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Title: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on August 14, 2014, 12:58:36 PM
Not landscape, but I'm not sure where else to put these.

1. Sunflower
2. Day lily (I think)
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Post by: dpc on August 14, 2014, 01:01:14 PM
Brown-eyed Susans (I think) growing wild in a country ditch.
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Post by: dpc on August 14, 2014, 01:03:18 PM
1. Brown-eyed Susans
2. Unsure
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Post by: dpc on August 14, 2014, 01:05:20 PM
1. Lily
2. Don't know what this is
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Post by: dpc on August 14, 2014, 01:13:13 PM
1. Don't know what this is
2. Sweet peas against fence
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Post by: dpc on August 14, 2014, 02:27:26 PM
1. Sunflower
2. Pretty, but unknown to me
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Post by: dpc on August 15, 2014, 12:46:09 PM
Thistles and Foxtails
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Post by: lion rock on August 15, 2014, 02:54:10 PM
I'd like to contribute my two.
-r
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Post by: dpc on August 15, 2014, 03:54:29 PM
Shots of grain in the field. Again, I'm interested in the textures. I've used Nik Color Efex Pro 4 in 'developing' the files.
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Post by: dpc on August 16, 2014, 08:16:15 AM
1. Wildflowers and grass in ditch
2. Don't know what this is
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Post by: dpc on August 16, 2014, 08:18:49 AM
Wildflowers and weeds
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Post by: IslanderMV on August 16, 2014, 11:17:14 AM
Here are some from my area.

1.Lilly pads and flowers

2. Biology lesson

3. Hydrangea

4. Fiddle Head
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Post by: dpc on August 16, 2014, 11:32:42 AM
Here are some from my area.

1.Lilly pads and flowers

2. Biology lesson

3. Hydrangea

4. Fiddle Head

Nice. Thanks for sharing. I especially like the water lilies.
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Post by: dpc on August 16, 2014, 12:17:57 PM
Calla lilies
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Post by: dpc on August 16, 2014, 01:41:44 PM
Flax
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Post by: dpc on August 17, 2014, 03:19:47 PM
Patch of irises
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Post by: dpc on August 17, 2014, 04:54:13 PM
Unripe grain
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Post by: Click on August 17, 2014, 05:18:13 PM
Here are some from my area.

I really like the picture of the Lilly pads and flowers. Nicely done Islander.
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Post by: dpc on August 17, 2014, 11:04:49 PM
I posted a version of this earlier in the thread, but I like this one better so I removed the original. Yes, I know the colours are 'off' and the focus is soft. I like it that way.
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Post by: mitchel on August 18, 2014, 01:23:55 AM
Peruvian orchid at Macchu Pichu
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Post by: christinaroberts on August 18, 2014, 02:08:57 AM
Wonderful shots. The way you captured these flowers is really great.
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Post by: dpc on August 18, 2014, 01:25:47 PM
Close-up of field of flax
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Post by: dpc on August 18, 2014, 10:35:33 PM
Crab apple blossom with attendant critter.
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Post by: dpc on August 19, 2014, 11:36:32 PM
I don't like red, but this flower appealed to me nonetheless.
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Post by: JumboShrimp on August 20, 2014, 12:39:43 AM
Abstract Lily Detail. 5D2 with 500/8 Olympus-OM Reflex and CU Lens.
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Post by: JumboShrimp on August 20, 2014, 12:44:05 AM
Another Abstract Lily Detail. Different Lens: 5D2 with Nikkor 500/8 Reflex and CU Lens.
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Post by: dpc on August 20, 2014, 09:03:30 AM
Puffball at verge of flax field
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Post by: dpc on August 20, 2014, 01:41:45 PM
Petunia growing up old fence
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Post by: dpc on August 20, 2014, 11:50:09 PM
Lily
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Post by: dpc on August 21, 2014, 01:09:28 PM
Wildflowers in mountain meadow.
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Post by: dpc on August 21, 2014, 01:11:20 PM
Split rail fence surrounded by wild grasses.
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Post by: Pugshot on August 22, 2014, 11:19:10 PM
Here are three.
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Post by: dcm on August 24, 2014, 01:09:09 AM
Water hyacinth bloom in backyard pond at sunset. 
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Post by: dcm on August 24, 2014, 01:30:29 AM
Water lilies in the backyard pond.
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Post by: dpc on August 25, 2014, 10:49:38 PM
Sunflower and bee
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Post by: dpc on August 26, 2014, 10:56:01 AM
Sunflower
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Post by: dpc on August 27, 2014, 11:49:41 AM
1. Don't know
2. Onion, I'm told
3. Lily pads
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Post by: Vossie on August 28, 2014, 04:30:36 PM
5D3 with 100-400L @ 400mm, ISO 1250, 1/640, f/5.6, handheld
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3864/15065975452_f40b6ab163_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oXk4Bs)
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Post by: DominoDude on September 02, 2014, 08:36:48 PM
An extruding intruder. (It might not be the best aperture for the scene, will check later if I have any other/better.)
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Post by: dpc on September 02, 2014, 08:41:18 PM
An extruding intruder. (It might not be the best aperture for the scene, will check later if I have any other/better.)


I quite like this picture. Good work.
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Post by: dpc on September 02, 2014, 08:42:39 PM
From a public garden I was at this weekend.
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Post by: cellomaster27 on September 02, 2014, 10:52:28 PM
I'm not very good but I do love taking photos of flowers!  Just my recent ones~
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Post by: emag on September 02, 2014, 10:56:48 PM
In my sister-in-law's garden
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Post by: dpc on September 02, 2014, 10:57:09 PM
I'm not very good but I do love taking photos of flowers!  Just my recent ones~


Nice colours! Thanks for posting.
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Post by: dpc on September 02, 2014, 10:58:14 PM
In my sister-in-law's garden


Beautiful!
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Post by: dpc on September 03, 2014, 10:53:04 AM
Flower arrangements
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Post by: cellomaster27 on September 03, 2014, 01:29:48 PM
I'm not very good but I do love taking photos of flowers!  Just my recent ones~


Nice colours! Thanks for posting.

thank you!   :)  here's a couple more some norcal.. anyone have pics of flora from the smokies?  I have some but back in the day when all I had was a panasonic p&s.   ::)
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Post by: moreorless on September 03, 2014, 02:46:21 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/RMWGXnU.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/V2e5kJb.jpg)
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Post by: dpc on September 05, 2014, 10:14:52 AM
1. Cherry blossoms (I think)
2. Crocuses
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Post by: dpc on September 06, 2014, 10:20:52 AM
Grain field with weeds
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Post by: jrista on September 06, 2014, 05:46:55 PM
Shots of grain in the field. Again, I'm interested in the textures. I've used Nik Color Efex Pro 4 in 'developing' the files.

Love these. Excellent!
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Post by: dpc on September 06, 2014, 11:21:58 PM
A patch of foxtails by a slough
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Post by: dpc on September 06, 2014, 11:31:38 PM
Shots of grain in the field. Again, I'm interested in the textures. I've used Nik Color Efex Pro 4 in 'developing' the files.

Love these. Excellent!


Thanks! Glad you like them. It's sometimes hard to find interesting things to take pictures of around here, so you have to make do.
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Post by: dpc on September 08, 2014, 12:38:14 AM
Dandelions
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Post by: jrista on September 08, 2014, 01:05:49 AM
Shots of grain in the field. Again, I'm interested in the textures. I've used Nik Color Efex Pro 4 in 'developing' the files.

Love these. Excellent!


Thanks! Glad you like them. It's sometimes hard to find interesting things to take pictures of around here, so you have to make do.

Yeah, I totally understand. I have my fair share of grass and grain photos:

(http://jonrista.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/grain.jpg)
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Post by: jrista on September 08, 2014, 01:07:54 AM
(http://jonrista.files.wordpress.com/2013/03/dandelions-3-of-3.jpg)

(http://jonrista.files.wordpress.com/2013/03/dandelions-1-of-3.jpg)

(http://jonrista.files.wordpress.com/2013/03/dandelions-2-of-3.jpg)
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Post by: dpc on September 08, 2014, 09:26:56 AM
(http://jonrista.files.wordpress.com/2013/03/dandelions-3-of-3.jpg)

(http://jonrista.files.wordpress.com/2013/03/dandelions-1-of-3.jpg)

(http://jonrista.files.wordpress.com/2013/03/dandelions-2-of-3.jpg)


Great!  I love puffballs. Funny how something so mundane can be so fascinating and photogenic.
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Post by: dpc on September 09, 2014, 09:54:25 AM
Flower growing wild along a pathway in Jasper AB.
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Post by: dpc on September 09, 2014, 11:36:48 PM
Rock pile with wild roses growing from it. Note the two gophers popping their heads up.
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Post by: dpc on September 10, 2014, 10:16:00 AM
Flowers
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Post by: dpc on September 12, 2014, 09:33:38 PM
A patch of foxtails in a ditch with some errant wheat stalks growing amidst them.
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Post by: DominoDude on September 13, 2014, 09:16:06 AM
A patch of foxtails in a ditch with some errant wheat stalks growing amidst them.

I really love those kinds of photos. Well done, dpc!
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Post by: DominoDude on September 13, 2014, 09:27:12 AM
I really should dive down into the depths of my hard drive, I believe there are a few floral shots that needs a bit of processing and perhaps they even deserve to be posted. For now, here's two I took 3 months ago.
1st one is a borderline close-up / macro of a flower most of us (including me) normally just pass by. What it is? I have no clue, but it looked nice and interesting when I stuck me head near it.
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Post by: DominoDude on September 13, 2014, 09:31:01 AM
The 2nd is an English dogwood - Philadelphus coronarius.
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Post by: dpc on September 13, 2014, 10:16:22 AM
Grain in the field
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Post by: dpc on September 13, 2014, 10:20:46 AM
The 2nd is an English dogwood - Philadelphus coronarius.


Nice. I especially like the colour of the out of focus area and how it blends so well with the flowers.
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Post by: dpc on September 15, 2014, 10:01:17 PM
The wheat and the tares, for anyone with a biblical drift.
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Post by: dpc on September 26, 2014, 10:51:55 AM
Don't know what this is. Saw it beside a mountain road.
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Post by: DominoDude on September 26, 2014, 11:13:09 AM
Don't know what this is. Saw it beside a mountain road.
Great colours, dpc!
It's a sort of Chamerion angustifolium, also known as Fireweed.
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Post by: dpc on September 26, 2014, 11:53:17 AM
Don't know what this is. Saw it beside a mountain road.
Great colours, dpc!
It's a sort of Chamerion angustifolium, also known as Fireweed.


Thanks!
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Post by: dpc on October 01, 2014, 06:52:43 PM
Potted sunflowers on my deck last summer. The second picture has had a bit of soft focus added.
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Post by: spandau on October 01, 2014, 08:29:48 PM
Flowering plant on the floor of dried up local pond.

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Post by: ooF Fighters on October 01, 2014, 09:05:58 PM
Not sure if this qualifies for flora, but I wanted to post it somewhere- Its tree sap.
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Post by: dpc on October 01, 2014, 09:58:43 PM
Not sure if this qualifies for flora, but I wanted to post it somewhere- Its tree sap.


Close enough. Nice capture!
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Post by: dpc on October 15, 2014, 08:45:06 PM
Trying out Topaz' new Impression software which gives a 'painterly' effect to photographs. Not something I'd use a lot but it does produce some interesting results.

1. Original cropped photo of sunflower
2. Same photo uncropped and with Impression applied
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Post by: dpc on October 21, 2014, 10:52:00 AM
Foxtails
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Post by: tiger82 on October 21, 2014, 11:22:04 AM
Same rose,same house, varying exposure
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Post by: DominoDude on October 22, 2014, 11:34:28 AM
Wild lilac bush
I'm actually more interested in the building that tries to hide behind the trees. Have you posted any shots of that? It seems to be craving some serious shots of it.
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Post by: AcutancePhotography on October 22, 2014, 12:20:11 PM
Wild lilac bush
I'm actually more interested in the building that tries to hide behind the trees. Have you posted any shots of that? It seems to be craving some serious shots of it.

Unfortunately, the building does detract from the intended subject of the Lilac.
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Post by: dpc on October 22, 2014, 01:34:24 PM
Wild lilac bush
I'm actually more interested in the building that tries to hide behind the trees. Have you posted any shots of that? It seems to be craving some serious shots of it.

There are a couple of landscape pictures that include the hotel (Prince of Wales Hotel in Waterton National Park, AB)  in the Mountains, Lakes and Rivers thread.
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Post by: dpc on October 22, 2014, 01:35:00 PM
Wild lilac bush
I'm actually more interested in the building that tries to hide behind the trees. Have you posted any shots of that? It seems to be craving some serious shots of it.

Unfortunately, the building does detract from the intended subject of the Lilac.


You're quite right.
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Post by: NunoMatos on October 22, 2014, 02:03:05 PM
One from me..
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Post by: dpc on October 23, 2014, 10:51:29 PM
Sunflower
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Post by: dpc on October 24, 2014, 09:50:58 AM
Crocus
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Post by: dpc on October 27, 2014, 12:19:18 PM
Grain
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Post by: dpc on October 27, 2014, 01:42:59 PM
Sunflower against fence
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Post by: Drum on October 27, 2014, 02:49:07 PM
I just love the colours and shapes of these Dahlias.
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Post by: Erik X on October 27, 2014, 04:21:18 PM
Hepatica is my absolute favorite..
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Post by: Northbird on October 27, 2014, 04:43:50 PM
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5615/15433730189_6eac814e66_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pvPUhn)
Alpen Diamond Dahlia (https://flic.kr/p/pvPUhn) by Tony Varela Photography (https://www.flickr.com/people/41978378@N08/), on Flickr
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Post by: meywd on October 27, 2014, 06:07:30 PM
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5615/15433730189_6eac814e66_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pvPUhn)
Alpen Diamond Dahlia (https://flic.kr/p/pvPUhn) by Tony Varela Photography (https://www.flickr.com/people/41978378@N08/), on Flickr

great picture, i love the colors and the bokeh, which lens did you use?
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Post by: dpc on October 28, 2014, 12:48:04 AM
Gnarled
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Post by: meywd on November 03, 2014, 09:47:54 AM
Lovely photos dpc
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Post by: dpc on November 03, 2014, 10:17:46 AM
Lovely photos dpc


Thanks!
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Post by: Click on November 03, 2014, 11:15:37 AM
Beautiful shots dpc.
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Post by: dpc on November 03, 2014, 12:39:21 PM
Beautiful shots dpc.


Thanks!  :)
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Post by: KeithBreazeal on November 03, 2014, 02:04:30 PM
(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2825/13682797534_5e96fc95b4_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/mR6V1j)Daffodil Hill 2014 Fri 5399 © Keith Breazeal (https://flic.kr/p/mR6V1j) by Keith Breazeal Photography (https://www.flickr.com/people/50428479@N06/), on Flickr
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Post by: dpc on November 03, 2014, 02:28:00 PM
(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2825/13682797534_5e96fc95b4_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/mR6V1j)Daffodil Hill 2014 Fri 5399 © Keith Breazeal (https://flic.kr/p/mR6V1j) by Keith Breazeal Photography (https://www.flickr.com/people/50428479@N06/), on Flickr


Very nice. You've gotta love daffodils.
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Post by: KeithBreazeal on November 03, 2014, 02:59:18 PM
(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2825/13682797534_5e96fc95b4_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/mR6V1j)Daffodil Hill 2014 Fri 5399 © Keith Breazeal (https://flic.kr/p/mR6V1j) by Keith Breazeal Photography (https://www.flickr.com/people/50428479@N06/), on Flickr


Very nice. You've gotta love daffodils.
Thanks :)  This year it didn't get snowed on like some previous years.  It's a big annual event here with people traveling from a few hundred miles.
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Post by: Reiep on November 05, 2014, 02:22:36 AM
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7580/15674847726_9817a8e972_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pT8G8h)
The end (https://flic.kr/p/pxVgYB) by Pierre Pichot Photography (http://pierrepichot.com)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7499/15705633781_4bccc681e9_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pVRtKk)
Leaves (https://flic.kr/p/pxVgYB) by Pierre Pichot Photography (http://pierrepichot.com)
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Post by: dpc on November 05, 2014, 07:59:25 AM
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7580/15674847726_9817a8e972_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pT8G8h)
The end (https://flic.kr/p/pxVgYB) by Pierre Pichot Photography (http://pierrepichot.com)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7499/15705633781_4bccc681e9_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pVRtKk)
Leaves (https://flic.kr/p/pxVgYB) by Pierre Pichot Photography (http://pierrepichot.com)


Very nicely done!  :)
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Post by: TeT on November 05, 2014, 09:30:26 AM
sunflower
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Post by: dpc on November 12, 2014, 01:09:32 PM
Two views of Butchart Gardens near Victoria, British Columbia.
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Post by: dpc on November 12, 2014, 02:09:14 PM
Cactus in pot
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Post by: Erik X on November 12, 2014, 03:06:58 PM
Spanish Marguerite and a well guarded cowslip
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Post by: dpc on November 12, 2014, 04:03:57 PM
Spanish Marguerite and a well guarded cowslip


Nicely done! :)
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Post by: jwilbern on November 12, 2014, 05:08:11 PM
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4057/5167573989_a38c2c5989_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/8SDaHg)
Russian Olives (https://flic.kr/p/8SDaHg) by jwilbern (https://www.flickr.com/people/11731597@N03/), on Flickr
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Post by: dpc on November 12, 2014, 07:53:43 PM
Butchart Gardens, Victoria, British Columbia
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Post by: Erik X on November 13, 2014, 01:55:21 PM
Wood anemones are nice too  :)
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Post by: dpc on November 13, 2014, 02:44:28 PM
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4057/5167573989_a38c2c5989_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/8SDaHg)
Russian Olives (https://flic.kr/p/8SDaHg) by jwilbern (https://www.flickr.com/people/11731597@N03/), on Flickr


Nice colours.  :)
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Post by: dpc on November 13, 2014, 02:44:56 PM
Wood anemones are nice too  :)


They are indeed.  :)
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Post by: Erik X on November 14, 2014, 04:04:26 PM
When there is nothing more fancy around, a daisy, forget-me-nots or catnip has to do..  ;)
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Post by: dpc on November 19, 2014, 10:49:06 PM
Flowers beside mountain lake.
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Post by: nineyards on November 20, 2014, 12:12:48 AM
(http://www.nineyardsphotography.com/Artsy-Stuff/i-hx8pdWz/1/L/Soft%20Dreams%20light%20vig-L.jpg) (http://www.nineyardsphotography.com/Artsy-Stuff/i-hx8pdWz/A)

Pays to go through your old files every so often
One of my old 7D photos from 2010 that somehow got overlooked till now, teamed up with a 60mm f2.8 efs
Lost the RAW file, kicking myself now, as I'm sure I deemed it unworthy and deleted it
still have the TIFF at least
My policy now is to keep ALL my RAWs
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Post by: Vena on November 20, 2014, 06:00:17 AM
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5551/15244019032_12251ec81d_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pe4zLm)IMG_1724 (https://flic.kr/p/pe4zLm) by Václav Janeček (https://www.flickr.com/people/126645079@N07/), on Flickr

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5554/15244019052_ac3db3d7f4_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pe4zLG)IMG_1632 (https://flic.kr/p/pe4zLG) by Václav Janeček (https://www.flickr.com/people/126645079@N07/), on Flickr
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Post by: Valvebounce on November 20, 2014, 02:39:08 PM
Hi Vena.
WOW, you can see count his hairs!
Fabulous clean shot.
Thanks for sharing.

Cheers, Graham.

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5554/15244019052_ac3db3d7f4_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pe4zLG)IMG_1632 (https://flic.kr/p/pe4zLG) by Václav Janeček (https://www.flickr.com/people/126645079@N07/), on Flickr
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Post by: dpc on November 21, 2014, 05:10:48 PM
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5551/15244019032_12251ec81d_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pe4zLm)IMG_1724 (https://flic.kr/p/pe4zLm) by Václav Janeček (https://www.flickr.com/people/126645079@N07/), on Flickr

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5554/15244019052_ac3db3d7f4_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pe4zLG)IMG_1632 (https://flic.kr/p/pe4zLG) by Václav Janeček (https://www.flickr.com/people/126645079@N07/), on Flickr

Very nicely done!
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Post by: Nelu on November 21, 2014, 06:54:02 PM
Just a pink cactus flower...
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Post by: dpc on November 21, 2014, 07:05:03 PM
Just a pink cactus flower...


Very nicely done.  :)
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Post by: DominoDude on November 24, 2014, 11:32:22 AM
A detail of a Lamb's Ear - Stachys byzantina
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Post by: chrysoberyl on November 24, 2014, 12:36:07 PM
Turk's Cap Lily (wild).
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Post by: dpc on November 24, 2014, 01:24:49 PM
Turk's Cap Lily (wild).


Beautifully done! I love lilies.  :)
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Post by: dpc on November 24, 2014, 01:25:56 PM
A detail of a Lamb's Ear - Stachys byzantina


Nice picture, DD. I see the ear (maybe some kind of genetic deformity here), but where's the lamb?
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Post by: dpc on November 24, 2014, 01:27:37 PM
I posted this a couple of days ago but deleted it. I've adjusted it a bit in Snapseed and reposted. Exploded cattails along a railway track. Backlit.
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Post by: DominoDude on November 24, 2014, 01:36:16 PM
A detail of a Lamb's Ear - Stachys byzantina


Nice picture, DD. I see the ear (maybe some kind of genetic deformity here), but where's the lamb?
*stops chewing* Don't look at me! I know nothing...  *turns around to the stove and exclaims* No no, Lambert, stay in the pot with the carrots and onions. ::)
Thanks, dpc! I won't ask you about your cattails. ;) Those are darn nice, and makes for very interesting photos all the season.
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Post by: lion rock on November 24, 2014, 01:43:05 PM
From NZ:
Bought a batch of bird of paradise for the hostess we're staying with.
From the botanical garden in Auckland, roses.
-r
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Post by: dhr90 on November 26, 2014, 05:12:13 PM
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7538/15700955357_d9c0fcf581_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pVrv1R)
Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/pVrv1R) by Matt Roberts101 (https://www.flickr.com/people/41379151@N03/), on Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7480/15699191388_dd224a179e_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pVhsDA)
Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/pVhsDA) by Matt Roberts101 (https://www.flickr.com/people/41379151@N03/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on November 26, 2014, 05:21:28 PM
Turk's Cap Lily (wild).

Lovely shot. Nicely done.
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Post by: TomD on November 26, 2014, 05:26:09 PM
Backyard sunflower. 
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Post by: dpc on November 27, 2014, 10:14:50 AM
Temperate rainforest near Cowichan Lake, Vancouver Island, British Columbia.
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Post by: dpc on November 28, 2014, 09:09:28 AM
Vine covered path
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Post by: jwilbern on November 28, 2014, 10:10:26 AM
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5610/15607955155_3222940d07_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pMdRi6)
Doll's Eye (https://flic.kr/p/pMdRi6) by jwilbern (https://www.flickr.com/people/11731597@N03/), on Flickr

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3945/15421849278_48c95a2099_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/puM1v5)
European Larch Cone (https://flic.kr/p/puM1v5) by jwilbern (https://www.flickr.com/people/11731597@N03/), on Flickr
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Post by: dpc on November 29, 2014, 09:19:00 PM
Prairie grasses growing on eroding hillside
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Post by: dpc on December 22, 2014, 08:59:03 PM
Not sure what this is. It looks a bit like a snapdragon, but I don't think it is.
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Post by: dpc on December 24, 2014, 04:43:50 PM
Wild irises
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Post by: dpc on January 05, 2015, 08:35:36 PM
?
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Post by: sdsr on January 05, 2015, 09:39:38 PM
Not sure what this is. It looks a bit like a snapdragon, but I don't think it is.

It's (a very nice photo of) a variety of Monkshood (Aconitum) - don't eat the roots! 
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Post by: andarx on January 05, 2015, 10:24:23 PM
Garden Pansy
(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2906/14149634346_c8d48a8d42_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nymzjS)In Full Bloom (https://flic.kr/p/nymzjS) by kranjay (https://www.flickr.com/people/31481416@N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: DominoDude on January 06, 2015, 03:28:34 AM
?
"?" as in I've got no clue what it is? It's some kind of Dahlia.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on January 06, 2015, 09:49:39 AM
?
"?" as in I've got no clue what it is? It's some kind of Dahlia.

Good morning, DD! It's morning where I am anyway. Still quite dark. (?) as "I've got no clue what it is." I love flowers but don't really know much about them. My (?) sometimes also means that I have to put in something but have nothing to say or feel the post is so obvious that comment is pointless.
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Post by: DominoDude on January 06, 2015, 10:18:46 AM
?
"?" as in I've got no clue what it is? It's some kind of Dahlia.

Good morning, DD! It's morning where I am anyway. Still quite dark. (?) as "I've got no clue what it is." I love flowers but don't really know much about them. My (?) sometimes also means that I have to put in something but have nothing to say or feel the post is so obvious that comment is pointless.

Hehe Dark here too, but I'm on the other side of this Tuesday by now. Probably also a few cups of coffee ahead of you, and a substantial part of the remaining universe.
I know what you mean about flowers; love them too, but not overly familiar with all variants. I wasn't out to show off, just wanted to toss in a bit of knowledge now that I, for once, had a minuscule hint of what it reminded of.

Enjoy the day, and I hope you get a bit more sunshine than I have had, and a steady shutter finger! :)
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Post by: dpc on January 06, 2015, 10:57:54 AM
Pinot Noir growing at Mission Hill winery and vineyard in West Kelowna, BC.
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Post by: sdsr on January 06, 2015, 11:24:55 AM
1. Not sure what this is. I saw it growing in Halifax, NS.


It's a rhododendron of some sort.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on January 06, 2015, 12:44:42 PM
1. Not sure what this is. I saw it growing in Halifax, NS.


It's a rhododendron of some sort.


Thanks! I'll have to become more conversant with flowers.  :)
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Post by: Knut Skywalker on January 06, 2015, 01:15:06 PM
Some shots from last summer and this winter :)

PS; Everything shot with the 100mm f/2 wide open.
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Post by: dpc on January 06, 2015, 01:37:47 PM
Some shots from last summer and this winter :)

PS; Everything shot with the 100mm f/2 wide open.


I like the backlighting on the second picture. Nice job.  :)
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Post by: dpc on January 06, 2015, 01:39:01 PM
Previously posted this but deleted and readjusted the lighting a bit.
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Post by: dpc on January 06, 2015, 01:41:07 PM
Wildflowers growing up the earthen ramparts of the Citadel in Halifax, NS.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on January 06, 2015, 05:47:37 PM
Not sure what this is. It looks a bit like a snapdragon, but I don't think it is.

It's (a very nice photo of) a variety of Monkshood (Aconitum) - don't eat the roots!

Thanks! I shan't eat the roots. I can almost hear the brothers chanting: "Puer Natus Est Nobis!"
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on January 11, 2015, 03:47:00 PM
1. Tulips on their last legs
2. Birch grove: playing a bit with saturation here 
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Post by: spandau on January 11, 2015, 05:47:01 PM
Petunia reflections in water drops from morning dew.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Valvebounce on January 12, 2015, 07:40:07 PM
Hi spandau.
Beautiful shot, the colours, the light, just lovely. Well shot.

Cheers, Graham.

Petunia reflections in water drops from morning dew.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on January 12, 2015, 07:58:38 PM
Lily
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Post by: SwnSng on January 16, 2015, 04:30:51 PM
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3242/5803650862_ec16dd7ed0_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/9QRecU)
Mellow Yellow (https://flic.kr/p/9QRecU) by Boys and Bees (https://www.flickr.com/people/40196065@N07/), on Flickr

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8338/8153543003_6407b7e938_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/dqv3gD)
Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/dqv3gD) by Boys and Bees (https://www.flickr.com/people/40196065@N07/), on Flickr

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8373/8474704025_29f58c2dec_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/dUT5fD)
Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/dUT5fD) by Boys and Bees (https://www.flickr.com/people/40196065@N07/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on January 22, 2015, 09:04:34 AM
Prairie grass
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Post by: chauncey on January 22, 2015, 09:10:32 AM
An oops scenario...orchid plant tipped onto floor and broke off some blooms.  Had to hold them with
some forceps.  One is stacked, while the other is part of the stack.ch s more pleasing to the eye?     :-\

(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l383/chauncey43/stacked-orchid-edge-1-of-1-copy.jpg) (http://s329.photobucket.com/user/chauncey43/media/stacked-orchid-edge-1-of-1-copy.jpg.html)

(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l383/chauncey43/orchid-edge-2-copy_1.jpg) (http://s329.photobucket.com/user/chauncey43/media/orchid-edge-2-copy_1.jpg.html)
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Post by: dpc on January 22, 2015, 09:17:08 AM
An oops scenario...orchid plant tipped onto floor and broke off some blooms.  Had to hold them with
some forceps.  One is stacked, while the other is part of the stack.ch s more pleasing to the eye?     :-\

(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l383/chauncey43/stacked-orchid-edge-1-of-1-copy.jpg) (http://s329.photobucket.com/user/chauncey43/media/stacked-orchid-edge-1-of-1-copy.jpg.html)

(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l383/chauncey43/orchid-edge-2-copy_1.jpg) (http://s329.photobucket.com/user/chauncey43/media/orchid-edge-2-copy_1.jpg.html)

Personally, I'm inclined to prefer unstacked photos with an emphasis on specific lines and forms within the subject, the rest being well kicked out of focus. In this case, however, I think I prefer the stacked picture.  8)
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Post by: chauncey on January 24, 2015, 01:30:10 PM
Put parts of that orchid plant back together using super-glue and PS... ::)

(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l383/chauncey43/broken-orchidsx3.jpg) (http://s329.photobucket.com/user/chauncey43/media/broken-orchidsx3.jpg.html)
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Post by: Valvebounce on January 24, 2015, 05:54:04 PM
Hi chauncey.
Best to 'fess up to breaking it before you get found out,  :o unless the superglue has really worked!  ;D
Very nice shots by the way.

Cheers, Graham.

Put parts of that orchid plant back together using super-glue and PS... ::)

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Post by: chauncey on January 26, 2015, 10:22:19 AM
My Lei
It's like this, it's an age thingy...I couldn't figure out how to bend the stems without breaking them.
Then Google told me that ya gotta snip the blooms and thread them on string and ya need lots of them.

 From my point of view, Photoshop is a lot easier!

(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l383/chauncey43/orchid-lei-circle-copy.jpg) (http://s329.photobucket.com/user/chauncey43/media/orchid-lei-circle-copy.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: ERHP on January 28, 2015, 12:00:12 AM
A tiny flower I found near Falmouth Spring, FL. 
(http://erhp.smugmug.com/Nature/North-Florida-20DEC-02JAN15/i-7cz8s2D/0/X3/NF1219-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: chauncey on January 28, 2015, 04:49:12 PM
Grocery store purchase...try to figure out lighting...here is bounce with two side lights.  what say you?

(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l383/chauncey43/tulip-new-2.jpg) (http://s329.photobucket.com/user/chauncey43/media/tulip-new-2.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on February 07, 2015, 11:40:59 PM
I'm on the west coast of Canada. The flowers are blooming. I could learn to like winter.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on February 08, 2015, 12:13:42 AM
Again...
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Post by: dpc on February 08, 2015, 12:28:12 AM
Crocus
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Post by: Click on February 08, 2015, 09:31:39 AM
Crocus

Lovely.
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Post by: JoeKerslake on February 08, 2015, 10:22:43 AM
I love taking pictures of flowers!
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Post by: dpc on February 08, 2015, 02:56:43 PM
Flowers next door
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Post by: DominoDude on February 08, 2015, 03:07:24 PM
Flowers next door
Mmm, I like this one!
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on February 08, 2015, 07:20:18 PM
Crocus

Lovely.

Thanks
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Post by: dpc on February 08, 2015, 07:21:42 PM
Flowers next door
Mmm, I like this one!

Thanks
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Post by: dpc on February 09, 2015, 12:28:10 AM
Flowers against moss-covered stone wall.
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Post by: dpc on February 09, 2015, 02:19:25 AM
More flowers
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Post by: dpc on February 09, 2015, 02:20:41 AM
.....
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Post by: dpc on February 09, 2015, 12:25:59 PM
Patch of crocuses
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Post by: dpc on February 09, 2015, 12:45:26 PM
'Regular' treatment of a previous posting.
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Post by: Valvebounce on February 10, 2015, 04:05:28 AM
Hi dpc.
Nice series of shots there. Like the moss covered wall.

Cheers, Graham.
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Post by: dpc on February 10, 2015, 09:37:38 AM
Hi dpc.
Nice series of shots there. Like the moss covered wall.

Cheers, Graham.

Thanks, Graham. I'm just glad I have something to take pictures of that isn't covered with snow and ice.
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Post by: dpc on February 12, 2015, 11:52:30 AM
Detail of moss covered stone wall.
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Post by: dpc on February 12, 2015, 11:58:26 AM
.............
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Post by: dpc on February 12, 2015, 06:07:24 PM
Cherry tree
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Post by: dpc on February 14, 2015, 10:46:55 PM
............
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Post by: chauncey on March 04, 2015, 07:12:29 PM
Wanted this orchid to appear in water color...does it work?

(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l383/chauncey43/orchid-water-color-copy.jpg) (http://s329.photobucket.com/user/chauncey43/media/orchid-water-color-copy.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: danski0224 on March 30, 2015, 12:48:41 AM
Wanted this orchid to appear in water color...does it work?


That's pretty cool.
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Post by: danski0224 on March 30, 2015, 12:49:38 AM
Indoor Spring
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Post by: KeithBreazeal on March 30, 2015, 03:07:17 AM
Poppies in California's Gold Country

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7610/16786071959_733410c163_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/rzk1nM)Poppies 1286 DXO LR V3 © Keith Breazeal (https://flic.kr/p/rzk1nM) by Keith Breazeal Photography (https://www.flickr.com/people/50428479@N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on March 30, 2015, 06:10:04 AM
Wanted this orchid to appear in water color...does it work?

Nicely done.
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Post by: Click on March 30, 2015, 06:11:43 AM
Poppies in California's Gold Country


Very nice picture.  Well done Keith.
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Post by: knkedlaya on March 30, 2015, 07:29:12 AM
From Lalbagh Botanical Garden
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Dr.D on March 30, 2015, 08:55:36 AM
A few from me
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Post by: Dr.D on March 31, 2015, 12:11:31 AM
2 more from my collection
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Valvebounce on April 03, 2015, 05:56:59 AM
Hi Keith.
Very nice shot, great colours and composition.
I spotted this on your Flickr page yesterday along with the other versions, got me wondering why, part of a lesson or experiment? I couldn't pick a winner from the versions, all subtly different, all good!

Cheers, Graham.

Poppies in California's Gold Country

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7610/16786071959_733410c163_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/rzk1nM)Poppies 1286 DXO LR V3 © Keith Breazeal (https://flic.kr/p/rzk1nM) by Keith Breazeal Photography (https://www.flickr.com/people/50428479@N06/), on Flickr
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Post by: KeithBreazeal on April 03, 2015, 01:45:23 PM
Hi Keith.
Very nice shot, great colours and composition.
I spotted this on your Flickr page yesterday along with the other versions, got me wondering why, part of a lesson or experiment? I couldn't pick a winner from the versions, all subtly different, all good!

Cheers, Graham.

