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.

Water Lilies at Biltmore August 21, 2010

It was an overcast day on Saturday, and this might be a good thing to photograph water lilies.  They are as pretty as ever, here are the photos.

This was taken with a Canon T2i, Aperture Priority, f/20, 1/10sec, ISO-100, Exposure bias 0, focal length 80mm, pattern metering mode, white balance cloudy, closeup cropped

Aperture Priority, f/5.6, 1/60sec, ISO-100, Exposure bias 0, focal length 50mm, pattern metering mode, white balance cloudy

Aperture Priority, f/5.6, 1/250sec, ISO-100, Exposure bias 0, focal length 105mm, pattern metering mode, white balance cloudy

This plant looks very much like rice pods.

Aperture Priority, f/16, 1/10sec, ISO-100, Exposure bias 0, focal length 98mm, pattern metering mode, white balance cloudy

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Lotus and Water Lilies at Wat Lao Buddhavong July 3, 2010

The best time to photograph lotus and water lily is early morning when the buds first open, and my schedules on Saturday and Sunday morning were so hectic that I took these photos on both days while I was waiting for my dad and sisters.

The floating gazebo adds a visual interest to the pond.

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