When I took a photo of my WordPress media library the other week, I realised that at some time I must have been going to upload a post about Red (flowers and birds) and never finished it?   Or maybe I did and now can’t find it  🙂

 I don’t have the time or the inclination to spend hours double-checking the names in my flower encyclopaedias at the moment so I quickly typed the common names that I remember on the images below.   If I’ve got a caption wrong, please don’t hesitate to let me know in the comments section.

If you’ve seen these images before, I hope you’ll enjoy them again.


I read an article once on how red engages the viewer more than any other colour when included in a photo and to this end, I’ll include a street photo I made in Melbourne’s main pedestrian-only shopping precinct as well.

It wasn’t until I reviewed the image on the large 27″ computer monitor that it struck me……….do people wear the same colour when they go shopping with a friend or family member?   Or is it just coincidence that the people in front of the Hopetoun Tearooms window disply are wearing matching outfits?

……and in a random shot of Melbourne’s main pedestrian-only shopping street, the colour red makes a significant impact on the overall composition.

I think it was a DPS (Digital Photography School) where I read an article on the power of red in an image.