Flower Pictures, Outdoor Images

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Tiny Orange Flower
Tiny Orange Flower | Source

Mother Nature Caught in Photographs

Nothing brings me as much peace as being in the outdoors. It is not uncommon to find me puttering around in a park, on a beach, at a lake, and even my own back yard. Generally, on these outings I sport a camera in one hand and a leash in the other; my Golden Retriever generally accompanies me on such excursions. These photographs of Mother Nature Outdoors are a compilation of many photo ops. Several different days, many different places, and some are simply lucky shots of the natural world I have been fortunate enough to capture in photographs. Each brings me a bit of peace, and I hope you find some measure of serenity as you forge through the groupings of Photographs of Mother Nature Outdoors .

About the Camera Equipment

I use a Fuji Pro Grade Digital SLR Camera with an on board SB-80DX flash. I never set-up lights or anything fancy when I shoot. I feel the digital advantage of this kind of camera is enough to get some snapshots worth sharing. For the shots in this hub, a Nikkor (Nikon) 28mm to 105mm, 1:3.5 - 4.5D mount lens was used. It offered me optimum focal distance and range without having to change to a different lens. I have always been a big fan of Nikon, still ONLY using their lenses, but for my needs these days, the Fuji SLR Camera is a perfect fit.

Tiny Orange Flower

Small Orange Flower Picture (Orange and Green Photo)

No larger than a 2 year old child's fingernail, this Tiny Orange Flower brightly popped out from its contrasting green backdrop causing me to take notice and snap this photograph. Dancing along-side the small sprigs of grass and leaves the light gently kisses the face of its petite peddles. The light as well as the coloring are pastel in appearance rather than sharp and crisp, bringing soothing emotions to wash over the viewer.

In the unfocused background we can see sibling flowers and green surroundings, which help to bring the wonderfully orange flower to center stage. I could have sat with this little gift forever so it seemed, enjoying the cool spring air and the precious expression of hope Mother Nature provided. This one tiny flower slowed my day to a stroll and created a serene head-space for the rest of the photo shoot. Because of this, I was able to appreciate many beautiful things that may have been missed otherwise.

Igniting Pink Flora
Igniting Pink Flora | Source

Igniting Pink Flora

Light Striking Pink Flower Picture

In this photograph you find the power of light bending through space. A prism of colors are caught erupting at the edge of the lights movement. The pink flowers glow as if struggling to evade complete transparency in the face of such expanding passionate visual energy. The motion of light is almost visible as it thrusts through space, even as it is actually frozen within the image configuration; the shear immensity of Mother Natures will hardly slowing at all. From its brightly bursting beginning to its crisp convex edge, this powerful light attempts to become a Demigod1 of visual expression.

1Demigod

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Pink High-wire BudRunning PintoGull Gliding on ShoreFeathered GatheringOreo Cows
Pink High-wire Bud
Pink High-wire Bud | Source
Running Pinto
Running Pinto | Source
Gull Gliding on Shore
Gull Gliding on Shore | Source
Feathered Gathering
Feathered Gathering | Source
Oreo Cows
Oreo Cows | Source

Outdoor Photographs

This grouping of 5 outdoor photographs brings a variety of images. The only thing in common is that they each have been located in the great outdoors.

  1. Pink High-wire Bud gives the impression of precariously navigating a circus high-wire. The stringent vine becomes the supporting feature while the dazzling Pink Bud wavers across the suspended and shifting wire. One can almost hear the gasps of a tense audiences response. All else in the background falls away as this talented bud captures our imaginations.
  2. Running Pinto shares the joy of a warm sunny day romping in the pasture with the cows and calves. A spirited gallop ensues as the youthful horse chases a calve in an equine dance of mischief.
  3. Gull Gliding on Shore is a simple and often witnessed image when visiting a beach setting. The warm California waves caress the shoreline as this Gull glides profoundly along its wet sandy edge.
  4. Feathered Gathering peeks in on a group of very small sea birds (none taller than a tea cup) as they join in congress along the clam Bodega Bay shore rocks.
  5. Oreo Cows are a festive sight as I cruise along Hwy 29. An entire herd stands away from these three black and white bovine. A sight I had not witnessed before, these fun and contrasting cows made for quite an unusual hillside view.