Poppies in California's Gold Country

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7610/16786071959_733410c163_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/rzk1nM)Poppies 1286 DXO LR V3 © Keith Breazeal (https://flic.kr/p/rzk1nM) by Keith Breazeal Photography (https://www.flickr.com/people/50428479@N06/), on Flickr

Thanks :)  Each version had a varying degree of vignetting applied- from none to moderate.  I couldn't decide which I'd like after a day or two, so put up the whole spread.  LOL
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on April 07, 2015, 12:17:48 PM
Poppies in California's Gold Country

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7610/16786071959_733410c163_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/rzk1nM)Poppies 1286 DXO LR V3 © Keith Breazeal (https://flic.kr/p/rzk1nM) by Keith Breazeal Photography (https://www.flickr.com/people/50428479@N06/), on Flickr


Beautiful! You gotta love California poppies.  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on April 07, 2015, 12:19:29 PM
From dining room floral array.
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Post by: dpc on April 08, 2015, 09:32:12 PM
Backlit magnolia blossom
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Post by: dpc on April 10, 2015, 09:25:04 PM
 :)
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Post by: dpc on April 15, 2015, 09:42:21 PM
Magnolia blossoms
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Post by: rpt on April 17, 2015, 12:48:59 PM
dpc, lovely colours. Coincidentally, I took pictures of another flower whose colours were a bit darker than than the ones you took.
I will post them in a bit.
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Post by: rpt on April 17, 2015, 12:50:44 PM
There are cannonball trees very close to my place of work. I think that the flowers are pretty and fragrant. Here are some pictures. I could not get the whole tree as all the trees are really tall. They are mote than 20 meters (60+ feet) tall and there is no place to zoom out with my feet :)

Here are some pictures. You can look up this link for more details on the tree:


Buds of the Cannonball tree
[url=https://flic.kr/p/s8JCEA](https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8773/17152809486_0ce47b58da_c.jpg) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Couroupita_guianensis[/url)I7D_0647 (https://flic.kr/p/s8JCEA) by Rustom (https://www.flickr.com/people/64926965@N00/), on Flickr

A bud in the process of blooming
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7653/16990987578_aefc82bb77_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/rTrfDG)I7D_0638 (https://flic.kr/p/rTrfDG) by Rustom (https://www.flickr.com/people/64926965@N00/), on Flickr

A flower and buds
(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8690/16556314394_0342d26fe2_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/re2rss)I7D_0639 (https://flic.kr/p/re2rss) by Rustom (https://www.flickr.com/people/64926965@N00/), on Flickr

Three musketeers
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7625/17152818826_13dee1f424_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/s8JFrC)I7D_0636 (https://flic.kr/p/s8JFrC) by Rustom (https://www.flickr.com/people/64926965@N00/), on Flickr

The cannonball fruit - now you know why the tree has this common name
(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8757/16992564779_2e1200a45a_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/rTzkuP)I7D_0653 (https://flic.kr/p/rTzkuP) by Rustom (https://www.flickr.com/people/64926965@N00/), on Flickr

Apparently the fruit is not edible nor good for carpentry. I kind of figured the first part on looking at it :P
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on April 17, 2015, 02:50:27 PM
dpc, lovely colours. Coincidentally, I took pictures of another flower whose colours were a bit darker than than the ones you took.
I will post them in a bit.

Thanks!  :)
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Post by: danski0224 on April 26, 2015, 06:44:13 PM
:)
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Post by: niteclicks on April 27, 2015, 12:43:31 PM
Indian paint brush

http://src3rsteve.zenfolio.com/p63973242/e43d5adbb

http://src3rsteve.zenfolio.com/p63973242/e43d5acf2
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: chauncey on May 01, 2015, 07:39:56 PM
Flower from smoke in "Daredevil" colors.

(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l383/chauncey43/red-flower-smoke-on-red-copy.jpg) (http://s329.photobucket.com/user/chauncey43/media/red-flower-smoke-on-red-copy.jpg.html)
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Post by: gary samples on May 01, 2015, 11:27:06 PM
1Dx
24/70 II
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Post by: slclick on May 02, 2015, 08:30:53 AM
A beautiful day in the arboretum
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Post by: Click on May 02, 2015, 08:40:51 AM
A beautiful day in the arboretum

Very nice series.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on May 02, 2015, 10:39:30 AM
Flower from smoke in "Daredevil" colors.

(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l383/chauncey43/red-flower-smoke-on-red-copy.jpg) (http://s329.photobucket.com/user/chauncey43/media/red-flower-smoke-on-red-copy.jpg.html)


Very, very nice!  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on May 02, 2015, 10:41:17 AM
Flower from smoke in "Daredevil" colors.

Cool shot.
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Post by: dpc on May 02, 2015, 10:41:46 AM
 :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on May 02, 2015, 10:43:19 AM
 :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on May 16, 2015, 06:45:01 PM
Crabapple blossoms
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: jrista on May 16, 2015, 07:12:50 PM
:)

Beautiful images!
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Post by: dpc on May 16, 2015, 10:02:29 PM
It's supposed to be a bit grainy.  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: ERHP on May 17, 2015, 01:59:23 AM
One of the many wildflowers the recent rain has brought out in SoCal.  These might reach one foot in height.

(http://erhp.smugmug.com/Nature/Cuyamaca/Cuyamaca-09MAY15/i-M5SfSF2/0/X3/C11211-X3.jpg)
5D MK III w/ 100mm f/2.8L  1/80 : f/16 : ISO 200
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: chauncey on May 17, 2015, 09:14:36 AM
Wisp of smoke image...we get our flowers in different places.

(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l383/chauncey43/red-flower-smoke-on-red-copy.jpg) (http://s329.photobucket.com/user/chauncey43/media/red-flower-smoke-on-red-copy.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on May 17, 2015, 09:31:44 AM
Wisp of smoke image...we get our flowers in different places.


Beautiful. Nicely done.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on May 18, 2015, 10:26:11 AM
Wisp of smoke image...we get our flowers in different places.

(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l383/chauncey43/red-flower-smoke-on-red-copy.jpg) (http://s329.photobucket.com/user/chauncey43/media/red-flower-smoke-on-red-copy.jpg.html)


Very, very nicely done!  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on May 18, 2015, 10:27:27 AM
More of the above  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on May 19, 2015, 12:43:25 AM
Bee and crabapple blossom  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: chauncey on May 21, 2015, 02:23:05 PM
This time it's orchids...

(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l383/chauncey43/3-pink-smoke-orchids-copy.jpg) (http://s329.photobucket.com/user/chauncey43/media/3-pink-smoke-orchids-copy.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on May 21, 2015, 02:31:26 PM
This time it's orchids...

Very nice.  :)   Well done.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on May 23, 2015, 10:05:01 AM
From our garden yesterday  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on May 23, 2015, 10:07:31 AM
 :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: danski0224 on May 23, 2015, 10:23:17 AM
A little variety :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on May 23, 2015, 10:35:23 AM
A little variety :)

Lovely series.  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: danski0224 on May 23, 2015, 10:43:23 AM
Thanks :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on May 23, 2015, 04:27:04 PM
 :)

7D with 300mm f/4L + 1.4xIII
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on May 23, 2015, 04:30:12 PM
Variations on a theme. For the first two I just wanted to explore the effects of changing the point of focus.  :)

5D MkII with 100mmL macro
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on May 25, 2015, 09:51:32 AM
 :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on May 25, 2015, 09:59:41 AM
 :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on May 25, 2015, 03:49:15 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on May 25, 2015, 06:00:29 PM
Beautiful flowers. Very nice pictures, dpc.  :)  Well done.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on May 25, 2015, 06:16:30 PM
Beautiful flowers. Very nice pictures, dpc.  :)  Well done.


Thanks, Click!  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: danski0224 on May 25, 2015, 09:09:17 PM
A few more...
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on May 25, 2015, 10:25:42 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: knkedlaya on May 26, 2015, 03:38:14 AM
Flower
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: meywd on May 26, 2015, 06:18:39 AM
:)

wonderful shot dpc
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on May 26, 2015, 09:49:33 AM
 :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on May 26, 2015, 09:50:36 AM
:)

wonderful shot dpc


Thanks! Have a great day.  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on May 26, 2015, 11:08:04 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on May 27, 2015, 11:59:57 AM
 :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on May 27, 2015, 04:31:28 PM
My lilac bush is finally starting to bloom.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on May 28, 2015, 09:58:12 PM
Beautiful pictures, dpc. Keep posting  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on May 28, 2015, 09:59:43 PM
A few more...

Lovely shots. Well done.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on May 28, 2015, 10:11:41 PM
Beautiful pictures, dpc. Keep posting  :)


Thanks!  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: danski0224 on May 29, 2015, 05:28:34 AM
Lovely shots. Well done.

Thanks.

Mother Nature does most of the work, I just happen to capture the moment.

"Heavy Load"

Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: cid on May 29, 2015, 06:06:29 AM
I found some really nice flower pictures here in this thread.

Please let me share some of my work - I'm kinda into flower photography too  :)


(https://drscdn.500px.org/photo/44335012/m%3D900/e5e76f72c982d758b68f5992e6cba880)
in the light by Matej Sokol on 500px (https://500px.com/photo/44335012/in-the-light-by-matej-sokol)

(https://drscdn.500px.org/photo/63801199/m%3D900/98e5e9a9ebd1e05a7acb6385dd75aea3)
spring by Matej Sokol on 500px (https://500px.com/photo/63801199/spring-by-matej-sokol)

(https://drscdn.500px.org/photo/64685129/m%3D900/5c9d33d202340de65cb16535a33c4ab6)
cherry by Matej Sokol on 500px]

(https://drscdn.500px.org/photo/65400813/m%3D900/938f9aff13199fbfdb5226be73bfe51a)
[url=https://500px.com/photo/65400813/evening-light-by-matej-sokol]evening light by Matej Sokol on 500px (https://500px.com/photo/64685129/cherry-by-matej-sokol)

(https://drscdn.500px.org/photo/65644363/m%3D900/f01535a33a3bd54a07218edf3e2af1b2)
yellow by Matej Sokol on 500px (https://500px.com/photo/65644363/yellow-by-matej-sokol)

(https://drscdn.500px.org/photo/73058129/m%3D900/8d536439ed328260b318b31952397bcb)
in the sun by Matej Sokol on 500px (https://500px.com/photo/73058129/in-the-sun-by-matej-sokol)

(https://drscdn.500px.org/photo/104727961/m%3D900/653f04dd63b7a0e4fe3b80dcb74e3a47)
iris pumila by Matej Sokol on 500px (https://500px.com/photo/104727961/iris-pumila-by-matej-sokol)

(https://drscdn.500px.org/photo/101873911/m%3D900/455914b52231a78903e34958c2c7d882)
shine on little snowdrop by Matej Sokol on 500px (https://500px.com/photo/101873911/shine-on-little-snowdrop-by-matej-sokol)

(https://drscdn.500px.org/photo/73906009/m%3D900/e80946568270e46f0767ca575650423b)
pink dream by Matej Sokol on 500px (https://500px.com/photo/73906009/pink-dream-by-matej-sokol)

(https://drscdn.500px.org/photo/91043945/m%3D900/c9e2d39f534e4dc7436f5778b23597e9)
* by Matej Sokol on 500px (https://500px.com/photo/91043945/-by-matej-sokol)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on May 29, 2015, 07:30:39 AM

Please let me share some of my work - I'm kinda into flower photography too  :)



Beautiful series, cid. Greats shots.  Nicely done.  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: cid on May 29, 2015, 08:24:17 AM

Please let me share some of my work - I'm kinda into flower photography too  :)



Beautiful series, cid. Greats shots.  Nicely done.  :)

thank you, I'm happy you like it  ::)

I'll share some more then

(https://drscdn.500px.org/photo/105949723/m%3D900/cc86834a21f4961619e5ea8a40efe694)
purple C by Matej Sokol on 500px (https://500px.com/photo/105949723/purple-c-by-matej-sokol)

(https://drscdn.500px.org/photo/66503197/m%3D900/3ad5b4c16099e4081fbffbc4e74f5363)
shining bright by Matej Sokol on 500px (https://500px.com/photo/66503197/shining-bright-by-matej-sokol)

(https://drscdn.500px.org/photo/68398073/m%3D900/229b7054d848f643b915a0c9f84a0277)
in the evening sun by Matej Sokol on 500px (https://500px.com/photo/68398073/in-the-evening-sun-by-matej-sokol)

(https://drscdn.500px.org/photo/65676001/m%3D900/7a844734d34182d3b2ddd3cf005ba53f)
pink by Matej Sokol on 500px (https://500px.com/photo/65676001/pink-by-matej-sokol)

(https://drscdn.500px.org/photo/68982215/m%3D900/05419f6ff5ff3b3a6f000f1aa82d1dc5)
lightplay by Matej Sokol on 500px (https://500px.com/photo/68982215/lightplay-by-matej-sokol)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: danski0224 on May 29, 2015, 08:33:51 AM
I found some really nice flower pictures here in this thread.

Please let me share some of my work - I'm kinda into flower photography too  :)

Nice. I like the leaves at the end.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on May 29, 2015, 08:34:05 AM
I'll share some more then

I especially like the second picture in this series. Nicely done cid.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: cid on May 29, 2015, 08:49:34 AM
I found some really nice flower pictures here in this thread.

Please let me share some of my work - I'm kinda into flower photography too  :)

Nice. I like the leaves at the end.

I'll share some more then

I especially like the second picture in this series. Nicely done cid.

thank you guys, most of them were shot near my home, in the evening after work, I find it relaxing :)

if you are interested you can find some more on my 500px page
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: setterguy on May 29, 2015, 10:37:59 AM
Some excellent shots! I am trying to improve on my shots.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on May 29, 2015, 10:47:35 AM
Nice shots from everyone.!  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: danski0224 on May 31, 2015, 08:37:22 PM
Black and White
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on June 01, 2015, 09:30:50 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on June 02, 2015, 09:53:51 PM
Wild flower. Don't know what kind.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on June 03, 2015, 11:06:42 AM
 :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: chauncey on June 03, 2015, 11:25:59 AM
A bowl of smoke created rose petals...titled She Loves Me Not

(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l383/chauncey43/smoke-she-loves-me-not_1.jpg) (http://s329.photobucket.com/user/chauncey43/media/smoke-she-loves-me-not_1.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: StudentOfLight on June 03, 2015, 03:25:32 PM
Bee on Gazania
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Valvebounce on June 03, 2015, 04:11:00 PM
Hi chauncey.
I have no idea how you do that, but it is truly beautiful.
Lots of other excellent pictures, too many to mention them all.

Cheers, Graham.

A bowl of smoke created rose petals...titled She Loves Me Not

Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on June 03, 2015, 05:46:04 PM
A bowl of smoke created rose petals...titled She Loves Me Not

Cool shot. I really like this image. Well done.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: chauncey on June 03, 2015, 07:41:23 PM
Appreciate the kudos guys, you humble me.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on June 05, 2015, 02:07:16 PM
I can't get enough of this flower.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on June 05, 2015, 02:13:08 PM
Lovely. Nicely done dpc  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on June 05, 2015, 04:35:41 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on June 05, 2015, 04:36:16 PM
Lovely. Nicely done dpc  :)


Thanks!  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on June 07, 2015, 03:41:46 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: K-amps on June 08, 2015, 02:17:47 PM
Georgia Spring.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on June 08, 2015, 05:03:01 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on June 12, 2015, 09:48:41 AM
 :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: meywd on June 12, 2015, 10:38:40 AM
great photos dpc, I really like the last one.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Abn0021 on June 12, 2015, 12:40:17 PM
7D & 70-200 F4L
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on June 12, 2015, 01:08:57 PM
great photos dpc, I really like the last one.


Thanks!  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on June 12, 2015, 01:10:06 PM
7D & 70-200 F4L


Nice pictures.  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on June 16, 2015, 10:26:01 AM
Wild rose
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on June 16, 2015, 01:21:30 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on June 16, 2015, 01:35:10 PM
Very nice pictures, dpc. Keep posting.  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on June 16, 2015, 03:10:02 PM
Very nice pictures, dpc. Keep posting.  :)


Thanks!  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on June 18, 2015, 04:20:39 PM
Puffball in a ditch this morning.  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on June 19, 2015, 03:14:07 PM
Bud on ornamental orange bush
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on June 20, 2015, 10:47:58 AM
Various shots from yesterday
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on June 20, 2015, 10:50:53 AM
 :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on June 20, 2015, 04:06:58 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on June 20, 2015, 04:27:23 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: meywd on June 20, 2015, 06:12:31 PM
wonderful shots as usual dpc
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on June 20, 2015, 08:46:05 PM
wonderful shots as usual dpc


Thanks!  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on June 21, 2015, 01:17:09 PM
Irises
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: RyanRock on June 22, 2015, 01:05:27 PM
Excellent captures - well taken.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Deva on June 22, 2015, 02:02:19 PM
A new-hatched damselfly, that hadn't got flying yet, and a flower I can't name. But then, I can't name any flowers.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on June 22, 2015, 04:10:04 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: DJL329 on June 23, 2015, 12:10:20 AM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/513/18695537291_54e1b5ca8b_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/uu4vTR)
Green Bee (https://flic.kr/p/uu4vTR)
DJL329 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/daniel_long/), on Flickr

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8695/16714297674_069c979371_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/rsZ9o7)
Cherry Blossoms (https://flic.kr/p/rsZ9o7)
DJL329 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/daniel_long/), on Flickr

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7741/17186985618_166754b515_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/sbKN3f)
More Blossoms (https://flic.kr/p/sbKN3f)
DJL329 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/daniel_long/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on June 24, 2015, 08:46:07 AM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/513/18695537291_54e1b5ca8b_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/uu4vTR)
Green Bee (https://flic.kr/p/uu4vTR)
DJL329 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/daniel_long/), on Flickr

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8695/16714297674_069c979371_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/rsZ9o7)
Cherry Blossoms (https://flic.kr/p/rsZ9o7)
DJL329 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/daniel_long/), on Flickr

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7741/17186985618_166754b515_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/sbKN3f)
More Blossoms (https://flic.kr/p/sbKN3f)
DJL329 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/daniel_long/), on Flickr

Nice pictures! I like all three but especially the second and third, with my favourite being the second. Good work.  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on June 24, 2015, 11:08:21 AM
 :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on June 24, 2015, 11:13:02 AM
 :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on June 24, 2015, 11:15:53 AM
Beautiful pictures, dpc.  8)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on June 24, 2015, 11:19:59 AM
Beautiful pictures, dpc.  8)

Thanks!  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Chisox2335 on June 26, 2015, 01:09:16 AM
6d blended the foreground and sky.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on June 26, 2015, 09:02:01 AM
6d blended the foreground and sky.


Very nice, Eric.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Chisox2335 on June 27, 2015, 10:21:56 AM
6d blended the foreground and sky.


Very nice, Eric.

Thank you Click. If only my camera could capture the scene in one image :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: kaswindell on June 27, 2015, 10:49:54 AM
Some freshly sprouted leaves shot this Spring
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: jwilbern on June 27, 2015, 09:37:22 PM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8793/16633981774_2e3b91d0db_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/rkTvgd)
Two Sprouts (https://flic.kr/p/rkTvgd) by John Berninger (https://www.flickr.com/photos/jwilbern/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: meywd on June 28, 2015, 04:30:24 AM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8793/16633981774_2e3b91d0db_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/rkTvgd)
Two Sprouts (https://flic.kr/p/rkTvgd) by John Berninger (https://www.flickr.com/photos/jwilbern/), on Flickr

nice shot.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on June 28, 2015, 09:02:11 AM
Two Sprouts[/url] by John Berninger (https://www.flickr.com/photos/jwilbern/), on Flickr

Very nice, John. I like it.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: jwilbern on June 28, 2015, 10:01:04 AM
6d blended the foreground and sky.
That's a beauty! I've been trying to get a shot like that for years.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Chisox2335 on June 28, 2015, 09:19:08 PM
6d blended the foreground and sky.
That's a beauty! I've been trying to get a shot like that for years.

Thank you very much. Took the shots within a minute or two of each other. It's my first try blending two shots in Photoshop.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: chauncey on July 07, 2015, 02:33:41 PM
Just a weed but...it is symmetrical.

(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l383/chauncey43/symmetrical%20weed%20copy.jpg) (http://s329.photobucket.com/user/chauncey43/media/symmetrical%20weed%20copy.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Valvebounce on July 07, 2015, 08:21:05 PM
Hi chauncey.
Lovely shot, great colour and great symmetry. Isn't a weed only a plant in the wrong place, weed in the garden, butterfly food in the wild!  ;D

Cheers, Graham.

Just a weed but...it is symmetrical.

Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: chauncey on July 07, 2015, 08:28:13 PM
Thanks Graham...was taken tethered>stacked and merged...symmetry positioning was a PITA.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: chauncey on July 11, 2015, 10:11:10 AM
Some tulips past their prime...image is 80 inches wide @ 300 ppi.

(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l383/chauncey43/5%20tulip%20bulbs%20with%20stems%20copy%206%20hdr%20copy.jpg) (http://s329.photobucket.com/user/chauncey43/media/5%20tulip%20bulbs%20with%20stems%20copy%206%20hdr%20copy.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on July 15, 2015, 09:54:16 AM
 :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on July 15, 2015, 09:55:58 AM
 :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: chauncey on July 15, 2015, 04:44:38 PM
More weeds from an evening stroll...

(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l383/chauncey43/weed%201.jpg) (http://s329.photobucket.com/user/chauncey43/media/weed%201.jpg.html)

(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l383/chauncey43/weed%202.jpg) (http://s329.photobucket.com/user/chauncey43/media/weed%202.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: NancyP on July 15, 2015, 07:53:24 PM
I prefer "just weeds" myself.
The moss photo is lovely, with the contrasting color and shape of the two ... erm ...(looks up "moss" on Wikipedia) sporophytes.
I really like the blurred out higher power view of the pink sweet pea flower.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Valvebounce on July 15, 2015, 08:02:02 PM
Hi Chauncey.
Really like the first shot, nice detail, assuming (yes I know what it means! ;D) you didn't pick and bunch the flowers, a beautiful natural bunch of colour.

Cheers, Graham.

More weeds from an evening stroll...

Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on July 15, 2015, 09:44:08 PM
Sunflower abstracts
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on July 16, 2015, 12:11:05 AM
 :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on July 17, 2015, 09:38:33 AM
 :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: chauncey on July 17, 2015, 09:12:37 PM
Not a weed, not a flower...it's a shrub leaf...

(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l383/chauncey43/379U0090-Edit-Edit.jpg) (http://s329.photobucket.com/user/chauncey43/media/379U0090-Edit-Edit.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on July 17, 2015, 09:13:43 PM
Not a weed, not a flower...it's a shrub leaf...

Very nice shot, Chauncey.  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on July 18, 2015, 01:44:14 PM
Sunflower impressions
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on July 18, 2015, 01:45:22 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Valvebounce on July 19, 2015, 05:58:41 AM
Hi Chauncey.
Very nice colours and detail.

Cheers, Graham.

Not a weed, not a flower...it's a shrub leaf...

Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Valvebounce on July 19, 2015, 06:00:26 AM
Hi Dpc.
Very artistic, nicely done.

Cheers, Graham.

Sunflower impressions
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on July 19, 2015, 08:08:56 AM
Hi Dpc.
Very artistic, nicely done.

Cheers, Graham.

Sunflower impressions

Thanks! You have to love sunflowers. They make great subjects.  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: candyman on July 19, 2015, 01:25:00 PM
Not a weed, not a flower...it's a shrub leaf...


Just wonderful!
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Post by: chauncey on July 19, 2015, 01:39:57 PM
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Just wonderful!...Very nice colours and detail... Very nice shot, Chauncey
Thanks guys...appreciate it...I'm liking those shallow DOF shots.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: chauncey on August 14, 2015, 08:30:02 PM
Just an orchid...

(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l383/chauncey43/379U0047-Edit-Edit%20copy.jpg) (http://s329.photobucket.com/user/chauncey43/media/379U0047-Edit-Edit%20copy.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: K-amps on August 15, 2015, 09:42:30 AM
A few florals from a recent trip
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Post by: Click on August 15, 2015, 09:44:19 AM
Very nice pictures, K-amps. I really like the second one. Well done.
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Post by: K-amps on August 15, 2015, 01:20:36 PM
Very nice pictures, K-amps. I really like the second one. Well done.

Thanks Click.

That one was an 11 shot focus bracketed stack.

Used the 100mm L and the ML stack function.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: danski0224 on August 15, 2015, 06:01:16 PM
A few recent ones  ;)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: rpt on August 16, 2015, 02:50:44 AM
Our Epiphyllum Oxypetalum plant had two blooms in two days. I have posted a few pictures here. Also you can see more pics in my Flickr album at:
https://www.flickr.com/gp/rustom/L8iA5R (https://www.flickr.com/gp/rustom/L8iA5R)

Hope you like them.

Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: K-amps on August 16, 2015, 03:04:09 AM
rpt that's a very pretty flower.
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Post by: rpt on August 16, 2015, 03:08:59 AM
rpt that's a very pretty flower.
Yes it is. When it blooms next I will be doing a time lapse movie.

It started to open at 20:00 and was completely bloomed before midnight.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on August 17, 2015, 04:10:04 PM
Poppy getting ready to flower.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on August 17, 2015, 04:23:05 PM
A few recent ones  ;)

Very nice series. Well done.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: danski0224 on August 17, 2015, 05:50:23 PM
Very nice series. Well done.

Thanks. Those were taken on a nice light overcast day.

Best lighting in my opinion :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on August 17, 2015, 06:01:36 PM
Best lighting in my opinion :)

Sure is. I agree with you.  :)  It's like a giant softbox.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on August 18, 2015, 10:18:04 AM
Daylily
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on August 20, 2015, 10:38:00 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: lion rock on August 20, 2015, 11:31:05 PM
I hope you get chances to shoot this extraordinary flower and get a good time lapse on it.  Look forward to seeing it!
-r

Yes it is. When it blooms next I will be doing a time lapse movie.

It started to open at 20:00 and was completely bloomed before midnight.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: chauncey on August 22, 2015, 05:56:38 AM
Stacked and merged to 40 inches...hadda do the funky background.

(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l383/chauncey43/orchid%20face%20with%20nice%20background%20copy.jpg) (http://s329.photobucket.com/user/chauncey43/media/orchid%20face%20with%20nice%20background%20copy.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on August 22, 2015, 09:20:31 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: jprusa on August 23, 2015, 11:02:07 AM
Bee Balm
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: danski0224 on August 23, 2015, 02:01:05 PM
I guess not too many of you have one of these in your proverbial backyard...

Titan Arum aka "Corpse Flower".
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: tahoetoeknee on August 23, 2015, 08:27:12 PM
Sunflower
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on August 23, 2015, 09:57:23 PM
Poppy
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Valvebounce on August 24, 2015, 08:06:28 PM
Hi dpc.
Very nice, very vibrant yellow, nice change from the usual red.

Cheers, Graham.

Poppy
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on August 24, 2015, 09:22:39 PM
Hi dpc.
Very nice, very vibrant yellow, nice change from the usual red.

Cheers, Graham.

Poppy

Thanks!  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: danski0224 on August 25, 2015, 05:45:04 AM
I like poppies too. They look almost transparent.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Valvebounce on August 26, 2015, 04:06:58 AM
Hi danski.
Nice shots, really like the forlorn look of the last one, you really captured the feeling.

Cheers, Graham.

I like poppies too. They look almost transparent.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: danski0224 on August 26, 2015, 05:40:37 AM
Hi danski.
Nice shots, really like the forlorn look of the last one, you really captured the feeling.

Cheers, Graham.

Thanks.

I like the raindrops because they add interest.

I may put up some more later.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on August 26, 2015, 06:11:24 AM
Hi danski.
Nice shots, really like the forlorn look of the last one, you really captured the feeling.

Cheers, Graham.

I like poppies too. They look almost transparent.

I totaly agree with you Graham.

Well done danski0224.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on August 27, 2015, 10:22:54 AM
 :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on August 27, 2015, 02:44:23 PM
Poppies, the white one with remnants of the pod from which it emerged resting among the petals.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on August 28, 2015, 02:52:10 PM
Mini sunflowers. I'm trying out Affinity Photo since they've a ten day trial available. So far I'm liking what I see. Do I need it? Questionable. It's supposed to be a Mac only PS substitute. Don't know how it stacks up as far as that goes. I've never used PS nor felt a need for it. If Affinity Photo proves useful, I might spring for it since you can't beat the price ($57.99 on the Mac App Store). Some people collect photo hardware. I tend to collect photo software: Lightroom5; DxO OpticsPro 10 Elite; Elements 9; Elements 11 Iridient Developer; Silkypix; not to mention a raft of others.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on August 28, 2015, 03:16:47 PM
Very nice pictures, dpc. Keep posting.  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on August 28, 2015, 03:49:29 PM
Very nice pictures, dpc. Keep posting.  :)


Thanks!  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: andarx on August 28, 2015, 10:25:35 PM
EOS M, 18-55mm at 55
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on August 29, 2015, 12:04:48 AM
EOS M, 18-55mm at 55

Nice B&W!  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on August 29, 2015, 12:13:09 AM
 :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: danski0224 on August 29, 2015, 07:50:52 AM
I like 3101 above :)

Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on August 29, 2015, 08:23:43 AM
Beautiful with the water droplets. Nicely done, dpc.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on August 29, 2015, 09:36:00 AM
Thanks Danski and Click.  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: andarx on August 29, 2015, 09:09:00 PM
EOS M, 18-55mm at 55

Nice B&W!  :)

Thanks dpc
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: danski0224 on August 30, 2015, 07:12:17 AM
A couple more
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: danski0224 on August 30, 2015, 08:23:12 PM
Continuing the raindrop theme :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on August 30, 2015, 08:31:02 PM
Continuing the raindrop theme :)


Lovely. Nicely done.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: danski0224 on August 30, 2015, 08:33:16 PM
Thanks Click.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Valvebounce on August 30, 2015, 08:58:01 PM
Hi danski.
Very nice, really liking shot 1238.

Cheers, Graham.

Continuing the raindrop theme :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: danski0224 on August 30, 2015, 09:03:51 PM
Hi danski.
Very nice, really liking shot 1238.

Cheers, Graham.

Thanks Graham.

Tripod, live view and f/13, a bit of a crop.

The version here loses some of the richness of color, probably due to the conversion and resizing.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: danski0224 on September 05, 2015, 07:29:28 AM
The bloom of the "Corpse Flower" was a bust, so the outer part was cut off to reveal what was inside. The hope is that the flowers will mature and pollen can be harvested. This was available for view to the general public for just over 2 days before the plant was moved back to the greenhouses.

Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Valvebounce on September 05, 2015, 03:22:24 PM
Hi Danski.
An interesting subject, great detail.

Cheers, Graham.

The bloom of the "Corpse Flower" was a bust, so the outer part was cut off to reveal what was inside. The hope is that the flowers will mature and pollen can be harvested. This was available for view to the general public for just over 2 days before the plant was moved back to the greenhouses.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: danski0224 on September 06, 2015, 01:01:38 PM
Dragonflies are cool :)

Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: nineyards on September 06, 2015, 04:45:48 PM
An old 7D file from 2010
70-200 F4L non IS
Not sure why but clicking on it does it more justice than just viewing the thumb (which seems to come across as a bit dark)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on September 06, 2015, 05:40:40 PM
An old 7D file from 2010
70-200 F4L non IS
Not sure why but clicking on it does it more justice than just viewing the thumb (which seems to come across as a bit dark)

Nice picture! You're quite right, clicking on it does do it considerably more justice.  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: nineyards on September 06, 2015, 09:41:45 PM
An old 7D file from 2010
70-200 F4L non IS
Not sure why but clicking on it does it more justice than just viewing the thumb (which seems to come across as a bit dark)

Nice picture! You're quite right, clicking on it does do it considerably more justice.  :)
Thank you
Our Alberta autumns may seem drab and colorless compared to the spectacular fall foliage you see in the eastern parts of Canada, but we do have our moments
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: ishdakuteb on September 07, 2015, 02:29:30 AM
The beginning of fall foliage display has come in Eastern Sierra, CA... and it will be my first year of capturing fall color in Eastern Sierra...  Hoping that weather will support me since this is the first year of photographing fall color...

Second and third images are not from Eastern Sierra.  My wife and kids were in a fast food restaurant, I was out in the parking lot with my camera playing around...

Note:  Second and third were shot with cheap zeikos (+6 in this case) close up filters, which i had gotten a whole set of 4 for $4...  Cannot compare to my 100mm f/2.8 but it is sure fun to play around with...

Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on September 12, 2015, 12:09:38 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on September 12, 2015, 12:12:01 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: chauncey on September 27, 2015, 01:51:07 PM
ménage à trois
My daughter brought these home from work...they were to be pitched out.
Candles backlighting.

(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l383/chauncey43/3%20roses%20copy%203.jpg) (http://s329.photobucket.com/user/chauncey43/media/3%20roses%20copy%203.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on September 27, 2015, 01:53:11 PM
Lovely shot, chauncey.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on October 13, 2015, 09:51:51 AM
 :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: chauncey on October 15, 2015, 08:35:39 PM
A little slow in opening...oh well!

(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l383/chauncey43/not%20ready%20for%20prime%20time.jpg) (http://s329.photobucket.com/user/chauncey43/media/not%20ready%20for%20prime%20time.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on October 15, 2015, 08:59:43 PM
A little slow in opening...oh well!

I really like this picture. Well done, chauncey.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: ishdakuteb on October 16, 2015, 12:44:06 AM
"Fall Foliage Over Bishop Creek, CA"

Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: chauncey on October 16, 2015, 08:26:11 AM
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I really like this picture. Well done, chauncey.
I appreciate your feedback Click but...sometimes question your artistic eye.       ;D
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: chauncey on October 22, 2015, 03:22:55 PM
6 foot Lily...This took a really long time to come up with this...wanted the size and the Golden Spiral layout
 using the Anthers and Stigma...broke two blooms before I discovered how fragile they are.

(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l383/chauncey43/finished%20lily%202%20copy.jpg) (http://s329.photobucket.com/user/chauncey43/media/finished%20lily%202%20copy.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on October 22, 2015, 03:40:45 PM
6 foot Lily...This took a really long time to come up with this...wanted the size and the Golden Spiral layout
 using the Anthers and Stigma...broke two blooms before I discovered how fragile they are.


Nice shot, chauncey.  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: wopbv4 on October 22, 2015, 06:01:28 PM
Flying Duck Orchid.
Margaret River West Australia.
This flower is approximately 10 mm in size, so it is very hard to find
 
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: chauncey on October 22, 2015, 07:31:51 PM
Thank you Click...'tis nice of you to comment.
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Post by: Valvebounce on October 23, 2015, 04:09:40 AM
Hi.
Beautiful shot, incredible detail from such a small target, I can't see a flying duck, who names these things.
l may have just worked out why I'm not that good at photography!  :o ::) ;D

Hi Chauncey.
Nice shot of the lily.

Cheers, Graham.

Flying Duck Orchid.
Margaret River West Australia.
This flower is approximately 10 mm in size, so it is very hard to find
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on October 26, 2015, 05:46:51 PM
Not sure what kind of tree this is. At Cowichan Lake, Vancouver Island, British Columbia.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on November 21, 2015, 10:49:14 AM
 :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: lion rock on November 21, 2015, 02:56:32 PM
One to add ...
-r
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Post by: dpc on November 21, 2015, 06:14:01 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: chauncey on December 26, 2015, 04:01:44 PM
I completely lost track of what I was doing...done in macro and merged, it's 80 inches wide.
Unfortunately...IMHO, it's just an OK image.

(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l383/chauncey43/pink%20orchids%20hdr%20copy.jpg) (http://s329.photobucket.com/user/chauncey43/media/pink%20orchids%20hdr%20copy.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Mr Bean on January 10, 2016, 07:33:44 AM
Flowering gum, and bee.
With a little help from a polarizing filter and co-operative bees :)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/wmqFOckfOjBVtPwKLfqB-TSqiTyMJ2S5UNkKtDx7b9M0lDBvv1G7CdzMcnuobo3UEwMPRQt4fLrNQCFb9K9u7gztS0QyXJ86Dyfs0fHxtNfopdLxZnW2A0KXeC1t2TwDenTHn72X0ESJvaJIPgR1I0cKCtR_Q8wOAgv7Br40MM7bD0CrErKPvdZflrWyNLFEqUfDVvz38_94bl4g42LjEB3sYDt2xQx7DhiKTEBq4zVnBZ96YRTW3EdLzad66qA2gQdp77blINIWLdPcr90vX9O_9LWkoX5F4fKIFBRS7hz0N7OmqKR0JnJq7Y14TS2-JlsfRZmFQLDginb7m6TzllZym_YX1272RofWyrgahwnTcwB5g_MxjDe-yb8LSkg3a1XgvoHCPxAeBt1EsTRKkhto_28t3XpJ0fYJHMr9GtwR2pkPSDBLdcryCOq64B89FN6Nopst2Q-7crAEpE9Pdi058pcPuvP3wrcxYE3C233KrmHGD3cpjGXeNZhSDnts6WlPgEH9gdqSarbGPPw-PUG7JCMSbkhPWzpBrKZfhPgrA4iegixSyezPyv63lUDyM7PB=w1000-h726-no)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on January 10, 2016, 06:33:27 PM
Flowering gum, and bee.
With a little help from a polarizing filter and co-operative bees :)


Beautiful picture, Mr Bean. Well done.
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Post by: Mr Bean on January 10, 2016, 07:46:41 PM
Thanks Click. I finally found a bee who was willing to participate :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: chauncey on February 01, 2016, 11:38:16 AM
Converted smoke image...

(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l383/chauncey43/yellow%20lilies.jpg) (http://s329.photobucket.com/user/chauncey43/media/yellow%20lilies.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on February 01, 2016, 01:17:00 PM
Converted smoke image...


