Flower Archives


Flowers – Orlando Wetlands Park – April 2015


Garden Flower – University of Central Florida – April 2015

Man’s heart away from nature becomes hard.”  – Standing Bear

A little about Standing Bear. He was a Ponca Indian in Nebraska in the 1800’s. He was party to a landmark court case where it was judged that Indians were indeed people and US citizens and entitled to the same rights as others. Contrary to the governments argument that they were neither a person or a citizen. Unbelievable and incredibly sad.

I was creating a flower gallery and ran across some of these pics – not previously published. Probably a few more will trickle out in the next few days.

Quote found at http://www.quotegarden.com/nature.html. Standing Bear bio at http://www.nebraskahistory.org/lib-arch/research/manuscripts/family/standing-bear.htm

Flower Fireworks


Hibiscus Explosion – UCF – April 2015


Explosion – UCF – April 2015

“Fireworks are man’s attempt at mimicking nature’s beauty.” – me

So often flowers remind me of fireworks, but it’s really the other way round. The first pic an elegant explosion, and the second the more chaotic bursts.

Still More Rousseau


Bald Cypress – UCF Arboretum – April 2015

“Nothing makes me so happy than to observe nature and paint what I see” – Henri Rousseau

Finished my last available book on Rousseau Portrait of a Primitive by  Ronald Alley excellent biography and a good chronology of his works.

I continue my quest to capture greenery and portray it in Rousseau’s style. I’ve said this before, I need to develop some contrast somehow. I’ll continue to work on it.

Quote found at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/h/henri_rousseau.html

Mystery – Photo 101


Searching – UCF – March 2015

fog egret

Egret in the Fog – UCF Arboretum – February 2015

Not sure about these pics. there’s no mystery about what they are looking for – food. So we have to go with lighting. 1st pic the reflections are interesting. This pic was taken just after the golden hour – but before the light got too harsh. Second pic was a foggy morning at the arboretum.

I need to learn how to capture the mystery of fog – any tips are greatly appreciated. Because I “see” a smokey moor and capture a cloudy picture.

Directly Overhead


Vulture Silhouette – near UCF – March 2015

“I’m so nervous. I’ve always been nervous, ever since I was a kid.” Elvis Presley
Something about a vulture directly overhead……..
Second post of the day – I accidentally scheduled my regular daily post for yesterday – so it published immediately,  https://picturethisbyfrank.com/2015/03/12/couples-flowers-this-time/

Warmth – Photo 101

Yellow Rumped warbler

Yellow Rumped Warbler – Orlando Wetlands Park – February 2015

great egret

Great Egret – UCF Arboretum – February 2015

There was a warm golden light on this fellow – highlighting the tufts of yellow feathers. As for identification, I’m torn between the yellow rumped or the palm warbler.

The egret was back lit with the morning sun, giving him a golden tail.