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Friday Flower Fiesta (7-18-14)—Live and learn

Friday Flower Fiesta

In creating my Photographic Art, I use the highest resolution pictures I have.

Many years ago when I first started blogging, I never thought I would need pictures bigger than 800 pixels on the longest side.

I had my Canon DSLR camera set to save the picture as a JPG file, and then when I got home I resized all the pictures to 800 pixels on the longest side.

Sadly, I have some great pictures which I can’t use for Photographic Art.

Following are ten of them in all their unframed, un-Photographic Art glory.

Ah, well, as my wise old grandmother used to say: “Live and learn.”

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Friday Flower Fiesta (7-11-14)—Leftovers

Friday Flower Fiesta

I got so busy with work that I almost forgot that this was Friday!

The theme for today’s Friday Flower Fiesta is “Flowers that haven’t made it into a Friday Flower Fiesta yet,” i.e., the leftovers.

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Water lily

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Bird of paradise

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Day lily

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Crepe myrtle

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California tree poppy

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Unknown tree

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Proteacae species

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Unknown flowers

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Unknown flowers

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Unknown flowers

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Friday Flower Fiesta (7-4-14)—From the San Diego County Fair

Friday Flower Fiesta

I spent yesterday at the San Diego County Fair, North America’s seventh largest fair by 2013 attendance.

Many decades ago I used to go to the Texas State Fair, the Houston Lifestock Show & Rodeo, and the San Antonio Lifestock Show & Exhibition to ride the rides.

Now I just go to see the beautiful gardens, bonsai, and flowers.

The theme for this year’s fair is “The Fab Fair,” celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of The Beatles arrival in America in 1964. Here are some flowers from the 2014 San Diego County Fair:

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Orchid from the 2014 San Diego County Fair

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Orchid from the 2014 San Diego County Fair

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Begonia from the 2014 San Diego County Fair

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Orchid from the 2014 San Diego County Fair

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Irises from the 2014 San Diego County Fair

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Dahlia from the 2014 San Diego County Fair

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Dahlia from the 2014 San Diego County Fair

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Dahlia from the 2014 San Diego County Fair

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Dahlia from the 2014 San Diego County Fair

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Dahlia from the 2014 San Diego County Fair

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Dahlia from the 2014 San Diego County Fair

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Rose from the 2014 San Diego County Fair

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Roses from the 2014 San Diego County Fair

All pictures, minus the framing, will be available for purchase in my Flower Gallery at Fine Art America once Julian gets back from Texas. You can buy matted & framed prints, metallic prints, acrylic prints, greeting cards, cell phone cases, posters, and more!

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Friday Flower Fiesta (6-27-14)—Orchids

Friday Flower Fiesta

All pictures, minus the framing, will be available for purchase in my Flower Gallery at Fine Art America (once Julian gets back from Texas; who knows when that will be?). You can buy matted & framed prints, metallic prints, acrylic prints, greeting cards, cell phone cases, posters, and more!

More orchids from this past week. The San Diego County Orchid Society’s Summer Show in the Park is coming up July 19-20 and will be in Balboa Park. I’ll be there.

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Friday Flower Fiesta (6-13-14) from Balboa Park

Friday Flower Fiesta

Happy FMFT13! Smile if you figure that out because the next one occurs in 2049. I’ll be 94 then!

All pictures, minus the framing, will be available tomorrow for purchase in my Flower Gallery at Fine Art America. You can buy matted & framed prints, metallic prints, acrylic prints, greeting cards, cell phone cases, posters, and more!

Mostly orchids but also a day lily and a water lily, and the first picture is a Cup of Gold (Solandra maxima).

Cup of Gold (Solandra maxima)

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Day lilies from San Diego's Balboa Park

Orchid from San Diego's Balboa Park

Orchid from San Diego's Balboa Park

Orchid from San Diego's Balboa Park

Orchid from San Diego's Balboa Park

Orchid from San Diego's Balboa Park

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Friday Flower Fiesta (6-6-14)

Friday Flower Fiesta

Happy Friday!

The summer flowers are blooming, which means places like the San Diego Zoo, Safari Park, and SeaWorld have much more eye candy than just wildlife! Today’s Friday Flower Fiesta features flowers from all three places.

All pictures, minus the stamp frame and the Epiphyllum slideshow pictures, are available for purchase in my Flower Gallery at Fine Art America. You can buy matted & framed prints, metallic prints, acrylic prints, greeting cards, cell phone cases, posters, and more!

Azalea, San Diego ZooAzalea

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Osteospermum
Osteospermum

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Coral tree
Coral tree

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Hummingbird and cactus flowers
Hummingbird and cactus flowers

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Hibiscus
Hibiscus

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Canna and agapanthus
Canna and agapanthus

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Four epiphyllum (orchid cactus) slide show

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Lapse photography featuring Clivia
(Lapse photography is time lapse photography
without the investment of time.)

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Friday Flower Fiesta (5-30-14)—Peak rose-blooming time is here!

Friday Flower Fiesta

It is peak rose blooming time in San Diego right now so I thought I’d feature roses in today’s Friday Flower Fiesta.

However, I created something a little different for you today. Hope you like it.

Rose Photographic Art by  Russel Ray Photos

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Friday Flower Fiesta (5-16-14)—Flowers from my garden

Friday Flower Fiesta

I am a big fan of San Diego’s weather because any plant will grow here if its water needs are met. Many plants also bloom year-round in San Diego, such as crowns of thorns, begonias, pelargoniums, and geraniums, all of which are well represented in my garden. Following are Photographic Art stamps based on pictures of flowers taken this past week in my garden.

Freesia

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Star of Bethlehem

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Strawflower

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Crown of Thorns

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Pelargonium

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Pelargonium

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Pelargonium

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Geranium

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Geranium

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Cane-like Begonia

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Cane-like Begonia

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Tuberous Begonia

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Friday Flower Fiesta (5-9-14)—Flowers for moms

Friday Flower Fiesta

Let’s have some flowers for moms for today’s Friday Flower Fiesta. Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there!

Snapdragon

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Cistus

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Blue hibiscus

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Bearded iris

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Freesia

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Foxglove

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Anemone

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Anemone

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Iceland poppy

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Geranium

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Bird of Paradise

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Lily of the Nile

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Friday Flower Fiesta (5-2-14)–Miniature works of art

Friday Flower Fiesta

A recent comment on one of my Friday Flower Fiestas called them miniature works of art. I like that. So following are more miniature works of art for today’s Friday Flower Fiesta.

Agapanthus stamp

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Nasturtium stamp

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Wild Iris stamp

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Wild Iris stamp

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Epiphyllum stamp

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Orchid stamp

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Melianthus stamp

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Magnolia stamp

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Halfway There stamp

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Electric Yellow stamp

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Electric Purple Stamp

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Electric Poppy stamp

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