Butterfly Ojai - Mike Hope
Butterfly in Ojai
Long Horns of Dartmoor
Bracket Fungus by Mike Hope
In the Quinault Rain Forest Fungus abound
Flow of the Pelican by Mike Hope
Pelicans flying along the beach today. Caught with old 100-300mm Canon FD on a Sony a6000
Afternoon Tulips by Mike Hope
A quick shot as the afternoon light was catching the glow of the tulips.
The close-up sunflower shot yesterday in the late afternoon light..
Vineyard Afternoon by Mike Hope
Vineyards at Benziger Winery in Glen Ellen near Sonoma, California
Jul3 Vase by Mike Hope
Test with a 12 mm wide angle, hand held manual focus with Sony A7Rii and Rokinon 12mm
FlowSunFlower by Mike Hope
Another working of the sunflower shoot done in late afternoon light and filtered with texture and vignette.
Wet & Sunny Tu by Mike Hope
Working on the Sunflowers. They are always inspiring...
Lily of the Lake by Mike Hope
A day at echo Park....Revisited with some filter and texture in post. Inspiring in some inner natural beauty of LA
Afternoon Rose by Mike Hope
Just trying out some old lenses and took a close up with a 300mm Canon on the Sony A7Rii
Stigma Tu by Mike Hope
Close up of droplet forming on a stigma
Carnivorous Pitcher Plant
A carnivorous pitcher plant or "Monkey Cup"
Afternoon Rose by Mike Hope
Further afternoon rose with old FD lens either 50mm or 300mm L series
Soft Tu Lips B&W by Mike Hope
Afternoon sun from behind illuminating these fine tulips so I had to take a quick shot and though B&W would be good.
Butchart Dahlia by Mike Hope
Butchart Dahlia captured in the magnificent Butchart Gardens on Vancouver Island near Victoria. These gardens are one of the most beautiful in the world and were transformed from an old quarry. They have to be seen to be appreciated!!
Early morning Crescent Lake by Mike Hope
Shot early morning at Lake Crescent. A deep lake located entirely within Olympic National Park in Clallam County, Washington, United States, approximately 17 miles west of Port Angeles, Washington on U.S. Route 101 and nearby to the small community of Piedmont. Wikipedia
Early morning walk around Quinault Lake, Washington.
Lily of the Lake by Mike Hope
A day at echo Park.... Inspiring in some inner natural beauty of LA
Before the Dawn by Mike Hope
Walking Quinault lake in the early morning light with the mist changing every moment and the light evolving as the sun makes it's presence from the east.
Wet Sunflower by Mike Hope
This is a sunflower I took in the living room in natural sunlight. I took five different exposures and then fused them in an HDR process. Then I added a software rain filter to give the final effect. Hope you like it.
Bridge to Autumn Revisited by Mike Hope
The bridge across the river "By Brook" to the Manor in Castle Combe UK on the edge of the Cotswolds. A magical "Harry Potter" village
Benziger Winery by Mike Hope
Beautiful Benziger Winery on Thanksgiving weekend in northern California
Orchid HP at the Conservatory of Flowers
Orchid at the Conservatory of Flowers in San Francisco Golden Gate Park
Seductive is the Orchid by Mike Hope
A seductive orchid almost looks like a bird of prey in battle for the seductress of the orchid. Well that's my thought!! What do you think...
Bridge to darkness by Mike Hope
Old bridge in Castle Combe to the Manor, given a darkening effect.
Spring Wheel Barrow by Mike-Hope
Flower Barrow at the Botanical Gardens Palos Verdes
Daffodil Old FD
Daffodil taken with an old FD 100-300 mm f/5.6 L lens with the Canon 6D
Aloe Red Spear
Aloe Spear, Aloe arborescens in flower at the Botanical Gardens in Palos Verdes this weekend in the rain!
Autumn Rush by Mike Hope
Autumn rush in the vineyards of Sonoma, California
Wild Orchard Grapes by Mike Hope
Pucks Oak Barn and Wild Orchard in Compton, Surrey near London UK. Stumbled across it when traveling up from Hampshire.
Paradise in Glen Ellen - Mike-Hope
A beautiful spot to relax and unwind In the heart of the wine country close to Sonoma.
The Telephone Box Castle Combe
The Telephone Box Castle Combe, Wiltshire, The Street
Ze Floral c by Mike Hope
Black and White floral
Californian Poppies by Mike Hope
Californian Poppies South Coast Botanical
The flower opens
Summer Rose Tu by Mike Hope
A photo from the garden using a 35mm 1.4 Rokinon hand held on the Canon 6D
A sunflower taken in natural light with an old 50mm FD Lens on Canon 6D.
Giant Columnar Cactus - Mike Hope
Giant Cactus shot in the South Coast botanical Gardens. This is a beauty!! Must have been there since they opened. It is huge!!!
