Flowers at Biltmore

I was hoping to see the lotus in bloom and it might be towards the end of the month, although I’m glad there were some water lilies in bloom.

Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/8, 1/320sec, ISO 100, focal length 140mm, evaluative metering

We got there around 9:15 am and the sun was high by then.  We definitely have to get there earlier next time.

Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/4, 1/100sec, ISO 100, focal length 78mm, evaluative metering

I used my telephoto lens to take these photos.

Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/4, 1/1000sec, ISO 1400, focal length 163mm, evaluative metering

Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/5.6, 1/1000sec, ISO 100, focal length 200mm, spot metering

Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/5.6, 1/60sec, ISO 100, focal length 200mm, center weighted average metering

Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/4, 1/640sec, ISO 100, focal length 200mm, evaluative metering

Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/5.6, 1/500sec, ISO 100, focal length 200mm, spot metering

Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/4, 1/100sec, ISO 100, focal length 200mm, evaluative metering

It’s not a very sharp image of the moth but I like the picture.

Canon T2i, EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/5.6, 1/1250sec, ISO 200, focal length 40mm, evaluative metering

The entrance to the glass–roofed Conservatory.

Canon T2i, EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/5.6, 1/200sec, ISO 200, focal length 35mm, evaluative metering

Canon T2i, EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/4, 1/400sec, ISO 400, focal length 40mm, evaluative metering

This is a neat idea, recycled old suitcase as flower pot.

Canon T2i, EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/4, 1/400sec, ISO 400, focal length 40mm, evaluative metering

Canon T2i, EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/4, 1/4000sec, ISO 400, focal length 40mm, evaluative metering

Canon T2i, EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/11, 1/125sec, ISO 400, focal length 39mm, evaluative metering

I was glad to see the cactus in bloom.

Canon T2i, EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/6.3, 1/400sec, ISO 400, focal length 36mm, evaluative metering

The flower looks so delicate in comparison to all the needles sticking everywhere.

Canon T2i, EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/6.3, 1/250sec, ISO 400, focal length 40mm, evaluative metering

I’m glad to have seen these blooms also.

Canon T2i, EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/4, 1/1600sec, ISO 400, focal length 40mm, evaluative metering

Canon T2i, EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/4, 1/2500sec, ISO 400, focal length 30mm, evaluative metering

Canon T2i, EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/7.1, 1/125sec, ISO 400, focal length 31mm, evaluative metering

A very strange looking orchid.

Canon T2i, EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/4, 1/640sec, ISO 400, focal length 40mm, evaluative metering

These blooms look beautiful in a strange way.

Canon T2i, EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/4, 1/500sec, ISO 400, focal length 39mm, evaluative metering

Canon T2i, EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/4, 1/800sec, ISO 400, focal length 33mm, evaluative metering

They do take a character of their own.

Canon T2i, EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/6.3, 1/320sec, ISO 400, focal length 33mm, evaluative metering

Canon T2i, EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f5.6, 1/200sec, ISO 400, focal length 40mm, evaluative metering

This is the first time I’ve noticed the blooms, they look like little hungry baby birds.

Canon T2i, EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/4, 1/500sec, ISO 400, focal length 40mm, evaluative metering

This must be a pineapple, it’s very tiny.

Canon T2i, EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/4, 1/1000sec, ISO 400, focal length 40mm, evaluative metering

To see more photos: A Road trip to Biltmore.

13 thoughts on “Flowers at Biltmore

  1. Pingback: A Roadtrip to Biltmore « Nye Noona

  2. Such beautiful flowers! I see they have lots of cactus blooming. It’s always amazing to see such beauty from all the thorns.

    This also reminds me to plan a trip to our local botanical garden soon. 🙂

    • Cambree, the flower and cactus look like an odd couple, they don’t look like they go together all all. I had to be extra careful when I took those pictures, I almost pricked my cheek with the cactus thorns.

      A trip to the local botanical garden would be nice, I heard we have one in Gastonia that I have yet to visit.

  3. The cactus just wants to tell us that life is full of nice surprises! I’m glad you managed to avoid the spikes. My hands have been pricked many times and thank goodness the pain doesn’t last long.

    Btw, these flower photos would be great in a coffee table book “Flowers of Biltmore”. You can publish your own copy at those online photo sites – sometimes at 50% off.

    • Thanks Cambree, I do need to brush up on my photography before I can publish any book. I thought about making some prints of the nice ones for my photo album, a little project I have to work on.

      I noticed that not many people spend their time by the cactus corner, and they spend more time admiring the orchid. Life is full of surprises, you just have to see the beauty of it, just like the cactus flowers. 🙂

    • ze, it takes some getting used to since it was so light comparing to my other lens and I didn’t like it at first. I love it now, the only drawback is that it only go down to f/4 and no image stabilizer.

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