The Stokes Bay Bush garden is a wonderful place to visit on the north side of Kangaroo Island, it is a native garden paradise for photography. If you love Australian native flowers and plants then you will love visiting this garden.

I toured this garden solely with my 105mm f/2.8 Nikkor, Micro lens as it is a lens which is very suited for this type of close up photography.

The first flower below is a yellow banksia and there were many varieties and colours of banksia flowers in the garden.

Yellow Banksia, Stokes Bay Bush Garden, Kangaroo Island

I carried a tripod with me for this outing as I wanted to get the sharpest images possible with the Macro/Micro lens.

The second image below is of a pink banksia flower. Most of these images have been captured at an aperture of around f/10 and a shutter speed of between 1/500 to 1/1,000 second, I find that these settings will be sufficient to give adequate depth of field and a shutter speed sufficient to avoid any camera movement.

Pink Banksia, Stokes Bay Bush Garden, Kangaroo Island

The next image below is of a budding kangaroo paw flower.

Kangaroo Paw Bud, Stokes Bay Bush Garden, Kangaroo Island

When capturing images of flowers I always like to get some additional subject matter in the image to give some extra impact. In this one below I have captured a bee on a daisy flower.

It can be noted that Kangaroo Island is well known for its honey production and here we have a bee hard at work.

Daisy and Bee, Stokes Bay Bush Garden, Kangaroo Island

The equipment I currently use for my photography is as follows:

I really like some of the Hejnar Photo brackets and equipment; it is top shelf equipment from my experience and I have used the following from them:

  • Camera L-Brackets
  • Multipurpose Rails, suitable for nodal rails and flash brackets.

 

Kangaroo Island, South Australia – Part 1 – Photographing Sea Lions, Kangaroos and Koalas with the Nikon 300mm f/4 Lens

Kangaroo Island, South Australia – Part 2 – Photographing Echidnas, Pacific Gulls, Pelicans and Fur Seals

Kangaroo Island, South Australia – Part 3 – Pelican in Flight, Starscape, Lighthouse and Seascapes

Kangaroo Island, South Australia – Part 4 – Wildlife with the Nikon 300mm f/4 Lens, Sea and Sand with the 28mm f/1.8G Lens

Kangaroo Island, South Australia – Part 5 – Stokes Bay Bush Garden, Beautiful Flowers with the Nikon 105mm f/2.8 VR Micro Lens

 

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