We are very fortunate to have an excellent botanical garden here in Denver. With four distinct seasons, it offers great variety for photography year-round. Although you wouldn’t know it from the lack of macro photographs on my website, I really enjoy photographing nature’s small details and have been working developing a few portfolios of photographs from the garden across seasons and of the diverse displays of cultivated plants.
We headed to the garden on a very rainy day last fall and were treated to a long, enjoyable, and quite damp afternoon of photography. The rain helped saturate the colors and delicate droplets formed on many of the plants. I spent the most time that day at the lily pad pond. Even though the lily blossoms were still in bloom and looked lovely, I focused instead on the lily pad leaves. The little Pac-Man shapes provided a fun subject for photography, with the water droplets adding another element of interest to these plants. Here are a few favorites from that afternoon.