Tagged: garden

A large, friendly tortoise

A large, friendly tortoise follows us along the perimeter of his fenced in area at the Jardim Botanico da Madeira. December 2012.

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Tortoise, Jardim Botanico da Madeira

Two Frank Lloyd Wright inspired sprite statues at the Arizona Biltmore Resport and Spa in Phoenix. May 6, 2010.

Two Sprite Statues


Closeup of a crazy looking bug we saw in a garden in Tokyo, Japan. August 2008.

This was posted for the Photofriday.com Challenge: Extreme Closeup.

Crazy Bug Closeup

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Entrance to the Meiji Jingu Garden, Tokyo, Japan. August 2008.

Entrance to the Meiji Jingu Garden

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I took this photo on my last day in Shinjuku. I was waiting for the airport shuttle on the 20th floor, which is where the hotel lobby is located. From here you can see Shinjuku Gyoen and beyond. Tokyo, Japan. August 2008.

View from the hotel lobby

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The Kakuuntei teahouse in the gardens at Meiji Jingu. Tokyo, Japan. August 2008.

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Meiji Jingu Shrine Gyoen, Teahouse

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The reflection of a branch in a pool of water. Japanese Garden, Seattle, WA. May 2008.

Branch Reflection in Pond

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Pond at the Japanese Garden, Seattle, WA. The image was digitally manipulated to simulate an Orton slide sandwich. Basically you overexpose two copies of the same image, blur one of the copies, and then stack them together to create this effect. This was my first attempt.

The Orton technique is explained in this Nature Photographers article by Darwin Wiggett.

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A pathway lit by a lamp at the Japanese Garden near the University of Washington, Seattle. May 2008.

Pathway at Twilight, Japanese Garden May 2008

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Stream and flowers at the Japanese Garden, part of the Arboretum, near the University of Washington, Seattle. May 2008

Japanese Garden, Stream and Flowers