Category Archives: Flower

A Toddle Through Tenterden

Whilst in Kent I went to visit the Tenterden Camera Club for their social meeting.  It reminded me a lot of my local club in Port Charlotte, the Photo Adventures Camera Club. Their social format was pretty much the same … Continue reading

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Fading Tulips

We had a pot of Tulips decorating the house but, as all flower do, they began to fade and wilt.  There are some potted plants that do well here in SW Florida but tulips aren’t one of them without a … Continue reading

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Just a walk around the house

Spring is coming to Florida.  Maybe some folks don’t see the changes in seasons but they are as real here as anywhere else.  For example, one part of my yard now smells like orange blossoms.  The blooms are here and … Continue reading

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Peace River or Peas River?

An interesting cross cultural homonym (well, almost). Punta Gorda lies on the shores of the Peace River.  That is the English translation of Rio de la Paz as the Spanish named it.  The indians had a name for it too.  … Continue reading

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Magnolia and bedraggled bees

The Magnolias are in seed now.  Just one of the signs of a change of season in Florida.  In the summer we had the magnificent white blossoms which attracted so many bees.  Now, those blossoms have become seed pods.  The … Continue reading

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Some close ups with the Nikon 1 V1 and some old, old friends

There is no dedicated macro lens for the Nikon 1 system to date. I have tried the 105mm f2.8 VR Micro-Nikkor with the FT-1 adapter. This was successful but, it does not use the normal operation of the V1. I … Continue reading

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OK, back to bugs

The Nikon 1 V1 came on sale before christmas. This was a camera I found interesting but expensive. The pre-christmas sale made it possible to get the V1 with the 10-30mm and 30-110mm zooms for a decent price. I took … Continue reading

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