Mother Nature Offers Her Photographic Watery Side

Photographs With Water Features

In this Natural Grouping you will find water to be the common theme throughout. Water fowl, Music, shorelines, and hide-aways each counting on Mother Natures H2O for balance.

Photographs With Natural Water Features

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Chrome Jellyfish AscendMirror of Fowl WaterWater Makes the Music BetterGull Hovers Over an Ocean StreamWaves Over Sand DunesDog Ocean VistaHawaiian Ocean ViewTwisted ShorlineWhite Bird Over Napili BayDog-walker Shoreline Silhouette Serenity Along a Lake Shore
Chrome Jellyfish Ascend
Chrome Jellyfish Ascend | Source
Mirror of Fowl Water
Mirror of Fowl Water | Source
Water Makes the Music Better
Water Makes the Music Better | Source
Gull Hovers Over an Ocean Stream
Gull Hovers Over an Ocean Stream | Source
Waves Over Sand Dunes
Waves Over Sand Dunes | Source
Dog Ocean Vista
Dog Ocean Vista | Source
Hawaiian Ocean View
Hawaiian Ocean View
Twisted Shorline
Twisted Shorline | Source
White Bird Over Napili Bay
White Bird Over Napili Bay | Source
Dog-walker Shoreline Silhouette
Dog-walker Shoreline Silhouette | Source
Serenity Along a Lake Shore
Serenity Along a Lake Shore | Source

Nature Picuters

From a serpentine ocean river to a sea bird covered pier, these images are gathered from Mother Nature in the cooler part of the seasons.

Cold Season Photography -- Pictures that look cold and damp

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Christ TreeSerpentine Ocean River Ocean Waves Crashing on  RocksPink Ascending Flowers Water Birds on Pier
Christ Tree
Christ Tree | Source
Serpentine Ocean River
Serpentine Ocean River | Source
Ocean Waves Crashing on  Rocks
Ocean Waves Crashing on Rocks | Source
Pink Ascending Flowers
Pink Ascending Flowers | Source
Water Birds on Pier
Water Birds on Pier | Source

Pictures of Colorful Plants

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Deep Red Rose BudLobster Claw Ice plantLacy White FlowersSwishing Sage BudsPerfect Red Long Stem Rose BudNapili Bay Pink Flora
Deep Red Rose Bud
Deep Red Rose Bud | Source
Lobster Claw Ice plant
Lobster Claw Ice plant | Source
Lacy White Flowers
Lacy White Flowers | Source
Swishing Sage Buds
Swishing Sage Buds | Source
Perfect Red Long Stem Rose Bud
Perfect Red Long Stem Rose Bud | Source
Napili Bay Pink Flora
Napili Bay Pink Flora | Source

Photographs of Plants

Roses, Claws, and Flower Pictures

From my front yard to the Maui coast, these pictures of flowers are a grouping I particularly enjoyed snapping. Roses have always caught my attention, so adding a couple from the front yard seemed appropriate. I also found a soft white-peddled flower way in the back of our property, and a really odd "claw-like" ice plant at the beach near Bodega Bay, in California. And the bright pink flowering plant outside of our condo in Maui shouted, "Take my picture!" and so I did. I thought the ice plant claw flora was the most unusual plant to share with you. I hope you enjoy the images.

Unique Outdoor Pictures

You will find among this photo grouping a variety of fun images. You will be face to face with a friendly back yard squirrel as well as viewing beautiful oak pods sprouting from a tree trunk and then find yourself lurking among a Mossy Green Napa Forest.

Images of a Moss Forest, Napa Grape Vinyards, Squirrels, and More

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Green  Moss ForestSunlight on Napa HIllsideLounging Squirrel Fenced in Moss ForestThe Gull Lookout Fallen Moss ForestOak Pods Growing on TrunkDancing Moss TreePier-a-mid Sea BirdsGrey Squirrel Face to Face
Green  Moss Forest
Green Moss Forest | Source
Sunlight on Napa HIllside
Sunlight on Napa HIllside | Source
Lounging Squirrel
Lounging Squirrel | Source
Fenced in Moss Forest
Fenced in Moss Forest | Source
The Gull Lookout
The Gull Lookout | Source
Fallen Moss Forest
Fallen Moss Forest | Source
Oak Pods Growing on Trunk
Oak Pods Growing on Trunk | Source
Dancing Moss Tree
Dancing Moss Tree | Source
Pier-a-mid Sea Birds
Pier-a-mid Sea Birds | Source
Grey Squirrel Face to Face
Grey Squirrel Face to Face | Source

Red Sky Sunset Pictures

Nothing inspires me to grab my camera more-so than a beautiful red sky sunset! The following are a few of my favorites.