Spring Blossom Mike-Hope
Spring Blossom South Coast Botanical Gardens
Spring snow Mike Hope
Going up to Kelers Peak ran into the fresh snow and new spring growth
Spring Poppies by Mike Hope
Spring Poppies in the South Coast Botanical Gardens. Palos Verdes
Paradise in Glen Ellen
Beautiful Country retreat in Glenn Ellen, N. California
A shot of some daisy's with Catalina in the background just after the mist had lifted. A really clear day!! by Mike Hope
Turkey Buzzard Fly by Mike-Hope
Turkey Buzzard checking us out on a hike in Glen Ellen, Northern California on Thanksgiving day!
Turkey Buzzard - Glen ellen
Turkey Buzzard on Turkey Day in Glenn Ellen near Sonoma California taken on a hike before Thanksgiving Dinner
Bird over mist
Just came into view whilst getting the shot of the mist over the ocean by Mike Hope
Horses in the morning
Hiking in Palos Verdes on the Crenshaw trail. Catalina Island in the distance through morning mist.
Butterfly by Mike Hope
Into the Cacti Mike-Hope
Taken above the cacti in the South Coast Botanical Gardens in PV. Not sure of the name of this...
Giant Aloe Vera - Mike Hope
Taken outside Santa Barbara Mission in the early evening light - A giant Aloe Vera probably 8 feet tall!
Vibrant Sunflower by Mike Hope
Sunflower HDR and Vibrant filter by Mike Hope
Vibrant Sunflower HDR with Vibrantfilter
TuClose - Tulip - Mike Hope
Natural Light Tulip, Lightroom Crop and filter. Prints out large and looks dramatic! Mike Hope
A really vibrant tulip with natural light beaming through. Prints large and looks great!
Two Daisies joined in a merge of color
The White flowers II
White flowers on the trail with the right fluffy background clouds
White flowers - Mike Hope
On the nature trail - white flowers
Morning Rose - Mike Hope
A rose in the early morning dew
The Iron Butterfly
This is actually a photo taken through an iron work butterfly near Manhattan Beach. Then re-worked in photoshop
Magic Garden - Mike Hope
The gate to Cowdray Park hidden Garden
Catus - Prickly Pear?
Palos Verdes Botanical Gardens -Opuntia microdasys
Prickle B&W - Mike Hope
Close of cactus, taken at the Botanical Gardens in Palos Verdes, California
Sunflower close up
Sunflower close up on windowsill
Point Magoo Cypress Tree - Mike Hope
Point Lobos Nature reserve on Pacific Coast Highway California. A magical place! Where the Cyprus trees cling to the edge of the cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean
Tree Pop by Mike Hope
Fruit Tree in Autumn in the Benziger Family Winery - Glen Ellen
The Summer Rose
A Summer Rose from the garden, taken with a Rokinon 35mm manual focus f/1.4. Hand held no IS
Evening in Yosemite
Garden Rose mm FD by Mike Hope
Garden Rose old film 75-200mm f/4.5 FD lens ($39) on a Canon 6D hand held on a windy day!! Ask me how!! Actually using a glass adapter from Japan to make it work. So far I am impressed.
Hampshire Woodland Walk - Mike Hope
Flora Thompson country walk near to Old Thorns Golf Course, Liphook, Hampshire. Mike Hope
Mellow Orchid - Mike Hope
Orchid lit from behind and taken in natural light
Heaps Peak Fence - Mike Hope
Heaps Peak Trial, Lake Arrowhead
The Swallows of Iguazu Falls
The swallows flying below us around the swirling waters of the falls
Autumn Leaves in Glen Ellen near Sonoma, California
Awe Inspiring Iguazu Falls - Amazing Natural Beauty!!
Iguazu Falls - Mike Hope
Tremendous beauty, awe-inspiring at its very literal. It will move you!!
The Cicada - Mike Hope
Tropical Iguazu Falls, Argentina. An abundance of wildlife and beauty.
The Beauty of Iguazu
So much splendor, the surroundings are awesome!
One of the most awesome of the world's natural wonders, Iguazu Falls is an experience of a lifetime. Located primarily in Argentina, the falls are in a semi-tropical jungle ecosystem. These majestically powerful cascades are considerably higher and much wider than Niagara Falls. © 1998-2009 Discover Uruguay
Thistles on the nature trail in PV
Fresh spring grass shot in the Palos Verdes hills. Simple and clean!
Tulips under natural light re-processed in lightroom using custom filters
Trumpet Flower - Mike Hope
Taken at the Botanical Gardens in Palos Verdes
On the trail the early summer flowers are out!
Color Rush - Spring
Taken on the secret trail in Palos Verdes. It is great this time of year
Quarter Horse Trail
On the trail in PV
LA Museum garden in bloom by Mike Hope
A Burst of flavorful color at the LA Nat History Museum Gardens
You can almost smell it!!
StoneHenged Again - Mike Hope
The moody look to Stonehenge on Salisbury Plain. UK Mike Hope
B&W Sunflower burst in lightroom filter by Mike Hope
Black & white sunflower
Sun up at Grand Canyon Mike-Hope
Shot taken early morning just as the sun was breaking over the rim of the Grand Canyon. Quiet and cold. Perfect time to view it and watch as the majesty unfolds!!
