Spring at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden – 2

Yes, the Botanic Garden again. Spring is still on high rampage, and this place is amazing.  We visited again last weekend, in part to get our memberships, in part to put the new camera through its paces, but mostly because spring is a bustin out and this place changes weekly. Daily, even. Don’t want to miss a thing.

Something in the desert exhibit
Desert exhibit
These guys were amazing and everywhere – hello, Lensbaby bokeh!
Watch out, Alice
Love these guys
My jam – the rose garden is just starting to bloom
Aaaannnd… you’ll probably get sick of roses by the end of summer
Roses used to be almost exclusively what I shot as a teen
some sort of cherry-looking blossom
Mutant
This past weekend was also butterfly and bee city
Beautiful imperfection
Look at this color! Ridiculous!
These next shots were taken by my DH with the big daddy new camera. He got some great stuff!
Eew! Bugs!
Love this shot
This is one of my very favorite trees and I’m glad he got such a great shot
Who knew? Butterfly faces are cute!
I’m totally swiping this for my Facebook header
Bees!
Beauty in decay
Butterflies!

And if you’re still not pictured-out, we have even more on our Flickr page.

74 thoughts on “Spring at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden – 2

  1. These are absolutely stunning — love the “imperfection” of that amazing flower.

    It just shows that “life” can sometimes try to get in the way of (but instead enhance) true art!

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    1. Thanks! That is from one of my favorite trees, the Mimosa Tree. These suckers grow all over the place throughout the Southeast and it was a treat to see it in the garden’s tropical room.

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    1. Thanks @Snapshooter & @Julie. I can’t take credit for that one, my Darling, Dearest Husband (or DH for short) took that shot – and I promptly swiped it for my Facebook cover photo. I love that bold graphic look – I just might have to talk him into making it into a print!

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  2. wow, these are amazing shots. I love the pansy shot. I love visiting botanical gardens around the world. I will definitely visit this one on my visit to New York. COngrats on being freshly pressed!

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    1. Thanks! I would highly recommend visiting. The garden is huge, surprisingly inexpensive to get into, and a photographer’s paradise. They really take good care to make sure something is happening all throughout the garden at all times.

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  3. if I was back again 5 years old I would be stomping my little feet of the excitement that these pictures have brought! I love Spring really that much :)))
    Being a grown up young woman, I still appreciate and adore the beauty of fresh flowers and just the way the blossom looks makes me wanna wear it.
    Great pictures, really.

    Greetings from a flower admirerer ;)))

    http://www.dressupforme.wordpress.com

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  4. Beautiful shots!! You are lucky Spring is heading your way 🙂 Here at the Southern Hemisphere we are just about to head into Winter!! Though at least we’ve got a bit of sun and not wet today…

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    1. Thanks! Your time with Spring will come soon enough – you’ve got my favorite time of year now! Spring is beautiful with its flowers, but fall is magical 😉

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      1. Hahaha yes I couldn’t argue with that! Fall is actually my favourite season too as the beautiful sun is still high up in the deep blue sky and yet not scorchingly hot 😀 Less rain than winter and spring too!! Though it’s just we get less natural light now and I just feel so lazy when it is cold 😛

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  5. I have this “thing” for botanical gardens…just my camera, Lord, and me. My oh my, can I get L-O-S-T in the tulip and rose beds. Nice post. Congratulations for being Freshly Pressed.

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  6. Beautiful flowers. I can’t get over the amazing colours in your photographs! Congratulations on being Freshly Pressed!

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  7. I love most of the shots.

    “Each flower is a soul blossoming out to nature”
    Gerard de Nerval quotes

    “If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.”
    Buddha quotes

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  8. I liked most of the shots.Each one of them has its beauty

    “Each flower is a soul blossoming out to nature”
    Gerard de Nerval quotes

    “If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.”
    Buddha quotes

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  9. i’m a very hard-core rational no-nonsense no-emotions kind of man: that’s what i think about myself most of the times. it was after a long while that something reminded me of the emotional side of the rationality that i used to have a long time ago, when i used to enjoy my trees, flowers and colours. thanks.

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  10. I love the mutant rose. Most of the pictures I take are of flowers too; there’s always something different in every bloom.

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  11. Thanks, guys, for all the flower love! (and the fresh pressed congrats) We had a great day in the garden, and hope to have many more as the spring and summer progress. 🙂

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  12. Beautiful pictures, I love the depth of field. What camera did you use for the photos and what time of day did you take them? You captured an amazing amount of detail.

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    1. Thanks. Most of the photos were taken with a Nikon D300S (all the photos above the large pink, white and green flower in portrait orientation) of those, some were taken with the Lensbaby Sweet 35 optic and the rest were taken with a standard 50mm prime lens. The rest of the pictures were taken with a Nikon D800 body and Nikkor 105mm lens. We visited the park mid afternoon-ish. I think we finished at about 3? Maybe got there at 11 or noon?

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    1. I would definitely suggest it. This is quickly becoming my favorite out of all the gardens I’ve visited – and a great nature-loving retreat in the middle of the city.

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