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Photographed in Collias, France, in May 2012

I’m just an Aussie girl who’s a bit mad about photography :)

My email address is miekeboynton(at)

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  • Gary Kelly
    Gary Kellyabout 2 years ago

    The thing that amazes me, Mieke, is how you’ve managed to capture the delicacy and fragility of those flowers using the subtleties of those subdued shades of grey. Great stuff.

  • :) Thanks, Gary. You amaze me with the fact that you never let a photo of mine pass by uncommented-on. Thank you :) :) :) :) :)

    – Mieke Boynton

  • AJWeiss
    AJWeissabout 2 years ago

    Beautiful work, Mieke! One of my favorite flowers, and they just glow here. :)

  • Thank you, Amy!! I had never seen them before… they’re absolutely gorgeous flowers. I can totally understand why you love them!

    – Mieke Boynton

  • Warren  Patten
    Warren Pattenabout 2 years ago

    Beautiful work Mieke..see you at Cradle Mt in april.

  • Can’t wait, Warren!! =D

    – Mieke Boynton

  • Ooops – and thank you!!

    – Mieke Boynton

  • Jenni Tanner
    Jenni Tannerabout 2 years ago

    Awww very pretty!! Who’s been buying you flowers???
    Beautiful image Mieke =D

  • Ha ha ha… no secrets here, Jen. They were Mum’s flowers… when we were in France :)
    Thank you!!

    – Mieke Boynton

  • Jodie Williams
    Jodie Williamsabout 2 years ago

    Beautiful work Mieke

  • Thank you very much, Jodie – they were such beautiful flowers… I think it would’ve been difficult to make them look bad!!

    – Mieke Boynton

  • LindaR
    LindaRabout 2 years ago

    exquisite Mieke ~ so absolutely well done ~ Peonies are one of my all time favs and you’ve done them justice in b/w ~ the clarity and softness, classic in a sense ~ instant fav xxx

  • Thank you, Linda!!! I had never seen them before, but they’re on my ‘all time favourite’ list now too!!

    – Mieke Boynton

  • BGSPhoto
    BGSPhotoabout 2 years ago

    Mieke, Another inspiring image. Did you create the background and lighting or was that already set up?

  • Thanks, Bob!! No, I’m not good enough at photoshop to create something like that!! We stayed in an apartment in Southern France that just had the most beautiful natural lighting. I draped the curtains across the wall (and anchored them with books on a conveniently-located bookshelf!!) and made use of a pale tablecloth :)

    – Mieke Boynton

  • Gary Kelly
    Gary Kellyabout 2 years ago

    That’s because I’m always learning something from observing your stuff, Mieke. For example, I’ve just learned how to use “uncommented-on” in a sentence. :)

  • A very very very important skill to acquire, Gary. And you’re learning it from the best ;)

    – Mieke Boynton

  • Jenni Tanner
    Jenni Tannerabout 2 years ago

    I thought you’d be lucky to find Peonies in Derby!

  • And they weren’t for me… ;)

    – Mieke Boynton

  • Janet Rogerson
    Janet Rogersonabout 2 years ago

    Sigh ;) Lovely use of light and tones Mieke.

  • :) :) :) :)

    Awww… thanks, Janet!! xoxox

    – Mieke Boynton

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