Saturday, September 19, 2009
Monday, August 31, 2009
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Photo taken with a Canon camera and a 70-200mm F2.8 telephoto zoom lens.
Flower photography is a great photographic pleasure. Flowers can’t look any better than in color. In my opinion not all flowers are the same, some look like they are easy to be photographed but it may difficult to get all the details.
Flowers in tropical and temperate countries are different in size and color. Some look so fantastic and geogeous that the picture just comes out looking exactly how you want. And then some look average and uninteresting, but when you get in close, it will be a surprise to get all the curves, lines, colors and the finer details..
When you are taking pictures of flowers in the garden, you have to look out for flowers with good blossom and also take note of the form, color, lighting and background.
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
When you walk into the Orchid Garden, you will find the beautiful landscape of the garden.This photo was taken with my compact camera whereas the other camera Canon 30D was fixed with a 70-200mm zoom lens for more closeup.
More photos on orchid flowers in next posting..,Stayed tuned
Monday, May 11, 2009
The Orchid Garden Kuala Lumpur is situated in front of the Bird Park, within the Lake Garden vicinity.
The Garden houses about 3,000 orchid species from around the world, with 800 species from Malaysia alone.
Saturday, April 18, 2009
This particular flowering plant is seen creeping on the wood frames, and the little flowers grow closely together in clusters to form a drooping garland. When I looked carefully, the flower has five petals, a stigma just like a hibiscus flower, the only difference is that it is smaller in size. The colorful flower is a combination of yellow and red.
Thursday, April 2, 2009
Sunday, March 22, 2009
This Red Canna Lily flower was taken at the Tanah Rata’s park, Cameron Highland.The species Canna or Canna Lily has two color, red and yellow.
Related article:A colorful of Canna Lily
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
This is another shot of Canna or Canna Lily flower that I photographed in Cameron Highlands. I took with my Canon 30D and 70-200mm F2.8 zoom Lens ( Click on photo for enlargement )
Related Article: The colorful flower of Canna Lily
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Bird of paradise flower is commonly known as a crane flower in South Africa. It is because of its resemblance to the bird of paradise. These pictures were taken in Cameron Highlands.
Each flower is made up of three upright orange sepals and three highly modified vivid blue petals. Two of the petals are joined together in a structure resembling an arrowhead with the third petal forming a nectary at the base of the flower. When a pollinator, usually a sunbird, lands on the arrowhead in search of nectar, the anthers are levered clear of the flower and deposit pollen on the breast of the bird. When the bird flies to another plant, this pollen is transferred to the stigma of the new flower.
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Saturday, January 24, 2009
The Chinese New Year is from January 26,2009 and this year is the year of Ox. Let this Red Hibiscus flower and the Chinese New Year be the start to bring you and your family all thing wonderful...
Gong Xi Fa Cai and a Happy New Year.
Sunday, January 18, 2009
Cacti or cactus plants have many shapes.The ideal environment for a cactus is not of course solely dependant on its genetic predispositions. There are several factors that contribute to how well or not well a particular cactus will do under certain conditions.
The first factor is how it was raised before you acquired it. Most of the cacti we purchase where probably grown in a greenhouse where conditions are more or less kept within a particular range of light, heat, moisture. Seedlings are kept cooler and in higher humidity conditions with a more limited amount of light than your standard commercial greenhouse. As the plants grow larger they will be moved into a greenhouse where they receive light through opaque plastic and depending on the location of the nursery probably a much hotter and drier climate.
So now you've bought your new little pride and joy from your local nursery, cactus farm. You take it home and immediately place it outside in the hot sun; probably not a good idea.
Cacti aren't able to move or put on sun screen so they may need our help when dealing with the elements. So don't let the sun be an enemy of your cacti.
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Sunday, January 4, 2009
There are many types of cactus which I saw in the Cactus Point and Cactus Valley in Cameron Highlands. But I noticed that some of these cactus plants are blooming with flowers.
Cactus or Cacti are also known as low maintenance plants. It is the best indoor plant type, as they require little attention for their healthy growth. There is a wide variety of shapes, sizes and color of cactus. Cacti are called as perennial plants because they will be growing year after year.
Cactus plant care
* Cactus should be placed under adequate sunlight.
* They should be sowed in pots having a good drainage system.
* Remove one inch of soil form the top. Replace it with gravel.
* The soil should be a mixture of sand, peat and perlite.
* Cactus growing vertically should be sowed in container whose diameter is half the height of the plant.
* Cacti that are growing breadth wise should be grown on containers, which are having 2 inches of diameter extra than the plant.
* Recently sowed or repotted plants have more chances of getting rot.
* The soil should be dry enough while the sowing or repotting is been done. Watering should be done after a week so that the roots are healed within the time.
Cactus grows very slowly. Some cactus takes a year to germinate and to know how they look like it takes again some years. They can breed through branches or from a part of the plant. The part of the plant is removed from the main plant and dried for 2 weeks. After the cut portion is healed then it is planted in shallow soil.
Cactus needs less watering so water them when they dry out. It is better to use clay pots without any glaze, as it needs less water than glazed or plastic pots.
Most of the cactus plant type requires a period for rest so that they can flower the rest of the year. The exact time required for cactus plant keeps varying but in general it is within three months. They are quite friendly to the chill weather and during the winter they should be watered less with no fertilizer application.