Cool  8) Very nice picture, chancey.
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Post by: azhelishot on February 09, 2016, 02:21:08 AM
Sedona, AZ
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on February 09, 2016, 09:48:31 AM
Sedona, AZ


Nice pictures. I especially like the second one. Beautiful colours.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: azhelishot on February 11, 2016, 03:29:33 AM
Thank You, dpc, appreciate the feedback.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: CapturingLight on February 23, 2016, 11:29:04 PM
Here are some of my favourite flower pictures from last year. The 1st picture is of a Manitoba Crocus with my EF-S 18-135. The second is a water lily taken with my new toy for last year EF 100L macro.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on February 24, 2016, 08:14:05 AM
Lovely shots, CapturingLight.
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Post by: lion rock on February 24, 2016, 02:35:02 PM
These just bloomed.
And the last one are unwanted guests, notice the juvenile, they are mobile.  The adult bug was about 2-3 mm long. The shot is with 3 Kenko tubes and 100 mm L II.
-r
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on February 24, 2016, 02:38:07 PM
These just bloomed.
And the last one are unwanted guests, notice the juvenile, they are mobile.  The adult bug was about 2-3 mm long. The shot is with 3 Kenko tubes and 100 mm L II.
-r


Very nice pictures. I especially like the first one.
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Post by: CapturingLight on February 24, 2016, 05:19:20 PM
These just bloomed.
And the last one are unwanted guests, notice the juvenile, they are mobile.  The adult bug was about 2-3 mm long. The shot is with 3 Kenko tubes and 100 mm L II.
-r


Very nice pictures. I especially like the first one.

I agree the 1st one has wonderful colour and framing.

For the bug shot is it taken with a crop camera or full frame, how close did you have to get while using the tubes, and is the picture cropped? I keep thinking of getting some tubes myself.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: lion rock on February 24, 2016, 05:55:05 PM
Thanks Click.  Appreciate your comments.
Thanks CapturingLight.  The full size photo is included here.  I think the distance between the front of the lens and the leaf was about  4 to 6 inches.  I really didn't pay attention to the exact space.  I like the tubes, it helps to increase the apparent size of the objects I want to shoot.  Since they're just tubes, photo quality is not affected.  The Kenko tubes have built in electrical pass through, so focusing and aperture are preserved.
The bird of paradise plant was purchased in 2012 and this is the first flower we got, pretty excited.  Just wish I could have witnessed (and shot) the progress of the blooming.
-r




Very nice pictures. I especially like the first one.

I agree the 1st one has wonderful colour and framing.

For the bug shot is it taken with a crop camera or full frame, how close did you have to get while using the tubes, and is the picture cropped? I keep thinking of getting some tubes myself.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: meywd on March 23, 2016, 12:37:25 PM
https://500px.com/photo/145803225/lily-by-mahmoud-darwish?ctx_page=1&from=user&user_id=1433767


(https://drscdn.500px.org/photo/145803225/m%3D900/36e2a3080161d424d4d5d5f352a537b2) (https://500px.com/photo/145803225/lily-by-mahmoud-darwish)
Lily (https://500px.com/photo/145803225/lily-by-mahmoud-darwish) by Mahmoud Darwish (https://500px.com/mahmoudsdarwish), on 500px
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: kodakrome on March 28, 2016, 06:34:47 PM
Springtime is in full bloom in South Carolina.
6D and 200mm 2.8L
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on March 28, 2016, 06:52:16 PM
Springtime is in full bloom in South Carolina.
6D and 200mm 2.8L


Nice picture, kodakrome.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: kodakrome on March 28, 2016, 08:47:40 PM
Springtime is in full bloom in South Carolina.
6D and 200mm 2.8L


Nice picture, kodakrome.

Thank you, Click!
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on April 06, 2016, 08:35:44 AM
Varieties of geranium
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: chrysoberyl on April 08, 2016, 07:57:36 AM
https://500px.com/photo/145803225/lily-by-mahmoud-darwish?ctx_page=1&from=user&user_id=1433767


(https://drscdn.500px.org/photo/145803225/m%3D900/36e2a3080161d424d4d5d5f352a537b2) (https://500px.com/photo/145803225/lily-by-mahmoud-darwish)
Lily (https://500px.com/photo/145803225/lily-by-mahmoud-darwish) by Mahmoud Darwish (https://500px.com/mahmoudsdarwish), on 500px

Very nicely done, Meywd.  The whole flower being in focus with a dark background is stunning!
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on April 10, 2016, 09:21:08 AM
Spring cottonwood bluff on the banks of the Oldman River. Barren of leaves, but I like it anyway.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on April 10, 2016, 09:36:52 AM
Various types of geranium
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Post by: dpc on April 10, 2016, 04:49:36 PM
Geranium
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on April 18, 2016, 09:04:01 AM
First bleeding hearts of spring
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: j-nord on April 18, 2016, 02:02:13 PM
6D + 70-300L @ Denver Botanical Gardens

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1619/26029807371_5da89dc4ee_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/FEaySg)
Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/FEaySg) by Justin Nordgaard (https://www.flickr.com/photos/jnordgaard/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: geekpower on April 18, 2016, 04:22:23 PM
not my usual subject, but it celebrates spring...

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1556/26156707721_bb1286906c_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/FRnXVk)Prairie Crocus (https://flic.kr/p/FRnXVk) by Geoff Potter (https://www.flickr.com/photos/130243104@N08/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Valvebounce on April 19, 2016, 09:16:22 AM
Hi Folks.
More excellent shots from everyone. Nice work, thanks for sharing.

Cheers, Graham.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on April 26, 2016, 05:28:39 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: slclick on April 26, 2016, 05:46:21 PM
6D + 70-300L @ Denver Botanical Gardens

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1619/26029807371_5da89dc4ee_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/FEaySg)
Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/FEaySg) by Justin Nordgaard (https://www.flickr.com/photos/jnordgaard/), on Flickr

beautiful!
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on April 26, 2016, 05:49:47 PM
Very nice pictures, dpc.  Keep posting.    :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on April 26, 2016, 08:02:59 PM
Very nice pictures, dpc.  Keep posting.    :)


Thanks!  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: douglasgritzphoto on April 27, 2016, 03:39:42 PM
My addition ...

Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on April 27, 2016, 03:54:16 PM
My addition ...

Cool shot.  Welcome to CR   :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: danski0224 on April 27, 2016, 06:24:15 PM
A few efforts :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on April 27, 2016, 07:12:22 PM
A few efforts :)


Very nice series. Well done.  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: danski0224 on April 27, 2016, 07:16:00 PM
Thanks Click
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: chrysoberyl on April 28, 2016, 07:47:30 AM
Iris versicolor, native species.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: douglasgritzphoto on May 07, 2016, 03:31:24 PM
Thanks for the welcome! Happy to be here. Love seeing everyone else's work. Inspiring. Here's another of mine ...

Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on May 07, 2016, 03:38:30 PM
Thanks for the welcome! Happy to be here. Love seeing everyone else's work. Inspiring. Here's another of mine ...


I like this picture a lot. Nice work! 😎
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on May 07, 2016, 03:40:37 PM
A few efforts :)


Nice! I especially like the second one.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: danski0224 on May 07, 2016, 07:51:22 PM
Nice! I especially like the second one.

Thanks dpc.

A couple more...

Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: danski0224 on May 07, 2016, 07:53:17 PM
Thanks for the welcome! Happy to be here. Love seeing everyone else's work. Inspiring. Here's another of mine ...

Very nice.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: knkedlaya on May 07, 2016, 09:58:19 PM
Some ferns and lilies. Hope you like it!!!
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on May 07, 2016, 11:31:27 PM
If the last one looks a bit hazy, that's because there was some light, wispy fog lying about.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: meywd on May 08, 2016, 09:49:06 PM
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7316/26819901751_fb3a181ed9_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/GRZ1pa)
Hibiscus (https://flic.kr/p/GRZ1pa) by Mahmoud Darwish (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mahmouddarwish/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on May 24, 2016, 09:55:47 AM
Spring tulips in the garden of one of my daughters; first picture with a Canon 5DMkll + Canon 70-300mmL, the second with a Fujifilm X100.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: aj1575 on May 24, 2016, 10:31:42 AM
(https://c8.staticflickr.com/8/7326/26939780615_34e36704d1_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/H3zqd8)Tulpen (https://flic.kr/p/H3zqd8) by Andri Janett (https://www.flickr.com/photos/aj1575/), auf Flickr
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on May 24, 2016, 12:07:29 PM
Geranium  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: lion rock on May 24, 2016, 01:11:04 PM
aj1575,
This is dreamy!
Beautiful.
-r
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on May 24, 2016, 01:49:54 PM
aj1575,
This is dreamy!
Beautiful.
-r

+1

Nicely done.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on May 24, 2016, 06:18:47 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on June 02, 2016, 10:15:19 AM
Geranium against garden shed. Sigma 150-600mm Contemporary at 600mm
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: SwnSng on June 02, 2016, 01:25:54 PM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7409/27342014096_f90c6468de_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/HE7Yd9)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/HE7Yd9) by Thai (https://www.flickr.com/photos/swnsng/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on June 06, 2016, 08:17:11 AM
Wild rose; 'weeping' tree
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: JClark on June 06, 2016, 08:42:08 AM
Now with more bee!
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: ishdakuteb on June 06, 2016, 10:43:33 PM
A Story of Light

Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on June 08, 2016, 10:17:33 AM
 :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on June 08, 2016, 10:24:41 AM
Lovely. Nicely done, d.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on June 11, 2016, 01:28:17 PM
Already posted this in the 85LII thread, but here it is again: indoor African Violet.


A nice dreamy picture! I like it.  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Ryananthony on June 11, 2016, 05:12:57 PM
5d3. Sigma 150-600C @600mm
1/100 f10 ISO 2000
about minimum focus distance.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on June 11, 2016, 06:17:06 PM
5d3. Sigma 150-600C @600mm
1/100 f10 ISO 2000
about minimum focus distance.


Nice. I do like this lens. I have one, as well.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: lion rock on June 11, 2016, 08:57:06 PM
Two.
-r
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on June 12, 2016, 01:26:28 AM
Didn't recall this thread but here I am with a shot for my wife who tends the flowers so diligently.  I don't know one from the next.

And a spruce branch.  300 2.8 II with extension.

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on June 23, 2016, 11:44:04 AM
hot, dry, dying and leaving soon

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7346/27827975395_0bbbfb8955_c.jpg)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: candyman on June 23, 2016, 01:04:31 PM
Lovely photo. Well done :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on June 23, 2016, 05:20:34 PM
Both taken with 7D and Sigma 150-600mm Contemporary:

1. 562mm, f/6.3, 1/400 second, handheld
2. 600mm, f/6.3, 1/160 second, handheld
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on June 23, 2016, 08:15:55 PM
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7443/27490827820_df7880cd23_c_d.jpg)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on June 23, 2016, 08:18:33 PM
Lovely. Nicely done, npdien.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on June 23, 2016, 11:44:24 PM
Very nice photos, everyone!

The wild roses of Alberta are everywhere you look.  300 2.8 II X2 III

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Ryananthony on June 23, 2016, 11:58:28 PM
Sigma 150-600C

f6.3 1/640 iso 200
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on June 24, 2016, 12:05:23 AM
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7443/27490827820_df7880cd23_c_d.jpg)


Beautiful picture!  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on June 24, 2016, 12:06:01 AM
Very nice photos, everyone!

The wild roses of Alberta are everywhere you look.  300 2.8 II X2 III

Jack

Nice, capture, Jack!  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on June 24, 2016, 12:17:05 AM
Very nice photos, everyone!

The wild roses of Alberta are everywhere you look.  300 2.8 II X2 III

Jack

Nice, capture, Jack!  :)

Thanks dpc.  I was out after birds but the pickins were slim so why not a flower.  They really do add to the beauty of the countryside as I'm sure you know.

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on June 24, 2016, 05:07:10 AM

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7430/27726552872_3055bc86dc_c.jpg)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Timothy_Bruce on June 24, 2016, 05:40:54 AM
1DsIII with MP-E 65 and MT-24 EX
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Ladislav on June 24, 2016, 06:10:30 AM
@npdien - beautiful pictures. May I ask how do you light them - is it macro flash?
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on June 24, 2016, 07:25:11 AM
@ Ladislav - Just use 6D and EF 100mm f/2.8l macro is usm with natural light. We have a lot of sunshine here.

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7587/27215523684_4590fed2d1_c_d.jpg)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on June 25, 2016, 02:06:19 AM
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7129/27802016891_d52182a5cf_c_d.jpg)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on June 25, 2016, 10:00:38 AM
 :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on June 25, 2016, 10:02:38 AM
 :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on June 25, 2016, 12:08:26 PM
Great idea. Very abstract. I like it, dpc.

(http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=22225.0;attach=154517;image)

Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on June 25, 2016, 12:10:16 PM
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7479/27899193075_435afaf12a_c_d.jpg)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on June 25, 2016, 12:47:06 PM
Great idea. Very abstract. I like it, dpc.

(http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=22225.0;attach=154517;image)


Thanks!  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on June 25, 2016, 01:33:57 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: candyman on June 25, 2016, 02:35:55 PM
:)


First photo: very lovely  photo. well done  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on June 25, 2016, 02:46:22 PM
I really like the first picture in this trio. Well done, dpc.   :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dak723 on June 25, 2016, 08:17:59 PM
Some lovely pics by everyone!

npdiem, your compositions are especially outstanding!
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on June 25, 2016, 08:27:53 PM
Lovely shots, npdien.   8)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on June 25, 2016, 11:03:04 PM
:)


First photo: very lovely  photo. well done  :)


Thanks!  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on June 25, 2016, 11:04:00 PM
I really like the first picture in this trio. Well done, dpc.   :)


Thanks!  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on June 26, 2016, 11:59:11 AM
Thanks, Dak723 and Click.
I also like the first picture of the trio, Dpc.

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7449/27216052323_183ceb432d_c_d.jpg)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on June 26, 2016, 01:30:18 PM
Thanks, Dak723 and Click.
I also like the first picture of the trio, Dpc.

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7449/27216052323_73aeccf507_c_d.jpg)

A beautiful picture! Very nicely done.  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: serendipidy on June 26, 2016, 03:33:58 PM
I really like the first picture in this trio. Well done, dpc.   :)
+1, the first one is my favorite, also.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: serendipidy on June 26, 2016, 03:36:58 PM
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7479/27899193075_435afaf12a_c_d.jpg)
Nice images, everyone. npdien, how do you get those beautiful dark backgrounds? Is it the exposure combined with a darker background? :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Kerry B on June 26, 2016, 03:37:26 PM
Great photos everyone. This one is an alien in the making.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: CapturingLight on June 26, 2016, 03:46:09 PM
npdian,
I really love the pictures of the leaves, especially the 1st one. The spot lighting with high vignetting does a wonderful job of isolating the leaf. Great job ;D
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: serendipidy on June 26, 2016, 04:05:44 PM
Bird of Paradise flower (Strelitzia reginae)
(https://c3.staticflickr.com/8/7576/26785109970_83cf78c7fa_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/GNUG1S)Bird of Paradise flower (https://flic.kr/p/GNUG1S) by Eric Johnson (https://www.flickr.com/photos/eric-johnson/), on Flickr
(https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7373/27059474395_43c5c5e3bd_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/He9SZZ)Bird of Paradise flower (https://flic.kr/p/He9SZZ) by Eric Johnson (https://www.flickr.com/photos/eric-johnson/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: danski0224 on June 26, 2016, 04:11:07 PM
Some from this morning :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dak723 on June 26, 2016, 04:13:49 PM
A recent pic, cropped to 16" x 9"

And another cropped to 4 x 3
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: serendipidy on June 26, 2016, 05:23:38 PM
Some from this morning :)
Beautiful series...the second is my fav :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: serendipidy on June 26, 2016, 05:24:23 PM
A recent pic, cropped to 16" x 9"

And another cropped to 4 x 3
Gorgeous images!
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on June 26, 2016, 05:27:00 PM
A recent pic, cropped to 16" x 9"

And another cropped to 4 x 3

Beautiful pictures. I especially like the second one.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: serendipidy on June 26, 2016, 07:16:14 PM
Hawaiian Flame Tree
(https://c5.staticflickr.com/8/7051/26454542204_97d5b76dde_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/GiGrJC)Hawaiian Flame Tree, Royal Poinciana (Delonix regia) (https://flic.kr/p/GiGrJC) by Eric Johnson (https://www.flickr.com/photos/eric-johnson/), on Flickr
(https://c8.staticflickr.com/8/7631/26991736351_8232599bb3_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/H8aGQF)Hawaiian Flame Tree, Royal Poinciana (Delonix regia) (https://flic.kr/p/H8aGQF) by Eric Johnson (https://www.flickr.com/photos/eric-johnson/), on Flickr
(https://c7.staticflickr.com/8/7153/27026817926_0de243fa47_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Hbgvnq)Hawaiian Flame Tree, Royal Poinciana (Delonix regia) (https://flic.kr/p/Hbgvnq) by Eric Johnson (https://www.flickr.com/photos/eric-johnson/), on Flickr
(https://c3.staticflickr.com/8/7299/26454498114_d2ff5be4ec_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/GiGdCs)Hawaiian Flame Tree, Royal Poinciana (Delonix regia) (https://flic.kr/p/GiGdCs) by Eric Johnson (https://www.flickr.com/photos/eric-johnson/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on June 26, 2016, 08:51:36 PM
Wow that is some flame - very nice.

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: serendipidy on June 26, 2016, 09:15:21 PM
Wow that is some flame - very nice.

Jack

Thanks, Jack! Yes, they are really amazing when they are in bloom.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: serendipidy on June 26, 2016, 09:16:10 PM
Desert Rose.
(https://c5.staticflickr.com/8/7097/27026965916_0d45e209ed_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/HbhgmY)Desert Rose (Adenium obesum) (https://flic.kr/p/HbhgmY) by Eric Johnson (https://www.flickr.com/photos/eric-johnson/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: privatebydesign on June 26, 2016, 10:04:56 PM
Had some guests over the weekend and they gave my wife some flowers so I took a couple of quick pictures.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: serendipidy on June 26, 2016, 10:23:00 PM
Had some guests over the weekend and they gave my wife some flowers so I took a couple of quick pictures.
Very nice images,pbd! Wonderful color and composition.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: rcarca on June 27, 2016, 04:05:09 AM
Water lilies in Bodnant Gardens, near Llandudno in North Wales somewhere off the continent of Europe:

(https://c3.staticflickr.com/8/7076/27244114954_ab9f9eac87_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/HvtdcU)Single Red and Pink Water Lily (https://flic.kr/p/HvtdcU) by Richard Anderson (https://www.flickr.com/photos/rcarcarca/), on Flickr

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7276/27244112304_89ba561c76_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Hvtcqd)2Y2A7494-Edit.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Hvtcqd) by Richard Anderson (https://www.flickr.com/photos/rcarcarca/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: serendipidy on June 27, 2016, 04:19:18 AM
A water lilies in Bodnant Gardens, near Llandudno in North Wales somewhere off the continent of Europe:

(https://c3.staticflickr.com/8/7076/27244114954_ab9f9eac87_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/HvtdcU)Single Red and Pink Water Lily (https://flic.kr/p/HvtdcU) by Richard Anderson (https://www.flickr.com/photos/rcarcarca/), on Flickr


(https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7276/27244112304_89ba561c76_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Hvtcqd)2Y2A7494-Edit.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Hvtcqd) by Richard Anderson (https://www.flickr.com/photos/rcarcarca/), on Flickr
Gorgeous! Love water lilies.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on June 27, 2016, 05:59:06 AM
A water lilies in Bodnant Gardens, near Llandudno in North Wales somewhere off the continent of Europe:

I really like the first picture. Well done.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on June 27, 2016, 11:33:31 AM
Thanks Serendipidy. You're right.  The combination of the right exposure and a darker background produced the photo.
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7479/27899193075_435afaf12a_m.jpg)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on June 27, 2016, 11:41:19 AM
npdian,
I really love the pictures of the leaves, especially the 1st one. The spot lighting with high vignetting does a wonderful job of isolating the leaf. Great job ;D

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7346/27827975395_0bbbfb8955_m.jpg)

You're right. Thanks.


Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on June 27, 2016, 11:43:54 AM
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7358/27612459320_d20e13ff6c_c_d.jpg)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: rcarca on June 27, 2016, 12:57:02 PM
Thanks Serendipity

A water lilies in Bodnant Gardens, near Llandudno in North Wales somewhere off the continent of Europe:

I really like the forst picture. Well done.

Thanks Click!
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: serendipidy on June 27, 2016, 03:50:53 PM
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7358/27612459320_d20e13ff6c_c_d.jpg)
Another gorgeous photo! Well done.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on June 27, 2016, 04:16:56 PM
https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7358/27612459320_d20e13ff6c_c_d.jpg


Lovely.  Nicely done, npdien.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on June 28, 2016, 02:38:59 AM
Thanks, Serendipidy and Click

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7460/27549657160_2fe9767125_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: serendipidy on June 28, 2016, 04:29:44 AM
(https://c8.staticflickr.com/4/3800/14123294239_d53f9261ea_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nw2zk6)Pink and White Shower Tree (Cassia javanica) (https://flic.kr/p/nw2zk6) by Eric Johnson (https://www.flickr.com/photos/eric-johnson/), on Flickr
(https://c6.staticflickr.com/4/3805/14123400477_8f1d32498d_b.jpg)[/url]Pink and White Shower Tree (Cassia javanica) (https://flic.kr/p/nw37UM) by Eric Johnson (https://www.flickr.com/photos/eric-johnson/), on Flickr
(https://c8.staticflickr.com/6/5120/14123231199_089e57a77f_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nw2fAc)Pink and White Shower Tree (Cassia javanica) (https://flic.kr/p/nw2fAc) by Eric Johnson (https://www.flickr.com/photos/eric-johnson/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: serendipidy on June 28, 2016, 04:36:16 AM
(https://c7.staticflickr.com/8/7496/15820146838_a463c42043_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/q6Youo)Flowers on a walk around my block (https://flic.kr/p/q6Youo) by Eric Johnson (https://www.flickr.com/photos/eric-johnson/), on Flickr
(https://c8.staticflickr.com/9/8805/17085591359_61ec81e86f_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/s2N84n)Bougainvillea (https://flic.kr/p/s2N84n) by Eric Johnson (https://www.flickr.com/photos/eric-johnson/), on Flickr
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/9/8782/17271789545_f37fc9d7e8_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/sjfrhV)Red Hibiscus (https://flic.kr/p/sjfrhV) by Eric Johnson (https://www.flickr.com/photos/eric-johnson/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on June 28, 2016, 05:56:08 AM
Lovely.  Nicely done, serendipidy.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: lion rock on June 28, 2016, 08:00:11 AM
Serendipidy,
Excellent shots!
You're very lucky to enjoy beautiful flowering trees.  Ours are just green🙄 and give pollen😷.
Send more pics.
-r
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on June 28, 2016, 10:50:20 AM
 :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on June 28, 2016, 10:59:20 AM
Abstraction...
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: FramerMCB on June 28, 2016, 07:17:36 PM
What I call, "Queen Anne's Lace". on Silver Star Mountain in SW Washington (state, USA). And Indian Paintbrush in second shot.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on June 28, 2016, 09:08:17 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: lion rock on June 28, 2016, 09:27:29 PM
dpc,
My wife says your picture is very nice.  Coming from a watercolor artist, she knows what she's saying.
Beautifully done!
-r


Abstraction...
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: lion rock on June 28, 2016, 09:28:24 PM
dpc,
She asks if she can use your photo for painting.
Thanks.
-r

Abstraction...
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on June 28, 2016, 10:17:27 PM
You know what troubles me about all these flower photos - I wish I could be in their midst!  Wow.

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: lion rock on June 28, 2016, 10:23:26 PM
Jack,
Yes, agree, especially fragrant ones.  With lots of birds around, too.
-r

You know what troubles me about all these flower photos - I wish I could be in their midst!  Wow.

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on June 28, 2016, 11:16:22 PM
What I call, "Queen Anne's Lace". on Silver Star Mountain in SW Washington (state, USA). And Indian Paintbrush in second shot.

The first picture is beautifully taken. I love it.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on June 28, 2016, 11:57:36 PM
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7532/27345137473_02bd359e7f_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on June 29, 2016, 12:16:00 AM
dpc,
She asks if she can use your photo for painting.
Thanks.
-r

Abstraction...

Sure she can. My pleasure.  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: serendipidy on June 29, 2016, 03:53:31 AM
Thanks Click and Lion Rock for your kind comments :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on June 29, 2016, 05:21:52 AM
(https://c7.staticflickr.com/8/7496/15820146838_a463c42043_m.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/q6Youo)Flowers on a walk around my block (https://flic.kr/p/q6Youo) by Eric Johnson (https://www.flickr.com/photos/eric-johnson/), on Flickr
(https://c8.staticflickr.com/9/8805/17085591359_61ec81e86f_m.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/s2N84n)Bougainvillea (https://flic.kr/p/s2N84n) by Eric Johnson (https://www.flickr.com/photos/eric-johnson/), on Flickr
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/9/8782/17271789545_f37fc9d7e8_m.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/sjfrhV)Red Hibiscus (https://flic.kr/p/sjfrhV) by Eric Johnson (https://www.flickr.com/photos/eric-johnson/), on Flickr

I like all your trio, Serendipidy.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on June 29, 2016, 05:36:05 AM
:)
(http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=22225.0;attach=154715;image)
This photo is interesting, Dpc.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on June 29, 2016, 05:41:09 AM
(https://c8.staticflickr.com/4/3800/14123294239_d53f9261ea_m.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nw2zk6)Pink and White Shower Tree (Cassia javanica) (https://flic.kr/p/nw2zk6) by Eric Johnson (https://www.flickr.com/photos/eric-johnson/), on Flickr
(https://c6.staticflickr.com/4/3805/14123400477_8f1d32498d_m.jpg)[/url]Pink and White Shower Tree (Cassia javanica) (https://flic.kr/p/nw37UM) by Eric Johnson (https://www.flickr.com/photos/eric-johnson/), on Flickr
(https://c8.staticflickr.com/6/5120/14123231199_089e57a77f_m.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nw2fAc)Pink and White Shower Tree (Cassia javanica) (https://flic.kr/p/nw2fAc) by Eric Johnson (https://www.flickr.com/photos/eric-johnson/), on Flickr
I like the first photo of the trio best, Serendipidy.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on June 29, 2016, 10:17:08 AM
 8)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on June 29, 2016, 10:22:06 AM
Wild daffodils and blooming apple tree in Beacon Hill Park, Victoria, British Columbia, this past February.  8)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: lion rock on June 29, 2016, 11:37:19 AM
Thanks.
When she's done (she's 2 shows upcoming, busy with her fulfilment now), I'll shot her interpretation of it for you.
-r

dpc,
She asks if she can use your photo for painting.
Thanks.
-r

Abstraction...

Sure she can. My pleasure.  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on June 29, 2016, 12:21:17 PM
Geranium bud
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: serendipidy on June 29, 2016, 03:49:40 PM
(https://c8.staticflickr.com/4/3800/14123294239_d53f9261ea_m.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nw2zk6)Pink and White Shower Tree (Cassia javanica) (https://flic.kr/p/nw2zk6) by Eric Johnson (https://www.flickr.com/photos/eric-johnson/), on Flickr
(https://c6.staticflickr.com/4/3805/14123400477_8f1d32498d_m.jpg)[/url]Pink and White Shower Tree (Cassia javanica) (https://flic.kr/p/nw37UM) by Eric Johnson (https://www.flickr.com/photos/eric-johnson/), on Flickr
(https://c8.staticflickr.com/6/5120/14123231199_089e57a77f_m.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nw2fAc)Pink and White Shower Tree (Cassia javanica) (https://flic.kr/p/nw2fAc) by Eric Johnson (https://www.flickr.com/photos/eric-johnson/), on Flickr
I like the first photo of the trio best, Serendipidy.
Thanks, npdien! :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: serendipidy on June 29, 2016, 03:50:37 PM
:)
Gorgeous!
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on June 29, 2016, 04:39:30 PM
:)
Gorgeous!


Thanks! 😎
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on June 29, 2016, 05:23:22 PM
Geranium
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on June 29, 2016, 11:05:28 PM
True to my always curious self, I'm wondering what makes the greatest flower pictures.  Not unlike birds, I suppose, if you're a flower fanatic they are all technically fantastic shots.  However, what should one be aiming for to impress the general public so they take note of something that they aren't really in love with.

One thing I've noticed is that often the really dark blurred background highlights the flower.  What about shots of blossoms, etc.  I'm impressed with all the shots but clearly some are more worthy than others.  Any thoughts anyone?

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on June 30, 2016, 02:53:13 AM
Geranium
Very nice, Dpc.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on June 30, 2016, 03:07:04 AM
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7100/27505755881_314a39a9bb_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on June 30, 2016, 09:25:36 AM
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7100/27505755881_314a39a9bb_z.jpg)


I really like the complementary colours in this picture. You have a knack with flowers.  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on June 30, 2016, 09:27:13 AM
Geranium
Very nice, Dpc.


Thank you 😎
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on July 01, 2016, 01:39:39 AM
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7100/27505755881_314a39a9bb_m.jpg)
I really like the complementary colours in this picture. You have a knack with flowers.  :)
Thanks, Dpc.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on July 01, 2016, 01:40:52 AM
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7613/27346148084_a75644193c_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on July 01, 2016, 07:32:23 AM
Lovely. Nicely done, npdien.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: FramerMCB on July 01, 2016, 11:00:18 AM
What I call, "Queen Anne's Lace". on Silver Star Mountain in SW Washington (state, USA). And Indian Paintbrush in second shot.

The first picture is beautifully taken. I love it.

Thank you very much npdien! Perhaps you might like this one too then...taken same day, same location.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: FramerMCB on July 01, 2016, 11:03:12 AM
Wild daffodils and blooming apple tree in Beacon Hill Park, Victoria, British Columbia, this past February.  8)

Are you sure this isn't from the set of another Hobbit movie? ...very nice!
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: lion rock on July 01, 2016, 02:59:52 PM
npdien and Framer,
your photos are great!
-r
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on July 01, 2016, 03:03:43 PM
Here is another wild Alberta flower.  Hard to get a shot without bugs creeping into the picture. ;)

I noted the comment about complimentary colors.  Does anyone have a link to a good color chart that illustrates this?

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on July 01, 2016, 03:05:10 PM
Beautiful shot. Well done, Jack.   :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on July 01, 2016, 03:06:57 PM
Thanks Click, I'm on my CR break after taking quick shooting break (I just had to visit my swallow family), now back to the grind.

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on July 01, 2016, 03:16:03 PM
Happy Canada Day my friend.   :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: lion rock on July 01, 2016, 03:24:11 PM
Very nice!
Hat off.
-r


Here is another wild Alberta flower.  Hard to get a shot without bugs creeping into the picture. ;)

I noted the comment about complimentary colors.  Does anyone have a link to a good color chart that illustrates this?

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on July 01, 2016, 08:59:20 PM
Happy Canada Day my friend.   :)

Why thank you.  Hope you all have a good 4th!

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on July 01, 2016, 09:00:09 PM
Thanks Riley.  No big reds around these days.  Not sure why.

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on July 02, 2016, 05:05:06 AM
Lovely. Nicely done, npdien.

Thanks for your short uplifting notes which do encourage me much.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on July 02, 2016, 05:07:11 AM
npdien and Framer,
your photos are great!
-r

Thanks, Lion Rock.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on July 02, 2016, 05:14:01 AM
What I call, "Queen Anne's Lace". on Silver Star Mountain in SW Washington (state, USA). And Indian Paintbrush in second shot.

The first picture is beautifully taken. I love it.

Thank you very much npdien! Perhaps you might like this one too then...taken same day, same location.

Thanks for sharing the photo, Framer. The small flower beautifully stands out from the dark background. It's really lovely.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on July 02, 2016, 05:27:16 AM
Happy Canada Day and July Fourth, mates. It is a special occasion and I am pleased to share with you the following video which has been designed with my flower photos by a member of another photography forum. Hope you take time to enjoy it.
https://youtu.be/w0fRxV6c388 (https://youtu.be/w0fRxV6c388)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on July 02, 2016, 08:09:32 AM
Thank you, npdien.

It's a well done video with beautiful pictures in it.  Good work   :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on July 02, 2016, 05:20:01 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on July 02, 2016, 06:32:07 PM
Abstract: Tulip leaves
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on July 02, 2016, 11:13:12 PM
Boy, this thread has taken off of late.  Very nice everyone!

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: danski0224 on July 03, 2016, 02:22:01 PM
Some from this morning.... I might put some B&W conversions in the B&W thread
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on July 03, 2016, 02:57:23 PM
Some from this morning.... I might put some B&W conversions in the B&W thread


Very nice series.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on July 04, 2016, 07:16:37 AM
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7203/26968490884_5a0242de8d_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on July 04, 2016, 09:18:38 AM
Lovely. Nicely done, npdien.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: lion rock on July 04, 2016, 10:18:33 AM
Very nice.
-r
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on July 04, 2016, 12:20:35 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on July 04, 2016, 12:36:22 PM
I'll take the natural world over a concrete jungle any day.  I'm trying to take time to smell the roses daily ... even if only on CR! ;)

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: serendipidy on July 04, 2016, 04:04:15 PM
:)
Love the colors!
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on July 04, 2016, 04:24:18 PM
:)
Love the colors!

+1 Nicely done, dpc.   :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on July 05, 2016, 07:57:02 AM
:)
I like the colors, Dpc.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on July 05, 2016, 07:57:42 AM
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7646/27612300110_d6e17c40ef_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on July 05, 2016, 08:27:12 AM
:)
Love the colors!

Thanks
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on July 05, 2016, 08:28:07 AM
:)
Love the colors!

+1 Nicely done, dpc.   :)


Thanks
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on July 05, 2016, 08:28:42 AM
:)
I like the colors, Dpc.


Thanks
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on July 05, 2016, 08:30:18 AM
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7646/27612300110_d6e17c40ef_z.jpg)


Beautiful colours and composition
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: knkedlaya on July 05, 2016, 08:31:27 AM
Few images
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on July 05, 2016, 09:05:17 AM



Beautiful colours and composition

+1

Another beautiful shot, npdien. Well done.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on July 05, 2016, 10:08:59 AM
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7646/27612300110_d6e17c40ef_m.jpg)


Beautiful colours and composition

Thanks, Dpc and Click.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on July 05, 2016, 10:33:22 AM
Iris about to flower, two treatments
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on July 05, 2016, 10:34:29 AM
 :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on July 05, 2016, 11:54:49 AM
Geranium...
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: 7DmkI on July 05, 2016, 08:41:15 PM
A couple of shots - EOS-M 22mm and 7Di + 24-70 F4L Macro mode
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on July 05, 2016, 08:51:27 PM
A couple of shots - EOS-M 22mm and 7Di + 24-70 F4L Macro mode

Like the first the best for its effect.

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: 7DmkI on July 05, 2016, 09:34:37 PM

Like the first the best for its effect.

Jack

Thanks, Jack.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: serendipidy on July 05, 2016, 10:18:46 PM
A couple of shots - EOS-M 22mm and 7Di + 24-70 F4L Macro mode

Like the first the best for its effect.

Jack
Me too :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on July 05, 2016, 10:19:49 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on July 05, 2016, 10:20:18 PM
A couple of shots - EOS-M 22mm and 7Di + 24-70 F4L Macro mode

Like the first the best for its effect.

Jack

Same here.

Well done, 7DmkI.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on July 05, 2016, 10:21:08 PM
:)


Lovely. Nicely done, dpc.   :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on July 06, 2016, 02:58:05 AM
:)


Lovely. Nicely done, dpc.   :)

One of my more favorite.

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on July 06, 2016, 04:35:11 AM
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7384/27343771433_88f27aa816_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Kerry B on July 06, 2016, 05:26:08 AM
Agapanthus orientalis white
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on July 06, 2016, 08:39:57 AM
https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7384/27343771433_88f27aa816_z.jpg

I really like this picture. Well done, npdien.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: joe_r on July 06, 2016, 08:40:46 AM
A coneflower in the process of opening

(https://c3.staticflickr.com/8/7596/27747119930_5de1afefa6.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/JgVf4u)Opening (https://flic.kr/p/JgVf4u) by Joe (https://www.flickr.com/photos/joe_r/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: 7DmkI on July 06, 2016, 08:43:17 AM

Like the first the best for its effect.

Jack

Same here.

Well done, 7DmkI.


Like the first the best for its effect.

