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Photos of Flowers - Beautiful and Bright

Updated on August 31, 2011

Beautiful flowers - to brighten your day!


Ever since I saw some photo hubs of some beautiful flowers and flower gardens, I wanted to have one of my own. Not that I am a great photographer, I have never held a camera in my hands for a serious picture before. But nature with her beautiful array of flowers can make the most challenged the most inspired. Here I went click happy and got some of my favorite flowers on camera for you. I may not have done justice to them but I am certainly learning how to approach a subject and how to capture it for posterity. But this exercise has helped me develop a hobby and reduce the stress of everyday life.

I was certainly inspired to get the beautiful flowers for you on camera, I hope you enjoy the these flower pics as much as I did. Go on take a breath of fresh air.

Poppies photos by sofs
Poppies photos by sofs


Poppies are delicate and etherial looking flowers, I have always loved poppies. When they dance in the light breeze it is so inviting and refreshing, it is an out of the world moment for me. If there is one flower that I would like to grow in my garden it would be poppies. I have never tried I should confess, but i am sure this spring will see Poppies in my balcony! 

Petunias  photos by sofs
Petunias photos by sofs

Beautiful Flowers to brighten up your garden

Petunia grandiflora, an easy way to make your garden colorful and bright. They can make any dull looking garden (or if you live in an apartment, like me, your windowsill) something to look at. I love these flowers on my window sills, they just brighten up my view and my day. The variety of colors they come in is what makes them a feast for our eyes, and for city dwellers like me it is a fantasy come true!

Marigold Photos by sofs
Marigold Photos by sofs

Beauty and the moth

I was glad to get this shot, a moth on Marigold. The brightness of the flower contrasted by the dull grey of the moth, the bright yellow marking on the wings, highlights and accentuates the composition. This photograph is one of my favorites.

 Marigolds are so common here, but that does not make them less beautiful. these hybrid marigolds come in so many different shades that they you can grade them from shades of sunny yellow, to orange, to russet and deep burgundy. These are hardy plants that you can grow them all through the year from the dried flower heads.

I was not the only one who was attracted... Bee on Cosmos  Photos by sofs
I was not the only one who was attracted... Bee on Cosmos Photos by sofs

A Beautiful flower - never fails to attract

I was not the only one attracted by this bright and beautiful Cosmos and I caught the thief on camera. It is moments like this that I savor in my minds eye and they keep me going through dull days. These flowers are easy to grow and you can keep growing them all through year. They come in different hues and though they look delicate they are hardy but need a lot of sunshine. After the flower heads have died off, and the petals fall, you should wait until the exposed seeds have dried before picking them, to save for planting later.

The Hong Kong Orchid tree
The Hong Kong Orchid tree

The Hong Kong Orchid tree dots the road of Bangalore, but they usually have pink flowers and look pretty in summer, I was happy to see a tree bearing red flower much early in the season.

Birds of Paradise Photos by sofs
Birds of Paradise Photos by sofs

The Birds of Paradise plant is related to the Banana plant, it is an exotic plant but hardy in nature. This needs a lot of sunshine, there are different varieties which includes the crane plant. The flowers resemble birds and hang down beautiful from the plant. It is usually red and green but this hybrid beauty here is red and pink. This again is one of my favorites for flower arrangements.

Mmmm...the ever enchanting Orchid.. a color so deep that it almost looks like burgundy in silk.
Mmmm...the ever enchanting Orchid.. a color so deep that it almost looks like burgundy in silk.

This Velvet Phalaenopsis Orchid in Burgundy, is an exotic beauty that I was able to catch early in this season. Contrasted with white orchid this makes for a beautiful flower arrangement. I love orchids as a whole but this one here took my breath away.

As far as my eyes could see...........there was just beauty all around


When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.


Continuous as the stars that shine
They stretched in never-ending line
along the margin of a bay:
Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
tossing their heads in sprightly dance.

and twinkle on the Milky Way,

By William Wordsworth

They are not daffodils... they are a golden field of Cosmos but I am reminded!

Yellow and orange cloud, soft delicate flowers in abundance. 

