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Old April 11th, 2011, 04:48 PM
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Default Spring Bloom: Post your most dramatic finds!

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Old April 11th, 2011, 05:21 PM
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Thanks for taking a look !

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The lilac color is right for the season, but this is not that! Almost clinical, but yet wonderful to see! No misty woodland scene today, Dwayne! Hope others follow with equally striking finds!

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Old April 12th, 2011, 01:11 PM
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Dwayne - besides the color, it looks like they are reaching out for more light.

A tulip from Saturday, someone with a black jacket provided the background.


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Old April 14th, 2011, 07:59 PM
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Dwayne - besides the color, it looks like they are reaching out for more light.

A tulip from Saturday, someone with a black jacket provided the background.


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Beautiful Michael !

PS Asher lol yes more forest photos,I posted a new one in landscapes.

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Old April 16th, 2011, 09:31 AM
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Lumix GH2 + Cerco 94mm lens

Pulsatilla in evening light.

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Old April 17th, 2011, 09:42 PM
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Lumix GH2 + Cerco 94mm lens

Pulsatilla in evening light.

Kaus,

Not only is it beautiful and unusual with light making the fine plant hair glisten like lit glass, the seems to be some feeling of purity in that I see no evidence of CA. It could be that it's there at higher mag.

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Old April 18th, 2011, 02:06 AM
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Thanks Asher, but that was shot with that CERCO quartz/flourite lens, so there is no CA visible, not even at pixel level (that is a 16Mp shot uncropped straight from the cam, Lumix GH2 in that case)
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Old April 18th, 2011, 11:05 AM
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Thanks Asher, but that was shot with that CERCO quartz/flourite lens, so there is no CA visible, not even at pixel level (that is a 16Mp shot uncropped straight from the cam, Lumix GH2 in that case)
That, my dear Klaus, shows that still lens is king for most aspects of photography! It's lke who you let in to your house. That's the company you have to have fun with!

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Old April 18th, 2011, 11:10 AM
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I agree, if we agree on the term "king of tools".
Not sure which type of brush van Gogh liked best
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Old April 20th, 2011, 11:45 PM
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I visited a friend for dinner and outside where roses in different stages of bloom. I let my wife go ahead and stayed outside awhile admiring them and the realized I had my Ricoh GXR 50 mm f2.5 Macro with me! Faint hues of pink glowed through what seemed like pure white. So these were, indeed, special and delicate in form, each different, but related like sisters.







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I admit it! I was was opportunistic! But then these roses seem like family too!

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Old April 21st, 2011, 01:28 AM
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Very nice Asher!
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Old April 21st, 2011, 07:48 PM
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All are quite nice, but I'm especially drawn to the tulips.

My entry was taken last May in Monet's gardens, Giverney, France. Handheld, f/5.6, ISO 200, 1/1000.




Monet's Garden: Jacob Eliana
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Old April 21st, 2011, 07:53 PM
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Asher, the image is not showing on my screen. Is this a computer hiccup or do I need to fix something?

Oops, it was just a "d'oh" moment. Fixed now.

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Old April 21st, 2011, 08:20 PM
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All are quite nice, but I'm especially drawn to the tulips.

My entry was taken last May in Monet's gardens, Giverney, France. Handheld, f/5.6, ISO 200, 1/1000.




Monet's Garden: Jacob Eliana
Rachel,

There's a symbol of a prayer in the flower. I'd take that as a positive!

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Old April 21st, 2011, 08:31 PM
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I noticed that, too, but not until I saw the image on screen. It was one of those nice surprises.
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Old May 31st, 2011, 02:55 PM
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Some fun with a almot fully bloomed lilac tree in my new yard! I liked how it was hard to determine whether the darker out of focus highlights were in fron or behind the subject.



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Old May 31st, 2011, 03:28 PM
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Some fun with a almot fully bloomed lilac tree in my new yard! I liked how it was hard to determine whether the darker out of focus highlights were in fron or behind the subject.



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Jake,

This is beautiful. To make best use of the soft periphery, maybe, in this case, a portrait frame could be especially fitting.

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Old June 1st, 2011, 06:51 AM
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Not really dramatic, just a few weeds from my garden this morning.

Canon 50D + Sigma 180mm f/3.5 Macro.



Orange Hawkweed




Sow Thistle




Herb Robert


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Old June 1st, 2011, 10:03 PM
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Stuart, the dof on these is great.
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Old June 1st, 2011, 11:28 PM
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Here's one more for the garden...




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Old June 2nd, 2011, 03:25 AM
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Stuart, the dof on these is great.
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Old June 9th, 2011, 12:23 AM
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Not really dramatic, just a few weeds from my garden this morning.

Canon 50D + Sigma 180mm f/3.5 Macro.


Orange Hawkweed


This is beautiful! How large is the plant!





Sow Thistle

Actually, I thought this was a dandelion! Then I realized that the cotton at the end and the bulbous shape meant it was likely a thistle.







Herb Robert


Again this is so eye catching. You have great weeds, LOL! I'd love to see a wider picture!


Really fine specimens!

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Ruben,

I am surprised that the petals are so tiny compared to the giant flower platform. Did larger petals fall off, or is this a variant that simply is this way?

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Old June 9th, 2011, 10:40 AM
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Hi Asher,

Thanks for looking.

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This is beautiful! How large is the plant!
They are between one and two feet tall.

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Then I realized that the cotton at the end and the bulbous shape meant it was likely a thistle.
They are the same family as true thistles (Asteraceae) but a different genus. The young leaves are edible (so I am informed) and taste like lettuce.

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Old June 9th, 2011, 11:51 AM
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Ruben,

I am surprised that the petals are so tiny compared to the giant flower platform. Did larger petals fall off, or is this a variant that simply is this way?

Asher
Hi Asher, I ask myself the same question, now, take into account that the angle of the shot makes them look even shorter, compare it with the flower in the bg top left.

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Old May 23rd, 2018, 12:55 AM
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Here's one more for the garden...




Ruben Alfu : Sunflower


Cheers,

Ruben
This picture shows so beautifully the intricate spirals formed by the arrangement of the seeds, which is a mathematical wonder. It is said that, the number of spirals formed, whichever way you count them, will be a member of the Fibonacci series (i.e., 0,1,1,2,3,5,8,13,2134,55,89,144,...).

Asher, I think the petals start falling towards the later stages.

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They bloom only once a year, though.


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Here you go...Peony

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