Jack
Me too :)
[/quote]

Thank you Click and Serendipidy.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on July 06, 2016, 11:17:14 AM
 :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on July 06, 2016, 11:45:34 AM
Other flora...
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on July 06, 2016, 03:09:02 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on July 06, 2016, 03:10:46 PM
:)


Lovely. Nicely done, dpc.   :)

One of my more favorite.


Thanks, guys!  :)

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on July 06, 2016, 06:30:54 PM
:)

I really like the second picture. Well done, dpc.   :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on July 06, 2016, 06:51:06 PM
:)

I really like the second picture. Well done, dpc.   :)


Thanks!  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on July 07, 2016, 01:17:27 AM
Ah, dpc, so that explains the increase in flower shots these days.  What happened?

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on July 07, 2016, 09:50:21 AM
Ah, dpc, so that explains the increase in flower shots these days.  What happened?

Jack


Well, I was out taking pictures about a month ago. I was walking in a ditch beside a highway on my way to the local lagoon to try for some bird pics. I was a bit careless and stepped in a gopher hole and turned my ankle over. It didn't hurt much, so I thought I only had a light sprain. I walked on another five metres or so and stepped into another gopher hole with the same foot and turned my ankle over again. It still didn't hurt enough to turn back home. I kept walking out to the lagoon, took pictures and decided to head back once the foot began to hurt more. Upshot was I walked on a broken leg for a good half hour. Didn't take my cell 'phone, so I couldn't call my wife to come and get me. I got a good lecture when I got back, plus a cast as a bonus. I broke the bottom tip of my right fibula.  I've been non weight bearing for the past month and it's killing me. I tried crutches for a day. I'm such a klutz that I had to go for a walker to prevent a major incident. I'm not really very safe with the four poster, either.  :'(
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: lion rock on July 07, 2016, 12:39:11 PM
Heal well and soon.
-r
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on July 07, 2016, 12:44:52 PM
Ah, dpc, so that explains the increase in flower shots these days.  What happened?

Jack


Well, I was out taking pictures about a month ago. I was walking in a ditch beside a highway on my way to the local lagoon to try for some bird pics. I was a bit careless and stepped in a gopher hole and turned my ankle over. It didn't hurt much, so I thought I only had a light sprain. I walked on another five metres or so and stepped into another gopher hole with the same foot and turned my ankle over again. It still didn't hurt enough to turn back home. I kept walking out to the lagoon, took pictures and decided to head back once the foot began to hurt more. Upshot was I walked on a broken leg for a good half hour. Didn't take my cell 'phone, so I couldn't call my wife to come and get me. I got a good lecture when I got back, plus a cast as a bonus. I broke the bottom tip of my right fibula.  I've been non weight bearing for the past month and it's killing me. I tried crutches for a day. I'm such a klutz that I had to go for a walker to prevent a major incident. I'm not really very safe with the four poster, either.  :'(

Ah ha, so it was carelessness! ;)

No gophers in my yard/pond but a week back when I was going to the pond when I should have been working (that's when the Tree swallow feeding photo was posted) I pulled on my hip waders in a hurry and went off through the bush (short-cut compared to field) at a pretty good clip.  Toe caught on a hidden fallen tree and I went down with the 300 2.8 X2, head first and luck would have it there was another fallen tree that my knee contacted full force. *****, but my hand was up holding the large lens tripod mount (elbow hitting down) and the hood just contacted the ground slightly.  Nothing broken (me and camera), just hobbled for a day.

Guess there is a moral to these stories for all thread viewers! :)

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on July 07, 2016, 12:46:47 PM
Heal well and soon.
-r


Thanks. If I'm lucky I may get a walking cast tomorrow.  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on July 07, 2016, 12:50:19 PM
Just scrounging around in my old RAW files for something to do.

1. Magnolia blossoms
2. Pampas grass
3. Wild daffodils
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on July 07, 2016, 01:01:56 PM
Ah, dpc, so that explains the increase in flower shots these days.  What happened?

Jack


Well, I was out taking pictures about a month ago. I was walking in a ditch beside a highway on my way to the local lagoon to try for some bird pics. I was a bit careless and stepped in a gopher hole and turned my ankle over. It didn't hurt much, so I thought I only had a light sprain. I walked on another five metres or so and stepped into another gopher hole with the same foot and turned my ankle over again. It still didn't hurt enough to turn back home. I kept walking out to the lagoon, took pictures and decided to head back once the foot began to hurt more. Upshot was I walked on a broken leg for a good half hour. Didn't take my cell 'phone, so I couldn't call my wife to come and get me. I got a good lecture when I got back, plus a cast as a bonus. I broke the bottom tip of my right fibula.  I've been non weight bearing for the past month and it's killing me. I tried crutches for a day. I'm such a klutz that I had to go for a walker to prevent a major incident. I'm not really very safe with the four poster, either.  :'(

Ah ha, so it was carelessness! ;)

No gophers in my yard/pond but a week back when I was going to the pond when I should have been working (that's when the Tree swallow feeding photo was posted) I pulled on my hip waders in a hurry and went off through the bush (short-cut compared to field) at a pretty good clip.  Toe caught on a hidden fallen tree and I went down with the 300 2.8 X2, head first and luck would have it there was another fallen tree that my knee contacted full force. *****, but my hand was up holding the large lens tripod mount (elbow hitting down) and the hood just contacted the ground slightly.  Nothing broken (me and camera), just hobbled for a day.

Guess there is a moral to these stories for all thread viewers! :)

Jack


Ah, yes. It's important to be aware of your environment when out in the field. I'm so stumble prone that I need to be extra cautious. I've taken that walk so many times that I should have been more than aware of our gopher neighbors. We've got them by the millions, and I mean that in the most literal sense. I've stepped in their holes more than once and tripped more than once without ill effect. The burrows are often hidden in tufts of grass or other aspects of the environment. Part of the trouble was my boots. I have very high quality hiking boots but they're old and the heels are wearing badly on the outer side of the sole. When I stepped into the holes, I rolled to the outside of my right leg and the boot didn't provide the support it once did. I've new boots. I didn't wear them for some reason. Probably because the old ones are so darn comfortable. Stupid is as stupid does. You were lucky with the lens.  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on July 07, 2016, 01:05:44 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on July 07, 2016, 01:09:03 PM
Just scrounging around in my old RAW files for something to do.

1. Magnolia blossoms
2. Pampas grass
3. Wild daffodils

The grass is cool!

Only one year there but I sure missed Sask., especially given it was Moose Jaw where I bought my first (Ftb) DSLR.  I loved wandering the semi-desert hills south of Moose Jaw (there was even blooming cactus).

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on July 07, 2016, 01:34:56 PM
Just scrounging around in my old RAW files for something to do.

1. Magnolia blossoms
2. Pampas grass
3. Wild daffodils

The grass is cool!


Only one year there but I sure missed Sask., especially given it was Moose Jaw where I bought my first (Ftb) DSLR.  I loved wandering the semi-desert hills south of Moose Jaw (there was even blooming cactus).

Jack


Saskatchewan certainly has its pluses. I've only explored a fraction of it even though I've lived here all my life.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: joe_r on July 08, 2016, 10:15:05 AM
Playing around with Topaz Impression...a Japanese Iris:

(https://c8.staticflickr.com/8/7388/28160577695_4f3d835fc0.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/JUsjDD)Japanese Iris (https://flic.kr/p/JUsjDD) by Joe (https://www.flickr.com/photos/joe_r/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on July 08, 2016, 10:24:46 AM
Playing around with Topaz Impression...a Japanese Iris:

(https://c8.staticflickr.com/8/7388/28160577695_4f3d835fc0.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/JUsjDD)Japanese Iris (https://flic.kr/p/JUsjDD) by Joe (https://www.flickr.com/photos/joe_r/), on Flickr
[/quote

Makes a nice abstract.  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: chauncey on July 08, 2016, 12:36:55 PM
immature lilies...

(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l383/chauncey43/yellow%20lilies.jpg) (http://s329.photobucket.com/user/chauncey43/media/yellow%20lilies.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on July 08, 2016, 02:15:17 PM
immature lilies...

Lovely. Nicely done, chauncey.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on July 08, 2016, 02:15:48 PM
Playing around with Topaz Impression...a Japanese Iris:


Cool shot.  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on July 08, 2016, 04:42:56 PM
immature lilies...

Lovely. Nicely done, chauncey.

To me this is a striking composition for sure.  It's a pose not just a pretty flower.

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on July 08, 2016, 06:53:54 PM
Geranium...
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: chauncey on July 08, 2016, 07:55:43 PM
Thanks Click...Jack, the pose was strictly PS in nature...      ;D
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on July 08, 2016, 08:21:33 PM
Thanks Click...Jack, the pose was strictly PS in nature...      ;D

Well, that still counts.  I sense that sometimes we fail to consider how the object is presented.  That tends to be true for birds especially since we often are so excited to just get a particular species.

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: nats1mom on July 08, 2016, 08:37:29 PM
Captured this a Boyce Thompson Arboretum; imperfect :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on July 08, 2016, 09:16:47 PM
Captured this a Boyce Thompson Arboretum; imperfect :)

Nice picture.   :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: nats1mom on July 08, 2016, 09:56:17 PM
Thank you very much!
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dak723 on July 08, 2016, 10:08:35 PM
Some other flora...
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on July 08, 2016, 10:22:07 PM
Some other flora...

Lovely light. Nicely done.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on July 11, 2016, 07:18:36 AM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8885/27622445273_08d3a85a1e_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: joe_r on July 12, 2016, 10:31:43 AM
Makes a nice abstract.  :)

Thanks!
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: joe_r on July 12, 2016, 10:32:22 AM
Cool shot.  :)

Thanks!
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on July 12, 2016, 11:04:51 AM
Shots handheld with 7D+Sigma 150-600mm Contemporary

1. 600mm
2. 516mm
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on July 12, 2016, 12:02:04 PM
Rose

5DII+300mm f/4L
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on July 14, 2016, 12:40:22 AM
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7339/27505777771_4818fc6002_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on July 14, 2016, 02:17:32 AM
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7339/27505777771_4818fc6002_z.jpg)

Very nice.

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on July 14, 2016, 08:24:08 AM
Lovely shot, npdien.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: lion rock on July 14, 2016, 08:35:59 AM
npdien,
Your shots are always very impressive!
-r




Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on July 14, 2016, 04:42:26 PM
Detail of sunflower...  8)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on July 15, 2016, 02:40:08 AM
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7339/27505777771_4818fc6002_m.jpg)

Very nice.

Jack

Thanks, Jack, Click and Lion Rock.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on July 15, 2016, 02:41:16 AM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8707/27622441793_bae502597c_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on July 15, 2016, 05:06:31 PM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8707/27622441793_bae502597c_z.jpg)


Nicely composed. Good work.  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on July 15, 2016, 05:15:26 PM
Gladioli focus stacked with Franzis' FOCUS Projects 3 Professional software
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: K-amps on July 15, 2016, 06:02:31 PM
Gladioli focus stacked with Franzis' FOCUS Projects 3 Professional software

Sublime.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on July 15, 2016, 06:57:42 PM
Gladioli focus stacked with Franzis' FOCUS Projects 3 Professional software

Sublime.

Thanks!  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on July 16, 2016, 12:47:50 PM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8707/27622441793_bae502597c_m.jpg)


Nicely composed. Good work.  :)
Thanks, Dpc.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on July 16, 2016, 12:49:39 PM
Gladioli focus stacked with Franzis' FOCUS Projects 3 Professional software
Very splendid flower and interesting composition, Dpc.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on July 16, 2016, 12:54:03 PM
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7128/27135627563_68b8e2591b_z_d.jpg)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Dylan777 on July 16, 2016, 02:06:09 PM
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7128/27135627563_68b8e2591b_z_d.jpg)

Hình đẹp quá ☺👍
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on July 16, 2016, 04:16:01 PM
Lovely. Nicely done, npdien.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: nats1mom on July 16, 2016, 06:32:28 PM
Taken a few days ago at local Arboretum
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on July 17, 2016, 09:19:02 AM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8747/27748298584_abbc319803_z_d.jpg)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: danski0224 on July 17, 2016, 02:52:51 PM
Some from Today.

I also added some to the B&W and IR threads  ;)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on July 17, 2016, 10:36:33 PM
3&4 do it for me.

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on July 18, 2016, 02:45:30 AM
Some from Today.

I also added some to the B&W and IR threads  ;)
Very nice photos, danski0224 (ftp://danski0224)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on July 18, 2016, 04:33:39 AM
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7739/27646501002_12087485f9_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on July 18, 2016, 11:26:16 AM
Bleeding hearts
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on July 18, 2016, 09:19:56 PM
Geranium
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: neni on July 18, 2016, 11:22:31 PM
No idea of the name of the flower, I`m sorry.  :-\
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on July 19, 2016, 07:41:01 AM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8818/28195435562_987b0f0b2d_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on July 19, 2016, 10:32:53 AM
 :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: TeT on July 19, 2016, 11:04:41 AM
SL1 70-300 L @ 1/1250 f5.6 ISO 100 300mm
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on July 19, 2016, 12:07:21 PM
Just having a bit of fun with Nik Analog Efex Pro 2.  8)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on July 19, 2016, 12:20:30 PM
SL1 70-300 L @ 1/1250 f5.6 ISO 100 300mm


Lovely. Well done, TeT.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on July 19, 2016, 02:14:06 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on July 20, 2016, 05:10:57 AM
:)
Very interesting flower shots, Dpc.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on July 20, 2016, 05:11:54 AM
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7649/27924772751_ecb058406b_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: rpt on July 20, 2016, 09:00:04 AM
The Epiphyllum oxypetalum (Indian name: Bramhakamal) in my garden bloomed. Two buds bloomed on the same day - evening actually. It started to bloom just before 7 PM and shut down sometime around 5 AM. Here are a few photos. Please visit my Flickr album https://www.flickr.com/photos/rustom/sets/72157671218162826 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/rustom/sets/72157671218162826) for more.

Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: lion rock on July 20, 2016, 09:29:51 AM
rpt,
Facinating, and congrats.
They must be very fragrant.
I've plans to purchase one here in the US., but it is a bit pricy and not available everywhere.
Thanks.
-r
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: rpt on July 20, 2016, 10:14:57 AM
rpt,
Facinating, and congrats.
They must be very fragrant.
I've plans to purchase one here in the US., but it is a bit pricy and not available everywhere.
Thanks.
-r
Thanks. Yes they are fragrant. However on that day I had a bad cold and a fever so I could not smell them.  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on July 20, 2016, 12:10:26 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on July 20, 2016, 12:36:31 PM
:)
Very interesting flower shots, Dpc.


Thanks!  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on July 20, 2016, 12:37:57 PM
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7649/27924772751_ecb058406b_z.jpg)


I really like this picture. I love the simplicity and the transparency of the petals.  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on July 20, 2016, 01:25:18 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on July 21, 2016, 06:14:34 AM
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7649/27924772751_ecb058406b_m.jpg)


I really like this picture. I love the simplicity and the transparency of the petals.  :)
Thanks, Dpc. You really understand my intention embedded in the photo. My shots are always kept as simple as possible.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on July 21, 2016, 06:16:25 AM
:)
(http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=22225.0;attach=155810;image)
(http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=22225.0;attach=155855;image)
Very interesting photo, Dpc. I like your close-up photos like these very much.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on July 21, 2016, 06:24:52 AM
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7505/27890541445_d80b4ce7dc_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on July 21, 2016, 12:07:03 PM
:)
(http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=22225.0;attach=155810;image)
(http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=22225.0;attach=155855;image)
Very interesting photo, Dpc. I like your close-up photos like these very much.


Thanks!  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on July 21, 2016, 12:07:40 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on July 22, 2016, 03:18:11 AM
:)
(http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=22225.0;attach=155902;image)

I really like the interesting background of the shot, Dpc.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on July 22, 2016, 03:38:01 AM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8604/28299522315_5f4f72086c_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on July 22, 2016, 08:49:59 AM
Lovely picture, npdien.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on July 22, 2016, 09:09:59 AM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8604/28299522315_5f4f72086c_z.jpg)


Excellent composition!  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on July 22, 2016, 09:11:00 AM
:)
(http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=22225.0;attach=155902;image)

I really like the interesting background of the shot, Dpc.


Thank you!  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on July 23, 2016, 10:20:10 AM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8385/28364812762_d74620fcc7_z_d.jpg)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on July 23, 2016, 10:26:36 AM
Another lovely shot. I really like your pictures, npdien.   :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on July 23, 2016, 10:49:41 AM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8385/28364812762_d74620fcc7_z_d.jpg)


Another excellent composition. Very well done.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: lion rock on July 23, 2016, 08:01:40 PM
Got a couple here tonight.
100 mm f/2.8 II on 5D3.
-r
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on July 24, 2016, 12:28:03 PM
Got a couple here tonight.
100 mm f/2.8 II on 5D3.
-r
I like the first picture, Lion Rock.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: lion rock on July 24, 2016, 04:30:55 PM
npdien,
Thanks you!
I like yours, too, very much, thus trying to use your style  8) :D.
-r

Got a couple here tonight.
100 mm f/2.8 II on 5D3.
-r
I like the first picture, Lion Rock.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on July 24, 2016, 11:29:50 PM
npdien,
Thanks you!
I like yours, too, very much, thus trying to use your style  8) :D.
-r

Got a couple here tonight.
100 mm f/2.8 II on 5D3.
-r
I like the first picture, Lion Rock.
Oh, I just try to keep my pictures simple and avoid anything distracting if possible. Thanks, Lion Rock.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on July 24, 2016, 11:31:19 PM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8606/27810848953_1e727f8139_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on July 25, 2016, 08:58:08 AM
:)

Lovely picture, dpc. Nicely done.   :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on July 25, 2016, 11:27:25 AM
:)

Lovely picture, dpc. Nicely done.   :)


Thanks, Click!  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on July 25, 2016, 12:03:16 PM
Hydrangea  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on July 25, 2016, 02:19:25 PM
Geranium...
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on July 25, 2016, 11:37:15 PM
Hydrangea  :)
Very nice shot, Dpc.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on July 26, 2016, 12:37:06 AM
Hydrangea  :)
Very nice shot, Dpc.


Thanks!  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on July 26, 2016, 06:21:37 AM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8052/28413613581_e99637b311_z.jpg)

Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on July 26, 2016, 08:25:36 AM
It's always a pleasure to look at your pictures, npdien.

Keep posting.  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on July 26, 2016, 08:47:36 AM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8052/28413613581_e99637b311_z.jpg)


Very nice!
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on July 26, 2016, 09:00:48 AM
Geranium...
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on July 26, 2016, 11:57:38 AM
Geranium...
Very nice shot, Dpc. It indicates the simplicity and, as such, appears attractive.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: SeanW on July 26, 2016, 05:17:31 PM
I think it is an Allium head, I did plant it but forgot to keep the tags!
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: SeanW on July 26, 2016, 05:23:06 PM
And another spikey plant
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on July 26, 2016, 10:03:14 PM
Geranium...
Very nice shot, Dpc. It indicates the simplicity and, as such, appears attractive.


Thanks, npdien!  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on July 27, 2016, 12:03:47 AM
 :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on July 27, 2016, 12:05:06 AM
I think it is an Allium head, I did plant it but forgot to keep the tags!


Nice colours! Good job.  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on July 27, 2016, 01:32:52 AM
(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8617/27792335694_a0e2cc4954_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on July 27, 2016, 12:05:52 PM
I was trying to get the best possible natural light on the geranium that I could. The first and last picture are all natural light. The second one is augmented a bit in NIK Color Efex Pro 4. The centre of focus in the first picture is obviously on the middle bud. I may perhaps have been better to have raised the focus point, but I'm not sure. I haven't made up my mind yet.  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on July 27, 2016, 01:50:13 PM
I thought I'd crop the last picture to get rid of some of the darkness on the right edge of the file. I think it looks better this way.  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on July 28, 2016, 07:11:35 AM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8859/28453375442_ff70699774_z_d.jpg)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on July 28, 2016, 10:50:42 AM
 :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on July 28, 2016, 12:58:20 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on July 28, 2016, 01:04:19 PM
:)
(http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=22225.0;attach=156164;image)
Very nice shot, Dpc.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on July 28, 2016, 01:10:06 PM
:)
(http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=22225.0;attach=156169;image)
Interesting colours, Dpc.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on July 28, 2016, 01:11:21 PM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8089/27942831594_4d1efdcc8c_z_d.jpg)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on July 28, 2016, 01:50:46 PM
:)
(http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=22225.0;attach=156164;image)
Very nice shot, Dpc.


Thanks!  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on July 28, 2016, 01:53:22 PM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8089/27942831594_4d1efdcc8c_z_d.jpg)


Nice. The contrasting colours give a rather 'dark' feeling to the picture. 
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on July 28, 2016, 03:38:26 PM
I do love this variety of geranium.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on July 28, 2016, 06:20:42 PM
Two variations...
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on July 28, 2016, 06:22:46 PM
Lovely pictures, dpc. I like them both...But I prefer the second one.   :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on July 28, 2016, 06:33:03 PM
Lovely pictures, dpc. I like them both...But I prefer the second one.   :)


Thanks, Click! I think I prefer the second one, too.  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on July 29, 2016, 05:55:26 AM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8272/27988297284_f31debbe26_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on July 29, 2016, 08:07:26 AM
Beautiful. Very nice picture, npdien.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on July 29, 2016, 08:12:07 AM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8272/27988297284_f31debbe26_z.jpg)


Very nice. Excellent composition, as always!  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: KBStudio on July 29, 2016, 11:53:16 AM
Succulents are not known for the flowers, I am told.  However, this Hens and Chicks created an amazing display.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on July 29, 2016, 03:48:56 PM
Very nice, as are all the preceding shots, very motivational to see all these.

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on July 30, 2016, 02:05:44 AM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8272/27988297284_f31debbe26_m.jpg)


Very nice. Excellent composition, as always!  :)
Thanks Dpc and Click.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on July 30, 2016, 02:23:42 AM
Hibiscus on my way home on a sunny day
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7133/27646494562_cc41642817_z_d.jpg)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on July 31, 2016, 09:40:48 PM
Pansy...
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on July 31, 2016, 09:43:28 PM
Very nice, dpc.   :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on July 31, 2016, 11:47:18 PM
Very nice, dpc.   :)


Thanks! 😎
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on August 01, 2016, 01:35:40 AM
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7204/27746581065_54c49be1ca_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on August 01, 2016, 03:49:45 AM
Very nice, dpc.   :)

For sure.

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on August 01, 2016, 07:58:10 AM
Very nice, dpc.   :)

For sure.

Jack


Thanks, Jack. 😎
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on August 01, 2016, 09:25:42 AM
I'd previously posted this picture in this forum but I've deleted it and replaced it with this. Same photo but reprocessed to improve it. Taken with a Fujifilm X-T10 + XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4mm kit lens: ISO 200; 55mm; 0ev; f/4; 1/180. It could be a tad bit sharper. I was trying to balance on a four post walker (I had a broken fibula in my right leg) and take the shot without bending over too much, so I was taking the picture with my arms at their lowest extension without toppling over. I processed the picture in Lightroom and NIK Colour Efex 4.  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Valvebounce on August 01, 2016, 09:33:20 AM
Hi dpc, npdien.
Ok who is winning here?  ;D
So many beautiful shots, but 'here's one I just took on my way home' is rubbing salt in the wounds of those of us who just don't seem to be able to get shots half as good even when we set up to take a shot.  :'( (Ok it may just be me.)
Please share a few details like lens, camera, settings, flash etc.
Thanks for sharing so many terrific shots.

Cheers, Graham.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on August 01, 2016, 11:03:04 AM
Hi dpc, npdien.
Ok who is winning here?  ;D
So many beautiful shots, but 'here's one I just took on my way home' is rubbing salt in the wounds of those of us who just don't seem to be able to get shots half as good even when we set up to take a shot.  :'( (Ok it may just be me.)
Please share a few details like lens, camera, settings, flash etc.
Thanks for sharing so many terrific shots.

Cheers, Graham.


No contest on my part. I'm just inspired to try things. By the way, Graham, what's your view of the 7DMII. I see it listed amongst your equipment. I have a 7D and am thinking of upgrading it to the Mark II but am a bit put off by the many negative comments I'm seeing on the web. I know that's no way to make judgements but...
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on August 01, 2016, 09:27:45 PM
Just wandering around the garden.

7D + 100L macro: ISO 100; 0.67ev; f/4; 1/1000 second (It was quite windy)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on August 01, 2016, 09:31:50 PM
Just wandering around the garden.

7D + 100L macro: ISO 100; 0.67ev; f/4; 1/1000 second (It was quite windy)

Nice picture, dpc.    :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: rpt on August 01, 2016, 09:38:54 PM
Hi dpc, npdien.
Ok who is winning here?  ;D
So many beautiful shots, but 'here's one I just took on my way home' is rubbing salt in the wounds of those of us who just don't seem to be able to get shots half as good even when we set up to take a shot.  :'( (Ok it may just be me.)
Please share a few details like lens, camera, settings, flash etc.
Thanks for sharing so many terrific shots.

Cheers, Graham.
+1

Lovely pictures, all. Especially dpc and npdein.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on August 02, 2016, 12:39:03 AM
Hi dpc, npdien.
Ok who is winning here?  ;D
So many beautiful shots, but 'here's one I just took on my way home' is rubbing salt in the wounds of those of us who just don't seem to be able to get shots half as good even when we set up to take a shot.  :'( (Ok it may just be me.)
Please share a few details like lens, camera, settings, flash etc.
Thanks for sharing so many terrific shots.

Cheers, Graham.

Hi Graham

Contest is something I never think about when posting my photos here. Dpc and I follow clearly different styles  and take photos of different flowers and plants. As such, there are no legitimate grounds for any comparison. I use Canon 6D camera and Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro Lens. I always use manual mode. I mainly use f8 to get critical sharpness and then adjust the speed and ISO to the ambient light. Hope this information will help you.

Cheers, Dien
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on August 02, 2016, 12:43:16 AM
Hi dpc, npdien.
Ok who is winning here?  ;D
So many beautiful shots, but 'here's one I just took on my way home' is rubbing salt in the wounds of those of us who just don't seem to be able to get shots half as good even when we set up to take a shot.  :'( (Ok it may just be me.)
Please share a few details like lens, camera, settings, flash etc.
Thanks for sharing so many terrific shots.

Cheers, Graham.
+1

Lovely pictures, all. Especially dpc and npdein.
Thanks, Rpt.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on August 02, 2016, 12:44:36 AM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8627/28368730970_25c0e572cf_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on August 02, 2016, 01:14:17 AM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8627/28368730970_25c0e572cf_z.jpg)

Another really nice composition.

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Valvebounce on August 02, 2016, 03:47:47 AM
Hi Dien.
I realise that you are not competing, hence the smiley face, it was just that you both have been posting such great shots. Thanks for the extra info regarding settings.

Cheers, Graham.

Hi dpc, npdien.
Ok who is winning here?  ;D
So many beautiful shots, but 'here's one I just took on my way home' is rubbing salt in the wounds of those of us who just don't seem to be able to get shots half as good even when we set up to take a shot.  :'( (Ok it may just be me.)
Please share a few details like lens, camera, settings, flash etc.
Thanks for sharing so many terrific shots.

Cheers, Graham.

Hi Graham

Contest is something I never think about when posting my photos here. Dpc and I follow clearly different styles  and take photos of different flowers and plants. As such, there are no legitimate grounds for any comparison. I use Canon 6D camera and Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro Lens. I always use manual mode. I mainly use f8 to get critical sharpness and then adjust the speed and ISO to the ambient light. Hope this information will help you.

Cheers, Dien
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on August 02, 2016, 09:03:11 AM
An old shot of a tulip taken with a T2i + 100mmL Macro mounted on a tripod (2 second shutter delay, remote shutter release, mirror lockup, manual focus): ISO 100; 0ev; f/4.5. I often like to provide sharper focus for only a small portion of a plant, as is obviously the case here. Therefore I frequently use a wider aperture setting.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Valvebounce on August 02, 2016, 09:22:01 AM
Hi dpc.
I like the improved usability of the 7D Mark II, the speed with which you can change AF cases (spot, zone, etc in case 'cases' is the wrong description) using the lever is great, the extra AF coverage is great, the AF is definitely an improvement over my 7D, though tracking is still not giving me what I had hoped for even with the iTR AF, I think I still have some "getting to grips with the settings and technique" to do.
I think the noise is much nicer more like film grain. I have had problems adjusting to the 1 Series style viewfinder information layout, metering scale up the side instead of across the bottom, especially as they still have the exposure compensation bar along the bottom. I have lost a few shots from forgetting that it has moved, especially as I still have 40D 5D and 7D bodies with it in the bottom instead of up the side. However I do like that you get the flash exposure bar (when I remember to look there)! 

I often wonder if it was getting this viewfinder layout that led to the Mini 1D label that was often applied to the 7DII before we knew better.
All in all I'm very happy with the camera, though I'm probably not the person you really want giving you buying advice!  :o ;D

Cheers, Graham.

No contest on my part. I'm just inspired to try things. By the way, Graham, what's your view of the 7DMII. I see it listed amongst your equipment. I have a 7D and am thinking of upgrading it to the Mark II but am a bit put off by the many negative comments I'm seeing on the web. I know that's no way to make judgements but...
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on August 02, 2016, 10:15:13 AM
Hi dpc.
I like the improved usability of the 7D Mark II, the speed with which you can change AF cases (spot, zone, etc in case 'cases' is the wrong description) using the lever is great, the extra AF coverage is great, the AF is definitely an improvement over my 7D, though tracking is still not giving me what I had hoped for even with the iTR AF, I think I still have some "getting to grips with the settings and technique" to do.
I think the noise is much nicer more like film grain. I have had problems adjusting to the 1 Series style viewfinder information layout, metering scale up the side instead of across the bottom, especially as they still have the exposure compensation bar along the bottom. I have lost a few shots from forgetting that it has moved, especially as I still have 40D 5D and 7D bodies with it in the bottom instead of up the side. However I do like that you get the flash exposure bar (when I remember to look there)! 

I often wonder if it was getting this viewfinder layout that led to the Mini 1D label that was often applied to the 7DII before we knew better.
All in all I'm very happy with the camera, though I'm probably not the person you really want giving you buying advice!  :o ;D

Cheers, Graham.

No contest on my part. I'm just inspired to try things. By the way, Graham, what's your view of the 7DMII. I see it listed amongst your equipment. I have a 7D and am thinking of upgrading it to the Mark II but am a bit put off by the many negative comments I'm seeing on the web. I know that's no way to make judgements but...


Thanks for sharing your views, Graham. I appreciate it. I keep waffling back and forth between spending money on lenses or on updated camera bodies. I have both a 7D and 5DMII that I've been thinking of updating but I keep thinking that I like the pictures that come out of the cameras I have. I was on the cusp of buying a 7DMII this spring but at the last minute sprang for a Sigma 150-600mm contemporary instead and haven't regretted my choice for a second. I may spring for more lenses instead of new cameras again but I do wish there were more autofocus points on the 5DMII.  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on August 02, 2016, 12:18:45 PM
Graham, interesting.  You have hit it bang on.  The problem is "forgetting".  Like I forget to put a card in until I'm half way to the pond! ;)  And it doesn't get any better as the years roll along. :(

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on August 03, 2016, 04:06:12 AM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8890/28075892004_0585d70144_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on August 03, 2016, 08:31:44 AM
An old shot of a tulip taken with a T2i + 100mmL Macro mounted on a tripod (2 second shutter delay, remote shutter release, mirror lockup, manual focus): ISO 100; 0ev; f/4.5. I often like to provide sharper focus for only a small portion of a plant, as is obviously the case here. Therefore I frequently use a wider aperture setting.

Lovely shot, dpc   :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on August 03, 2016, 09:19:20 AM
An old shot of a tulip taken with a T2i + 100mmL Macro mounted on a tripod (2 second shutter delay, remote shutter release, mirror lockup, manual focus): ISO 100; 0ev; f/4.5. I often like to provide sharper focus for only a small portion of a plant, as is obviously the case here. Therefore I frequently use a wider aperture setting.

Lovely shot, dpc   :)


Thanks!  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on August 03, 2016, 09:20:11 AM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8890/28075892004_0585d70144_z.jpg)


Nice picture, npdien! Very crisp. I like the colours.  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on August 04, 2016, 01:44:55 AM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8890/28075892004_0585d70144_m.jpg)


Nice picture, npdien! Very crisp. I like the colours.  :)
Thanks, Dpc.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on August 04, 2016, 01:45:31 AM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8884/28692804865_d95113e4ce_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on August 04, 2016, 12:54:39 PM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8884/28692804865_d95113e4ce_z.jpg)


I like the contrast of the white background with the petunias.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on August 04, 2016, 12:59:49 PM
Geranium after a rain.

7D + Sigma 150-600mm Contemporary lens: ISO100, 516mm, 0ev, f/11, 1/20second, handheld. I wouldn't normally use this lens for a picture like this, but I've been trying to test out its capabilities in various situations and, more to the point, my capabilities in using it.  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on August 04, 2016, 01:00:22 PM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8884/28692804865_d95113e4ce_z.jpg)


I like the contrast of the white background with the petunias.

I think this one would benefit from printing and framing appropriately.  Would be really striking.

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on August 04, 2016, 01:01:20 PM
Nice one DPC.

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dak723 on August 04, 2016, 04:01:51 PM
Here's one from a few days ago.

Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on August 04, 2016, 07:43:49 PM
Nice one DPC.

Jack


Thanks, Jack!  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on August 04, 2016, 08:08:24 PM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8884/28692804865_d95113e4ce_z.jpg)


Another very nice shot, npdien.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: lion rock on August 04, 2016, 08:29:40 PM
npdien,
I like your style!
-r
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Pookie on August 04, 2016, 10:30:33 PM
Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park...

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/9/8580/27999920433_3f5e94ac44_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/JEfUQR)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on August 05, 2016, 12:16:18 AM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8884/28692804865_d95113e4ce_m.jpg)


Another very nice shot, npdien.
Thanks, Click, Dpc, Jack Douglas and Lion Rock.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on August 05, 2016, 12:17:28 AM
Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park...

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/9/8580/27999920433_3f5e94ac44_m.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/JEfUQR)
Very interesting landscape, Pookie.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on August 05, 2016, 12:18:19 AM
Here's one from a few days ago.
Nice shot, Dak723.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on August 05, 2016, 12:26:17 AM
Western Canadian cedar forest
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Ryananthony on August 05, 2016, 12:59:01 AM
The second image is from the remains of a forest fire here in Delta, BC. Both on 5d3 and Sigma 150-600C
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on August 05, 2016, 01:17:38 AM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8611/28305751921_1a9e025469_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on August 05, 2016, 03:32:42 AM
(http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=22225.0;attach=156451;image)
This shot is very nice, Ryananthony.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on August 05, 2016, 03:35:45 AM
Western Canadian cedar forest
The shot is very interesting, Dpc.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on August 05, 2016, 08:50:54 AM
The second image is from the remains of a forest fire here in Delta, BC. Both on 5d3 and Sigma 150-600C


Nice pictures. I like the first one in particular. The second one reminds me of the extreme forest fire conditions in British  Columbia last summer. I remember how slick the smoke was.  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on August 05, 2016, 08:57:24 AM
Nice pictures. I like the first one in particular.

+1  Very nice picture, Ryananthony.  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on August 05, 2016, 09:08:07 AM
Ryananthony's post reminded me of the fires in British Columbia last summer. I posted this picture elsewhere quite a while ago but think it goes here as well. Taken at Elk Lake by Victoria last July. The yellowish-green hue is caused by heavy smoke resulting from forest fires further north on Vancouver Island.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on August 05, 2016, 09:15:40 AM
Fall colours at Horseshoe Canyon outside Drumheller, Alberta.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on August 05, 2016, 09:27:21 AM
Not sure what the purplish plant is. Purple loosestrife? Fireweed?
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on August 05, 2016, 09:50:22 AM
Ryananthony's post reminded me of the fires in British Columbia last summer. I posted this picture elsewhere quite a while ago but think it goes here as well. Taken at Elk Lake by Victoria last July. The yellowish-green hue is caused by heavy smoke resulting from forest fires further north on Vancouver Island.
Very nice, Dpc.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on August 05, 2016, 09:52:30 AM
Fall colours at Horseshoe Canyon outside Drumheller, Alberta.
Looks like an interesting painting, Dpc.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on August 05, 2016, 09:53:20 AM
Not sure what the purplish plant is. Purple loosestrife? Fireweed?
Nice landscape, Dpc.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on August 05, 2016, 09:58:04 AM
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7603/27624519955_eba0d4145b_z.jpg)

A village road in Mekong Delta fringed by grass, coconut palms and banana trees.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on August 05, 2016, 02:31:56 PM
npdien + dpc, Very nice pictures, guys. Keep posting.  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: lion rock on August 05, 2016, 02:46:50 PM
Very promising, npdien.
Dark to bright, a nice bright future!
-r
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on August 05, 2016, 09:02:00 PM
1. Weed
2. Ripening grain
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on August 05, 2016, 09:04:11 PM
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7603/27624519955_eba0d4145b_z.jpg)

A village road in Mekong Delta fringed by grass, coconut palms and banana trees.

