The Dahlias and Other Flowers of Public Gardens in Halifax

This summer, Public Gardens in Halifax, Nova Scotia, had a gorgeousĀ dahlia exhibit.

With my Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM macro lens (buy onĀ Amazon.com), I tested it out on those dahlias and other flowers in August. The lens is magnificent, as you can see in the gallery below.

There were displays to show the different types of dahlias in the exhibit, which I displayed first in the gallery below. There were peony, pompom, miniature ball, cactus, semi-cactus, incurved cactus, formal decorative, informal decorative, stellar and collarette dahlias.

See if you can identify the various types of dahlias. Aside from a few types like the stunning collarette dahlia that is my favourite, it’s not as easy as you think!

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Macro Photography from the Nova Scotia Agricultural College (NSAC)

In May of 2010, I had the chance to visit the rock garden, greenhouse & nursery, and campus of the Nova Scotia Agricultural College (NSAC) in Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada. I brought my digital SLR with macro filters and these were some of the photos I got.

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