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Birkhead Secret Gardens is a wonderful place to visit if you like unusual flowers and plants, and just as wonderful if macro photography is your thing.  Sophie and I went last year in May and practiced our close up work.

I have added textured overlays to my pictures, I like how they help the details of the flowers to stand out. Have no idea what most of the flowers are called, I really should look them all up!  It’s been so grey and colourless here for a week now, so thought these would brighten up a dreary time of year.


Orange poppy

Orange poppy (I think!)



















26 comments on “Fraggle Report~ Birkhead Secret Gardens, May 2016~ Part 1

  1. beetleypete says:

    Some cracking flower close-ups here, FR. I enlarged all the shots, and the detail retained is very good indeed.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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    1. Thanks Pete, glad they hold up to scrutiny!! 🙂

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      1. beetleypete says:

        I am sure you knew they would, FR. 🙂

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  2. -N- says:

    What a nice series of flowers! I enjoy macro flower photography – the intimate world of flowers and plants is a real source of pleasure for me. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Fantastic. You are gifted with the macro!

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    1. Thanks Cindy! 🙂


  4. Jay says:

    Beautiful “portraits” and rather intimate.

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    1. Thanks Jay am happy you see them that way. 😊


  5. I love these – and you brightened up gray skies on this side of the pond as well today!

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  6. kmSalvatore says:

    How beautiful Fraggy. Gorgeous colors…. I could see them all framed and hanging in your special room

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  7. lolabees says:

    Did you know the Columbine is Colorado’s state flower? It’s a beauty!

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    1. No! Which one is it!!??


  8. Eddy Winko says:

    Very arty with a vintage feel to some of them, a delicate dirtiness if that makes sense 🙂

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    1. I’ll take that 😊 thanks Eddy.


  9. MarySmyth says:

    These are exquisite Fraggy!

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  10. Fritz says:

    Wow FR these are hauntingly beautiful. i wish you had numbered them so I could point out my favourites but they are all good. The texturing you have done adds a great old world feel and tone. The one with the rose or camelia like bulb about to open blows my mind. I think I have been wasting my time with silly paintings, just look at these!

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    1. Thanks FD, I do love doing flowers, your paintings are not silly!

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  11. Wow!Don’tknow how I missed this…BEST flower shots have seen, nice one Fraggle R 🙂

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    1. Thanks Claire 😄

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  12. Francis.R. says:

    Nice flowers, they are moody portraits. 🙂

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