The Queens wreath - Photos by sofs
The Queens wreath - Photos by sofs

Purple haze ... simply beautiful flowers

I had to get my son to climb up high enough to get a picture of this climber. A beauty from Brazil, commonly called the queen's wreath. This vine is coverd with bunches or purple flowers in spring, the whole scene looks like a purple cloud, so beautiful that you can watch them all day!

Hollyhocks Photos by sofs
Hollyhocks Photos by sofs

The hollyhocks are biennials or short-lived perennials. They grow up to a height of four feet . They have numerous flowers in different colors central stem. They look majestic and beautiful and could make any gardener proud. Amazingly beautiful!

I hope you enjoyed them enough to have some of your own, in your garden if not in pots in your balcony!!

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      Charlinex 6 years ago

      So lovely!

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      sofs 6 years ago

      Wow! That coming from you, I am floored! Thank you Charlinex for being so gracious!! :)

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      naveen 6 years ago

      Awesome...

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      Su 6 years ago

      Wow!! The way you put it together is wonderful. Keep it up. But do give me some of the credit for having taken the camera out from the cover, having wiped the lens, etc.

      Great work!

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      NAGARAJAN TITAN 6 years ago

      Very good photos.I liked the angles with which the photographs are taken...

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      sofs 6 years ago

      Thank you Naveen for taking the time to look at my amateur shots, I do appreciate this. Have a great day!!

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      sofs 6 years ago

      Su, thank you so much for all the love and all the help...and of course you get all the credit for taking the camera out of the cover and being with me and doing all you can to help me... you are a sweetheart.. and I love you!!

      Ha! your first comment in six months. Man a record of sorts!! HAHA thank you...love you so much!!

      God Bless!

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      sofs 6 years ago

      Nagarajan, Thank you for your kind words and encouragement, I do appreciate the visit and the comment, do feel free to take a look at my profile and visit my other articles, there are 77 of them here.

      Thank you and God Bless you!

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      timorous 6 years ago from Me to You

      Hey sofs. This is a fabulous first step at a photo hub. You seem to have captured nature at it's colourful peak in each case. I particularly liked the bird of paradise..something that's not easy to grow here in Canada. The orchids are also beautiful. Nice going.

      p.s. Thanks for the link to my hub.

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      sofs 6 years ago

      Hey Tim, your hub was my inspiration , the fact that you threatened to charge me for my visits made me do this on my own!! Thanks Tim for all the expert advise and help! God Bless!

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      The flowers are so beautiful. I can't hardly wait for spring. I always have lot's of flowers, Thank you.

      Cheers

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      sofs 6 years ago

      Spring is almost here and yes I can hardly wait for spring too. Thank you for your visit and comment. Hope you will have some pictures for us Ruby at spring!

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      richtwf 6 years ago

      Beautiful hub indeed! Love your photos of your flowers. They remind me of the flowers markets in Hong Kong especially at the time of the Chinese New Year when some of the parks in the former British territory have large wonderful and very colourful flower displays. Everyone also goes to buy new plants to adorn their homes for an auspicious start to the year ahead. It's a wonderful time to be in China or Hong Kong or anywhere where the Chinese New Year is being celebrated.

      Thanks for sharing your wonderful thoughts on flowers. They certainly added some colour to my day!

      God bless you Sophie.

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      sofs 6 years ago

      Thanks Ritchie, some nostalgic moments I guess. I love nature and I am always grateful for the beauty around me, the peace and tranquility it affords me. Honestly without flowers our days would be colorless.

      Isn't it wonderful to have such a wealth of beauty around us? God Bless you Ritchie, I appreciate the comment.

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      Jeff_McRitchie 6 years ago

      These pictures are fantastic. It makes me want to go out and take pictures!

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      Peggy Woods 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Really pretty flower pictures! I especially liked the moth on the marigold and the bee in the coreopsis. Nice touch!

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      sofs 6 years ago

      Jeff, I think you should go out and get the pictures so that all of us can enjoy them. I know what you are talking about, I have been looking at other photo hubs and until now and I finally decided to do it on my own. Go on and you will be happy for having done that. Thank you for enjoying these and commenting on them. God Bless!