I love this picture! Anything invoking movement into the distance has a positive effect upon me (paths, roads, leading lines).  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on August 05, 2016, 09:13:33 PM
Layers...
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: lion rock on August 05, 2016, 09:48:07 PM
It rained this afternoon and our garden is all wet.
Raindrops collected on our Madagascar Jasmine blossoms.
-r
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: lion rock on August 05, 2016, 09:51:33 PM
It rained this afternoon and our garden is all wet.
continue with our curry plant with seed pods (next set of photos).
-r
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on August 05, 2016, 10:21:29 PM
Very nice series, lion rock. I especially like the first picture.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: lion rock on August 06, 2016, 07:17:04 AM
Thank you Click.
Rain drops helps.
-r

Very nice series, lion rock. I especially like the first picture.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on August 06, 2016, 07:38:06 AM
Very nice series, lion rock. I especially like the first picture.

Enjoyed these.

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on August 06, 2016, 07:38:28 AM
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7603/27624519955_eba0d4145b_m.jpg)

A village road in Mekong Delta fringed by grass, coconut palms and banana trees.

I love this picture! Anything invoking movement into the distance has a positive effect upon me (paths, roads, leading lines).  :)
Thanks, Dpc, Click and Lion Rock.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on August 06, 2016, 07:40:17 AM
It rained this afternoon and our garden is all wet.
Raindrops collected on our Madagascar Jasmine blossoms.
-r
Very nice shots, Lion Rock.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on August 06, 2016, 07:43:10 AM
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7666/28757830625_a9fb206001_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: lion rock on August 06, 2016, 10:45:11 AM
npdien,
Nice!
-r
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on August 06, 2016, 11:11:44 AM
Nice picture, npdien.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: knkedlaya on August 06, 2016, 01:25:02 PM
Couple of flower images
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Ryananthony on August 06, 2016, 01:51:21 PM
Very nice images Knkedlaya.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on August 07, 2016, 09:31:38 AM
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7666/28757830625_a9fb206001_m.jpg)
Nice picture, npdien.
Thanks Click and Lion Rock.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on August 07, 2016, 09:33:22 AM
Couple of flower images
I like the second picture, knkedlaya.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on August 07, 2016, 09:34:27 AM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8594/28539833900_39f0d63d1c_z_d.jpg)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on August 07, 2016, 09:40:50 AM
Another very nice picture, npdien. Keep posting. It's always a pleasure to look at your pictures.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dak723 on August 07, 2016, 10:18:29 AM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8594/28539833900_39f0d63d1c_z_d.jpg)

Another wonderful pic!

Just curious - are you doing a lot of post-processing?  Or using flash or spotlights to get your flowers separating from a very dark, often black, background?  If you don't want to say - that's OK.  Sometimes it's good to keep your best techniques secret!
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on August 07, 2016, 11:56:54 AM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8594/28539833900_39f0d63d1c_m.jpg)

Another wonderful pic!

Just curious - are you doing a lot of post-processing?  Or using flash or spotlights to get your flowers separating from a very dark, often black, background?  If you don't want to say - that's OK.  Sometimes it's good to keep your best techniques secret!

Hi Dak723
It is natural light. The flowers enjoy more light and the background is dark, making the flowers separating from the dark background. I pay much attention to background when taking photos to create such separation. A lot of my flower photos were taken with darker background to avoid distracting details of the background.  Especially, when the subject is bright enough for you to set f8, the dark background become darker. When processing raw photos, you may increase contrast, blacks and lens vignetting in Camera Raw to make dark background darker.
Hope this information will help you.
Cheers, Dien
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on August 07, 2016, 12:17:25 PM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8594/28539833900_39f0d63d1c_m.jpg)

Another wonderful pic!

Just curious - are you doing a lot of post-processing?  Or using flash or spotlights to get your flowers separating from a very dark, often black, background?  If you don't want to say - that's OK.  Sometimes it's good to keep your best techniques secret!

Hi Dak723
It is natural light. The flowers enjoy more light and the background is dark, making the flowers separating from the dark background. I pay much attention to background when taking photos to create such separation. A lot of my flower photos were taken with darker background to avoid distracting details of the background.  Especially, when the subject is bright enough for you to set f8, the dark background become darker. When processing raw photos, you may increase contrast, blacks and lens vignetting in Camera Raw to make dark background darker.
Hope this information will help you.
Cheers, Dien

Your shots are an inspiration and it is obvious that you pay close attention to composition and various details.  Do you use a tripod? 

I can visualize a wall of framed prints that would be so nice.  Makes me want to try harder to do better.  Now if I just lived where you do. ;)

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on August 07, 2016, 10:13:50 PM
Through the fence...
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on August 07, 2016, 10:29:05 PM
Through the fence...

 :)  Nicely done, dpc.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on August 07, 2016, 11:05:07 PM
Through the fence...

 :)  Nicely done, dpc.


Thanks, Click!  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on August 08, 2016, 01:37:05 AM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8594/28539833900_39f0d63d1c_m.jpg)

Another wonderful pic!

Just curious - are you doing a lot of post-processing?  Or using flash or spotlights to get your flowers separating from a very dark, often black, background?  If you don't want to say - that's OK.  Sometimes it's good to keep your best techniques secret!

Hi Dak723
It is natural light. The flowers enjoy more light and the background is dark, making the flowers separating from the dark background. I pay much attention to background when taking photos to create such separation. A lot of my flower photos were taken with darker background to avoid distracting details of the background.  Especially, when the subject is bright enough for you to set f8, the dark background become darker. When processing raw photos, you may increase contrast, blacks and lens vignetting in Camera Raw to make dark background darker.
Hope this information will help you.
Cheers, Dien

Your shots are an inspiration and it is obvious that you pay close attention to composition and various details.  Do you use a tripod? 

I can visualize a wall of framed prints that would be so nice.  Makes me want to try harder to do better.  Now if I just lived where you do. ;)

Jack

Thanks Jack. All of the photos posted here were taken handheld as the ambient light allowed me to set shutter speed of 1/60s or faster. I've never had any pictures printed. As I change my mind all the time, some pictures that appear nice now may look stupid in several months or one year. When I just bought Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro Lens, it was substantially used for taking portraits for several first years. Flower photos were something hard for me at that time. Understanding that the lens is made for flowers and macro stuff, I tried to take some flower photos from time to time, but all of them looked deadly dull and were deleted at once and unregrettably. Then there came one day I found myself wanting to keep one or two flower photos and showing them to my friends. My advice is at the beginning tight composition should be used to avoid distracting and irrelevant details. You may want to use pieces of strings or something else to control surrounding branches, leaves and flowers to keep them out of the frame. Then when your skill develops, you may take wider pictures to include more elements contributing to the composition as your style comes into being.
Cheers, Dien

P.S. Here are two other photos of the same flowers. One was taken using tight composition with pieces of strings keeping surrounding leaves, branches and flower out of the frame and the other includes neighboring flowers.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on August 08, 2016, 01:38:41 AM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8697/28758315795_1621038ae1_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on August 08, 2016, 01:40:05 AM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8687/28758314435_e8c0587ff2_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on August 08, 2016, 01:41:14 AM
Through the fence...
(http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=22225.0;attach=156527;image)
Very nice, Dpc
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on August 08, 2016, 01:52:49 AM
Dien, thanks for that.  I must start to carry string with me on my hikes.  I am beginning to see that while flowers are naturally beautiful, they are not strikingly beautiful unless the composition works.  I agree that tighter tends to be better. 

The granite wet saw that has consumed me for the past month+ is now cutting pieces for my house concrete planter so I hope to be back to shooting soon and in a few weeks, assuming no hiccups, with a 1DX II.  That'll be my reward for my design and construction of the saw and finishing the planter for my wife. ;)

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on August 08, 2016, 03:04:34 AM
Dien, thanks for that.  I must start to carry string with me on my hikes.  I am beginning to see that while flowers are naturally beautiful, they are not strikingly beautiful unless the composition works.  I agree that tighter tends to be better. 

The granite wet saw that has consumed me for the past month+ is now cutting pieces for my house concrete planter so I hope to be back to shooting soon and in a few weeks, assuming no hiccups, with a 1DX II.  That'll be my reward for my design and construction of the saw and finishing the planter for my wife. ;)

Jack

Hi Jack. You're right. Composition makes an experienced photographer different from laymen. By the way, you should take some pictures of your planters and show them here.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Ryananthony on August 08, 2016, 03:05:32 AM
npdien, I took your style into consideration when taking these shots the other day. I hope you don't mind.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on August 08, 2016, 03:16:32 AM
Dien, thanks for that.  I must start to carry string with me on my hikes.  I am beginning to see that while flowers are naturally beautiful, they are not strikingly beautiful unless the composition works.  I agree that tighter tends to be better. 

The granite wet saw that has consumed me for the past month+ is now cutting pieces for my house concrete planter so I hope to be back to shooting soon and in a few weeks, assuming no hiccups, with a 1DX II.  That'll be my reward for my design and construction of the saw and finishing the planter for my wife. ;)

Jack

Hi Jack. You should take some pictures of your planters and show them here.

For sure, after all my wife fusses over the flowers more than me! ;)  I'll try for tomorrow.

Ryananthony, that's the idea.  It's great to see what others are doing and learn from it.  However, when I see it I like it and recognize it as desirable but when I go to apply it myself it doesn't always register in my brain until later viewing the shots.  Then it's like why didn't I ......

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Valvebounce on August 08, 2016, 04:11:51 AM
Hi Jack.
Sod the planter, show us the saw!  ;D You built your own granite wet saw? And then cut concrete with it, I thought your time eating monster was the kitchen floor? 

Cheers, Graham.

Hi Jack. You should take some pictures of your planters and show them here.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Valvebounce on August 08, 2016, 04:14:17 AM
Hi dpc.
I think that is a brilliant shot, the juxtaposition of the flower on the fence works so well.

Cheers, Graham.

Through the fence...
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Valvebounce on August 08, 2016, 04:19:26 AM
Hi Dien.
I have to say that of the two shots, I much prefer this one, the cleaner one looked really nice until compared to the unmollested surroundings, once compared I think the first looks a bit too clinical.
Please understand that both shots are way above what I have managed to achieve, and that this is just my tuppence.

Cheers, Graham.

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8687/28758314435_e8c0587ff2_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on August 08, 2016, 04:56:21 AM
Hi Dien.
I have to say that of the two shots, I much prefer this one, the cleaner one looked really nice until compared to the unmollested surroundings, once compared I think the first looks a bit too clinical.
Please understand that both shots are way above what I have managed to achieve, and that this is just my tuppence.

Cheers, Graham.

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8687/28758314435_e8c0587ff2_m.jpg)
You have really a keen eye for good composition. With the two shots, I just wanted to give examples about simplicity of the subject (at the beginning stage of photography practice) and wider frame with more surrounding elements contributing to the general composition (at more advanced stage). Thanks for your note.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on August 08, 2016, 05:13:44 AM
npdien, I took your style into consideration when taking these shots the other day. I hope you don't mind.
(http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=22225.0;attach=156541;image)
Hi Ryananthony.
I am glad to see your two shots. Taking photos of orchids is always something challenging for me. It is not easy to take charming shots of them. I prefer the second one of your two shots. Take more shots and show them to us.
Cheers, Dien
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on August 08, 2016, 09:22:24 AM
Definitely "other flora". Of all the many thousands of pictures I've taken, these are high on my list of favourites. I like the simplicity and the 'lines'. I like to go out in my backyard in winter and snap away at the fallen leaves in the snow, trying to get decent images without manipulating the scene.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on August 08, 2016, 09:24:30 AM
I don't see too many orchids.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on August 08, 2016, 09:26:04 AM
Through the fence...
(http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=22225.0;attach=156527;image)
Very nice, Dpc


Thanks!  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on August 08, 2016, 11:15:14 AM
Definitely "other flora". Of all the many thousands of pictures I've taken, these are high on my list of favourites. I like the simplicity and the 'lines'. I like to go out in my backyard in winter and snap away at the fallen leaves in the snow, trying to get decent images without manipulating the scene.

Very nice pictures, dpc. I especially like the first one.  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on August 08, 2016, 11:25:34 AM
OK, here it is as promised.  There is not another flower composition just like it in the entire world!  I especially like the creative background.  I just know Click will love it.  ;)

So who loves flowers the most in our family?  I'm afraid it's not me. :(

I'll do more flower pics later but I'm confident they will never be as creative as this one.

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on August 08, 2016, 11:29:01 AM
Definitely "other flora". Of all the many thousands of pictures I've taken, these are high on my list of favourites. I like the simplicity and the 'lines'. I like to go out in my backyard in winter and snap away at the fallen leaves in the snow, trying to get decent images without manipulating the scene.
(http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=22225.0;attach=156549;image)
(http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=22225.0;attach=156553;image)
I like these two pictures, Dpc.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on August 08, 2016, 11:36:37 AM
OK, here it is as promised.  There is not another flower composition just like it in the entire world!  I especially like the creative background.  I just know Click will love it.  ;)

So who loves flowers the most in our family?  I'm afraid it's not me. :(

I'll do more flower pics later but I'm confident they will never be as creative as this one.

Jack
Very interesting. Thanks for sharing, Jack.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on August 08, 2016, 11:43:59 AM
Here is an orchid shot.
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7694/27544108716_98b0a33257_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on August 08, 2016, 11:47:21 AM
Here is an orchid shot.


Lovely shot, npdien.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on August 08, 2016, 11:51:50 AM
... I especially like the creative background.  I just know Click will love it.  ;)

LOL  ;D   :)

You know that I usually like your pictures, Jack...But this time, I'm not sure of the background.  ;)

Cheers.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: chauncey on August 08, 2016, 01:06:43 PM
Studio shot of white orchids and reflection onto black Plexiglas...stacked.
Water droplets as well

 (http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l383/chauncey43/white-orchid-plant-on-black-plexiglass-redo-color-2-copy.jpg) (http://s329.photobucket.com/user/chauncey43/media/white-orchid-plant-on-black-plexiglass-redo-color-2-copy.jpg.html)

(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l383/chauncey43/dripdripdrip-copy.jpg) (http://s329.photobucket.com/user/chauncey43/media/dripdripdrip-copy.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on August 08, 2016, 03:34:14 PM
Definitely "other flora". Of all the many thousands of pictures I've taken, these are high on my list of favourites. I like the simplicity and the 'lines'. I like to go out in my backyard in winter and snap away at the fallen leaves in the snow, trying to get decent images without manipulating the scene.

Very nice pictures, dpc. I especially like the first one.  :)

Thanks  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on August 08, 2016, 03:35:17 PM
Definitely "other flora". Of all the many thousands of pictures I've taken, these are high on my list of favourites. I like the simplicity and the 'lines'. I like to go out in my backyard in winter and snap away at the fallen leaves in the snow, trying to get decent images without manipulating the scene.
(http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=22225.0;attach=156549;image)
(http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=22225.0;attach=156553;image)
I like these two pictures, Dpc.


Thanks  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on August 08, 2016, 03:36:19 PM
Studio shot of white orchids and reflection onto black Plexiglas...stacked.
Water droplets as well

 (http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l383/chauncey43/white-orchid-plant-on-black-plexiglass-redo-color-2-copy.jpg) (http://s329.photobucket.com/user/chauncey43/media/white-orchid-plant-on-black-plexiglass-redo-color-2-copy.jpg.html)

(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l383/chauncey43/dripdripdrip-copy.jpg) (http://s329.photobucket.com/user/chauncey43/media/dripdripdrip-copy.jpg.html)


I especially like the first one.  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on August 08, 2016, 03:37:07 PM
Here is an orchid shot.
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7694/27544108716_98b0a33257_z.jpg)


Very nice!  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on August 08, 2016, 03:38:11 PM
A Scotch thistle from this morning.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on August 08, 2016, 03:43:41 PM
Studio shot of white orchids and reflection onto black Plexiglas...stacked.
Water droplets as well


Beautiful. Well done, chauncey.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on August 08, 2016, 04:05:40 PM
A tree on my morning walk. I'm still trying to come to terms with my Fujifilm X-T10. I struggle a bit with the colours (I know people go on about them but I'm not quite convinced). I generally like the camera a lot. It's a good companion for a casual stroll. I like the electronic view finder and the tilt screen. Still, all in all, I prefer my Canon gear. 
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: chauncey on August 08, 2016, 07:13:36 PM
Thank you dpc!
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: nats1mom on August 08, 2016, 08:14:36 PM
Thistle - butterfly photo-bombed  ;)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on August 08, 2016, 08:39:52 PM
Foxtails
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: nats1mom on August 08, 2016, 08:58:07 PM
Foxtails

Wow! Very nice!
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on August 08, 2016, 09:02:56 PM
Foxtails

Wow! Very nice!


Thanks!  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on August 08, 2016, 09:39:48 PM
Studio shot of white orchids and reflection onto black Plexiglas...stacked.
Water droplets as well


Beautiful. Well done, chauncey.

+1

 Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on August 09, 2016, 12:44:19 AM
A tree on my morning walk. I'm still trying to come to terms with my Fujifilm X-T10. I struggle a bit with the colours (I know people go on about them but I'm not quite convinced). I generally like the camera a lot. It's a good companion for a casual stroll. I like the electronic view finder and the tilt screen. Still, all in all, I prefer my Canon gear.
Interesting tree shot, Dpc.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on August 09, 2016, 12:45:19 AM
Foxtails
(http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=22225.0;attach=156575;image)
I like the texture, Dpc.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on August 09, 2016, 12:47:14 AM
Daisies for Buddhists' All Souls Day
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8250/28786910981_484f2c8b2d_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on August 09, 2016, 11:50:59 AM
A tree on my morning walk. I'm still trying to come to terms with my Fujifilm X-T10. I struggle a bit with the colours (I know people go on about them but I'm not quite convinced). I generally like the camera a lot. It's a good companion for a casual stroll. I like the electronic view finder and the tilt screen. Still, all in all, I prefer my Canon gear.
Interesting tree shot, Dpc.

Thanks  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on August 09, 2016, 11:52:12 AM
Foxtails
(http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=22225.0;attach=156575;image)
I like the texture, Dpc.


Thanks! Foxtails are one of my favourite photographic subjects as far as plants are concerned.  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on August 09, 2016, 11:53:33 AM
 :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dak723 on August 09, 2016, 01:39:37 PM
Dien,  Thanks for your comments and tips!  I, too, may have to start carrying string with me on my photo shoots!

Here are a couple more of mine:

Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on August 09, 2016, 02:11:35 PM
Lovely pictures, dak723.  Nicely done.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: lion rock on August 09, 2016, 05:58:47 PM
Jack,
Don't know how I missed your post.  Sorry.
I have to say, the background IS nice.  I like machineries.
I went to Buchart Garden in Vancouver Island a few years ago, I saw lots of fuchsia, and I lie down on a concrete bench to shoot the fuchsia from below.  After I was done, there were other people doing the same!

Well everyone here are shooting fantastically beautiful photos of flowers!  I am truly humbled.
-r

OK, here it is as promised.  There is not another flower composition just like it in the entire world!  I especially like the creative background.  I just know Click will love it.  ;)

So who loves flowers the most in our family?  I'm afraid it's not me. :(

I'll do more flower pics later but I'm confident they will never be as creative as this one.

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on August 09, 2016, 07:02:42 PM
"Well everyone here are shooting fantastically beautiful photos of flowers!  I am truly humbled."

Riley, that is for sure!  Me too. 

After over a month of fabricating I just had to get the beast of a machine into the picture.  After all, it's reason for being is flowers housed in a more appealing setting. :-[ :D  I hope to one day have a shot of the finished planter and flowers, if it isn't too late in the fall.  No, how could I say that!

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: danski0224 on August 09, 2016, 07:14:25 PM
Also check the B&W and IR threads...



Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: lion rock on August 09, 2016, 10:43:35 PM
danski,
Saw both versions.  Both very nice.  Do have to say the IR/black-white is more striking, maybe unexpected.  Very nice.
-r
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on August 10, 2016, 01:11:59 AM
Dien,  Thanks for your comments and tips!  I, too, may have to start carrying string with me on my photo shoots!

Here are a couple more of mine:
(http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=22225.0;attach=156595;image)
Hi Dak723
Fantastic shots. Happy to know the advice has been followed to produce such nice pictures. I prefer the second shot as its composition is more balanced. You may crop the foot of the first picture to improve the composition. Can't wait to see your more shots.
Cheers, Dien.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on August 10, 2016, 01:13:47 AM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8824/28267409514_c8ce908461_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on August 10, 2016, 08:29:01 AM
Foxtails II...
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on August 10, 2016, 08:31:12 AM
Foxtails II...

I really like the first one with the water droplets.   :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on August 10, 2016, 08:38:39 AM
1. Wheatfield
2. Tare amongst the wheat
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on August 10, 2016, 08:39:20 AM
Foxtails II...

I really like the first one with the water droplets.   :)


Thanks  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on August 11, 2016, 01:52:28 AM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8898/28757828255_2c05e373e3_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on August 11, 2016, 07:11:10 AM
Lovely. Nicely done, npdien.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Vern on August 11, 2016, 09:26:58 AM
5DSR, 100-400 II, 270 mm, f5.6, 1/640, ISO 800.

Bokeh is ~OK, but would have liked to try this shot with the 200 f2.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: bjd on August 11, 2016, 11:55:25 AM
A few that I did lately:

(https://c3.staticflickr.com/9/8135/28821661826_24ef9e54ee_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/KUSxVU)Weed (https://flic.kr/p/KUSxVU) by Diane and Brian  Dorling (https://www.flickr.com/photos/briandorling/), auf Flickr

(https://c8.staticflickr.com/9/8687/28852879655_3ca0667c8e_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/KXCxUk)Weed (https://flic.kr/p/KXCxUk) by Diane and Brian  Dorling (https://www.flickr.com/photos/briandorling/), auf Flickr

(https://c5.staticflickr.com/9/8886/28822053276_801879758d_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/KUUyi3)Weed (https://flic.kr/p/KUUyi3) by Diane and Brian  Dorling (https://www.flickr.com/photos/briandorling/), auf Flickr

Unfortunately the last one has some parts blown out, it was a very windy, but also very sunny day, so I was glad to get this shot at all (my excuse).

Cheers Brian
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on August 11, 2016, 12:33:14 PM
5DSR, 100-400 II, 270 mm, f5.6, 1/640, ISO 800.

Bokeh is ~OK, but would have liked to try this shot with the 200 f2.

Lovely; made me think of shooting flowers with the 300 2.8 and extension tube for nicer bokeh.  Try the 200 and post the shot or is it too late?

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on August 11, 2016, 12:34:14 PM
Bjd, really nice shots!  What are the subjects and where?

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: bjd on August 11, 2016, 12:36:55 PM
Bjd, really nice shots!  What are the subjects and where?

Jack
Hi Jack, weeds that are colonising some slanted riverbanks that have been strengthened
with loads of rubble. There are some really interesting plants amongst them.
Cheers Brian
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on August 11, 2016, 02:52:43 PM
Interesting is and understatement!

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: danski0224 on August 11, 2016, 05:53:40 PM
Hi Jack, weeds that are colonising some slanted riverbanks that have been strengthened
with loads of rubble. There are some really interesting plants amongst them.
Cheers Brian

The first one is commonly called Queen Anne's Lace where I live. It isn't a weed, but rather a wildflower.

I don't know what the other one is.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on August 11, 2016, 06:10:28 PM
5DSR, 100-400 II, 270 mm, f5.6, 1/640, ISO 800.

Bokeh is ~OK, but would have liked to try this shot with the 200 f2.

Very nice picture, Vern.   :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Valvebounce on August 11, 2016, 08:17:42 PM
Hi danski.
My understanding is a plant is only a weed when it is growing where some human doesn't want it. Grass is a weed in a flower bed, somewhere else it is called a lawn!  ;D

Cheers, Graham.

Hi Jack, weeds that are colonising some slanted riverbanks that have been strengthened
with loads of rubble. There are some really interesting plants amongst them.
Cheers Brian

The first one is commonly called Queen Anne's Lace where I live. It isn't a weed, but rather a wildflower.

I don't know what the other one is.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: danski0224 on August 11, 2016, 08:54:44 PM
Hi danski.
My understanding is a plant is only a weed when it is growing where some human doesn't want it. Grass is a weed in a flower bed, somewhere else it is called a lawn!  ;D


I suppose....  ;)

I happen to like Queen Anne's Lace though. My whole yard was full of it and I let it all grow out (bloom). The neighbors didn't like it... and I didn't care. :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on August 12, 2016, 02:43:09 AM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8671/28895585566_0efb4f926f_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Vern on August 12, 2016, 08:36:37 AM
5DSR, 100-400 II, 270 mm, f5.6, 1/640, ISO 800.

Bokeh is ~OK, but would have liked to try this shot with the 200 f2.

Lovely; made me think of shooting flowers with the 300 2.8 and extension tube for nicer bokeh.  Try the 200 and post the shot or is it too late?

Jack

Shot this on a recent trip to New Hampshire, so not able to redo. 300 or 200 + extension would be cool. 100-400 II is a very nice portable option during travel, but (per the post), the bokeh is 'meh'.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on August 12, 2016, 01:29:12 PM
I really like your pictures, npdien. Keep posting.  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: bjd on August 13, 2016, 08:01:27 AM
Hi Jack, weeds that are colonising some slanted riverbanks that have been strengthened
with loads of rubble. There are some really interesting plants amongst them.
Cheers Brian

The first one is commonly called Queen Anne's Lace where I live. It isn't a weed, but rather a wildflower.

I don't know what the other one is.
In Germany the first one is called a Wild Carrot!
Cheers Brian
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on August 13, 2016, 04:56:00 PM
Hi Jack, weeds that are colonising some slanted riverbanks that have been strengthened
with loads of rubble. There are some really interesting plants amongst them.
Cheers Brian

The first one is commonly called Queen Anne's Lace where I live. It isn't a weed, but rather a wildflower.

I don't know what the other one is.
In Germany the first one is called a Wild Carrot!
Cheers Brian

Imagine!  I had to look back and well .... I guess it does share some similarity. :)

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on August 13, 2016, 08:27:03 PM
OK, I finally took a moment to get a couple shots of my wife's flowers without my "beautiful" home made granite saw in the background.  As always I'm happy to receive all the criticism anyone is willing to offer.

Was out with the 300 X2 for birding so that's what got used.  For me flowers are by colors since I'd never get the names correct if I tried.

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on August 14, 2016, 12:19:53 PM
OK, I finally took a moment to get a couple shots of my wife's flowers without my "beautiful" home made granite saw in the background.  As always I'm happy to receive all the criticism anyone is willing to offer.

Was out with the 300 X2 for birding so that's what got used.  For me flowers are by colors since I'd never get the names correct if I tried.

Jack
Very nice shots, Jack. Keep shooting flower photos and show them to us.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on August 14, 2016, 12:20:20 PM
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7533/28251564484_676539d0ae_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: danski0224 on August 14, 2016, 08:07:52 PM
Infrared
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: danski0224 on August 14, 2016, 08:10:47 PM
Plain old color :)

Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on August 14, 2016, 08:16:40 PM
Plain old color :)

Nice series.   :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: danski0224 on August 14, 2016, 08:21:37 PM
Thanks Click
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on August 15, 2016, 02:11:41 AM
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7533/28251564484_676539d0ae_z.jpg)
  Very nice shot again. 

I shoot flowers from time to time but they just don't do it for me like birds do. ;)

I believe I posted a variant of these in the abstract thread a little over a year ago.  I thought I'd play with a few of them to post here since I'm not getting out with the camera much these days.  It's the colors of white and it was tricky because the sun does not sit still, or the earth or whatever, so I had to compose quickly in a dark room! ;)  And it was a load of fun!

The lily is a good subject since it's white and it's my favorite.

Shot with the 300 2.8 II, can't remember if I had an extension tube or not.

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on August 15, 2016, 09:43:27 AM
Cool pictures, Jack.  :)  Well done.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on August 15, 2016, 12:22:30 PM
Cool pictures, Jack.  :)  Well done.

Thanks click.  Probably, more in the gimmicky realm but fun to play with never the less.

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on August 16, 2016, 01:25:31 AM


I shoot flowers from time to time but they just don't do it for me like birds do. ;)

I believe I posted a variant of these in the abstract thread a little over a year ago.  I thought I'd play with a few of them to post here since I'm not getting out with the camera much these days.  It's the colors of white and it was tricky because the sun does not sit still, or the earth or whatever, so I had to compose quickly in a dark room! ;)  And it was a load of fun!

The lily is a good subject since it's white and it's my favorite.

Shot with the 300 2.8 II, can't remember if I had an extension tube or not.

Jack
Nice pictures with interesting colors, Jack.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on August 16, 2016, 01:29:45 AM
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7662/28721377172_fedd37e426_z_d.jpg)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on August 16, 2016, 02:35:28 AM
npdien, thanks.  Any thoughts beyond that?  Should the colors have less saturation?

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on August 16, 2016, 03:55:00 AM
npdien, thanks.  Any thoughts beyond that?  Should the colors have less saturation?

Jack
It depends on your mood. I think the saturation of your pictures is fine.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on August 17, 2016, 01:06:11 AM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8677/28077135173_fabfe9d20b_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on August 17, 2016, 08:24:32 AM
Very nice, npdien.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: lion rock on August 17, 2016, 10:25:45 AM
Very nice, npdien.
-r
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on August 18, 2016, 12:22:14 PM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8677/28077135173_fabfe9d20b_m.jpg)
Very nice, npdien.
Thanks, Click and Lion Rock.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on August 18, 2016, 12:22:53 PM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8563/28987303936_fcac413d4f_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on August 19, 2016, 11:26:36 AM
 :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on August 19, 2016, 12:01:59 PM
My favourite geranium again  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on August 19, 2016, 12:59:24 PM
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7758/28604889380_d1f65fc3ef_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on August 19, 2016, 01:07:30 PM
Lovely. Nicely done.   :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on August 19, 2016, 02:39:15 PM
My favourite geranium again  :)


Very nice pictures, dpc.  :)  Keep posting.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on August 19, 2016, 03:11:57 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on August 19, 2016, 03:12:44 PM
My favourite geranium again  :)


Very nice pictures, dpc.  :)  Keep posting.


Thanks  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on August 20, 2016, 12:15:00 PM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8517/29004405442_59c642f2da_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on August 20, 2016, 01:34:07 PM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8517/29004405442_59c642f2da_z.jpg)

So just how many varieties of flowers do you have to shoot!!  Unbelievable. ;)

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on August 21, 2016, 09:04:40 AM
Hollyhocks, Rosebud, Alberta
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on August 21, 2016, 11:43:57 AM
Cone flower, I think. I don't know much about flowers other than I like them.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on August 21, 2016, 12:40:04 PM
I don't know much about flowers other than I like them, also.  Very nice set.

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on August 21, 2016, 03:40:56 PM
I don't know much about flowers other than I like them, also.  Very nice set.

Jack


Thanks, Jack!  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on August 21, 2016, 03:42:08 PM
A few leaves on my crabapple tree are starting to turn. A harbinger of things to come, I'm afraid.  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: danski0224 on August 21, 2016, 06:29:32 PM
Some from today 8-21-2016  ;D
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on August 22, 2016, 06:49:07 AM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8517/29004405442_59c642f2da_m.jpg)

So just how many varieties of flowers do you have to shoot!!  Unbelievable. ;)

Jack
Thanks, Jack.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on August 22, 2016, 06:50:24 AM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8141/29045138962_331b730d00_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on August 22, 2016, 08:28:07 AM
 :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on August 22, 2016, 09:57:18 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on August 22, 2016, 10:36:33 PM
Verge of farm field with wild oats and goatsbeard (I believe, but I stand to be corrected).
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on August 22, 2016, 11:25:27 PM
Boy that looks a lot like Saskatchewan! ;)  Only there one year but I still miss Moose Jaw.

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on August 23, 2016, 05:02:10 AM
Some from today 8-21-2016  ;D
(http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=22225.0;attach=156980;image)

The colors are interesting, Danski0224.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on August 23, 2016, 05:03:15 AM
:)
(http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=22225.0;attach=156999;image)

Very nice, Dpc.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on August 23, 2016, 06:58:20 AM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8880/29096734041_94ed9152c1_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on August 23, 2016, 07:49:04 AM
Boy that looks a lot like Saskatchewan! ;)  Only there one year but I still miss Moose Jaw.

Jack


Saskatchewan indeed, Jack! The only thing missing from the picture are the mosquitoes.  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on August 23, 2016, 07:49:48 AM
:)
(http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=22225.0;attach=156999;image)

Very nice, Dpc.

Thanks!  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on August 23, 2016, 07:51:05 AM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8880/29096734041_94ed9152c1_z.jpg)


Beautiful colours and composition, Npdien!  8)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on August 23, 2016, 08:01:29 AM
1. Half light, half shade: oxeye daisies and spruce beside a walking path.
2. Scotch thistle and ladybug.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on August 23, 2016, 09:15:01 AM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8880/29096734041_94ed9152c1_z.jpg)

Another lovely shot. Well done, npdien.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on August 23, 2016, 11:40:26 PM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8880/29096734041_94ed9152c1_m.jpg)

Another lovely shot. Well done, npdien.
Thanks, Click and Dpc.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on August 23, 2016, 11:43:26 PM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8441/28863559680_143e1e0ef4_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on August 25, 2016, 05:27:45 AM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8694/28251568344_5590527623_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on August 25, 2016, 09:04:38 AM
I really like your pictures, npdien.  :)

Tell me, where do you live in the world to get such beautiful flowers.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on August 25, 2016, 11:50:57 AM
I really like your pictures, npdien.  :)

Tell me, where do you live in the world to get such beautiful flowers.

Let me guess - heaven? ;)
I think a while back it was mentioned - Vietnam - am I right?

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on August 26, 2016, 01:06:23 AM
I really like your pictures, npdien.  :)

Tell me, where do you live in the world to get such beautiful flowers.

Hi Click and Jack
Jack is right as I live in VN. In my case, I happen to make friend with a florist and landscaping contractor. We make an implicit deal that they can use my flower photos for their business and I can access their resources. In addition, people often plant flower trees in front of their houses in my neighborhood. I think there are beautiful flowers everywhere. Dpc's flower photos and other people's photos posted here indicate beautiful flowers are more abundant in North America. The biggest problem I face is shortage of ideas about picture compositions rather than shortage of flowers.  I find flowers everywhere I go but how to take their photos that show their best is always very challenging. Very often, interesting ideas do not come in time. They just come too late and the opportunities for taking photos incorporating them have already passed.
Cheers, Dien
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on August 26, 2016, 01:10:52 AM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8240/29177941226_4496117939_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on August 26, 2016, 03:40:29 AM
I really like your pictures, npdien.  :)

Tell me, where do you live in the world to get such beautiful flowers.

Hi Click and Jack
Jack is right as I live in VN. In my case, I happen to make friend with a florist and landscaping contractor. We make an implicit deal that they can use my flower photos for their business and I can access their resources. In addition, people often plant flower trees in front of their houses in my neighborhood. I think there are beautiful flowers everywhere. Dpc's flower photos and other people's photos posted here indicate beautiful flowers are more abundant in North America. The biggest problem I face is shortage of ideas about picture compositions rather than shortage of flowers.  I find flowers everywhere I go but how to take their photos that show their best is always very challenging. Very often, interesting ideas do not come in time. They just come too late and the opportunities for taking photos incorporating them have already passed.
Cheers, Dien

You little devil.  So now the truth is out. ;)  You have a wonderful arrangement and you are doing a super job, win-win for both sides.  Yes we need to keep our eyes open for the flowers and our minds open on the composition.  I guess there are only so many poses but so far you're really making good us of your compositional skills.  Like I said before, a real inspiration.  Fine work!

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on August 26, 2016, 08:59:38 AM
Hi Dien,

Thanks for the reply and shearing your little secret with us. You live in a beautiful country, I would love to visit V N one day.

You are right, there are beautiful flowers everywhere, you just have to find them.

Keep posting, I really enjoy looking at your great pictures.

