Red butte gardens flower pictures

I always wanted to take pictures of flowers but there was always a misconception that you need a good macro lens to capture vibrant shots.It’s not that I don’t want to own a macro lens , but never thought of trying out capturing macro shots with my existing collection of lens.I decided to take my wife to the red butte gardens in salt lake city and try my luck in flower photography.I used mt canon 70-200mm f2.8 lens hooked to the tripod. Set the camera in macro mode (I don’t know why I never tried this mode before). To my surprise the new canon 60D comes with more settings when you set the camera in macro mode. I will be writing another blog post on ‘ How to shoot macro pictures in canon 60D’ soon and you can try experimenting with your camera.

So here are some of the pictures I shot with Canon 60D and the canon 70-200mm telephoto lens . Please add your valuable comments for the pictures posted here.


red butte gardens photos

red butte gardens pictures

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A little bit about the red butte gardens
“Red Butte Garden, a part of the University of Utah, is a non-profit organization located in Salt Lake City, Utah. With over 100 acres including display and natural gardens, walking paths and natural areas with hiking trails, Red Butte Garden is the largest botanical garden in the Intermountain West that tests, displays, and interprets regional horticulture.”


red butte gardens photography

red butte gardens pictures

red butte gardens picture

red butte gardens

red butte gardens pictures

Get more information on Utah red butte gardens wiki page .

5 thoughts on “Red butte gardens flower pictures”

  1. wow………its so beautiful….
    i also like flowers very much…..i used to draw them…….my next drawing will be from your these photos…..
    expecting more of pics of flowers………

  2. amazing.. please try posting the exposure details as well.. will be very useful for people like me. ….again Brilliant pictures…..

    Kamlesh

  3. Tele lenses will give you wonderful flower photos if you try.

    You got a wonderful lense.

    IMHO Photos are just ordinary; No attractive composition. I liked the 4th photo from top .. still there was a scope for a better one. I think composition, angle , symmetry and all play important roles too in such shots.

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