Friday, June 24, 2011

bellingrath gardens

If you ever find yourself in the vicinity of Mobile, Alabama, I highly recommend a visit to Bellingrath Gardens. We spent about four hours last Saturday touring the home and grounds. I was finally able to find a butterfly to capture because there were lots of them in the butterfly garden.

But I think this bumble bee was my favorite shot of the day.

The home and the courtyards and fountains and bridges were all so pretty.

But mostly I enjoyed taking photos of flowers.

37 comments:

  1. So many gorgeous shots - I need to visit this place. It looks so beautiful!

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  2. WOW!! Deb these are just gorgeous! What awesome shots. I love that first photo.

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  3. Great set of photos!! Looks to be a neat photographic place!! Love those bridge shots!!!
    Enjoy your day!!

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  4. Beautiful shots! I get to visit a place similar to this in Michigan tomorrow and I can't wait! Have a great weekend!

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  5. Wow, what beautiful shots! I love that bridge! That bumble bee shot is pretty awesome! I also really love the pink rose shot! It almost looks porcelain!

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  6. After seeing these pictures, I'm going!!

    Great job!

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  7. Gorgeous!! Love that red bridge shot. :D

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  8. i am mapquesting it right now.. I got to make it over there this summer.. Beautiful shots..

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  9. What a gorgeous place full of southern charm. Love the photos. I especially like the butterfly but I am partial. V

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  10. These are all so incredibly beautiful!!! What an amazing place!

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  11. What a beautiful place to visit. You got some gorgeous photos. I love all of your photos.

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  12. Beautiful macro shots!! Love the way you caught the bee in the last one.... :)

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  13. Love your butterfly and bee shots! also that delicate little pink flower near the end of the post - just lovely!

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  14. Oh my goodness, these are all such lovely photos! There is no way I could pick a favorite!

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  15. The first shit is amazing, so sharp, absolutely fantastic. That place seems to be one paradise, would love to visit if I just lived there:)

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  16. Beautiful photos...love the bee shots!

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  17. An absolutely stunning set of photos!
    Your macros of the butterfly and bee and beautiful!
    Of all the garden photos my favorite is the bridge with the reflection - very cool shot!
    Carletta's Captures

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  18. Lots of great captures! I love that bridge...but they are all beautiful!

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  19. Lovely photos Deb - your little bee shot is also my favorite.

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  20. You must have a gazillion photos from that day; inspiration everywhere. You've used some pretty textures and that reflections on the rounded bridge is pretty.
    I like the bee flying away and the drizzly water fountain shots the best. Beautiful series.

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  21. So many great shots to choose from, I don't even think I could pick a favorite. Here's what I know... you nailed those first two shots and this Bellingrath Gardens place is stunning!
    Thanks for joining Alicia and I for the Crazy Days of Summer Photo Challenge. I'm following you now via GFC and hope you'll join us again next week when we move on to a new theme, LIGHT. Have a great weekend!

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  22. beautiful garden and very fabulous shots as always!

    here's my ff entry

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  23. Wow, what a lovely place to visit. Love all you photos Deb.

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  24. Oh what a beautiful place, and wonderful pictures! I love all of the fountains, and that Spanish moss too! Sigh…

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  25. looks like i might be making a road trip there... wow wow wow

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  26. Deb- that is one beautiful place. I so want to just go there & say a while.

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  27. Wow, you got a lot of great shots! I have to agree, that bumble bee photo is fabulous!

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  28. Deb - I love your bumble bee shot...and the bridge shots. Those are my favs. But I can see why you would spend hours here... Have a great weekend!!

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  29. Oh Deb, these are just fantastic! Out of curiosity, what lens did you use? I am assuming one with a high aperture, because those bumble bee shots are so crisp and vivid.

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  30. Gorgeous captures Deb! I would love to explore the garden too!

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  31. Such a stunning group of photos!! Each one is beautiful!! It really looks like a lovely place! I also love the photos of the butterfly and bumblebee!!

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  32. Beautiful and inspiring photos!

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  33. OH my gosh! We were just there on our way to FL! (well, Mobile, that is). I had to go to the battleship instead of a beautiful garden though. Next time we are going here! That red bridge is amazing. Love these all! WOW!

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