A primate at the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago. This guy was taking a moment to look at the visitors before he had to consider if one of his zoo mates were going to chase him. http://wp.me/p4n41U-2Ug
Japanese Garden - lonely island
The Japanese Garden at the Chicago Botanic Garden is made of three islands. This island is dedicated to the spirits of past generations and no one is allowed on it except the gardeners.
Lean into the light
At the Chicago Botanic Garden, this tree leans into the light at sunset. you can see the branches that were level to the horizon.
Carolus Lineaus Bronze
The man responsible for the naming structure of plants is a bronze statue at the Chicago Botanic Garden. He is seen here reaching for a flower.
Irises under the sunset
The contrast of the iris's cool color against the wonderfully warm sunset and the green leaves under the flower is hard to resist!
A world of bonsai
This miniature tree looks like a miniature forest. I decided to bring the camera in close and make this miniature forest look a whole lot less miniature! To do this I actually had to do this as a panorama.
This field of lavender has some standouts in the middle of it.
one of many
This bright lavender flowers show really nicely at the Chicago Botanic Garden.
Japanese Garden through the window
The Japanese island gardens at the Chicago Botanic Garden are exquisit art pieces that you can see through one of the high points of the garden, the top of their man made waterfall.
We promise you fruit of our labor
Some more flowers from the Chicago Botanic Garden's tropical greenhouse.
Rose petal fountain
The rose petal fountain at the Chicago Botanic Garden with father and daughter.
I'm waiting for you
Bonsai water drops
This Bonsai tree was lit from underneath at an outdoor display while it was raining.
More colors at the Chicago Botanic Garden after the rain.
Chicago Botanic Garden Waterfall
Indoor flower garden
The Chicago Botanic Garden's Regenstein Center's indoor flower garden.
Open and closed Dahlia
A Dahlia in bloom and another waiting it's turn to open up.
Chicago Botanic Garden Water Fountain Sunset
During sunset at the Chicago Botanic Garden, the water fountain is framed perfectly against the sky.
Ground Lit Palmtrees HDR
Tropical Green House at the Chicago Botanic Garden. After the lights come on the green house shows a different character.
Stargazer Lilly CBG
Botanic Garden Sunset
Pink Bonsai Flowers
Fire Engine Red
Carolus Linnaeus in giant bronze at the Chicago Botanic Garden.
A sundial at the Chicago Botanic Garden.
The Lincoln Park Zoo has a light display during the Christmas season. It's really fun to see! In this scene you get to see a transition from sunset to night. the day's last glow is just about gone.
Candy Striped Tree
The Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago, lit up it's trees in the winter for a festive light season at the zoo after sunset.
The Heart of the Lincoln Park Zoo
This heart-felt display is inside the Lincoln Park Zoo Conservatory.
Hall of Trees at Chicago Botanic Garden
How could you resist this photo when the trees line up with the shadows? I couldn't!
Red Tail Hawk
This Red Tail Hawk patrols the Chicago Botanic Garden for rodents. He was flying all around us until he came to this evergreen tree and sat there. When he's looking at you you know it! Just look at those eyes!
The Chicago Botanic Garden has many sunflowers. Sometimes you have to pick just one.
Trumpets, horns, and notes in color.
The colors of flowers in summer at the Chicago Botanic Garden. I processed these in HDR to deliberately punch up the colors I saw in the foreground and background.
This water lily was super bright. It's one of those colors that almost makes you think it's made of plastic! But this is from the Chicago Botanic Garden and it is a bonafide plant!
Flowers of the Bridge
When you enter the Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe, there is this bridge you cross and they have many flowering plants in bloom hanging above it! It's a very pleasant greeting to the garden.
Water Lilies in Blue and Gold
The Colorful Trees
On the south east corner of the Lincoln Park Zoo sits this clump of trees where their bark has been painted several different colors. Against the frozen background of the Chicago Winter of '14, the trees especially pop!
Violet Water Lily
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