In june 2006 I took a trip to the botanical garden at the University of British Columbia, armed with a camera, tripod, and some lenses. This is the result of that little trip.
I have no idea what this is ^_^;
A succulent called "glowing embers"... it's fairly obvious why =)
I don't really know what this succulent is called... comments welcome (as well as for all the other what-is-this-called images ^_^;)
An interesting little succulent
Another interesting little succulent
More glowing embers~
I'd never seen onion flower pods before... I thought they were the most alien looking flower I'd seen.
Many onion pods!
This picture requires some explanation: There were about a dozen birds hipping around eating these berries, and I thought it'd be nice to shoot them, so I snuck up, positioned the tripod, clicked my camera on and.. they all left, and didn't return for the 15 minutes I waited for them T_T
I really like contrasts like this... a dead tree, but with masses of life crowding it. It'd make a nice postcard.
I have no idea what this flower is, I would imagine some kind of lily but I just have not enough botanical knowledge, nor a flora.
Nice, bright, tigerlilies. No question.
A contrast shot.
A yellow dragon fly, shot at the dragonfly pond by simply setting up my tripod, hooking up a 300mm lens to my dSLR so it was effectively a 435mm lens, and waiting for a dragonfly to sit down. Voila ^_^
Shot in roughly the same manner as the yellow dragonfly.
The back of the red dragonfly... this one was quite aggressive, assailing other dragonflies left and right.
I love dragonflies. They're just plain cool to look at.
A scene "composition" involving the yellow dragonlfy