Flowers & plants, photographed

by Keith Stanley

(copyright 2000, 2005)

    The following nine pictures were all taken at the U.S. Botanic Gardens, near the Capitol Building, in Washington, DC:

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Orchids Orchids Orchids
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Cacti, drooping Cacti, drooping Cactus, round
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Desert room Trunk with vines Broad leaves in the sun
     Follow this link for some beautiful pictures of the Sarah P. Duke Gardens in Chapel Hill, NC:  Sarah P. Duke Gardens.

     The following images were taken at various (other) locations.  Some are straight from a digital camera, others have been 'creatively enhanced':

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Marigolds Tulips in cool blue Daisies' natural glory
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Cool daisies Tulips--yellow & a red Leafy profusion
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Stringy mums in blue Hibiscus in cool shades Hosta?
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Impatiens Floral arrangement Azaleas
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Lotus blossom Sunflower Coleus
        The last two are my favorites for 'painterly' effect.  They began as digital photographs of a floral arrangement, which were then transformed into something more impressionistic with digital imaging software:
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Flowers in vase, 1st study Flowers in vase, 2nd study

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