Cheers,

Click
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: lion rock on August 26, 2016, 11:18:46 AM
npdien,
Love your style of floral photographs.  Without seeing your name attached to a photo, I can now recognize that it is yours!
I think Asia, especially in the southwest China, there are tremendous variety/species of flowers, as well as in southwest Pacific Ocean/Indian Ocean area because of the weather and geography.  I believe that the Ice Age killed a lot of fauna and flora in the north hemisphere and we in the North American continent got fewer species.  What we have at plant stores are mostly transplanted from Asia, like a lot of lilies, dahlia (the name derived from Chinese) and the like.
I visited Hanoi and Sapa in Vietnam.  Just love the places we went to, the people were one of the friendliest/best I know.  Still want to go back!
Enjoyed your photos.
-r
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on August 26, 2016, 01:32:27 PM
npdien,
Love your style of floral photographs.  Without seeing your name attached to a photo, I can now recognize that it is yours!
I think Asia, especially in the southwest China, there are tremendous variety/species of flowers, as well as in southwest Pacific Ocean/Indian Ocean area because of the weather and geography.  I believe that the Ice Age killed a lot of fauna and flora in the north hemisphere and we in the North American continent got fewer species.  What we have at plant stores are mostly transplanted from Asia, like a lot of lilies, dahlia (the name derived from Chinese) and the like.
I visited Hanoi and Sapa in Vietnam.  Just love the places we went to, the people were one of the friendliest/best I know.  Still want to go back!
Enjoyed your photos.
-r

Watch out Riley, I'm going to be learning from Dien and maybe someday you'll mistake mine for his! ;)

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: lion rock on August 26, 2016, 03:56:14 PM
Jack,
I got there first --- I'm at the bottom of the learning curve!
Very steep and far to the goal.
He's so good; at a point, he's dark, and then he's light.  Never can anticipate him.
Jack, we'll just learn.
-r
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on August 27, 2016, 12:11:21 PM
1. Half light, half shade: oxeye daisies and spruce beside a walking path.
2. Scotch thistle and ladybug.
Very nice pictures, Dpc.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on August 27, 2016, 12:17:34 PM
1. Half light, half shade: oxeye daisies and spruce beside a walking path.
2. Scotch thistle and ladybug.
Very nice pictures, Dpc.


Thanks!  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on August 27, 2016, 12:24:18 PM
npdien,
Love your style of floral photographs.  Without seeing your name attached to a photo, I can now recognize that it is yours!
I think Asia, especially in the southwest China, there are tremendous variety/species of flowers, as well as in southwest Pacific Ocean/Indian Ocean area because of the weather and geography.  I believe that the Ice Age killed a lot of fauna and flora in the north hemisphere and we in the North American continent got fewer species.  What we have at plant stores are mostly transplanted from Asia, like a lot of lilies, dahlia (the name derived from Chinese) and the like.
I visited Hanoi and Sapa in Vietnam.  Just love the places we went to, the people were one of the friendliest/best I know.  Still want to go back!
Enjoyed your photos.
-r

Watch out Riley, I'm going to be learning from Dien and maybe someday you'll mistake mine for his! ;)

Jack
Thanks, Click, Jack and Lion Rock.
We have a lot of sunshine nearly everyday. As such, trees probably may give flowers throughout a year.
Happy to know you like our people, Riley. While the population is hardworking and patient, we're screwed up by the corrupted communist government. Such dictatorship keeps us underperform and, therefore,  rich and skilled people are moving to the north America now.
In a certain aspect, it is dangerous if you recognize my photos without seeing my name. It means I never outgrow myself as I am always pleased with myself and imitate myself day after day. One way to get out of my well-trodden path is to learn from other people's style. Hope to learn from your photos soon.
Cheers, Dien.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on August 27, 2016, 12:41:47 PM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8374/29267865325_c20fcbb1fd_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: lion rock on August 27, 2016, 01:22:13 PM
Dien,
Please don't take my comments of your style as something not nice.  just the opposite.  some people has a style and keep it, while some people, like me fer instance, are looking learning.  my best style is still " opportunity ", nothing in particular.  learning is life long, never stop!
Just that you're really good.
true, the country is "developing", few industries (technologies) there, hope it improves, but people I saw and encountered were just great.
-r
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on August 27, 2016, 02:26:28 PM
Sad reality isn't.  I agree 100%, if you give incentive and freedom people will exceed expectations.  You've been a great addition to this thread.  What other photographic interests/pursuits do you have Dien?

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on August 28, 2016, 11:46:14 AM
Thanks, Lion Rock.
Hi Jack. You mean: What are other types of photography I pursue?
I sometimes take portraits and sometimes take landscape photos but they are not so many as flower photos as I have so easy access to flowers.
Here is examples of landscape and portrait I have taken.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on August 28, 2016, 11:46:55 AM
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5512/10325282753_dfdecb2564_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on August 28, 2016, 11:55:22 AM
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3718/9855687056_38ae0e3819_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on August 28, 2016, 12:05:35 PM
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7401/9855392903_ea69a6d2b2_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: danski0224 on August 28, 2016, 12:13:40 PM
Something was bugging me......

 ;)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on August 28, 2016, 12:14:25 PM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8374/29267865325_c20fcbb1fd_z.jpg)

Nice colour and composition.  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on August 28, 2016, 12:18:13 PM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8374/29267865325_c20fcbb1fd_m.jpg)

Nice colour and composition.  :)
Thanks, Dpc.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on August 28, 2016, 12:22:17 PM
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7059/27468434350_baeb9255d3_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on August 28, 2016, 12:25:49 PM
Thanks Dien.

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: lion rock on August 28, 2016, 01:48:33 PM
Nice one, Danski!
-r
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Valvebounce on August 28, 2016, 01:49:17 PM
Hi npdien.
Nice shots from the other genres too.
Many more great shots from everyone, keep up the good work, very inspiring.

Cheers, Graham.

Thanks, Lion Rock.
Hi Jack. You mean: What are other types of photography I pursue?
I sometimes take portraits and sometimes take landscape photos but they are not so many as flower photos as I have so easy access to flowers.
Here is examples of landscape and portrait I have taken.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: lion rock on August 28, 2016, 01:50:05 PM
npdien,
Great ones, portrait especially.
-r
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Valvebounce on August 28, 2016, 01:50:54 PM
Hi danski.
Loving this shot, nicely captured.

Cheers, Graham. 

Something was bugging me......

 ;)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on August 28, 2016, 02:12:31 PM
Something was bugging me......

 ;)


Very nice shot.   :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: danski0224 on August 28, 2016, 10:12:30 PM
A couple more
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on August 28, 2016, 11:31:36 PM
A couple more


Very nice shots, Danski0224
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on August 28, 2016, 11:34:11 PM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8298/28035595254_7090d790c3_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on August 28, 2016, 11:49:54 PM
OK, here it is as promised.  There is not another flower composition just like it in the entire world!  I especially like the creative background.  I just know Click will love it.  ;)

So who loves flowers the most in our family?  I'm afraid it's not me. :(

I'll do more flower pics later but I'm confident they will never be as creative as this one.

Jack
(http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=22225.0;attach=156556;image)
(http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=22225.0;attach=156558;image)
Photos of these flowers would be very nice, Jack. I like taking photos of flowers like these. Wish I were there.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on August 28, 2016, 11:56:39 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on August 29, 2016, 12:29:30 AM
Dien, I wish you were here.  I'd put you to work getting the granite on my planter.  Then there would be time for both of us to shoot flowers. ;)

Since the kids left home my wife has become a real gardener and flower fanatic - pampers her flowers!  When the planter is finished (flowers will be dead this year) you can rest assured that I'll be posting some shots (but that'll be next year's flowers).

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on August 29, 2016, 05:45:15 AM
Dien, I wish you were here.  I'd put you to work getting the granite on my planter.  Then there would be time for both of us to shoot flowers. ;)

Since the kids left home my wife has become a real gardener and flower fanatic - pampers her flowers!  When the planter is finished (flowers will be dead this year) you can rest assured that I'll be posting some shots (but that'll be next year's flowers).

Jack
It would be great to function as your assistant for granite work, Jack.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on August 29, 2016, 05:45:58 AM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8165/28643786454_7bbdfd4b4c_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on August 29, 2016, 05:54:00 AM
:)
(http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=22225.0;attach=157314;image)
Quite abstract. Nicely done, DPC.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on August 29, 2016, 06:49:50 AM
@ npdien and dpc.  Lovely shots, guys.   :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on August 29, 2016, 07:58:40 AM
:)
(http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=22225.0;attach=157314;image)
Quite abstract. Nicely done, DPC.


Thanks!  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on August 29, 2016, 07:59:18 AM
@ npdien and dpc.  Lovely shots, guys.   :)


Merci!  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on August 29, 2016, 07:59:59 AM
A couple more


I like the rose in particular. Nicely done!  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on August 29, 2016, 08:07:48 AM
1. Prairie sunflower
2. Not sure what the yellow wildflowers amongst the grain are.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on August 29, 2016, 05:45:47 PM
This thread certainly is a nice place to visit.  Great work everyone.

Dien since I live in Alberta you should arrange to visit the Rocky mountains (Banff, Jasper) and then visit me (near Edmonton).

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: R1-7D on August 29, 2016, 06:19:16 PM
(https://c8.staticflickr.com/8/7326/26939780615_34e36704d1_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/H3zqd8)Tulpen (https://flic.kr/p/H3zqd8) by Andri Janett (https://www.flickr.com/photos/aj1575/), auf Flickr

Beautiful shot!
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: R1-7D on August 29, 2016, 06:21:16 PM
Here are some of my efforts
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: R1-7D on August 29, 2016, 06:23:07 PM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8441/28863559680_143e1e0ef4_z.jpg)

This is really beautiful. I hope you made a print of this one!
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on August 30, 2016, 07:27:08 AM
Here are some of my efforts
(http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=22225.0;attach=157365;image)
Nice shots, R1-7D. I like the color of this picture.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on August 30, 2016, 07:29:19 AM
Here are some of my efforts
(http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=22225.0;attach=157365;image)
Nice shots, R1-7D. I like the color of this picture.

+1

Lovely shot, R1-7D.  Well done.   :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on August 30, 2016, 07:31:37 AM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8441/28863559680_143e1e0ef4_m.jpg)

This is really beautiful. I hope you made a print of this one!
So far I have not made any prints of my pictures as I change my mind all the time. Some of them that look nice may look stupid in several months. Thanks for your encouragement.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on August 30, 2016, 07:32:56 AM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8207/29048449760_cf3e656e0c_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on August 30, 2016, 08:29:07 AM
Dandelion frosted with morning dew  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on August 30, 2016, 08:51:20 AM
I'd posted a similar picture earlier (different file, different day) but I like this one better.  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: R1-7D on August 30, 2016, 09:17:41 AM
Here are some of my efforts
(http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=22225.0;attach=157365;image)
Nice shots, R1-7D. I like the color of this picture.

+1

Lovely shot, R1-7D.  Well done.   :)

Thank you npdien and Click! :) I believe I took that one with the 24-70 f/2.8 II. I appreciate the nice feedback from you both.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: R1-7D on August 30, 2016, 09:20:11 AM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8441/28863559680_143e1e0ef4_m.jpg)

This is really beautiful. I hope you made a print of this one!
So far I have not made any prints of my pictures as I change my mind all the time. Some of them that look nice may look stupid in several months. Thanks for your encouragement.

Well, I certainly don't think this one would look stupid in a few months. You should try printing a few shots -- I find that prints enhance the enjoyment of the picture far more than just looking at it on the screen. :) Again, well done!
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: R1-7D on August 30, 2016, 09:22:03 AM
I'd posted a similar picture earlier (different file, different day) but I like this one better.  :)

Cool shot! I like the way it's coming out between the boards of the fence.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: R1-7D on August 30, 2016, 09:22:51 AM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8207/29048449760_cf3e656e0c_z.jpg)

I like this a lot. It feels like something Apple should include for one of their system desktop images.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on August 30, 2016, 01:34:59 PM
I'd posted a similar picture earlier (different file, different day) but I like this one better.  :)

Cool shot! I like the way it's coming out between the boards of the fence.


Thanks 😎
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Corydoras on August 30, 2016, 01:55:28 PM
I took this shot sometime in July. The colors look interesting and great as usually when taking pictures on Kodak Ektar 100.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on August 30, 2016, 11:35:58 PM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8441/28863559680_143e1e0ef4_m.jpg)

This is really beautiful. I hope you made a print of this one!
So far I have not made any prints of my pictures as I change my mind all the time. Some of them that look nice may look stupid in several months. Thanks for your encouragement.

Well, I certainly don't think this one would look stupid in a few months. You should try printing a few shots -- I find that prints enhance the enjoyment of the picture far more than just looking at it on the screen. :) Again, well done!
Hi R1-7D
Oh, let me see if the picture survives my fading interest for several years. Moreover, I keep my life simple and do not want to be surrounded by too many things. Thanks for your advice and few people find this picture attractive as you do. Look forward to see your more flower photos to be posted here.
Cheers, Dien
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on August 31, 2016, 12:03:29 AM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8207/29048449760_cf3e656e0c_m.jpg)

I like this a lot. It feels like something Apple should include for one of their system desktop images.
Thanks, R1-7D. I took this photo last year. Yesterday, before clearing the hard disk, I revisited old photos and found it was not bad and posted it here.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on August 31, 2016, 12:46:07 AM
I'd posted a similar picture earlier (different file, different day) but I like this one better.  :)
(http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=22225.0;attach=157402;image)
Lovely picture, Dpc.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on August 31, 2016, 12:48:10 AM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8167/29335863265_0c16dd5fc8_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on August 31, 2016, 01:06:12 AM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8167/29335863265_0c16dd5fc8_z.jpg)

When I was a kid we'd have been making ski poles out of that bush! :)

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on August 31, 2016, 01:25:28 AM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8167/29335863265_0c16dd5fc8_m.jpg)

When I was a kid we'd have been making ski poles out of that bush! :)

Jack
Sounds like interesting childhood experience, Jack, making you very handy now. You even can fabricate machine to handle granite work.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on August 31, 2016, 02:04:13 AM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8167/29335863265_0c16dd5fc8_m.jpg)

When I was a kid we'd have been making ski poles out of that bush! :)

Jack
Sounds like interesting childhood experience, Jack, making you very handy now. You even can fabricate machine to handle granite work.

Yes, it's been a long life of mechanical adventures.  Started when I disassembled an alarm clock when I was about 5.  Too many interests for one lifetime.  Life and the world has so much that is fascinating to see and photograph and smell and touch.  Right now it's fun being retired if I could ever get the backlog of unfinished jobs done.

Not good, maybe 100 photos all summer! :'(

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on August 31, 2016, 08:00:17 AM
I'd posted a similar picture earlier (different file, different day) but I like this one better.  :)
(http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=22225.0;attach=157402;image)
Lovely picture, Dpc.


Thanks!  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on August 31, 2016, 08:09:40 AM
I'd posted a similar picture earlier (different file, different day) but I like this one better.  :)

I really like this one. Very nice picture, dpc.  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on August 31, 2016, 11:35:44 AM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8422/28716152213_4bab6060be_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on August 31, 2016, 12:27:26 PM
Lovely.  Nicely done, Dien.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on August 31, 2016, 12:31:40 PM
It's like a feast every morning when I look at his thread.

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on August 31, 2016, 04:55:15 PM
Well I just had to make a first post - a rather poor flower and ugly pot .......... but shot with the EF 400 DO F4 II X 1.4. :)  No AFMA yet but it seems good.  There is even one piece of granite showing with the uninstalled caps.  Progress is slow. :(

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on August 31, 2016, 07:55:43 PM
Lovely shot, Jack. You have a sense of composition when taking the photo of the flowers off center. Shoot more to deepen your skill of composition.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on August 31, 2016, 08:43:07 PM
Lovely shot, Jack. You have a sense of composition when taking the photo of the flowers off center. Shoot more to deepen your skill of composition.

Encouragement is always appreciated.  I do try to consider lines and placement and background and all that but I'm not a natural eye.  For this one it was just get one shot using the 400 DO so AlanF didn't beat me to it with his new 400DO. ;D  Three of us got the new lens at virtually the same time.

I have pieces of granite leaning against 30' of wall and all over my driveway as I try to visualize how, with limited coloration, I can reproduce a mountain scene on the planter face using the color/texture/grain of the granite.  I'm missing key colors like blue and green but have lots of shades of gray and earth tones.  I'm never content just doing the job; always get caught up in making it more impressive/challenging.  Imagine a mural 2' tall by 19' wide.

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on September 01, 2016, 12:22:19 AM
Lovely shot, Jack. You have a sense of composition when taking the photo of the flowers off center. Shoot more to deepen your skill of composition.

Encouragement is always appreciated.  I do try to consider lines and placement and background and all that but I'm not a natural eye.  For this one it was just get one shot using the 400 DO so AlanF didn't beat me to it with his new 400DO. ;D  Three of us got the new lens at virtually the same time.

I have pieces of granite leaning against 30' of wall and all over my driveway as I try to visualize how, with limited coloration, I can reproduce a mountain scene on the planter face using the color/texture/grain of the granite.  I'm missing key colors like blue and green but have lots of shades of gray and earth tones.  I'm never content just doing the job; always get caught up in making it more impressive/challenging.  Imagine a mural 2' tall by 19' wide.

Jack
I wish I had your 400 DO lens for shooting flowers on branches too high for my existing 100 macro. Hope one day I will be able to purchase 100-400 II. You 400 DO may create razor blade thin DoF and, as such, it is good for shooting and isolating a single flower from background.

Sounds like you have considerable granite workload, keeping you pretty busy day after day. Though it's quite noisy and dusty work, you still try to embed something artistic in the hard rock. The planter must look impressive when completed.
cheers, Dien
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on September 01, 2016, 12:42:19 AM
Thanks Dien, 

I really like the 300 for flowers and bugs, in fact, it was usually 300 X2 so I didn't need to be so close.

I'm the inverse of artistic and here I am trying to create a scene.  The best I can hope for is something like the abstract mountain paintings that aren't faithful to colors and so forth.  If I had lots of time I could work on separate small items like a shed, tree, buffalo but cutting little odd shapes and epoxying them together is very time consuming.  It was to have been completed by tomorrow! LOL

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on September 01, 2016, 12:48:03 AM
I'd posted a similar picture earlier (different file, different day) but I like this one better.  :)

I really like this one. Very nice picture, dpc.  :)


Thanks, Click. 😎
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on September 01, 2016, 01:30:30 AM
It's so depressing not having anything new to contribute so I went back into 2014 for this.  24-70 F4  Someone at this church really put effort into their beds.

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on September 01, 2016, 05:31:52 AM
It's so depressing not having anything new to contribute so I went back into 2014 for this.  24-70 F4  Someone at this church really put effort into their beds.

Jack
Lovely shot, Jack. I like the shade of the picture helping highlight the colors.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on September 01, 2016, 05:32:33 AM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8873/27944332653_b8b63292be_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on September 01, 2016, 06:03:27 AM
I really like your shot, Dien.   :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on September 01, 2016, 08:38:16 AM
Oblique angle...
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on September 01, 2016, 08:56:06 AM
1. Goat's beard blossom
2. Early morning frost on tree
3. Birch grove in full autumn colours
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on September 01, 2016, 08:57:01 AM
Oblique angle...

I prefer this angle.  Nicely done, dpc.   :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on September 01, 2016, 10:08:08 AM
Oblique angle...

I prefer this angle.  Nicely done, dpc.   :)


Thanks, Click.  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on September 01, 2016, 10:23:07 AM
Thanks Dien.

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: KBStudio on September 01, 2016, 11:02:11 AM
A Lily trying to be a Jellyfish.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on September 01, 2016, 11:14:52 AM
A Lily trying to be a Jellyfish.

I like that, especially the colors.

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on September 01, 2016, 11:23:48 AM
A Lily trying to be a Jellyfish.

Cool shot.   :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: abakker on September 01, 2016, 12:07:28 PM
Not even sure what this is. Found at the SF Botanical Garden
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on September 01, 2016, 04:04:42 PM
Ladybug on zinnia leaf. I suppose the focus is more on the ladybug than the leaf, making the picture somewhat questionable for this forum. However, since I started the forum I've decided to interpret acceptable content as broadly as possible without becoming absurd.  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: lion rock on September 01, 2016, 04:16:14 PM
dpc,
Regardless, it is very nice shot!
-r
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on September 01, 2016, 04:32:50 PM
dpc,
Regardless, it is very nice shot!
-r


Thanks.  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Al Chemist on September 01, 2016, 05:39:20 PM
I was trying for a shot of a flying wasp...these guys really zip around. Set the manual focus and spray and pray! The wasp is not quite in focus but the flower stayed still LOL!
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on September 01, 2016, 10:53:44 PM
Not even sure what this is. Found at the SF Botanical Garden
Interesting plant, Abakker.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on September 01, 2016, 10:56:26 PM
I was trying for a shot of a flying wasp...these guys really zip around. Set the manual focus and spray and pray! The wasp is not quite in focus but the flower stayed still LOL!
Nice flower with wasps, Al Chemist.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on September 01, 2016, 10:57:21 PM
Ladybug on zinnia leaf. I suppose the focus is more on the ladybug than the leaf, making the picture somewhat questionable for this forum. However, since I started the forum I've decided to interpret acceptable content as broadly as possible without becoming absurd.  :)
Nice ladybug, Dpc.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on September 01, 2016, 10:59:46 PM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8302/29248230232_f0ba4dfc96_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on September 01, 2016, 11:04:35 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on September 01, 2016, 11:05:37 PM
Ladybug on zinnia leaf. I suppose the focus is more on the ladybug than the leaf, making the picture somewhat questionable for this forum. However, since I started the forum I've decided to interpret acceptable content as broadly as possible without becoming absurd.  :)
Nice ladybug, Dpc.


Thanks!  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: aj1575 on September 02, 2016, 02:59:58 AM
Tulips in the wild, EOS 70D, 70-300 L

Morning sun on the tulips, and the shadowy side of a bush as background

(https://c8.staticflickr.com/8/7326/26939780615_34e36704d1_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/H3zqd8)Tulpen (https://flic.kr/p/H3zqd8) by Andri Janett (https://www.flickr.com/photos/aj1575/), auf Flickr
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Valvebounce on September 02, 2016, 04:06:12 AM
Hi Al.
Very nice shot of the flower and wasp, the movement blur of the wings is good. But it's a wasp, shouldn't you have been spraying with bug spray and praying not to get stung?  ;D (or maybe they are not as evil as the ones we get in southern England.)

Cheers, Graham.

I was trying for a shot of a flying wasp...these guys really zip around. Set the manual focus and spray and pray! The wasp is not quite in focus but the flower stayed still LOL!
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on September 02, 2016, 08:20:17 AM
First day of autumn yesterday  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Al Chemist on September 02, 2016, 09:04:52 AM
Really like all the images here!

Thank you npdien and Graham for your kind comments.

Wasps tend to leave you alone if you are stay still and don't swat at them. Hornets are nasty and sting without any provocation...hate those guys.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Al Chemist on September 02, 2016, 09:11:48 AM
This flower is Indian Paintbrush. I took this picture on Lake Butte on the East side of Yellowstone Lake. I was hoping for pictures of bears in that area but no luck. Taken with the 100-400 L2 and the 5D3. Nice lens for close-up pictures of shy butterflies, dragonflies and not so shy flowers.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on September 02, 2016, 10:02:08 AM
This flower is Indian Paintbrush. I took this picture on Lake Butte on the East side of Yellowstone Lake. I was hoping for pictures of bears in that area but no luck. Taken with the 100-400 L2 and the 5D3. Nice lens for close-up pictures of shy butterflies, dragonflies and not so shy flowers.
Nice picture. It looks like a painting. I like both the flowers and the background, Al Chemist.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on September 02, 2016, 10:03:17 AM
Tulips in the wild, EOS 70D, 70-300 L

Morning sun on the tulips, and the shadowy side of a bush as background
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7326/26939780615_9b2432ae0f_m.jpg)

Lovely picture, aj1575.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on September 02, 2016, 10:07:25 AM
First day of autumn yesterday  :)
I like your autumn leaf picture, Dpc.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on September 02, 2016, 10:08:07 AM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8449/29387099805_1f6b2f23dc_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Al Chemist on September 02, 2016, 10:19:31 AM
Thank you npdien! Your rose is really a nice photo...good composition and color highlighted by the black background!
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on September 02, 2016, 10:25:48 AM
Thank you npdien! Your rose is really a nice photo...good composition and color highlighted by the black background!
Thanks, Al Chemist.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on September 02, 2016, 10:39:46 AM
First day of autumn yesterday  :)
I like your autumn leaf picture, Dpc.


Thanks. Excellent colour and composition with the rose!  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on September 02, 2016, 10:51:19 AM
First day of autumn yesterday  :)
I like your autumn leaf picture, Dpc.


Thanks. Excellent colour and composition with the rose!  :)
Thanks, Dpc.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on September 02, 2016, 12:13:57 PM
This flower is Indian Paintbrush. I took this picture on Lake Butte on the East side of Yellowstone Lake. I was hoping for pictures of bears in that area but no luck. Taken with the 100-400 L2 and the 5D3. Nice lens for close-up pictures of shy butterflies, dragonflies and not so shy flowers.

This does have a quality this appealing and unique.  Very nice.

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: FramerMCB on September 02, 2016, 02:25:30 PM
One of my favorite subjects this thread is covering! Delightful images, all!
Here's a few of mine that I'm especially proud of... the images were all shot in June of 2014 on a mostly cloudy/misty day on Silver Star Mountain in SW Washinton state (about 45 minutes northeast of Vancouver, Washington. A beautiful, but not too easy location to drive and then hike to, but I highly recommend if you live anywhere near hear to go. In the 40's or 50's a wildfire burned off most of the trees here and they never grew back - leaving acres and acres of wildflowers. The best time is late June and thru July (depending on how hard the winter was; snowfall, etc.) If you hike all the way to the top (where there are remnants of an old fire lookout) you will be blessed with the highest 360 degree view that's within an hour's drive of Portland, Oregon. The summit is 4400' (approx.). And when it's clear out, one can see Mt Hood, Mt Adams, Mt St. Helens, Mt Rainier, Mt Baker, and Mt Shuksan. Just incredible scenery and topography - you're in the heart of the Cascade mountain range here so...
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on September 02, 2016, 02:32:14 PM
Beautiful pictures. I especially like the last one. Well done, FramerMCB.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: FramerMCB on September 02, 2016, 02:34:22 PM
Beautiful pictures. I especially like the last one. Well done, FramerMCB.

Thanks Click!
Here's one more...sorry, I couldn't resist.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: lion rock on September 02, 2016, 02:52:45 PM
FramerMCB,
Beautiful pictures of beautiful flowers of a beautiful part of the country.
-r
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: lion rock on September 02, 2016, 02:53:56 PM
npdien,
What a lovely composition of a rose.  Colors in the photo is just exquisite.
Thanks for showing us.
-r
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on September 02, 2016, 03:18:59 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Al Chemist on September 02, 2016, 03:36:18 PM
Thank you Jack!
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on September 02, 2016, 08:18:00 PM
Beautiful pictures. I especially like the last one. Well done, FramerMCB.

You have a right to be proud.  Thanks for the commentary.

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on September 02, 2016, 08:19:00 PM
:)

Especially like your leaves.

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on September 03, 2016, 12:13:23 AM
:)

Especially like your leaves.

Jack

Thanks, Jack!  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on September 03, 2016, 09:31:27 AM
Sunflower and bee
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on September 03, 2016, 09:40:45 AM
One of my favorite subjects this thread is covering! Delightful images, all!
Here's a few of mine that I'm especially proud of... the images were all shot in June of 2014 on a mostly cloudy/misty day on Silver Star Mountain in SW Washinton state (about 45 minutes northeast of Vancouver, Washington. A beautiful, but not too easy location to drive and then hike to, but I highly recommend if you live anywhere near hear to go. In the 40's or 50's a wildfire burned off most of the trees here and they never grew back - leaving acres and acres of wildflowers. The best time is late June and thru July (depending on how hard the winter was; snowfall, etc.) If you hike all the way to the top (where there are remnants of an old fire lookout) you will be blessed with the highest 360 degree view that's within an hour's drive of Portland, Oregon. The summit is 4400' (approx.). And when it's clear out, one can see Mt Hood, Mt Adams, Mt St. Helens, Mt Rainier, Mt Baker, and Mt Shuksan. Just incredible scenery and topography - you're in the heart of the Cascade mountain range here so...
Nice pictures, FramerMCB.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on September 03, 2016, 09:41:09 AM
Drifting away from the flower 'theme' for a moment but encompassing 'other flora': mountain forest of lodgepole pine in a snow squall.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on September 03, 2016, 09:42:33 AM
:)
(http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=22225.0;attach=157597;image)
(http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=22225.0;attach=157599;image)
Lovely pictures, Dpc.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on September 03, 2016, 09:44:12 AM
Sunflower and bee
Interesting picture, Dpc.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on September 03, 2016, 09:44:27 AM
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7287/27544244306_79b3af542e_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on September 03, 2016, 08:06:33 PM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8559/29429101595_e4463d0481_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on September 03, 2016, 08:18:35 PM
I really like this picture. Nicely done, Dien.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: lion rock on September 03, 2016, 08:43:24 PM
npdien,
I like your style!
-r
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on September 04, 2016, 01:22:58 AM
There were no birds to test out my 400, and then I thought of Dien and shot these.  Another dull, wet, windy day.  Shot ISO 1250 560mm cropped to about 1/4 since they were rather far.

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on September 04, 2016, 04:07:50 AM
There were no birds to test out my 400, and then I thought of Dien and shot these.  Another dull, wet, windy day.  Shot ISO 1250 560mm cropped to about 1/4 since they were rather far.

Jack
Lovely shots, Jack. I see your feeling embedded in the quite romantic composition of the shots.  560mm gives quite creamy bokeh and sharp subjects.  Shoot  more plants upon absence of birds.
Cheers, Dien
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on September 04, 2016, 08:43:40 AM
There were no birds to test out my 400, and then I thought of Dien and shot these.  Another dull, wet, windy day.  Shot ISO 1250 560mm cropped to about 1/4 since they were rather far.

Jack

Lovely. Very nice shots, Jack.  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on September 04, 2016, 10:27:47 AM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8157/29414537836_559842a312_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on September 04, 2016, 10:35:46 AM
Another very nice picture. Well done, Dien.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on September 04, 2016, 11:11:04 AM
Thanks guys.  Somehow it's always "something else" only when there are no birds.  Guess I'm really a bird brain.

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: R1-7D on September 04, 2016, 11:48:35 AM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8559/29429101595_e4463d0481_z.jpg)

Stunning! Another great picture :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: R1-7D on September 04, 2016, 11:49:30 AM
:)

I really like the red leaves. Beautiful shot.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on September 04, 2016, 12:03:02 PM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8559/29429101595_e4463d0481_m.jpg)

Stunning! Another great picture :)
Thanks, R1-7D. Maybe the flowers are so graceful that it is easy to take their nice photos.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on September 04, 2016, 12:08:16 PM
npdien,
What a lovely composition of a rose.  Colors in the photo is just exquisite.
Thanks for showing us.
-r

npdien,
I like your style!
-r

Thanks for your interest in my pictures and your uplifting notes, Lion Rock.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on September 04, 2016, 12:11:06 PM
Thanks guys.  Somehow it's always "something else" only when there are no birds.  Guess I'm really a bird brain.

Jack
It may automatically be converted into a tree brain when birds are absent. I really like the first of the two pictures, Jack.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on September 04, 2016, 01:54:05 PM
Dien, I see the interest in this thread rising in proportion to your postings and that means we are all being encouraged to do better.  I heartily agree that the beauty is there if we can educate ourselves on how to see it and how to present it through photography.  I just stumble along.

Jack

Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: danski0224 on September 04, 2016, 08:10:54 PM
A rose with dew, tree bark with lichen in color and IR and a leaf near a spiderweb.

:)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on September 04, 2016, 08:23:45 PM
A rose with dew,


Beautiful picture. Nicely done.   :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: danski0224 on September 04, 2016, 08:26:27 PM
Thanks Click.

I like the dew better than raindrops or a spray bottle. The tiny, tiny droplets just can't be forced :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on September 05, 2016, 03:23:19 AM
A rose with dew, tree bark with lichen in color and IR and a leaf near a spiderweb.

:)
Nice shots, Danski0224.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on September 05, 2016, 05:15:09 AM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8618/27942838374_e7429fb047_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: lion rock on September 05, 2016, 08:42:03 AM
I can smell the fragrance of these flowers.
Nice shot.
-r
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on September 05, 2016, 09:49:52 AM
Lovely picture, npdien.  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on September 05, 2016, 10:09:39 AM
I can smell the fragrance of these flowers.
Nice shot.
-r

Lovely picture, npdien.  :)

Thanks, Lion Rock and Click. Some people around me like these flowers, encouraging me to take photos of them.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: danski0224 on September 05, 2016, 12:12:22 PM
It might be the same spider, same location :)

And some others

Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on September 05, 2016, 07:39:58 PM
It might be the same spider, same location :)

And some others
I like the first picture of the series. The colors are interesting, Danski0224.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: 7DmkI on September 05, 2016, 09:55:52 PM
Lantana - EOS M + 22mm f2
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on September 05, 2016, 11:08:36 PM
Lantana - EOS M + 22mm f2
Nice shot. The colors are attractive, 7DmkI.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on September 06, 2016, 12:16:24 AM
Dien, I see the interest in this thread rising in proportion to your postings and that means we are all being encouraged to do better.  I heartily agree that the beauty is there if we can educate ourselves on how to see it and how to present it through photography.  I just stumble along.

Jack
Hi Jack. You are right. The beauty is always around us, waiting for our discovery. Significant credit should go to Dpc who started this thread and diligently keeps posting his best images. In addition, an increasing number of other participants including you also generously share their interesting pictures. I just add more glamour to the thread with my style. All of our contributions collectively continuously raise the interest in this thread and keep it sustainably alive.
Cheers, Dien
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on September 06, 2016, 12:35:15 AM
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7073/27566087671_6d93b0e704_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on September 06, 2016, 12:37:23 AM
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7073/27566087671_6d93b0e704_z.jpg)

Another winner.

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on September 06, 2016, 01:06:47 AM
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7073/27566087671_6d93b0e704_m.jpg)

Another winner.

Jack
Thanks, Jack. I took this photo in the Catholic church yard where I often go on Sunday mornings. There are a lot of these antigones on the wall fence of the church.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on September 06, 2016, 05:26:07 AM
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7492/27921704076_9610ca76b8_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on September 06, 2016, 05:59:58 AM

Another winner.

Jack

+1 Well done, npdien.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on September 07, 2016, 04:19:06 AM

Another winner.

Jack

+1 Well done, npdien.
Thanks, Click.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on September 07, 2016, 04:19:51 AM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8073/29435856511_cc26feb9c8_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on September 07, 2016, 07:31:54 AM
Nicely done, npdien.   :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on September 07, 2016, 11:14:53 AM
Nicely done, npdien.   :)

For sure.  Would you mind commenting on how you approached that flower - analyzed the various factors, like angle, light, framing, background, is it relocatable etc.  Thanks.

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on September 08, 2016, 04:33:14 AM
Nicely done, npdien.   :)

For sure.  Would you mind commenting on how you approached that flower - analyzed the various factors, like angle, light, framing, background, is it relocatable etc.  Thanks.

Jack
Hi Jack. These flowers are abundant here now. However, they are bulky and, as such, it is quite hard for me to take nice pictures of them. I have taken a considerable number photos of these flowers and have scrapped most of them because they fail to look elegant in the pictures. I took this picture because, in addition to the flowers, there are interesting leaves around them. Leaves often help embellish flowers. I used Canon 6D with Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro Lens. The ambient light at around 8.00 am allows me to set f8, 1/80s and ISO400. The flowers are put on the top right corner in order to include the interesting leaves on to the left of  and under the flowers. The angle is adjusted to include the darker background in the frame. The tree is planted in the ground and, therefore, is not relocatable. It is on the road in my neighborhood where I go jogging every morning  and I noticed it when jogging. I attach the picture of the environment including the tree, which was taken this morning, a day later. You can see the yellow flowers and the leaves near them look bright, standing out well against the darker background.
Cheers, Dien
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on September 08, 2016, 04:58:47 AM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8192/29434209221_fffd2f2c21_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on September 08, 2016, 06:35:29 AM
Lovely.  It's always a great pleasure to see your pictures, npdien.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on September 08, 2016, 10:48:44 AM
Dien, that was a very helpful response and much appreciated.  The average human has a pretty adequate brain but it is not always used adequately to really analyze the challenge at hand.  That's my goal - to shoot with a purpose rather than the first impulse which tends to be, that's a beautiful flow, reproduce it and everyone will like it - snapshot. 

