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photoblog image Picton Castle Gardens #2

Picton Castle Gardens #2

I love gardens but don't garden myself as such so am hopeless when it cames to the names of plants, excluding daffodils and so on.  This was in a flower bed in the Walled Garden at Picton, no doubt someone will be able to supply the name. I felt this was quite a good rendition for the macro setting on a little compact Canon.

Picton Castle Gardens #2

I love gardens but don't garden myself as such so am hopeless when it cames to the names of plants, excluding daffodils and so on.  This was in a flower bed in the Walled Garden at Picton, no doubt someone will be able to supply the name. I felt this was quite a good rendition for the macro setting on a little compact Canon.

comments (10)

  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 2 Sep 2008, 02:09
A good rendition indeed, Brian. But I have no clue what it is.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ginnie, Maureen, the gardener in the family, tells me it is an Agapantha.
No idea what they are Brian but you have done them justice,
Brian Walbey: Thanks Bill, Maureen tells me they are called Agapantha.
I like the out of focus background,Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Chad, this is another subject I don't usually do much of.
  • Tracy
  • Stoke
  • 2 Sep 2008, 13:09
I would not swear to this Brian but I think they are from the bluebell family. I have seen them before but don't know the namesmile
Love the shot.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Tracy, Maureen, my gardener wife, tells me they are called Agapantha. They are certainly a very striking flower.
  • FLOOG
  • The kingdom of my heart
  • 2 Sep 2008, 16:09
Such exquisite shapes, flowing together in an ensemble of colour. Beautiful, Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks Paul, this obviously appeals to your more poetic instincts.
  • Alan
  • Southampton, on the sunny south coast of England
  • 2 Sep 2008, 18:16
I'm surprised you don;t know the name of these, Brian.. they are called the "Blue Bell-Shaped Flower Things"!
Brian Walbey: Lol. Thanks Alan, that's what I called them until my Maureen put me straight, they are Agapantha, and now I'll wager you're no better off!
Waowwww.... very pretty this flower. A presentation of the good photograph, technically DOF that was good. Regards from Yogyakarta Indonesia.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much for your very kind comment Bram.
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 2 Sep 2008, 20:19
It's an agapanthus! (I know, I'm a smarty-pants, but I used to garden a lot and know the names of lots of flowers!). Lovely colours.
Ingrid
Brian Walbey: My wife maureen put me straight as to what they are Ingrid, I agree they are a lovely colour.
  • Aussie
  • Brisbane
  • 2 Sep 2008, 22:29
Lovely image, beautiful colour on this flower.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Aussie, I like anything that is basically blue in colour.
This is a blue flowered plant - and you have photographed it very well!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Chris, I was aware of your first comment, but kind of you to point it out smile Thanks also for your second comment, much appreciated.

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camera Canon PowerShot A550
exposure mode program mode
shutterspeed 1/400s
aperture f/4.5
sensitivity ISO80
focal length 15.7mm
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