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      sofs 6 years ago

      Yeah the moth on the Marigold and the bee on cosmos are some of my favorite shots. Thank you for enjoying them and I do appreciate your visit and your comments. God Bless you!

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      ladyjojo 6 years ago

      Very beautiful flowers. pretty to look upon where i live don't have spring so don't see that meany flowers.

      You continue to enjoy God's creation.

      Blessings

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      sofs 6 years ago

      Ladyjojo God's creation is beautiful indeed. Thank you for the visit and your comment.

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      cj53 6 years ago

      Beautiful :-)

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      sofs 6 years ago

      Thank you cj53. I do appreciate the visit and the comment!!

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      May PL 6 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

      Gorgeous! Love the colours!

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      sofs 6 years ago

      Thank you May glad that you enjoyed the pictures. I appreciate your visit and your comment.

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      I love all these flowers, so beautiful. You have stunning pictures. Thanks for writing this. Good work, my friend.

      Love and peace, prasetio

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      sofs 6 years ago

      God's creation is so beautiful. You cannot improve upon it, can you? Thank you for enjoying the pictures. God Bless you my friend! :)

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      carrie450 6 years ago from Winnipeg, Canada

      These photos are so beautiful sofs. I especially like the birds of paradise.

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      sofs 6 years ago

      Glad that you enjoyed the flowers Carrie, they never cease to amaze me. Thank you for your visit!

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      RTalloni 6 years ago from the short journey

      You have helped me remember to have my camera on-the-ready this spring. These are wonderful shots!

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      sofs 6 years ago

      RTalloni get the camera ready it is almost spring...we would love to see some beautiful pictures. Thank you for the comment and the visit!

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      Denise Handlon 6 years ago from North Carolina

      You've done a marvelous job with your photography session. These are great photos and I love your narrative throughout. Thanks for sharing. Hugs across the ocean to you.

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      sofs 6 years ago

      Denise, thank you for the encouragement. I am just learning to hold the camera and use the software to get the pictures into the desired size and shape. I really do appreciate the love that is coming across the oceans. God bless you abundantly!!

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      mannyrolando 6 years ago

      The cosmos and marigolds with they visitors are my favorites! Beautiful flowers and beautiful hub!

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      sofs 6 years ago

      They are my favorites too, glad you enjoyed them. It was a little difficult getting them but was worth it. Thank you for the visit and the comment Manny Rolando God bless!

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      sofs 6 years ago

      Hi Mark Bronze! Yeah we do hangout in the same places don't we.. Thank you for the visit and your kind words, I do appreciate it. This is my very first hub of the kind..Glad you enjoyed it!!

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      maheshpatwal 6 years ago from MUMBAI

      Sofs all the shots are beautifully taken by you.Thanks a ton for sharing those lovely pictures with all of us. Really liked all the snaps.

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      sofs 6 years ago

      Good to see you back Mahesh, hope you did your exams well. Glad that you enjoyed the pictures, I did enjoy taking them a couple of weeks ago. Thank you for the visit and the comment, God Bless!

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      Christine 6 years ago from Dublin

      Beautiful photographs sofs, you brightened my day.

      Thank you for shariing them.

      Bookmarked: Garlic Angel :-)

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      sofs 6 years ago

      Garlic Angel,thanks for the viewing and the comment. Glad you liked the pictures and bookmarking them. God bless!

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      Les Trois Chenes 6 years ago from Videix, Limousin, South West France

      Lovely photos, lovely garden?

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      sofs 6 years ago

      Thank you. Les Trois Chenes, these are pictures taken at different places. My first attempt at taking pictures and I am glad you liked them, thank you for the visit and comment. God bless you!!

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      SJKSJK 6 years ago from delray beach, florida

      Beautiful photos, makes me want to plant a garden. Thanks

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      sofs 6 years ago

      Thank you SJKSJK, go get it. There is nothing like having a beautiful garden of your own. Pick some hardy plant and colorful that grow easily and get us some pictures soon.

      Thanks for the visit and the appreciation.

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      Genna East 6 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      "Go on take a breath of fresh air." That is exactly what these lovely photos accomplished for me. They literally took my breath away. :) Extraordinary!

