centre. I spent 3 hours immersed in the beauty of these magnificent gardens and I will be showing more of the photos I took as the week goes by.

These vibrant red ginger were tucked away under the foliage and it was the bright red that caught my eye and I had to duck down to get a photo. It was then I noticed the tiny, true flower just peeping out from the whorls of the stem (not sure of the terminology here). So then I tried to take a close-up.

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I do not have a DSLR or a macro lens so I got as close as my camera would focus, then did some cropping. Interesting theme from Jude this week as it makes me look closer and study things around me. Jude has a pin sharp bee to show us this week.

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49 thoughts on “Garden Photography : Macro… And Day 2 of 7 Days of nature photos.

  1. Fantastic images. Amazing ginger stalks.


  2. What an exquisite bloom – and you captured it wonderfully!


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  9. Joan and Terry Watson

    We were only saying yesterday to some friends we must visit Roma St Gardens again, your mention of it reminded me again


    • They are doing some renovations in one part of the garden and told me it will be all ready in August for an opening day.


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  11. I took a photo of one of these at Kew but didn’t know what it was, ginger plants are so amazing and varied. This one looks like basket weave and you have captured it beautifully, including the actual flower! I look forward to more from this garden PP 🙂


  12. I absolutely love that red ginger – I recently planted some in my garden and can’t wait for it to flower 😀


  13. Wow! What a shot that is! 🙂 🙂


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  15. Those are amazing! I can only repeat what everyone else has said, never seen anything quite like them.


  16. what a great flower !


  17. Gorgeous close-ups, Pauline. Love that vivid cerise colour. 🙂


  18. Wow, stunning flower from a distance and close up.


  19. I agree with Gilly, Pauline!


  20. An incredible plant, those red – bracts? look like plastic and the actual flower is sweet , interesting colour combination, nature is amazing, I’ve never seen anything like it 🙂

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  21. Ginger is stunning but to find this bloom on it is fantastic, Pauline. Beautiful images.


  22. Wow what an amazing “flower”. I’ve never seen one like it before. You know I never managed to make my way to Roma St Parklands in all my 15 years in Brisbane?! Such a slacker I am. Thank you for the nomination, I would love to join.


  23. What a stunning plant, it almost jumps out of the screen! It is interesting the way you noticed the flower by accident…photography makes me pay attention and sometimes the best shots are when I’m just standing still for a while..


  24. I’ve never seen anything like these. They’re beautiful and I love the little guy you found. Gorgeous, Pauline.



  25. Lyn n David

    Oh that flower is truly spectacular. I have admired “beehive” gingers for their symmetry but never before have I seen one of their exotic flowers. The colour and design combination in contrast to the stalks is spectacular. Beautiful photos….look forward to more.


    • Hi to you both. Have you been to these parklands in Brisbane? If not you must go next time you are over this way. Did you get my email?


      • Lyn n David

        Yes to the email. Many thanks…will reply. Brisbane Parklands recently unfortunately No. We have walked some of the beautiful parts of Brisbane’s Public Gardens before but need a revisit. Beautiful Blog photos, thanks Pauline.


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