Do you use different focal lengths much?

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on September 09, 2016, 12:50:46 PM
Dien, that was a very helpful response and much appreciated.  The average human has a pretty adequate brain but it is not always used adequately to really analyze the challenge at hand.  That's my goal - to shoot with a purpose rather than the first impulse which tends to be, that's a beautiful flow, reproduce it and everyone will like it - snapshot. 

Do you use different focal lengths much?

Jack
Hi Jack. As for flowers, I use only  Canon EF 100L. I sometimes use Canon EF 85mm f1.8 for such portraits as follows:

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8845/28939858554_5e450e8223_z.jpg)

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8166/28940034604_1d30bfa035_z.jpg)

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8432/28939963534_59c1d53be4_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on September 09, 2016, 01:07:35 PM
Canon EF 50mm F1.8 II sometimes shines but I rarely use it now as it is not reliable from time to time.

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2839/9855837994_f9bf91c058_z_d.jpg)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on September 09, 2016, 01:23:46 PM
And Canon EF 24L II and 16-35 F4 are for environmental portraits or landscape.

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3667/9681936069_961c48979f_z_d.jpg)

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8198/29484963551_983f5c9f37_z_d.jpg)

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8779/29456031132_e40af71de8_z_d.jpg)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on September 09, 2016, 04:14:57 PM
Very nice Dien.  Thanks for the lowdown on what you're doing.  Looks like I should have visited Vietnam when I was looking for a wife! ;)

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on September 09, 2016, 04:33:11 PM
Perhaps I shouldn't display my incompetence but I've never done something like this and am learning on the fly.  Already I wish I could start over but it's glued on!  Anyway, it qualifies as a flower photo. ;)

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: privatebydesign on September 09, 2016, 07:32:08 PM
Perhaps I shouldn't display my incompetence but I've never done something like this and am learning on the fly.  Already I wish I could start over but it's glued on!  Anyway, it qualifies as a flower photo. ;)

Jack

Looks good to me Jack  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Ryananthony on September 09, 2016, 07:41:07 PM
Perhaps I shouldn't display my incompetence but I've never done something like this and am learning on the fly.  Already I wish I could start over but it's glued on!  Anyway, it qualifies as a flower photo. ;)

Jack

 :o impressive!
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on September 09, 2016, 09:05:26 PM
You guys are too nice.  At any rate the alternative was to leave it as weathered old concrete like it's been the past 40+ years.  This is the job that qualifies me for a new camera body!  If it's judged acceptable. :(

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dak723 on September 09, 2016, 09:30:08 PM
Lots of nice work here, but Dien - you are setting a high standard for the rest of us to shoot for!  Nice portraits, too - you obviously are expert at more than flowers!

Here are a couple more of mine:



 
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on September 09, 2016, 09:49:21 PM
dak723, these are really nice.  Dien puts a lot of thought into composition, that's for sure.

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on September 09, 2016, 10:17:17 PM
Very nice Dien.  Thanks for the lowdown on what you're doing.  Looks like I should have visited Vietnam when I was looking for a wife! ;)

Jack
One wife brings enough issues to deal with. Are you looking for more problems?
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on September 10, 2016, 12:24:46 AM
Very nice Dien.  Thanks for the lowdown on what you're doing.  Looks like I should have visited Vietnam when I was looking for a wife! ;)

Jack
One wife brings enough issues to deal with. Are you looking for more problems?

No, not a second one!  That was long ago. ;)

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: lion rock on September 10, 2016, 12:50:39 AM
Flowers and wives!
That's the start of a brilliant novel.
Guys, you are giving this thread move than great photos!
Good night.  I'm going to dream of them --- flowers and wife.
-r
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on September 10, 2016, 08:17:47 AM
Lots of nice work here, but Dien - you are setting a high standard for the rest of us to shoot for!  Nice portraits, too - you obviously are expert at more than flowers!

Here are a couple more of mine:
Thanks, Dak723. Very nice shots. Were these flowers taken under direct sunlight? It is wonderful that you keep them not overexposed and not losing the details. The textures are still there. It is not easy to take photos of white flowers as they are easily overexposed, especially under direct sunlight like this. However, the textures of the white flowers are still noticed. Nicely done.
Cheers, Dien
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on September 10, 2016, 08:23:28 AM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8269/29138613850_a2a326d4d6_z_d.jpg)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on September 10, 2016, 08:50:26 AM
Lovely shot, npdien.   :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on September 10, 2016, 09:09:28 AM
Here are a couple more of mine:


Very nice pictures. Well done, dak723   :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on September 11, 2016, 09:50:40 AM
Lovely shot, npdien.   :)
Thanks, Click.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on September 11, 2016, 09:51:13 AM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8401/29341029722_0e414112dd_z_d.jpg)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on September 11, 2016, 09:54:35 AM
Another beautiful picture. Well done, npdien.   :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on September 11, 2016, 12:03:18 PM
Another beautiful picture. Well done, npdien.   :)

+1

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dak723 on September 11, 2016, 12:28:09 PM
Thanks, Dak723. Very nice shots. Were these flowers taken under direct sunlight? It is wonderful that you keep them not overexposed and not losing the details. The textures are still there. It is not easy to take photos of white flowers as they are easily overexposed, especially under direct sunlight like this. However, the textures of the white flowers are still noticed. Nicely done.
Cheers, Dien

Yes, taken under direct sunlight - and, yes, white can be a problem! 

Your last couple pics are beautiful, as always!
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on September 12, 2016, 04:09:42 AM
Perhaps I shouldn't display my incompetence but I've never done something like this and am learning on the fly.  Already I wish I could start over but it's glued on!  Anyway, it qualifies as a flower photo. ;)
(http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=22225.0;attach=157993;image)
Jack
The planter looks impressive, Jack.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on September 12, 2016, 04:10:50 AM
Thanks, Dak723. Very nice shots. Were these flowers taken under direct sunlight? It is wonderful that you keep them not overexposed and not losing the details. The textures are still there. It is not easy to take photos of white flowers as they are easily overexposed, especially under direct sunlight like this. However, the textures of the white flowers are still noticed. Nicely done.
Cheers, Dien

Yes, taken under direct sunlight - and, yes, white can be a problem! 

Your last couple pics are beautiful, as always!
Thanks, Dak723.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on September 12, 2016, 04:12:01 AM
Another beautiful picture. Well done, npdien.   :)

+1

Jack
Thanks, Click and Jack.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on September 12, 2016, 04:13:31 AM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8430/28893951174_c1fe63650d_z_d.jpg)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: lion rock on September 12, 2016, 08:00:23 AM
One here shot yesterday under the full sun, >:(.
-r
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on September 12, 2016, 11:48:07 AM
Thanks Dien.  Any idea when you'll run out of new varieties to post? ;)  Amazing.

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: joe_r on September 12, 2016, 12:50:32 PM
The sunflowers in Maryland were in full bloom last weekend!

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8372/29445771696_62b6d1f6da.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/LS2h3U)Sunflower Field (https://flic.kr/p/LS2h3U) by Joe (https://www.flickr.com/photos/joe_r/), on Flickr

(https://c3.staticflickr.com/9/8196/28908435994_2d67290ebb.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/L3xhSf)With the Sun Behind (https://flic.kr/p/L3xhSf) by Joe (https://www.flickr.com/photos/joe_r/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: lion rock on September 12, 2016, 12:59:14 PM
Joe,
Brilliant.
-r
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on September 12, 2016, 01:02:43 PM
The sunflowers in Maryland were in full bloom last weekend!


I really like the first picture. Well done, Joe.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on September 12, 2016, 02:58:37 PM
The sunflowers in Maryland were in full bloom last weekend!


I really like the first picture. Well done, Joe.

Oh to be there in person!!

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on September 13, 2016, 02:32:53 AM
Thanks Dien.  Any idea when you'll run out of new varieties to post? ;)  Amazing.

Jack
Hi Jack. When running out of new varieties, I look at other people's photos on the Internet, especially online galleries of flower and plant stock photography in order to collect new ideas embedded in other people's interesting photos and then adapt them to suit my individual style and real situation. This is what people say "think globally and act locally". Thanks to the Internet, as a such global group of photographers, we hardly run out of ideas. In addition, I often find myself run out of idea when in front of some flowers and I don't know how to take nice photos of them. In this case, I often try to take some decent photos of them with a variety of angles. When back at home and blowing them up on the computer monitor, I may find the beauty of some of the pictures or learn new ideas about how to improve the composition next time, such as stepping back to widen the frame to include more branches and leaves... Here is a rose picture I took a year ago and now when revisiting it, I find it simple but not bad.
Cheers, Dien.

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8056/29477336835_3b8909dd5c_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on September 13, 2016, 04:01:39 AM
Dien, that's not too shabby. ;)

I'm trying to adapt in the way you suggest; similar to my construction projects.  Whatever I build I'm always pondering ways that it could be improved and always do better when I am redoing or repeating or modifying such things.  However, photographic framing is quite challenging to my brain.

No shots today, but I did gather some leaf candidates for another floating leaf shot, placing them in a neat pile where I can retrieve them tomorrow.  The previous leaf shot was just random but I thought why not try to redo it.  We'll see.

Should be sleeping but my back is aching from the granite. :)

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on September 13, 2016, 06:49:23 AM
Beautiful.   :)  Nicely done, npdien.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on September 14, 2016, 05:07:27 AM
Beautiful.   :)  Nicely done, npdien.

Thanks, Click.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on September 14, 2016, 05:08:18 AM
Dien, that's not too shabby. ;)

I'm trying to adapt in the way you suggest; similar to my construction projects.  Whatever I build I'm always pondering ways that it could be improved and always do better when I am redoing or repeating or modifying such things.  However, photographic framing is quite challenging to my brain.

No shots today, but I did gather some leaf candidates for another floating leaf shot, placing them in a neat pile where I can retrieve them tomorrow.  The previous leaf shot was just random but I thought why not try to redo it.  We'll see.

Should be sleeping but my back is aching from the granite. :)

Jack

Thanks, Jack. Here are some of the first autumn leaves.

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8048/29636324296_be75b8530b_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on September 14, 2016, 09:03:48 AM
Nice arrangement Dien.  Even my brain is catching on to what you're doing.

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: danski0224 on September 14, 2016, 08:19:07 PM
From the Archives :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on September 14, 2016, 08:23:57 PM
From the Archives :)

Very nice pictures. I especially like the second one. Beautiful colours.  8)  Well done.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: danski0224 on September 14, 2016, 08:30:40 PM
Very nice pictures. I especially like the second one. Beautiful colours.  8)  Well done.

Thanks Click.

Sometimes, you just don't know how the picture will turn out :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on September 14, 2016, 11:44:15 PM
From the Archives :)
Nice shots, Danski0224. I prefer the first one.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on September 15, 2016, 01:37:32 AM
From the Archives :)
Nice shots, Danski0224. I prefer the first one.

My vote too.

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on September 15, 2016, 05:14:21 AM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8365/29516821212_00b1f24ba5_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on September 15, 2016, 12:06:52 PM
Lovely, as usual.   :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on September 16, 2016, 02:51:48 AM
Lovely, as usual.   :)
Thanks, Click.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on September 16, 2016, 02:52:44 AM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8016/29570981191_8ef7d779b0_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on September 16, 2016, 07:03:47 AM
Eye candy, Dien.

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: lion rock on September 16, 2016, 07:56:56 AM
fine image.  Well done.
-r
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on September 16, 2016, 09:15:07 AM
Beautiful shot. Lovely light. I really like this picture.

Well done, npdien.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on September 17, 2016, 10:42:57 AM
Eye candy, Dien.

Jack

fine image.  Well done.
-r

Beautiful shot. Lovely light. I really like this picture.

Well done, npdien.

Thanks, Jack, Lion Rock and Click.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on September 17, 2016, 10:44:04 AM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8112/29541406472_963d44284d_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on September 17, 2016, 11:05:30 AM
Another beautiful picture. Nicely done, npdien.  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Lesmen27 on September 17, 2016, 11:40:52 AM
in the French Alps
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on September 17, 2016, 11:51:59 AM
in the French Alps

Very nice picture.   :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on September 17, 2016, 12:58:08 PM
in the French Alps

Very nice!  It almost seems to be alive, like a creature.

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: danski0224 on September 17, 2016, 05:49:20 PM
A little bit of color, B&W conversion and full spectrum IR :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on September 18, 2016, 03:12:53 AM
Went for a walk in the bush and this guy caught my attention.  6D 400 DO II X2 III MF 1/800 F4.5 ISO 800

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: lion rock on September 18, 2016, 07:32:05 AM
Jack,
Good one.
-r
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on September 18, 2016, 08:04:07 AM
Went for a walk in the bush and this guy caught my attention.  6D 400 DO II X2 III MF 1/800 F4.5 ISO 800

Nice one, Jack.  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: arthurbikemad on September 18, 2016, 08:09:54 AM
Tiny flowers

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/9/8516/29211237321_7cb2cc8b76_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Lvie9M)Summer 2016 (https://flic.kr/p/Lvie9M) by  (https://www.flickr.com/photos/135736949@N08/), on Flickr

(https://c8.staticflickr.com/9/8215/29289786775_80ecb7d03f_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/LCePaH)Summer 2016 (https://flic.kr/p/LCePaH) by  (https://www.flickr.com/photos/135736949@N08/), on Flickr

End of flower

(https://c7.staticflickr.com/9/8513/29001487390_948bc03d63_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/LbLcNE)Summer 2016 (https://flic.kr/p/LbLcNE) by  (https://www.flickr.com/photos/135736949@N08/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: danski0224 on September 18, 2016, 08:11:00 AM
Went for a walk in the bush and this guy caught my attention.  6D 400 DO II X2 III MF 1/800 F4.5 ISO 800

Jack

Nice. Have you tried extension tubes to get the MFD down?
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on September 18, 2016, 08:20:03 AM
Tiny flowers

I really like the first picture.  :)  Nicely done, Arthur.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on September 18, 2016, 09:42:15 AM
A little bit of color, B&W conversion and full spectrum IR :)
Interesting series, Danski0224
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on September 18, 2016, 09:44:08 AM
in the French Alps

Very nice!  It almost seems to be alive, like a creature.

Jack
I also think so. Nice shot, Lesmen27.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on September 18, 2016, 09:45:05 AM
Went for a walk in the bush and this guy caught my attention.  6D 400 DO II X2 III MF 1/800 F4.5 ISO 800

Jack
Nice shot, Jack.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on September 18, 2016, 09:47:24 AM
Tiny flowers

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/9/8516/29211237321_7cb2cc8b76_m.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Lvie9M)Summer 2016 (https://flic.kr/p/Lvie9M) by Arthur Rudd (https://www.flickr.com/photos/135736949@N08/), on Flickr

(https://c8.staticflickr.com/9/8215/29289786775_80ecb7d03f_m.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/LCePaH)Summer 2016 (https://flic.kr/p/LCePaH) by Arthur Rudd (https://www.flickr.com/photos/135736949@N08/), on Flickr

End of flower

(https://c7.staticflickr.com/9/8513/29001487390_948bc03d63_m.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/LbLcNE)Summer 2016 (https://flic.kr/p/LbLcNE) by Arthur Rudd (https://www.flickr.com/photos/135736949@N08/), on Flickr

Messing around

(https://c3.staticflickr.com/1/666/21705460178_ce3411a5d3_m.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/z53a73)Another daytime flower.. (https://flic.kr/p/z53a73) by Arthur Rudd (https://www.flickr.com/photos/135736949@N08/), on Flickr
Nice shots, Arthurbikemad.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on September 18, 2016, 09:48:36 AM
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Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on September 18, 2016, 09:52:05 AM
Beautiful picture, npdien.   :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on September 18, 2016, 12:48:12 PM
Went for a walk in the bush and this guy caught my attention.  6D 400 DO II X2 III MF 1/800 F4.5 ISO 800

Jack

Nice. Have you tried extension tubes to get the MFD down?

Thanks guys.

danski0224, you know that's the one thing I don't like about the 400 compared to my 300 - MFD.  And to make matters worse, the longer the FL the less effective are the tubes for close ups.  However, if I think I'm going to do more of this kind of thing with the lens that's the only solution cause 11' is not good (in this case the subject was behind a large puddle so 300 wouldn't have helped me).  I wish I could persuade Canon to incorporate close up like the 24-70 on their hand-held big whites.

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: arthurbikemad on September 18, 2016, 12:51:35 PM
Thanks All.  Some great pics in here!
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: danski0224 on September 18, 2016, 12:53:25 PM
I use a 25mm tube all the time, it works great. 400mm just a few feet away doesn't really need "magnification" because many flowers will nearly fill the frame.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on September 18, 2016, 12:59:19 PM
I use a 25mm tube all the time, it works great. 400mm just a few feet away doesn't really need "magnification" because many flowers will nearly fill the frame.

Agree, but it's not always flowers.  It may be bugs (like flittering butterflies) or other oddities and interspersed so that means in any moment there is a decision to make to add it or not.  Not an overly big deal though.

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: danski0224 on September 18, 2016, 01:03:55 PM
Yes, switching it out is a pain.

One solution would be 2 of the 400 DO lenses and 2 bodies :-)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on September 18, 2016, 04:59:03 PM
Yes, switching it out is a pain.

One solution would be 2 of the 400 DO lenses and 2 bodies :-)

I think you may have confused me with that rich AlanF character that has money to burn! ;)

And then I'd need an assistant to carry the extra camera.  Just once I hiked with a 1D4 and 300 2.8 and 6D and 70-200 2.8 around my neck and that was enough of that! :)

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: lion rock on September 18, 2016, 09:50:51 PM
Some shot this morning.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: lion rock on September 18, 2016, 09:52:48 PM
B&H had a Lensbaby sale last week and I got one. 
Shot this one with it.
-r
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on September 19, 2016, 06:48:03 AM
Nice shots, Lion Rock.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on September 19, 2016, 06:48:22 AM
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Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: lion rock on September 19, 2016, 06:57:31 AM
Thanks npdien.
Still a ways from yours.
You have a beautiful orchid here.
-r
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on September 19, 2016, 07:20:39 AM
Lovely.  Nicely done, npdien.   :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: danski0224 on September 19, 2016, 05:20:06 PM
I think you may have confused me with that rich AlanF character that has money to burn! ;)

And then I'd need an assistant to carry the extra camera.  Just once I hiked with a 1D4 and 300 2.8 and 6D and 70-200 2.8 around my neck and that was enough of that! :)

Jack

If you were rich, you would need 3x of each- one with the 25mm tube, one with the 1.4xIII and one bare. It would be difficult to choose the camera bodies. Maybe a 1DXII, a 5DS(r) and just for the heck of it, a 5DIV. A 7DII as a backup :)

I'd be tired with all of that around my neck too. That's why I have a backpack or bag :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: danski0224 on September 19, 2016, 05:21:14 PM
Interesting series, Danski0224

Thanks
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Valvebounce on September 19, 2016, 08:37:43 PM
Hi lion rock.
That is quite some effect that the lens baby gives you. Which lens is it please, I just looked and they do so many.
So many very nice shots here, truly inspiring, I have been pointing the camera at flowers to try to get a nice shot but all mine are just something and nothing mostly nothing shots. Thanks for sharing.

Cheers, Graham.

B&H had a Lensbaby sale last week and I got one. 
Shot this one with it.
-r
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: lion rock on September 19, 2016, 09:03:36 PM
Valvebounce,
You're praising me too much; I'm truly humbled.
The lens I got was Lensbaby Composer Pro installed with "Sweet 35 (mm)" optics.
There is a range of 4-5 optics you can interchange with the Sweet 35.
The lens is fully manual, gives you aperture and focus control and won't report them to the camera.  My issue is I forget to close the aperture after focusing with wide open.  You'll also have to adjust for ISO and shutter speed for proper exposure.  I'm not that good at remembering all the procedures.
Honestly, it is a good diversion away from perfect shots.
Attached, not a floral one, but the moss may qualify for it.  Also shot with the Lensbaby.
-r

Hi lion rock.
That is quite some effect that the lens baby gives you. Which lens is it please, I just looked and they do so many.
So many very nice shots here, truly inspiring, I have been pointing the camera at flowers to try to get a nice shot but all mine are just something and nothing mostly nothing shots. Thanks for sharing.

Cheers, Graham.

B&H had a Lensbaby sale last week and I got one. 
Shot this one with it.
-r
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on September 20, 2016, 04:38:19 AM
Thanks npdien.
Still a ways from yours.
You have a beautiful orchid here.
-r

Thanks, Lion Rock. In a certain aspect, a good photographer is a person who has taken a lot of photos but also has scrapped many dull ones of them. If we have yet to take as good pictures as someone, it is because we haven't yet taken and scrapped so many pictures as he has. 
Cheers, Dien
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on September 20, 2016, 05:29:11 AM
Lovely.  Nicely done, npdien.   :)
Thanks, Click.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on September 20, 2016, 05:39:06 AM
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Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on September 20, 2016, 11:45:34 PM
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Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on September 21, 2016, 03:14:08 AM
npdien, so many nice flowers!

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on September 21, 2016, 07:25:31 AM
Nice pictures, npdien.    :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on September 22, 2016, 01:43:23 AM
Nice pictures, npdien.    :)

npdien, so many nice flowers!

Jack

Thanks, Jack and Click.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on September 22, 2016, 01:44:24 AM
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Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on September 22, 2016, 06:41:43 AM
Another lovely picture, npdien.   :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on September 22, 2016, 11:39:48 AM
Another lovely picture, npdien.   :)

Just enough blue. :)

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Valvebounce on September 22, 2016, 08:05:11 PM
Hi Dien.
This is a really philosophical way of looking at photography, and one of the most things, it made me feel like I still have a chance, thanks.
So many great shots from everyone.

Cheers, Graham.

Thanks, Lion Rock. In a certain aspect, a good photographer is a person who has taken a lot of photos but also has scrapped many dull ones of them. If we have yet to take as good pictures as someone, it is because we haven't yet taken and scrapped so many pictures as he has. 
Cheers, Dien
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on September 23, 2016, 01:16:45 AM
Hi Dien.
This is a really philosophical way of looking at photography, and one of the most things, it made me feel like I still have a chance, thanks.
So many great shots from everyone.

Cheers, Graham.

Thanks, Lion Rock. In a certain aspect, a good photographer is a person who has taken a lot of photos but also has scrapped many dull ones of them. If we have yet to take as good pictures as someone, it is because we haven't yet taken and scrapped so many pictures as he has. 
Cheers, Dien
In addition, we may improve our photos if we don't lose our own lessons learned from our photos taken previously, Graham.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on September 23, 2016, 01:17:38 AM
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Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on September 23, 2016, 02:18:24 AM
Dien, I value the free lessons daily and am trying to educate my eye.  I am slowly catching on. Unfortunately, no shooting recently other than a bird or two ;)

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: lion rock on September 23, 2016, 08:34:12 AM
npdien,
Another winner!
Frankly, I do have loads of discards, though not deleted from computer, just moved into a folder labeled "no good".  It is quite substantial, ;(. !
CR is really a very good place to learn.
-r

Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on September 23, 2016, 08:48:52 AM
I really like this shot, npdien.  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on September 23, 2016, 09:58:56 PM
Dashed out as the sun was setting after this little guy caught my eye.  ISO 10 000 unfortunately.

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on September 23, 2016, 11:10:51 PM
Nicely done, Jack.   :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on September 23, 2016, 11:36:10 PM
Nicely done, Jack.   :)

Thanks click.  That yellow was so striking in contrast.  It's a very colorful time here right now, but not for much longer.

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on September 24, 2016, 12:51:00 PM
Dashed out as the sun was setting after this little guy caught my eye.  ISO 10 000 unfortunately.

Jack
I like the interesting colors of the leaves and flowers in the picture, Jack.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on September 24, 2016, 01:12:56 PM
npdien,
Another winner!
Frankly, I do have loads of discards, though not deleted from computer, just moved into a folder labeled "no good".  It is quite substantial, ;(. !
CR is really a very good place to learn.
-r
Dien, I value the free lessons daily and am trying to educate my eye.  I am slowly catching on. Unfortunately, no shooting recently other than a bird or two ;)

Jack
I really like this shot, npdien.  :)

Thanks Lion Rock, Jack and Click.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on September 24, 2016, 01:13:26 PM
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Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on September 24, 2016, 01:13:34 PM
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7375/27578429585_8d81ef8a91_z.jpg)

Thanks Dien.  Nice shot - did you find them exactly like this? ;)

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on September 25, 2016, 12:16:33 PM
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Thanks Dien.  Nice shot - did you find them exactly like this? ;)

Jack
They grow on the fence and I have arranged for them to congregate. Thanks, Jack.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on September 25, 2016, 12:42:36 PM
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Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: lion rock on September 25, 2016, 12:47:23 PM
!   So nice, npdien!
-r
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on September 25, 2016, 03:55:35 PM
Beautiful. Keep posting, npdien.   :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: nats1mom on September 25, 2016, 05:20:01 PM
Macro of seedlings growing in the "garden." Canon Macro 100mm L IS USM
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on September 25, 2016, 10:21:59 PM
Really nice, nats1mom.

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on September 25, 2016, 10:27:24 PM
The birdseed falls down from the feeder into the observatory evestrough and various plants grows all mixed together.  14' of eavestrough is a little garden!  Shot from the ground using the 400 DO II X1.4

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: lion rock on September 25, 2016, 10:30:07 PM
pretty nice, Jack.  I like.
-r
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on September 25, 2016, 10:33:52 PM
pretty nice, Jack.  I like.
-r

Glad you do Riley. Thanks.  That was my little break from my pain in the butt planter activity.  I'll be updating you shortly.  Things have really gotten out of hand. ;)

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on September 26, 2016, 05:10:43 AM
The birdseed falls down from the feeder into the observatory evestrough and various plants grows all mixed together.  14' of eavestrough is a little garden!  Shot from the ground using the 400 DO II X1.4

Jack
Nice shot with creamy background, Jack.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on September 26, 2016, 05:12:27 AM
pretty nice, Jack.  I like.
-r

Glad you do Riley. Thanks.  That was my little break from my pain in the butt planter activity.  I'll be updating you shortly.  Things have really gotten out of hand. ;)

Jack
Hope your back will get well soon, Jack.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: danski0224 on September 26, 2016, 05:37:41 AM
A few from Yesterday :)

Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on September 26, 2016, 05:59:13 AM
Beautiful. Keep posting, npdien.   :)

!   So nice, npdien!
-r

Thanks Riley and Click.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on September 26, 2016, 06:05:47 AM
A few from Yesterday :)
Very nice shots, Danski0224. They look vintage.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on September 26, 2016, 06:56:29 AM
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Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on September 26, 2016, 08:12:39 AM
Very nice shot, npdien.  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on September 26, 2016, 10:21:48 AM
Thanks and great shots everyone.  This is a nice thread with no bickering! ;)

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: nats1mom on September 26, 2016, 05:21:02 PM
Really nice, nats1mom.

Jack

Thank you very much Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Ryananthony on September 26, 2016, 05:58:01 PM
Autumn is with us, the leaves are changing colour, and soon the days will be short. Can it be summer already?
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on September 26, 2016, 05:59:30 PM
So sad! But then we get those beautiful snow scenes!  :)

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on September 27, 2016, 04:55:20 AM
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Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on September 27, 2016, 06:13:50 AM
Very nice picture. Well done, npdien.  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: nats1mom on September 27, 2016, 06:35:10 PM
Photo captured at local Arboretum
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on September 28, 2016, 01:53:11 AM
Wow, that's one wild looking flower, very nice shot, nats1mom.

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on September 28, 2016, 07:52:09 AM
Wow, that's one wild looking flower, very nice shot, nats1mom.

Jack

+1 Well done,  nats1mom.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: nats1mom on September 28, 2016, 12:02:28 PM
Thank you Jack. Thank you Click! Appreciate the kind words  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: danski0224 on September 28, 2016, 04:04:59 PM
Photo captured at local Arboretum

Nice. I think the common name is passion flower. They are neat looking.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on September 29, 2016, 04:38:27 AM
Very nice picture. Well done, npdien.  :)
Thanks, Click.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on September 29, 2016, 04:38:47 AM
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5771/29667809190_4685210f1d_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on September 29, 2016, 11:15:36 AM
Dien, very nice.  Your compositional brain never stops chugging away and it's helping me to strive for more creativity.

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on September 29, 2016, 10:34:57 PM
Rose...
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: lion rock on September 29, 2016, 10:37:03 PM
I'm adding a couple here.
-r
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: lion rock on September 29, 2016, 10:38:16 PM
Oh, one more.
-r
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on September 29, 2016, 11:31:42 PM
Rose...
Nice shot, Dpc.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on September 29, 2016, 11:33:15 PM
I'm adding a couple here.
-r
Nicely done, Lion Rock. I like the first one of the trio.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on September 29, 2016, 11:35:17 PM
Dien, very nice.  Your compositional brain never stops chugging away and it's helping me to strive for more creativity.

Jack
Thanks, Jack.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on September 29, 2016, 11:40:31 PM
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Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on September 30, 2016, 12:21:46 AM
Very nice DPC and Riley!  What's that pinky red flower?

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: lion rock on September 30, 2016, 02:16:11 AM
Thanks npdien.

Thanks Jack.  I don't know what's the name of the bush, though the color is unusual.  Did you see the faint damselfly on the left of the bush?
-r
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on September 30, 2016, 02:19:42 AM
No but I do now. ;)

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on September 30, 2016, 08:05:56 AM
 8)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on September 30, 2016, 08:06:35 AM
Very nice DPC and Riley!  What's that pinky red flower?

Jack


Thanks, Jack.  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on September 30, 2016, 08:07:30 AM
Rose...
Nice shot, Dpc.

Thanks, npdien.  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on September 30, 2016, 09:52:19 AM
Lion rock, npdien, dpc
Beautiful shots, guys. Well done.  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: lion rock on September 30, 2016, 10:06:58 AM
Thanks for the kind words, Click.
-r
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on September 30, 2016, 11:57:28 AM
Lion rock, npdien, dpc
Beautiful shots, guys. Well done.  :)


Thanks!  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on September 30, 2016, 01:22:51 PM
Lion rock, npdien, dpc
Beautiful shots, guys. Well done.  :)
Thanks, Click.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on September 30, 2016, 01:23:20 PM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8066/29960578115_8900e4eeb4_c.jpg)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on September 30, 2016, 01:25:46 PM
Pampas grass  8)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on September 30, 2016, 01:30:45 PM
Fall colours...
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on September 30, 2016, 02:05:17 PM


Lovely. Nicely done.   :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on October 01, 2016, 08:42:52 AM
 :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on October 01, 2016, 09:12:24 AM
Nice one, dpc.   :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on October 01, 2016, 09:49:45 AM
Nice one, dpc.   :)


Thanks, Click. 😎
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: lion rock on October 01, 2016, 02:51:26 PM
One from this morning.
-r
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on October 01, 2016, 07:10:00 PM
One from this morning.
-r

Striking with nice bokeh.

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: lion rock on October 01, 2016, 07:21:34 PM
Thank you Jack.
-r
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on October 01, 2016, 08:20:31 PM
One from this morning.
-r

Striking with nice bokeh.

Jack

+1 Nicely done, lion rock  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: lion rock on October 01, 2016, 08:39:09 PM
Thank you Click.
-r
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on October 01, 2016, 11:17:41 PM
Looking through the boughs in a cedar forest in the Rocky Mountains of western Canada
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on October 02, 2016, 04:19:24 AM
Looking through the boughs in a cedar forest in the Rocky Mountains of western Canada

All I had to do was breathe in.  Wish those cedars were in my yard.

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on October 02, 2016, 09:01:07 AM
Looking through the boughs in a cedar forest in the Rocky Mountains of western Canada

All I had to do was breathe in.  Wish those cedars were in my yard.

Jack

Me too!
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on October 02, 2016, 09:03:26 AM
Cone flowers  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: lion rock on October 02, 2016, 09:15:36 AM
dpc,
Those are nice!
No 1 is the best!
-r
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on October 02, 2016, 09:26:42 AM
dpc,
Those are nice!
No 1 is the best!
-r

Thanks, Lion Rock!  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on October 02, 2016, 09:41:03 AM
dpc,
Those are nice!
No 1 is the best!
-r

+1 It looks like a painting. 

Nicely done, dpc.   :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: lion rock on October 02, 2016, 09:53:47 AM
Yes, dpc, would be nice to paint this.
And may I have your permission to have my wife paint this in watercolor?
A couple of samples of her portfolio.
Thanks.
-r

dpc,
Those are nice!
No 1 is the best!
-r

+1 It looks like a painting. 

Nicely done, dpc.   :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on October 02, 2016, 10:25:42 AM
dpc,
Those are nice!
No 1 is the best!
-r

+1 It looks like a painting. 

Nicely done, dpc.   :)

Thanks, Click! 🤓
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on October 02, 2016, 10:36:59 AM
Yes, dpc, would be nice to paint this.
And may I have your permission to have my wife paint this in watercolor?
A couple of samples of her portfolio.
Thanks.
-r

dpc,
Those are nice!
No 1 is the best!
-r

+1 It looks like a painting. 

Nicely done, dpc.   :)


Your wife does nice work, Lion Rock. Yes, she can use any of my pictures as models for her paintings. 😎
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: lion rock on October 02, 2016, 10:44:23 AM
doc,
Many thanks!  Much appreciate.
A plug for her:  She's having a one woman show in Suffolk, VA., about 6 hours drive from us in 2 weeks.
-r

dpc,
Those are nice!
No 1 is the best!
-r

Thanks, Lion Rock!  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on October 02, 2016, 11:41:45 AM
Riley, post more paintings from time to time.

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: lion rock on October 02, 2016, 12:18:52 PM
Jack,
Your wish is my command!
She sent a catalog of 30 paintings to Suffolk.
Here are 2 more.  Hope you enjoy.
Now, these are off topic, though.  Please don't get upset at me.
-r
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on October 02, 2016, 12:53:48 PM
She's got talent. Lovely paintings.  8)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: lion rock on October 02, 2016, 01:05:12 PM
Click,
Thank you for the kind words.  Much appreciate on her behalf.
-r

She's got talent. Lovely paintings.  8)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on October 02, 2016, 01:53:13 PM
Click,
Thank you for the kind words.  Much appreciate on her behalf.
-r

She's got talent. Lovely paintings.  8)

I have it from Private by Design that it's OK to be off topic.  Thanks and remember to post more from time to time.

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on October 02, 2016, 02:57:34 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on October 02, 2016, 05:18:11 PM
That's a very nice shot, DPC.  Do you have any thoughts relative to the highlights of the water, which to me are a little distracting, perhaps they could be toned down??

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on October 02, 2016, 05:56:24 PM
That's a very nice shot, DPC.  Do you have any thoughts relative to the highlights of the water, which to me are a little distracting, perhaps they could be toned down??

Jack


Hi Jack! I appreciate your question regarding the highlights. I have to confess that I don't find them distracting. My eye is drawn to the flower without the highlights being in any way a distraction. However, I know this is a matter of personal taste. I may try bringing the highlights down to see how the picture looks to me. 😎
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: lion rock on October 02, 2016, 06:47:32 PM
dpc,
winner!
the highlight looks to me like mirror, not so bad.  but I wouldn't mind seeing what Jack suggests.
great shoot.
-r
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: danski0224 on October 02, 2016, 08:50:46 PM
Some from today  ;)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on October 02, 2016, 09:59:56 PM
That's a very nice shot, DPC.  Do you have any thoughts relative to the highlights of the water, which to me are a little distracting, perhaps they could be toned down??

Jack

Jack, hi! I went back to the original RAW file. I really can't reduce the highlights in any way that produces a decent result, at least to my eyes.  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: privatebydesign on October 02, 2016, 10:18:38 PM
That's a very nice shot, DPC.  Do you have any thoughts relative to the highlights of the water, which to me are a little distracting, perhaps they could be toned down??

Jack

Jack, hi! I went back to the original RAW file. I really can't reduce the highlights in any way that produces a decent result, at least to my eyes.  :)

If you chose to the way I would approach it would be to make a blue gradient from two background samples from bottom left to top right, to maintain an accurate fade, on a new color layer. Then use blending mode and blend style to taste. This would maintain the colors and the natural fade and stop any pixels falling to absolute white.

It can be very subtle and is the kind of thing that makes a huge difference to a print but little difference to most viewers on browsers with their screens turned up way too bright.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on October 02, 2016, 11:29:06 PM
That's a very nice shot, DPC.  Do you have any thoughts relative to the highlights of the water, which to me are a little distracting, perhaps they could be toned down??

