191/366 | Orangerie

July 09, 2020  •  Leave a Comment

Last minute plan to go walk the trails at Burden Gardens. I had intended to shoot the pink lilypads, and I did, but also tried unsuccessfully to photograph the Mississippi Kites. North of 300 shots later, plus more tries from my backyard, and I was left with horrible results. Sigh. I have employed every single setting in my camera to no avail. Unless one perches close by in a tree, I think I should stop trying for the ones in flight. They're fun to observe because they often eat dragonflies and other insects while flying, but frustrating as #!%@! to photograph.

Even though I had two DSLRs (Canon 5D Mark II and III) with me, I am once again using the wide angle iPhone shot for today. Officially called The Steele Burden Memorial Orangerie, it was built as a memorial to Steele Burden and designed by A. Hays Town. Its intended purpose was to protect citrus trees during the cold months, but is now used as a rental facility for weddings or other special occasions. In February there are an abundance of tulips surrounding the building. I wish the Crape Myrtles were more in bloom for this image. Perhaps the storm on Monday carried away many of the flowers.

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iPhone 11 Pro Max


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