Last weekend I had an opportunity to go to the Blue Lotus Water Gardens at Yarra Junction and enjoyed photographing flowers there. It is a garden full of waterlilies, and there are a lot. It is a place that I recently only found out about.
Blue Lotus Water Gardens
It isn’t a great place for a macro lens as you can’t always get that close to them. Now that my 70-300mm is no longer working, I had to use my 80-200mm. It was okay, but the extra 100mm would have been better. The other problem I had is that you can’t get very close with the Nikon 80-200mm. I am looking for a new lens, but so far haven’t settled on anything.
The gardens are very large and there are a lot of flowers. We didn’t get all the way around as it looked like rain, and it did rain. That just means we will have to go back and see the rest, hopefully after I get a new lens.
Photographing flowers other than Waterlilies
There are a lot more than just waterlilies, and scattered through the gardens you will find lots of other flowers, and lots of colour. There are some great bridges over the water as well. Take it all in.
It is only open a few months of the year, so you need to watch out for the times. It also gets very busy, so go early as you want to get there before the busloads of tourists. The cafe is nice, but I think if I went back I would look for somewhere else to eat.
It was an interesting place to go and take photos. Waterlilies are beautiful and who knew there were so many different types?