Hawaiian Sunsets, California Sunsets, Red Sunsets

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Under the Napili Bough Red Sunset California Fire Red Angry SkyRed Setting Napili Bay SunCool Red Sunset Over Maui Tree TopsRed Setting Maui SunCalm Hawaii Sunset
Under the Napili Bough Red Sunset
Under the Napili Bough Red Sunset | Source
California Fire Red Angry Sky
California Fire Red Angry Sky | Source
Red Setting Napili Bay Sun
Red Setting Napili Bay Sun | Source
Cool Red Sunset Over Maui Tree Tops
Cool Red Sunset Over Maui Tree Tops | Source
Red Setting Maui Sun
Red Setting Maui Sun | Source
Calm Hawaii Sunset
Calm Hawaii Sunset | Source

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Comments for "Orange Flowers to Red Sunset Pictures, Photographs of Beautiful Outdoor Images" 30 comments

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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

What a treat this hub is, I enjoyed every photo, an absolute delight thank you and voted up.


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Nurfninja 5 years ago from Earth

So very very cool sir! that Christ tree is something else!


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Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

While I'm a photographer I try to work as a storyteller. Your nature/outdoor photography truly inspires me. These pictures are of aesthetic quality.


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K9keystrokes 5 years ago from Northern, California Author

Happyboomernurse~ I am so flattered that you found the pictures worthy of your time. Thank you for the votes, it means the world!

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Happyboomernurse 5 years ago from South Carolina

Wow!!! This hub is a nature lover's delight and I viewed each photo slowly so I could savor them. Your attention to detail is amazing and I loved the written descriptions you gave. I had so many favorites but the Lobster Claw Ice Plant was one I'd never seen before and it was amazing that it looked just like its name. Also loved the jellyfish and the sunset grouping.

This was such a treat and I thank you for sharing it. Your love and respect form nature comes shining through in your photos.

Voted up across the board except for funny.


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K9keystrokes 5 years ago from Northern, California Author

Whidbeywriter~ Thank you so much! I am glad you enjoyed my snapshots of mother nature.

Cheers~

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Whidbeywriter 5 years ago from Oak Harbor on Whidbey Island, Washington

Awesome photography, I voted up and beautiful!!


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K9keystrokes 5 years ago from Northern, California Author

Lisa~ Honored that you found the pictures worth viewing. Thank you for stopping by for a peek.

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Lisa HW 5 years ago from Massachusetts

These are beautiful. Too many struck me to mention here - the moss forest, the sunsets, the seagull, the ocean....


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K9keystrokes 5 years ago from Northern, California Author

tlpoague~ Thank you for checking out mother nature here! You know, that picture of the "Chrome Jellyfish" has been one of my favorite photos since I snapped it in late 2006. It is underwater (obviously) off of the Maui coast.

Nice to have you over today!

Cheers~

K9


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tlpoague 5 years ago from USA

What beautiful photos! I felt as if I was strolling through nature with you. My favorite was the jelly fish one. It gave me the urge to go swimming. Great job!


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K9keystrokes 5 years ago from Northern, California Author

livelonger~ Thanks for stopping by to look at some nature shots. I sure appreciate your support. That lobster claw plant is really a trip, I agree!

HubHugs and Shalom~

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livelonger 5 years ago from San Francisco

Gorgeous pictures. I loved all of them, but especially those of the flowers. The contrast of their intense color against the green foliage made for quite a visual impact. And I had never seen "lobster claws" before - they really do look like them! Thank you for sharing these with us, K9KS. Shalom!


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K9keystrokes 5 years ago from Northern, California Author

Cagsil~ How privileged I feel seeing your comments! Thank you for sharing your thoughts. I enjoy landscape images a great deal myself Cags. I was going to do a full hub on just those long natural panoramic views, but I don't have enough of them yet to make it worth the effort to make that kind of article. Maybe in a month or so I will take on that project. Hope you are doing well my friend. I appreciate your support.