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      sofs 6 years ago

      Genna, You are very kind!. Glad that you did take a breath of fresh air. Spring in all its glory is already here where I live. Hope you did get a whiff of it!!

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      lamurray33 6 years ago from Southern NJ, USA

      Beautiful job! I hope to eventully "hub" some of my flower photos also. Thanks for sharing yours! I truly enjoyed!

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      sofs 6 years ago

      Thank you Iammurray, I can see the hub coming already... :) It is such a joy to to commune with nature and capture her beauty for posterity. Make this spring more colorful with your flower hub, I hope to see it soon. God Bless!

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi sofs, I love your hub and your honesty, I too love flowers and love taking photos of them, your first paragraph could have been written by me!!! beautiful hub, I so enjoyed it! thank you

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      sofs 5 years ago

      Wow! I am really glad to meet you.. Somehow people who love flowers are easy to communicate with... and you love to photograph them too..there is beauty and simplicity about flowers that does rub on to you as you walk among them... Well I need to see you work..now I am curious :):):) haha :):):) Movie Master see you soon in your backyard:):)

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      Kay Creates 5 years ago from Ohio

      So glad I stopped by to see your pretty flower photos. I've never seen the Queen's wreath before. It's beautiful.

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      sofs 5 years ago

      Thank you for enjoying the beautiful flowers, Kay. I am glad you did, I love flowers and they make me happy all the time. I hope you have an awesome day yourself :)

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      dredcuan 5 years ago

      I love to see flowers as they can make me feel happy and are very calming to me... Nice photos and very wonderful garden!

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      sofs 5 years ago

      Thank you Dredcuan, I love flowers too. The beauty and the peace that flows from the wonder of creation is undeniable.. Glad that you did enjoy the pictures.. I greatly appreciate the comment.

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      dredcuan 5 years ago

      I used to live in a place where I can truly appreciate the beauty of nature. Not to mention, my mom has her own flower garden too that's why I truly like your post. I hope to read more interesting hubs of you!

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      sofs 5 years ago

      Dredcuan..that is so sweet of you :) I hope you still enjoy the best that is around you.. Hey there is one hub (mine) on enjoying the soothing sounds of nature.. that I think you might like it.. though I live in a concrete jungle I make sure that my place is heaven on Earth :) Thank you for the appreciation and interest you show.. :) God Bless!!!

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      kaja 5 years ago

      very super

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      sofs 5 years ago

      Thank you so much Kaja :)

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      sofs 5 years ago

      Glad you enjoyed it.Thank you for stopping over and commenting :) God Bless!

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      vasantha T k 5 years ago from Bangalore

      It' just beautiful. I visited all the hubs to view flowers and great pictures best wishes

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      sofs 5 years ago

      Vasantha, thank you again... I greatly appreciate this. :) God Bless!

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      nina64 5 years ago from chicago, Illinois

      Those pictures of the different flowers are beautiful!!!! They seem to calm and soothe my mind and spirit. Do you have any more pictures to show? I would love to see them. Great hub on such a beautiful object!! Voted up.

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      sofs 5 years ago

      Nina64, I do have a few other nature/photography hubs.. It gives me so much peace to photograph nature... Thank you for taking the time to enjoy these beautiful flowers. Have a wonderful day. God Bless!

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      Brainy Bunny 5 years ago from Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania

      Nice photos.My favorite is the one of poppies at the top. Poppies were my favorite flower for many years, but where I lived at the time I would only ever see very small ones. This brought back some nice memories.

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      sofs 5 years ago

      Brainy bunny Thanks for dropping by... poppies are my favorites too but when it comes to flowers i love them all :) Almost all :) Have a lovely day!

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      photostudiosupply 4 years ago from Rochester, New York

      Really beautiful photos!!!

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      Linda Bryen 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      Sofs, what a beautiful photos hub you got here. I am also interested in taking photos of anything like plants, nature, flowers and different sceneries for different seasons. Well done and thank you for sharing those beautiful flower pics.

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      Joy56 4 years ago

      I must have spent far too much time in the forums, and not enough time reading your hubs...... Your photos are beautiful...... You quote Wordsworth, i used to live not too far from where he lived in the lake District England..... god bless you and i am so happy to see you back.

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