June 5, 2011

Rainforest Pyramid

Photos taken by Rob Vanya at the Rainforest Pyramid on June 3, 2011; Moody Gardens; Galveston, Texas.


October 2, 2010

San Antonio Botanical Gardens

Photos I took in September, 2010 on a quick walk through the San Antonio Botanical Gardens.

September 9, 2010

Tropical Paradise

Photos I took at the Cockrell Butterfly Center on Labor Day, 2010. The butterfly center exactly duplicates a tropical rainforest and is always vibrant with colorful butterflies and tropical flowers.

May 21, 2010

Floral Variety

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More recent floral pix. He is a God of infinite variety, as illustrated by the many different shapes, colors, and sizes of flowers He created for us to enjoy.

March 19, 2010

Recent Floral Photos

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Hope you enjoy this random collection of floral pix I have taken recently.

November 14, 2009

Fall flowers

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Random floral pix I’ve taken recently — Fall, 2009.

September 21, 2009

Some of my favorite pix

A random collection of pix I’ve taken in recent years that rank as some of my personal favorites.

August 29, 2009

Color & Light

My reasons for being attracted to nature photography can be summed up in two words — color and light, as indicated by this collection of photos I’ve taken over the past two years.

July 22, 2009


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Hope you enjoy this collection of recent floral photos I’ve taken at various locations. All pix taken with a Nikon D700 coupled with either a Phoenix 100mm macro lens, or a Nikon 24-85mm f/2.8-4 macro lens. To see high-res versions of the photos, click on the link below —

Floral Pix

May 13, 2009

Tropical Vacation

Let’s take a little tropical vacation. Pix by Rob Vanya. Music: “Swaying Palms” by Govi. Click HQ to view in High Quality.

May 2, 2009

Living Testimony

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Compiled some of my favorite floral photos that I’ve taken recently for a slide show. I’m continually amazed at the many different varieties, sizes, shapes, and colors of flowers. To me, it’s just one more testimony of the infinite variety of the living God. Background music: “Forgotten Dreams” by Craig Riley.

April 11, 2009

Spring is in the air

Here’s a slideshow of pix I recently took while hiking around Mercer Botanical Gardens, a great place to witness the wonders of spring unfold.

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Spring at Mercer

March 17, 2009

Water Lilies

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All flowers are amazing and beautiful, but water lilies are in a class apart — mystical, intangible, and mysterious; springing not from solid earth as other flowers, but loosely rooted in a creek or pond bed, floating freely around on water. Took these pix of water lilies at Zilker Botanical Gardens in Austin.

February 25, 2009

Take a Hike

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Here’s a tapestry of nature and landscape photography I’ve taken during recent years. Turn up the volume and enjoy a virtual nature hike. You never know what waits along the next trail.

February 21, 2009

Natural Beauty

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If you are stressed out, then perhaps these colorful floral and nature photos, along with the soothing background music, will help you unwind. All pix by Rob Vanya (Nikon D70, D80, and D700 camera bodies; lenses: Nikon 18-200mm DX VR; Sigma 24-60mm f/2.8; Phoenix 100mm f/3.5 Macro; and Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8). Background music — “Romance Dance” by Govi. Here’s a link to a gallery that includes more floral photos not included in this slideshow —

Mercer Blooms