HubHugs~

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K9keystrokes 5 years ago from Northern, California Author

stephhicks68~ How great to find you here in the comments today! Thank you for the high praise, and I really love the green moss forest shots as well. The moss just looks so vibrant and soft. Of course it was not; kind of rough and wet-carpet-like in texture. But it made for a wonderful photo op. I appreciate you making it by and sharing your thoughts.

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K9keystrokes 5 years ago from Northern, California Author

Eiddwen~Thank so much for stopping by, I am thrilled you liked the images of nature!

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K9

randomcreative~ I am happy you enjoyed these nature shots.

Cheers~

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Cagsil 5 years ago from USA or America

Fantastic photos. It's always a pleasure to take in the beauty Nature provides. I especially like the long distance shots. The ones that cover a lot of ground are the best. I guess I am fond of landscape photos. :) Voted up! :)


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stephhicks68 5 years ago from Bend, Oregon

Simply beautiful photographs! Love the moss on the trees, among so many other gorgeous captures. Best, Steph


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Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

I loved this one,photographs of mother nature and all her wonders is a favourite theme of minbe and always has been and this one was indeed a rare treat .

I vote up up and away here and thank you for sharing.

Take care and I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Eiddwen.


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randomcreative 5 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Gorgeous photos! I love the vivid colors!


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K9keystrokes 5 years ago from Northern, California Author

cardelean~ You make me smile! Thank you for such gracious words for these nature photos. It's nice when something that bring such joy to me can also inspire...I am humbled.

Huge HubHuges Cara~

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cardelean 5 years ago from Michigan

Your photos are absolutely breathtaking! My goal for the coming year is to take a photography class or two to learn how to take better photos. This hub is even more inspiration to do so. Thanks for sharing!


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K9keystrokes 5 years ago from Northern, California Author

Lady_E~ Thank you so much. I am overjoyed to see you in the HubHood today! Peace my friend.

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Lady_E 5 years ago from London, UK

Gorgeous photos.


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K9keystrokes 5 years ago from Northern, California Author

Hyphenbird~ Thank you for sharing your thoughts here! I found the Lobster Claw ice plant a very cool photo subject, I'm glad you do as well. Hard to beat a Nikon for those quality shoots! But I find in the field, that the combo of the Fuji light weight body with the Nikkor Optics works really well for me. Some of the pro Nikon gear is pretty heavy for me. In the studio though, Nikon is king!

I sure appreciate that you made it by for a look!

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Hyphenbird 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

They are all just gorgeous. That lobster claw ice plant is fascinating though. I am going to have to study about it.

I also use a Nikon and love it. I wish I had a stronger zoom lens but will get one eventually. Thanks for a lovely virtual visit to your area.


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K9keystrokes 5 years ago from Northern, California Author

The Midwest Man~ Thanks for the complements on the nature pictures, I had a great time. Since you asked, I use a Fuji Pro grade SLR camera with an on board SB-80DX flash. I never set up lights or anything fancy when I shoot. I feel the digital advantage of this kind of camera is enough to get some snapshots worth sharing. I am a fan of Fuji as they have a NON-round pixel that leaves less for the cameras computer to interpolate. I do however ALWAYS use Nikor (Nikon) Optics (lenses), but Canon has some very good sports optics, they just have a different lens mount than my Fuji. For the shots in this hub, a 28mm to105mm lens was used. It offered me optimum focal distance and range without having to change to a different lens. It has a special macro option at the flip of a switch that's really handy for the close-up work! Thank you for stopping by today, I enjoyed your question very much!

Cheers~

K9


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K9keystrokes 5 years ago from Northern, California Author

Flora~ We just went to Bodega Bay for luch the other day and passed by the old church. It is still beautifull and creepy! I was amazed to find the tree with the cross.

Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

HubHugs~

K9


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The Midwest Man 5 years ago

Great photos! I'm curious as to what camera you used to shoot them. The two cameras you listed from Amazon in the beginning of the article?


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FloraBreenRobison 5 years ago

I've always wanted to visit Bodega Bay because I'm a Hitchcock fan and that's the setting of The Birds. I've never seen a Christ Tree in person.

They are beautiful.

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