Veterans Library Old Fig Tree Redondo
The Veterans Library Old Fig Tree in Redondo Beach. I just wish I could have got this some years ago before the fence went up. I really like the long shadows of the palms!
Gourd - Mini Pumpkin
Mini Pumpkin - Gourd taken on the balcony early morning light with tree leaves in background
Two Lips Mike Hope (of )
Tulips taken in the evening sunshine!
Spring Snow by Mike Hope
Spring Snow in the San Bernardino National Forest. This is on the way up to Keller Peak and is really beautiful!
Quarry Autumn by Mike Hope
Quarry Botanical Autumn leaves in Glen Ellen; From their site:Founded in 1987, Quarryhill is one of the pre-eminent Asian botanical gardens globally, featuring one of the largest collections of documented, wild-collected Asian plants in the world. It is centrally located for Sonoma, Marin and Napa counties as well as greater Northern California.
Dark Tulip by Mike Hope
A tulip taken in natural afternoon light and placed on dark background layer with vignette effect.
Colorful Orchid by Mike Hope.jpg
Taken at the Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco
Summer in Glen Ellen by Mike Hope
Summer garden and meadow with wild flowers in Glen Ellen California
In Bud by Mike-Hope.jpg
Off the cuff natural late afternoon light shot. Hand held with Sony AR7ii
Stigma by Mike Hope
Nice close up off the cuff hand held natural light
Warmth of the Stigma by Mike Hope
Close up handheld natural light
Through the Garden Gate by Mike Hope
Old Castle Come village street to the Manor House in late summer toward evening.
Sunflower Evening by Mike Hope
A sunflower taken in the evening sun today
Sunflower evening 2 by Mike Hope
Second in the set from this evening as the sun was warming the flowers
2nd Sunflower 40mm by Mike Hope
2nd sunflower of the evening taken with 40mm canon lens on Sony A7Rii
Small water fall I came across while exploring around Quinault lake after the nights rain.
Fingers of Mist
Mist rolling around the rain forest above Quinault lake in the early evening.
Quinault Sunset by Mike Hope
Sunset on our first evening at Quinault Lake, on the edge of the Quinault rain Forrest and the Olympic National Park in Washington
Beautiful Butchart Gardens near Victoria canada on Vancouver Island. This is definitely a must see if you are there and can easily spend a whole day.
Trumpet Flower by Mike Hope
Taken in September at Butchart Gardens in Victoria Canada.
Dahlia in late afternoon radience
Taken late afternoon at Butchart gardens, Victoria, Canada. Such a wonderful place to visit...
Evening on Crescent Lake by Mike Hope
Lake Crescent is a deep lake located entirely within Olympic National Park in Clallam County, Washington, United States, approximately 17 miles west of Port Angeles, Washington on U.S. Route 101 and nearby to the small community of Piedmont. Wikipedia
Flower of the Sun by Mike Hope
Shot in Butchart Gardens on Vancouver Island in late afternoon and used a little overlay
Black & White Flower by Mike Hope
A beautiful Daisy in Butchart Gardens on Vancouver Island
Lake Crescent Panorama
A panorama of Crescent Lake in the Olympic National Park, Washington.
Pelicans By Mike Hope
Walking on Hermosa beach after the rains and caught this line of pelicans flying by
Palos Verdes Triail by Mike Hope
Hiking after the rains on the Turnpike trail in PV
Hermosa Sandelings by Mike Hope
Shot of some Sanderlings chasing food on the Hermosa Beach seashore
Little Falls by Mike Hope
From last September up in Quinault Lake in Washington.
Watching Orcas off of Vancouver Island
Anza Borrego Desert Blooms by Mike Hope
Out in the Anza Borrego Desert where the spring blooms are out in full color after the recent rains. Magnificent vistats!!
CA Daisy Spring by Mike Hope
Spring Daisies in Hermosa
CA Daisy Spring by Mike Hope
Daisies on the way to Hermosa Beach
Early morning hike on Thoroughbred Trail, PV
Into the Mustard Flower ()
Walking on the hill April 1st in the mustard flowers
Up on Storm Hill April 1st
On the way into the sunken garden at Butchart Vancouver Island
The Power of Spring
Walking toward Hermosa close to the power station.
Near Atherfield Bay and Cliffs
Taken on an afternoon drive around the island
Punch by Mike Hope
The Devils Punch Bowl, Hindhead, Sussex
Torrance Beach from Malaga by Mike Hope
Walking on a Sunday afternoon along Malaga Canyon looking toward Rat beach, and beyond so Santa Monica
Sunny and Dark by Mike Hope
Sunny late afternoon weekend shot of sunflowers
Grand Canyon Awakening by Mike Hope
A Grand Canyon early morning shot just as the sun was coming over the east rim and reworked with filtered effect to enhance the mood.
San Juan water lily by Mike Hope
Shot in the mission grounds in San Jaun Capistrano
Mission San Juan lilies by Mike Hope
San Juan Capistrano water Lilies with a little Monet effect.
Vivid Lilies by Mike Hope
Vivid water lilies late afternoon at San Juan Capistrano Mission
Redondo Palms Mike Hope
Bright Sky day in Redondo with a little grunge