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Old March 23rd, 2007, 10:17 PM
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Default Flowers By The Wayside: Leaf with complex veins (ie not tulips, orchids, grass etc)

These flowers started in a super popular thread for all wayside flowers, here. This new thread will be devoted just to dicots, such as roses, daisies, snapdragons and all other flowers that have leaves with branching veins. This means that flowers from plants with with parallel veins in their leaves like grasses, lillies, orchids, palms, birds of paradise and so forth go here instead!

As an example, these 2 blooms below belong with the irises and daffodils, don't belong here!

They come from relatives of the grass families with long leaves with parallel veins, and are called monocots, and are welcome right here



Hope you enjoy them and have your own to post. Say what the weather is like and where you are located!

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Old March 23rd, 2007, 10:51 PM
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Default From The Huntington Library and Museum

Asher,

One of my photo projects is flowers and from my travels. This is not a good challenge since I have many flowers from all over my travels - Alaska, Tahiti, Hawaii, Portugal, Spain, France, Mexico, Costa Rica, England, New England, Canada and even California....I will stop here.



I was at the Huntington Library in San Marino (Near Pasadena) a few weeks ago with the LA Shooters. This is a Magnolia Flower - still on the tree taken with my Canon Macro 100 at 3.5 @250
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Old March 24th, 2007, 12:29 AM
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Default A few more of my flower shots.


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EF 85-mm f1.2L 1/200 sec. at f8 ISO 800 1DmkII


FD 500-mm f8 mirror at 1/1000 sec. ISO 1250 FD to EOS adapter 1DsmkII
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Old March 24th, 2007, 12:50 PM
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A lovely thread Asher!

Your Bird of Paradise Flower is quite striking. It's a very different angle and it looks as if it's rocketing into spring! The irises are lovely...windblown by the spring breezes and very beautiful.

Ron, I really like the way you've photographed a traditional bridal bouquet and given it such a contemporary feel. I should think if this photo was posted in flower shops, the Martha Stewart style of small posies so in vogue during the last few years would revert very quickly to this lovely cathedral arrangement! Wonderful the way you've given this such a fresh aspect.

Asher, you asked about the weather. Well here in Canada the snow has melted and spring is attempting to make an entrance. We're at that stage when the damp greys and browns have an intriguing colour all their own ...which is an optimist's way of looking at the rather drab colours that precede tulips, crocus, daffodils and hyacinth. :-D

About two weeks ago it was terribly cold. The frost on the windows was thick enough I couldn't see the house next door so while I was out I stopped into a florist's shop and picked up this pot of tiny pink flowers, the name of which even the florist didn't know. It was a 'need for pink' that day until the bulbs begin to sprout. :-)

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Old March 25th, 2007, 11:55 AM
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All great.

However, Tom, I really like the hues and textures on the last one. There's a great deal of delicacy comning from a simple potted plant. Was this on the wayside, or you cheated!

The open gate is nice and really seems like you were shooting it as you apssed.

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Old March 25th, 2007, 11:57 AM
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Holly,

You plant is a welcome addition. what makes the b.g. matching pink?

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Old March 25th, 2007, 03:04 PM
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Cherry blossoming



Chestnut blooming



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Old March 25th, 2007, 05:02 PM
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Nikolai,

Once again you show the disbelievers the prowess of the 100-400, from airplanes to Civil War pictures to flowers. This can be very sharp. In the last picture the leaves are very sharp but are the flowers? Could you comment on the DOF?

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Old March 25th, 2007, 05:29 PM
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Once again you show the disbelievers the prowess of the 100-400, from airplanes to Civil War pictures to flowers. This can be very sharp. In the last picture the leaves are very sharp but are the flowers? Could you comment on the DOF?

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Thanks!

The two big differences between these two shots are the distance and the background.
In both cases 100-400 was wide open (f/5.6 at 400).

Chestnut tree: about 25 ft away, the rest is the skies...
Cherry: about 100 ft away, with the rest of the tree and steet on the back. Obviously DOF is about 3-4 times larger, it's the sheer law of optics...
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Old April 15th, 2007, 11:29 PM
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Default I found a nice one in my archives.

