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Inspired by Nature

Updated on August 31, 2017

Photographing nature regularly

When I found the Redgage 365 day challenge which inspires people to post a flower photo a day, I immediately jumped on board the challenge. I have always loved photography as a hobby and especially enjoy nature photography. And then, as I looked through my photos, choosing the ones to post for the challenge, I was inspired even more!

photo by Sandra Wilson
photo by Sandra Wilson

A photo a day

nature photography

Every day I was challenged to post a photo on Redgage. Not only did this allow me to frequent my photos but it also inspired me to get more and more choices for my gallery. I began to carry my camera around regularly, to plan walks in the park, or the woods so I would have some great photo opportunities. Not only did this improve my photography, but it improved me. It gave me some peaceful times to commune with nature, to just be quiet.

Photo Gallery - Flower a day

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Flower to beeRainbow of flowersA weed is just a flower in disguiseWater lily and reflectionGrandpa's FavouriteAfter the RainBig and BeautifulAlliumsAmongst the treesBlossoms on a tree (Magnolia)
Flower to bee
Flower to bee
Rainbow of flowers
Rainbow of flowers
A weed is just a flower in disguise
A weed is just a flower in disguise
Water lily and reflection
Water lily and reflection
Grandpa's Favourite
Grandpa's Favourite
After the Rain
After the Rain
Big and Beautiful
Big and Beautiful
Alliums
Alliums
Amongst the trees
Amongst the trees
Blossoms on a tree (Magnolia)
Blossoms on a tree (Magnolia)

What's Popping! - Can you guess the flower?

I found this bud when I took a walk in the local park. I will need to go back next week so I can see what flower springs from it. Any ideas?

What flower will this bud bloom into

See results

Were you right?

I finally made it to the park to see the bud in bloom!

It seems to me it is a peony!

Congratulations to all who guessed it right!

From birds to butterflies

more nature photography

One summer I devoted a lot of time to taking pictures of birds, as many varieties as I could find. And then, I put them into a photo book for children that taught them about birds as well as identified what each bird was called. It was a good year in the making but I am overjoyed at the result.

So then, I thought I would do the same with butterflies. I haven't got that book quite finished yet, but I did have a chance to use the pictures in other inspiring ways!

one of my photos with quotes
one of my photos with quotes

Excited to get more

Nature that inspires

And so I am looking forward to finding more pictures inspired by nature to add to my collection. Birds, bugs, flowers and landscapes are all on my wish list. Everywhere I go I will be looking for that perfect shot.

I have started finding quotes to match some of my photos and making photo books, calendars and wall hangings for inspiration.

Record your favourite inspirational quote and I will see what photo it inspires!

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    • Anahid LM profile image

      Anahid LM 4 years ago

      very good dea the bird book and pictures. Inspiring lens. A the best.Anna

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      BestRatedStuff 5 years ago

      Absolutely lovely photos, you have a wonderful talent.

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      Gail47 5 years ago

      Beautiful photography! Sounds like the challenge was helpful to you.

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      Patricia 6 years ago

      Wow! I love your photography! I added you to my lens on this challenge and I added this lens as well. https://hubpages.com/art/365-day-photo-challenge

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      WhiteOak50 6 years ago

      Whoo-hoo!! Love that you entered the question about the beautiful flower bud. I cannot wait to see what it is.

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      rewards4life info 6 years ago

      Beautiful photography. Well done!

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      Deb Bryan 6 years ago from Chico California

      Fabulous lens. Your lens, zazzle shop and your redgage feed are being featured on 365flowers-365days :) Your work is beautiful! Watch for the updates all weekend.

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      WhiteOak50 6 years ago

      Just added this lens and your RedGage information to RedGage-365 Day Challenge

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      GramaBarb 6 years ago from Vancouver

      Wonderful lens! I've featured it on my 365 Flowers on RedGage lens.