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Old April 18th, 2007, 10:44 PM
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By "by the wayside" I assume you mean "spontaneous" images, not in a studio setup? here are four of mine:




(both with Canon 28-300L)

In natural light (I don't own a flash)

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Old April 21st, 2007, 09:59 PM
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Since there was no snow today, I am guessing spring is near........ Just checkin to see what the neighbors were blooming...... found this guy...
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Old April 21st, 2007, 10:41 PM
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Dawid, James and Duke, great contributions!

Yes spring is here!

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Old April 20th, 2008, 10:46 PM
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A few shots from my latest safari.


135MM f2.0L 1/8000 f2.0 ISO 200 1DsMKIII


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Old April 21st, 2008, 02:40 PM
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Default A few from today,

I never really take pictures of flowers and plants, but something about the 75 degree weather just told me to take a few, so here are the best i took, All taken with a cool Pix Nikon 8mgpx none using flash, all natural light.













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Old April 21st, 2008, 10:36 PM
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2 more shots from my latest safari.


135MM f2.0L 1/1000 f5.6 ISO 200 1DsMKIII


135MM f2.0L 1/8000 f2.0 ISO 200 1DsMKIII
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Old April 27th, 2008, 11:54 AM
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Well, not exactly a flower, but it was by the wayside ;-)

Here today, gone (with the wind) tomorrow:


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Old April 27th, 2008, 12:00 PM
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Cem,

I like the sharp but selective focus. This in short represents a lot of modern humanity. It's lost it's innocence, has mixed up sex and offspring can fly.

Asher

BTW, what lens?
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Old April 27th, 2008, 12:03 PM
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LOL, I was hoping someone would ask this question. Check out the exif info ;-)

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Old April 27th, 2008, 10:03 PM
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LOL, I was hoping someone would ask this question. Check out the exif info ;-)

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And; did you? If so, what do you think?

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Old April 27th, 2008, 10:42 PM
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Hi Cem,

On this computer I can only see it's a very small focal length. My CS2 and iview are on other computers. About 13mm if I remember right so I expect this is the G9 in Macro mode?

Pretty good, I'd say! I don't see any lens issues. I like it very much. did I guess right?

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Hi Cem,

On this computer I can only see it's a very small focal length. My CS2 and iview are on other computers. About 13mm if I remember right so I expect this is the G9 in Macro mode?

Pretty good, I'd say! I don't see any lens issues. I like it very much. did I guess right?

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Spot on! It is taken with my brand new G9 indeed <grin>. Amazing for such a compact camera/sensor/lens combo, isn't it?

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Old May 11th, 2008, 07:58 AM
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A very quick snap taken the other day when out with the children and dog.
Not a flower, but the light was lovely although the execution isn't actually all that good!




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these are looking lovely everybody....
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Old May 12th, 2008, 08:33 PM
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Since you said by the wayside, not a planed studio shot.

I shot this, I don't know what, growing all over my lawn. Its 3/4" at most across.

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Since you said by the wayside, not a planed studio shot.

I shot this, I don't know what, growing all over my lawn. Its 3/4" at most across.

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Old May 12th, 2008, 08:38 PM
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Ron, I love the color. What are those interesting little white projections?

I don't know the name of that flower.

I am interested in you use of the Carl Zeiss Jenna 2.4 lens. What adapter are you using?

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Ron, I love the color. What are those interesting little white projections?

I don't know the name of that flower.

I am interested in you use of the Carl Zeiss Jenna 2.4 lens. What adapter are you using?

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Old May 12th, 2008, 09:07 PM
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Ron, I love the color. What are those interesting little white projections?

I don't know the name of that flower.

I am interested in you use of the Carl Zeiss Jenna 2.4 lens. What adapter are you using?

Asher

I assume the white projections are male female body parts.

The adapter m42 to EOS is from KAWA. They like you, are located in California. This lense is as sharp as any of my L glass. It will focus up to about 3 inches. I can only guess what you would have to pay for this lense if it were made today. I got it from Budapest Hungary from a guy named Attila. Very trustworthy and honest seller. Took 9 days to get it.
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Old May 12th, 2008, 09:25 PM
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I post this at the Nikon forum, but, before Asher moves it I will bring it here myself, after all it doesn't use more server space...

This flowers only come this time of the year, that is what Yoriko, my wife said, and commissioned an image of them, really lovely, will find out the name and more about them...

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