Jack

Jack, hi! I went back to the original RAW file. I really can't reduce the highlights in any way that produces a decent result, at least to my eyes.  :)

If you chose to the way I would approach it would be to make a blue gradient from two background samples from bottom left to top right, to maintain an accurate fade, on a new color layer. Then use blending mode and blend style to taste. This would maintain the colors and the natural fade and stop any pixels falling to absolute white.

It can be very subtle and is the kind of thing that makes a huge difference to a print but little difference to most viewers on browsers with their screens turned up way too bright.


Thanks for the suggestion.  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on October 03, 2016, 12:26:35 AM
Yes, dpc, would be nice to paint this.
And may I have your permission to have my wife paint this in watercolor?
A couple of samples of her portfolio.
Thanks.
-r

dpc,
Those are nice!
No 1 is the best!
-r

+1 It looks like a painting. 

Nicely done, dpc.   :)

Very nice paintings. Your wife is really talented, Lion Rock.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on October 03, 2016, 12:27:40 AM
Some from today  ;)
Nice shots, Danski0224. I like the second one of the trio best.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on October 03, 2016, 12:29:32 AM
Looking through the boughs in a cedar forest in the Rocky Mountains of western Canada

(http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=22225.0;attach=158872;image)

The colors are fantastic, Dpc.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on October 03, 2016, 12:32:48 AM
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7783/29630112172_067e050328_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: lion rock on October 03, 2016, 02:13:24 AM
Thank you, npdien, for the kind words.  Appreciate it.
You seem to have a great variety of flowering plants.  Keep your photos coming.
-r
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on October 03, 2016, 06:16:54 AM
Some from today  ;)

Nice shots, Danski0224.  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on October 03, 2016, 06:17:27 AM
Lovely picture, npdien.  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: danski0224 on October 03, 2016, 06:22:14 AM
Thanks Click and npdien.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on October 04, 2016, 07:19:14 AM
Lovely picture, npdien.  :)

Thank you, npdien, for the kind words.  Appreciate it.
You seem to have a great variety of flowering plants.  Keep your photos coming.
-r

Thanks, Lion Rock and Click.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on October 04, 2016, 07:19:56 AM
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5781/30108666155_8ce0b43539_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on October 04, 2016, 12:27:47 PM
Looking through the boughs in a cedar forest in the Rocky Mountains of western Canada

(http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=22225.0;attach=158872;image)

The colors are fantastic, Dpc.


Thanks!  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on October 04, 2016, 12:30:24 PM
I posted this in another forum, but it goes here as well. Not flowers, of course, but definitely "other flora".

Cedar forest in the mountains of the Canadian Rocky Mountains a week ago Saturday.  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: chrysoberyl on October 04, 2016, 03:02:20 PM
Asiatic Dayflower.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: lion rock on October 04, 2016, 03:03:07 PM
chrysoberyl,
very nice.
-r
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on October 04, 2016, 03:12:06 PM
Asiatic Dayflower.

Lovely. Nicely done.   :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: chrysoberyl on October 04, 2016, 03:43:56 PM
chrysoberyl,
very nice.
-r
Asiatic Dayflower.

Lovely. Nicely done.   :)

Thank you and thank you!
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on October 04, 2016, 04:00:37 PM
Asiatic Dayflower.


Very nice picture of a beautiful flower.  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on October 05, 2016, 12:16:54 PM
(http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=22225.0;attach=158952;image)
I posted this in another forum, but it goes here as well. Not flowers, of course, but definitely "other flora".

Cedar forest in the mountains of the Canadian Rocky Mountains a week ago Saturday.  :)

Nice landscape, Dpc.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on October 05, 2016, 12:18:03 PM
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7488/27343778953_dd0b36c948_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on October 05, 2016, 12:23:13 PM
(http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=22225.0;attach=158952;image)
I posted this in another forum, but it goes here as well. Not flowers, of course, but definitely "other flora".

Cedar forest in the mountains of the Canadian Rocky Mountains a week ago Saturday.  :)

Nice landscape, Dpc.


Thanks, npdien.  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on October 06, 2016, 05:38:50 AM
Well, since I got away with it last time I thought I'd post an update to my planter as another "flower shot".  ;)

This has turned into a small nightmare since today I was working with outside temperatures around 2C and it was windy and not much sun. :(

Remaining (if you have an imagination) is some mountain peaks and their reflection in the water below.  I only have the bluish granite that represents the water flowing under the bridge.  Yes that's supposed to be a bridge!  Cutting granite to a fine point is ...... a pain, since it almost always fractures.  The planter should have been "trued up" but I was careless and so there is a little unevenness to the surface that I'll have to polish down in places - ugh.

There, now I feel better.  Hopefully I have some sympathy from CR members. :'(

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: lion rock on October 06, 2016, 07:02:04 AM
Jack,
Sorry I can't give you sympathy  8) !
I can, however, give you high praise.
The bridge is the first thing I noticed and the scene beyond the bridge, too.  Completely well done  ;D ;D !
Great job.  Keep warm and chip away!
-r

Well, since I got away with it last time I thought I'd post an update to my planter as another "flower shot".  ;)

This has turned into a small nightmare since today I was working with outside temperatures around 2C and it was windy and not much sun. :(

Remaining (if you have an imagination) is some mountain peaks and their reflection in the water below.  I only have the bluish granite that represents the water flowing under the bridge.  Yes that's supposed to be a bridge!  Cutting granite to a fine point is ...... a pain, since it almost always fractures.  The planter should have been "trued up" but I was careless and so there is a little unevenness to the surface that I'll have to polish down in places - ugh.

There, now I feel better.  Hopefully I have some sympathy from CR members. :'(

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on October 06, 2016, 08:03:18 AM

(http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=22225.0;attach=159045;image)

Well, since I got away with it last time I thought I'd post an update to my planter as another "flower shot".  ;)

This has turned into a small nightmare since today I was working with outside temperatures around 2C and it was windy and not much sun. :(

Remaining (if you have an imagination) is some mountain peaks and their reflection in the water below.  I only have the bluish granite that represents the water flowing under the bridge.  Yes that's supposed to be a bridge!  Cutting granite to a fine point is ...... a pain, since it almost always fractures.  The planter should have been "trued up" but I was careless and so there is a little unevenness to the surface that I'll have to polish down in places - ugh.

There, now I feel better.  Hopefully I have some sympathy from CR members. :'(

Jack
Truly amazing. What a fantastic achievement! Certainly a lot of complexity in it. Now, I know why you have complained about your backache. Well done and hope that you can now get some well-earned rest over the weekend.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on October 06, 2016, 08:05:04 AM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8404/30035823432_eca85d5be8_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: lion rock on October 06, 2016, 08:21:01 AM
Nice!
-r


Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on October 06, 2016, 09:10:06 AM
Jack,
Sorry I can't give you sympathy  8) !
I can, however, give you high praise.

+1  Great job. Well done, Jack.   :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on October 06, 2016, 09:13:54 AM
Nice picture, npdien.   :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: joe_r on October 06, 2016, 09:23:53 AM
After seeing the beautiful work by npdien and others, I realized that maybe I should take a step back once in a while and not do such close ups and abstract shots all the time. Here's one attempt I was pretty happy with:

(https://c7.staticflickr.com/9/8503/29790189142_b738d03250.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MosvmJ)End of Summer (https://flic.kr/p/MosvmJ) by Joe (https://www.flickr.com/photos/joe_r/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: lion rock on October 06, 2016, 09:25:53 AM
Great.
-r

After seeing the beautiful work by npdien and others, I realized that maybe I should take a step back once in a while and not do such close ups and abstract shots all the time. Here's one attempt I was pretty happy with:

,on Flickr
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on October 06, 2016, 09:26:51 AM
Lovely. Very nice picture, Joe.  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Valvebounce on October 06, 2016, 09:38:25 AM
Ok Jack. 
As no one else was giving any, you have my sympathy for having to work outside in 2 celsius temperatures with wind and not much sun, you have my sympathy for your backache, and not being able to spend much time on your photography, but wow, what a scene you have created there, truly fabulous. I think after that you deserve to take some time with your new cameras, yes one of each that you want (I think you have earned at least two) and go take some shots before the snow.
I can only imagine the patience you have needed to cut that lot to fit and look how you wanted it. Well done sir.

Cheers, Graham.

Well, since I got away with it last time I thought I'd post an update to my planter as another "flower shot".  ;)

This has turned into a small nightmare since today I was working with outside temperatures around 2C and it was windy and not much sun. :(

Remaining (if you have an imagination) is some mountain peaks and their reflection in the water below.  I only have the bluish granite that represents the water flowing under the bridge.  Yes that's supposed to be a bridge!  Cutting granite to a fine point is ...... a pain, since it almost always fractures.  The planter should have been "trued up" but I was careless and so there is a little unevenness to the surface that I'll have to polish down in places - ugh.

There, now I feel better.  Hopefully I have some sympathy from CR members. :'(

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on October 06, 2016, 10:34:31 AM
After seeing the beautiful work by npdien and others, I realized that maybe I should take a step back once in a while and not do such close ups and abstract shots all the time. Here's one attempt I was pretty happy with:

(https://c7.staticflickr.com/9/8503/29790189142_b738d03250.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MosvmJ)End of Summer (https://flic.kr/p/MosvmJ) by Joe (https://www.flickr.com/photos/joe_r/), on Flickr


Very nice! Love the colours and composition.  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on October 06, 2016, 10:35:04 AM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8404/30035823432_eca85d5be8_z.jpg)


Very, very nice!  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on October 06, 2016, 10:36:22 AM
Ripe wheat field last week...  8)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on October 06, 2016, 11:01:12 AM
 :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on October 06, 2016, 11:34:50 AM
 :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: lion rock on October 06, 2016, 11:47:42 AM
dpc,
Very nice!
-r

:)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on October 06, 2016, 12:29:54 PM
dpc,
Very nice!
-r

:)

Thanks!  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on October 06, 2016, 12:35:10 PM
Roses...
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on October 06, 2016, 01:22:05 PM
After seeing the beautiful work by npdien and others, I realized that maybe I should take a step back once in a while and not do such close ups and abstract shots all the time. Here's one attempt I was pretty happy with:

(https://c7.staticflickr.com/9/8503/29790189142_b738d03250.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MosvmJ)End of Summer (https://flic.kr/p/MosvmJ) by Joe (https://www.flickr.com/photos/joe_r/), on Flickr

Exactly what entered my head a while back.  In fact that's my goal now with other subjects such as birds.  Not everyone wants to see a sterile clinical shot of a subject for science purposes.  I've at least gotten that into my head.  Neither are very predictable good poses always great either.  It comes down to originality and being willing to step out of the box.  So I seem to know this but why can't I do it! :(

Nice shot!

For those of you sympathizing with my planter project and sore back, thanks truly.  This one example is a snapshot of my whole life of similar projects.  Once a fool always a fool.

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on October 06, 2016, 01:24:23 PM
DPC, you sure get around finding the most interesting subjects - good stuff.  Makes me also want to see what's out there and photograph it.

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on October 06, 2016, 01:27:43 PM
DPC, you sure get around finding the most interesting subjects - good stuff.  Makes me also want to see what's out there and photograph it.

Jack


Thanks, Jack. I wish I got around more.  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Valvebounce on October 06, 2016, 07:40:35 PM
Hi dpc.
Nice series of shots, I really like dsf1200.

Cheers, Graham.

:)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Valvebounce on October 06, 2016, 07:44:11 PM
Hi dpc.
Nice shot of what I have found to be quite a difficult subject to get a shot that looks good. In anther post you mentioned the first snow, I hope this farmer got his wheat in before the snow.

Cheers, Graham.

Ripe wheat field last week...  8)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on October 06, 2016, 07:48:55 PM
Ripe wheat field last week...  8)

Nice shot, dpc.   8)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on October 06, 2016, 08:34:00 PM
Hi dpc.
Nice series of shots, I really like dsf1200.

Cheers, Graham.

:)

Thanks Graham!  :) :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: lion rock on October 06, 2016, 08:34:33 PM
Jack,
I edited out a bit of your statements, but left the key points are intact.
"Originality" and "different than the masses."  Those are what we should strive to do.  I have a friend who works as a newspaper photographer who invited me to my school's football game and he said I should take "art" photo of the game!  I guess we should try his suggestion.  Any idea how, Jack?
On the other hand, photos are a records of what we want to see, can we take a real scene and convert it artistically?
I struggle.

Don't be so hard on yourself, we all have "why didn't I do it another way" moments.  I still think you make the planter were well.  I guess you've made it artistically, really!
-r

In fact that's my goal now with other subjects such as birds.  Not everyone wants to see a sterile clinical shot of a subject for science purposes. It comes down to originality and being willing to step out of the box.  So I seem to know this but why can't I do it! :(

Nice shot!

For those of you sympathizing with my planter project and sore back, thanks truly.  This one example is a snapshot of my whole life of similar projects.  Once a fool always a fool.

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on October 06, 2016, 08:35:06 PM
Hi dpc.
Nice shot of what I have found to be quite a difficult subject to get a shot that looks good. In anther post you mentioned the first snow, I hope this farmer got his wheat in before the snow.

Cheers, Graham.

Ripe wheat field last week...  8)


Thanks again!
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on October 06, 2016, 08:41:08 PM
Ripe wheat field last week...  8)

Nice shot, dpc.   8)


Thanks, Click!  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on October 07, 2016, 01:53:56 AM
After seeing the beautiful work by npdien and others, I realized that maybe I should take a step back once in a while and not do such close ups and abstract shots all the time. Here's one attempt I was pretty happy with:

(https://c7.staticflickr.com/9/8503/29790189142_b738d03250_m.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MosvmJ)End of Summer (https://flic.kr/p/MosvmJ) by Joe (https://www.flickr.com/photos/joe_r/), on Flickr

Exactly what entered my head a while back.  In fact that's my goal now with other subjects such as birds.  Not everyone wants to see a sterile clinical shot of a subject for science purposes.  I've at least gotten that into my head.  Neither are very predictable good poses always great either.  It comes down to originality and being willing to step out of the box.  So I seem to know this but why can't I do it! :(

Nice shot!

For those of you sympathizing with my planter project and sore back, thanks truly.  This one example is a snapshot of my whole life of similar projects.  Once a fool always a fool.

Jack
You're right, Jack. While the main subject of a photo should be in focus, we are not always required to create nature photos that are anatomically detailed from side to side but miss the artistic lines, forms, shapes, colors, textures, patterns and lighting therein.
Cheers, Dien
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on October 07, 2016, 02:28:34 AM
After seeing the beautiful work by npdien and others, I realized that maybe I should take a step back once in a while and not do such close ups and abstract shots all the time. Here's one attempt I was pretty happy with:

(https://c7.staticflickr.com/9/8503/29790189142_b738d03250_m.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MosvmJ)End of Summer (https://flic.kr/p/MosvmJ) by Joe (https://www.flickr.com/photos/joe_r/), on Flickr

Hi Joe_r. It's great to know you are inspired to make such an interesting change to your photographic style, resulting in such impressive photo. I like the contrast between the colors, the background and the diagoal lines in the picture.
Cheers, Dien
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on October 07, 2016, 02:34:45 AM
Roses...
(http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=22225.0;attach=159068;image)
(http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=22225.0;attach=159070;image)
Very nice rose pictures, Dpc.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on October 07, 2016, 02:36:21 AM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8537/30051409782_f4422fd88c_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on October 07, 2016, 08:28:31 AM
Another very nice shot. Well done, npdien.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: lion rock on October 07, 2016, 08:33:49 AM
dpc,
beautiful roses.  Good for a significant other!
Beautiful photo.
-r
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: lion rock on October 07, 2016, 08:34:41 AM
npdien,
Nice composition and colors!
-r
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Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on October 07, 2016, 08:55:29 AM
Roses...
(http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=22225.0;attach=159068;image)
(http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=22225.0;attach=159070;image)
Very nice rose pictures, Dpc.


Thank you 😎
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on October 07, 2016, 08:56:25 AM
dpc,
beautiful roses.  Good for a significant other!
Beautiful photo.
-r


Thanks  ;)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on October 07, 2016, 08:59:25 AM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8537/30051409782_f4422fd88c_z.jpg)


Beautiful hydrangea photo, npdien  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on October 07, 2016, 11:30:30 AM


Beautiful hydrangea photo, npdien  :)

Ah ha, and I was wondering what it was. :)

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on October 08, 2016, 11:29:34 AM
Another very nice shot. Well done, npdien.
npdien,
Nice composition and colors!
-r

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8537/30051409782_f4422fd88c_m.jpg)


Beautiful hydrangea photo, npdien  :)
Thanks, Dpc, Lion Rock and Click.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on October 08, 2016, 11:30:08 AM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8550/29562548474_89930c1e89_c.jpg)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on October 08, 2016, 11:43:12 AM
Lovely   :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on October 08, 2016, 11:56:11 AM
Lovely   :)

I like how you've captured the flowers in proximity to the leaves.

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on October 08, 2016, 12:25:13 PM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8550/29562548474_89930c1e89_c.jpg)

excellent composition and colours 😎
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: lion rock on October 08, 2016, 01:13:54 PM
npdien,
Very cheerful!
-r
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: danski0224 on October 09, 2016, 08:35:16 PM
A few more :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on October 09, 2016, 08:59:31 PM
A few more :)

Nice pictures.   :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: danski0224 on October 09, 2016, 09:09:34 PM
Thanks Click.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on October 10, 2016, 12:57:50 AM
npdien,
Very cheerful!
-r
Lovely   :)

I like how you've captured the flowers in proximity to the leaves.

Jack
npdien,
Very cheerful!
-r

Thanks, Lion Rock, Click, Jack and Dpc. I was just lucky to find the flowers.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on October 10, 2016, 01:01:15 AM
danski0224, very nice.

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on October 10, 2016, 01:26:03 AM
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7320/27497140022_492035a1a1_c.jpg)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on October 10, 2016, 01:53:32 AM
Another really nice one Dien.  Any chance you could give us a little higher resolution since the CR original doesn't display too well for whatever reason?

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Ryananthony on October 10, 2016, 02:30:06 AM
Another really nice one Dien.  Any chance you could give us a little higher resolution since the CR original doesn't display too well for whatever reason?

Jack

Jack, I missed your planter update picture until now. Very impressive and it looks amazing. You should be proud.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on October 10, 2016, 02:54:38 AM
Ryananthony, why, very nice of you to say so.  I'm thrilled that it is being accepted as at least better than an eyesore.  I've had moments of discomfort as folk have driven up and down the road apparently wondering what that fool is doing day after day, week after week, with granite strewn all over the driveway.  The day after this shot - snow everywhere and only dead plants!  However, it really is too early for winter (please) so maybe I can still finish it.

I will eventually post one more shot, if I live long enough. ;)

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on October 11, 2016, 07:17:07 AM
Another really nice one Dien.  Any chance you could give us a little higher resolution since the CR original doesn't display too well for whatever reason?

Jack

Thanks for the recommendation. However, when I insert a photos with higher resolution, i.e. 800 x 534 in Flickr.com (instead of 640 x 427), the photo outsizes the frame in Canonrumors.com and a horizontal scroll bar appears at the bottom of the frame. As such, today I take another approach to post the photo, attaching the photo directly to Canonrumors.com instead of embedding it from Flickr.com.

Thanks for your lifting note, Jack
Cheers, Dien
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: jwilbern on October 11, 2016, 10:23:05 AM
(https://c7.staticflickr.com/8/7576/29963094990_b83e1a20c3_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MDJGf3)
Shensi Fir Tree (https://flic.kr/p/MDJGf3) by John Berninger (https://www.flickr.com/photos/jwilbern/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on October 11, 2016, 01:15:16 PM
Dien, that's it.  Beautiful and now sharp so I can enjoy it fully, provided it's not too much trouble for you.  :)

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on October 11, 2016, 01:16:42 PM
(https://c7.staticflickr.com/8/7576/29963094990_b83e1a20c3_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MDJGf3)
Shensi Fir Tree (https://flic.kr/p/MDJGf3) by John Berninger (https://www.flickr.com/photos/jwilbern/), on Flickr

Nice and intriguing, another of natures "if we only would look closer" beauties.

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on October 12, 2016, 01:09:12 PM
Dien, that's it.  Beautiful and now sharp so I can enjoy it fully, provided it's not too much trouble for you.  :)

Jack
Thanks, Jack.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on October 12, 2016, 03:50:07 PM
Nicely done, npdien.   :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on October 12, 2016, 06:22:45 PM
Nicely done, npdien.   :)

+1

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Ryananthony on October 12, 2016, 07:34:40 PM
Ive been pretty busy with work, so I haven't been able to go out and take pictures lately. Yesterday I purchased some roses for the wife, and decided I would try out my newly purchased 100L before she got home to see them.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on October 14, 2016, 05:04:14 AM
Ive been pretty busy with work, so I haven't been able to go out and take pictures lately. Yesterday I purchased some roses for the wife, and decided I would try out my newly purchased 100L before she got home to see them.
Nice shots, Ryananthony. When converted into black and white pictures, they look quite abstract.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on October 14, 2016, 05:05:19 AM
Nicely done, npdien.   :)

+1

Jack

Thanks, Click and Jack.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on October 14, 2016, 06:22:38 AM
Nice. Well done, npdien.   :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on October 14, 2016, 12:23:14 PM
Nice. Well done, npdien.   :)

Yes, very nice.  It's provoking a question in my thought process regarding how to approach that kind of shot.  Does it matter if the background (sky) is blown out to featureless/colorless white?

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on October 15, 2016, 12:35:15 PM
Nice. Well done, npdien.   :)

Yes, very nice.  It's provoking a question in my thought process regarding how to approach that kind of shot.  Does it matter if the background (sky) is blown out to featureless/colorless white?

Jack

Hi Jack, The background can also be the sky or the ground. In the above picture, I was interested in taking the sky as the background that was too bright and blown out to become white in the picture because I wanted to avoid a busy and distracting background.

Thanks, Jack and Click.

Thanks
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on October 15, 2016, 04:59:12 PM
Thanks Dien.  I guess what I was wondering was it being totally featureless like a sheet of white paper vs, having some bokeh kind of effect with maybe a hint of blue or ??  Of course we don't want distractions.

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on October 15, 2016, 08:41:55 PM
Very nice picture, npdien.   :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: rpt on October 16, 2016, 06:24:15 AM
The Canna plant on the terrace flowered and I used the Focus Stacking feature in Magic Lantern that I have on my 5D3 and stacked 29 images to get this one. I used LR for the edit and PS to stack (blend).
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Valvebounce on October 16, 2016, 06:30:18 AM
Hi rpt.
Absolutely lovely, ?gunning? stunning detail and a lovely colour.

Cheers, Graham.

The Canna plant on the terrace flowered and I used the Focus Stacking feature in Magic Lantern that I have on my 5D3 and stacked 29 images to get this one. I used LR for the edit and PS to stack (blend).
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: rpt on October 16, 2016, 06:55:31 AM
Hi rpt.
Absolutely lovely, gunning detail and a lovely colour.

Cheers, Graham.

The Canna plant on the terrace flowered and I used the Focus Stacking feature in Magic Lantern that I have on my 5D3 and stacked 29 images to get this one. I used LR for the edit and PS to stack (blend).
Thanks. This flower has made my day!
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: lion rock on October 16, 2016, 07:59:42 AM
rpt,
Excellent shots and stacking.
-r


The Canna plant on the terrace flowered and I used the Focus Stacking feature in Magic Lantern that I have on my 5D3 and stacked 29 images to get this one. I used LR for the edit and PS to stack (blend).
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: rpt on October 16, 2016, 08:19:43 AM
rpt,
Excellent shots and stacking.
-r


The Canna plant on the terrace flowered and I used the Focus Stacking feature in Magic Lantern that I have on my 5D3 and stacked 29 images to get this one. I used LR for the edit and PS to stack (blend).
Thanks. It is a breeze with ML and Adobe. This flower made my day today :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on October 16, 2016, 09:21:24 AM
The Canna plant on the terrace flowered and I used the Focus Stacking feature in Magic Lantern that I have on my 5D3 and stacked 29 images to get this one. I used LR for the edit and PS to stack (blend).

Lovely. Well done, rpt.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: rpt on October 16, 2016, 10:09:56 AM
The Canna plant on the terrace flowered and I used the Focus Stacking feature in Magic Lantern that I have on my 5D3 and stacked 29 images to get this one. I used LR for the edit and PS to stack (blend).

Lovely. Well done, rpt.
Thanks :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on October 16, 2016, 11:32:30 AM
The Canna plant on the terrace flowered and I used the Focus Stacking feature in Magic Lantern that I have on my 5D3 and stacked 29 images to get this one. I used LR for the edit and PS to stack (blend).

Lovely. Well done, rpt.

Add me to the list but no need to reply. ;)

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: lion rock on October 16, 2016, 06:06:09 PM
I wish I had my macro 100LII with me.
Shot with 24-70LII.
-r
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on October 16, 2016, 07:14:19 PM
I wish I had my macro 100LII with me.
Shot with 24-70LII.
-r

Hey Riley!  Very nice - you almost tricked me on the mantis.  We don't have them here.

In fact we don't have anything much here except snow and grey cloudy skies!! :'(

However, the big reds are back, maybe new ones, it's hard to tell.  Snow spells harder times ahead for the critters.

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: lion rock on October 16, 2016, 07:29:28 PM
Thanks Jack.
The mantis was a bigger one.  I used to get one from someone's home every summer as a pet, but found out that they could catch hummingbird, so i quit playing with them, though, as an insect, they are quite gorgeous.
Hope you're not having too much snow yet.  We have quite a mild time yet.
Happy you're getting the red heads again.  I hear them here, still don't see them.  I saw a flock of turkeys a week ago and heard them again this morning.
I have a number of photos I took from my recent trip to eastern VA., I'd be posting them in other threads.  Look out for them
-r

I wish I had my macro 100LII with me.
Shot with 24-70LII.
-r

Hey Riley!  Very nice - you almost tricked me on the mantis.  We don't have them here.

In fact we don't have anything much here except snow and grey cloudy skies!! :'(

However, the big reds are back, maybe new ones, it's hard to tell.  Snow spells harder times ahead for the critters.

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on October 17, 2016, 04:51:30 AM
Thanks Dien.  I guess what I was wondering was it being totally featureless like a sheet of white paper vs, having some bokeh kind of effect with maybe a hint of blue or ??  Of course we don't want distractions.

Jack
Here is another high-key photo using the sky as background, Jack.

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8845/28208802424_a93f3128be_c.jpg)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on October 17, 2016, 03:13:33 PM
Dien, I think observing on the monitor is not the best representation but in that case I don't prefer the background.  Framed would be quite different I think.

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on October 18, 2016, 06:40:57 AM
Dien, I think observing on the monitor is not the best representation but in that case I don't prefer the background.  Framed would be quite different I think.

Jack
Thanks for your advice about framing, Jack.
Here is a low-key picture of the same kind of flower.

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8399/28542196390_63de7312eb_c.jpg)

Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on October 18, 2016, 08:33:37 AM
Nice. Well done, npdien.  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on October 18, 2016, 12:39:44 PM
Nice. Well done, npdien.  :)

+1

Dien, I'm not qualified to give advice, I'm just sharing thoughts and contemplating. ;)

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on October 18, 2016, 05:37:11 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on October 18, 2016, 09:41:24 PM
Nice.  :)  Well done, dpc.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on October 18, 2016, 11:25:42 PM
Nice.  :)  Well done, dpc.


Thanks, Click!  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on October 19, 2016, 01:49:05 AM
Nice. Well done, npdien.  :)

+1

Dien, I'm not qualified to give advice, I'm just sharing thoughts and contemplating. ;)

Jack
Thanks, Click and Jack.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on October 19, 2016, 01:50:53 AM
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5662/29244892623_8ce8120cd7_c_d.jpg)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on October 19, 2016, 08:35:32 AM
Nicely done, npdien.   :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on October 19, 2016, 12:16:36 PM
Nicely done, npdien.   :)

Dien, it is lovely but the quality in the thread is poor and that essentially kills its appeal.  It's not unlike looking out my window when it needs cleaning at a bird.

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on October 19, 2016, 04:25:46 PM
Adhering to the "flowers and other flora" theme but moving away from flowers for a moment: from a wheat field I passed on my walk this morning.  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on October 22, 2016, 01:15:00 PM
Adhering to the "flowers and other flora" theme but moving away from flowers for a moment: from a wheat field I passed on my walk this morning.  :)
Great effort and nice shot, Dpc.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on October 22, 2016, 01:18:02 PM
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5810/29861672604_413ea317b6_c.jpg)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on October 22, 2016, 01:19:50 PM
Lovely. Well done, npdien.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: lion rock on October 22, 2016, 01:20:53 PM
Great ones, dpc and npdien!
-r
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Ryananthony on October 22, 2016, 11:03:47 PM
One of the same roses from last week. 1dx, 100L
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on October 23, 2016, 12:29:50 AM
One of the same roses from last week. 1dx, 100L

Very nice.  Every rose my wife ever got ended up hanging up side down like that drying for future use.

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on October 23, 2016, 01:11:28 PM
Lovely. Well done, npdien.
Great ones, dpc and npdien!
-r
Thanks, Click and Lion Rock.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on October 23, 2016, 01:13:10 PM
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5797/29885474634_e989710a7b_c.jpg)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on October 23, 2016, 03:07:31 PM
Tip of a willow (I think) branch descending into a pond.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: lion rock on October 23, 2016, 03:15:57 PM
dpc,
Very nice.
Question:  Did you shoot this within a slot of trees?  I'd like to see a slightly wider field so the tree branch has a bit more space on either side.  I like the light playing on the leaves, quite a mysterious scene.
Thanks.
-r

Tip of a willow (I think) branch descending into a pond.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on October 23, 2016, 03:31:08 PM
dpc,
Very nice.
Question:  Did you shoot this within a slot of trees?  I'd like to see a slightly wider field so the tree branch has a bit more space on either side.  I like the light playing on the leaves, quite a mysterious scene.
Thanks.
-r

Tip of a willow (I think) branch descending into a pond.


Thanks, LR. I'm afraid I didn't leave room in the file for more space on either side of the branch. I obviously added a heavy vignette in Lightroom to make the branch stand out as much as possible.  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on October 24, 2016, 07:57:45 AM
Bleeding Heart Vine, Bleeding Glory-Bower, Glory-Bower, Bagflower or Beauty Bush
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on October 24, 2016, 09:27:57 AM
Nicely done, npdien.  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on October 24, 2016, 06:58:25 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: lion rock on October 24, 2016, 07:02:21 PM
dpc,
very pleasant and spring-like!
-r

:)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on October 24, 2016, 07:46:46 PM
dpc,
very pleasant and spring-like!
-r

:)


Thanks! Anticipating spring even though we haven't got to winter yet. 🤓
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: nats1mom on October 24, 2016, 09:23:39 PM
Captured this past weekend on a birding outing.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: lion rock on October 24, 2016, 09:28:40 PM
a break from the traditional:

-r
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on October 24, 2016, 11:50:30 PM
Nice break, kinda spooky.

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on October 25, 2016, 05:46:06 PM
:)


Nicely done, dpc.   :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on October 26, 2016, 08:48:18 AM
:)


Nicely done, dpc.   :)


Thanks, Click!  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dmrrsn1 on October 26, 2016, 09:24:46 AM
A few taken over the weekend at 560mm f6.3
Straight out of camera, with no editing.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on October 26, 2016, 09:44:36 AM
A few taken over the weekend at 560mm f6.3
Straight out of camera, with no editing.

Nice pictures.  :)  Well done.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: DominoDude on October 28, 2016, 05:03:40 PM
Not been around posting here for a loooong while, but that doesn't mean I'm not shooting.
Here a sample from two months ago. I couldn't resist the play between the shadow on the water surface and the plant itself.
EF 100/2.8L @ f/2.8 and 1/1600s, ISO 320
(No bloody clue at all about what plant it is.)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on October 28, 2016, 07:23:49 PM
DominoDude, very nice.

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Ryananthony on October 28, 2016, 08:20:13 PM
Ventured out into the rain with my 1DX and 100L.

1.ISO 640 1/320 f2.8
2.ISO 320 1/60   f2.8
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Ryananthony on October 28, 2016, 08:26:17 PM
ISO 3200 1/320 f9
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on October 28, 2016, 08:28:01 PM
ISO 3200 1/320 f9


Very nice.  :)  Well done.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: lion rock on October 28, 2016, 09:20:14 PM
Nice.  But it gives me a sense of depression  :'(.
-r

ISO 3200 1/320 f9
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on October 29, 2016, 12:19:00 AM
Ventured out into the rain with my 1DX and 100L.

1.ISO 640 1/320 f2.8
2.ISO 320 1/60   f2.8

I like 2 the best. Very nice.

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Ryananthony on October 29, 2016, 12:41:52 AM
Thanks for the kind words.  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Valvebounce on October 29, 2016, 03:50:28 AM
Hi Ryan.
Nice set of shots, I think the second shot is lovely, great contrast in colours with the background.

Cheers, Graham.

Ventured out into the rain with my 1DX and 100L.

1.ISO 640 1/320 f2.8
2.ISO 320 1/60   f2.8
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on November 02, 2016, 09:20:12 AM
I have taken the liberty of posting my planter landscape under the guise of it displaying flowers in the past.  Now the flowers are long gone so I don't have that excuse but it still qualifies under the over-aching topic of landscape so here goes.  This is not finished but it's finished enough that it's not going to change too much in the spring (three trees to insert) and so, one last shot for anyone that's interested.

It was a huge project only an (slightly) mentally imbalanced person would tackle! ;)

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: lion rock on November 02, 2016, 09:26:40 AM
Jack,
Great job.
Looking very nice.  I'd say it looks very finished.  I like the bridge and highway (?) and those trees really set up the "size" of the scene.
Wonderful.
-r
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on November 02, 2016, 09:30:42 AM
Congrats on the great work.  Well done, Jack,  it's innovative and stylish.  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Valvebounce on November 02, 2016, 10:15:06 AM
Hi Jack.
That is a superb piece of work, I can't wait to see it finished and full of flowers next spring. I think lion rock's comment just about sums it up.

Cheers, Graham.

I have taken the liberty of posting my planter landscape under the guise of it displaying flowers in the past.  Now the flowers are long gone so I don't have that excuse but it still qualifies under the over-aching topic of landscape so here goes.  This is not finished but it's finished enough that it's not going to change too much in the spring (three trees to insert) and so, one last shot for anyone that's interested.

It was a huge project only an (slightly) mentally imbalanced person would tackle! ;)

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on November 02, 2016, 12:36:52 PM
Thanks guys.

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on November 04, 2016, 09:12:05 AM
 :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on November 04, 2016, 09:12:47 AM
Very nice shot,dpc.   :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on November 04, 2016, 09:34:04 AM
Very nice shot,dpc.   :)


Thanks, Click!
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: larusejunior on November 04, 2016, 10:02:10 AM
Peony & Sakura Flowers

Japan (Nagoya) - Spring 2016

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Trips/Japan-2016/i-RrfQd6z/0/L/9F7A4101-Modifier-L.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Trips/Japan-2016/i-N6c3JsS/0/L/9F7A4172-Modifier-L.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Trips/Japan-2016/i-QkJpVsK/0/L/9F7A4189-Modifier-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on November 04, 2016, 06:21:13 PM
:)

Very nice.  Now that can't be recent in Saskatchewan or is your weather that much better than ours! ;)

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on November 04, 2016, 06:21:52 PM
larusejunior, very nice!

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on November 04, 2016, 06:27:09 PM
:)

Very nice.  Now that can't be recent in Saskatchewan or is your weather that much better than ours! ;)

Jack


No, i'm sure our weather is comparable to yours. The picture was taken at the Butterfly Gardens in Victoria this past September.  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Ryananthony on November 04, 2016, 06:51:29 PM
:)

Very nice.  Now that can't be recent in Saskatchewan or is your weather that much better than ours! ;)

Jack


No, i'm sure our weather is comparable to yours. The picture was taken at the Butterfly Gardens in Victoria this past September.  :)


Did you enjoy the Butterfly gardens? I might be making a trip to Victoria next weekend.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on November 04, 2016, 10:55:45 PM
:)

Very nice.  Now that can't be recent in Saskatchewan or is your weather that much better than ours! ;)

Jack





No, i'm sure our weather is comparable to yours. The picture was taken at the Butterfly Gardens in Victoria this past September.  :)


Did you enjoy the Butterfly gardens? I might be making a trip to Victoria next weekend.

Yes we did. They're great for taking pictures.  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on November 05, 2016, 09:35:16 AM
 :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on November 05, 2016, 01:01:56 PM
:)
Nice picture, Dpc.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on November 05, 2016, 01:03:04 PM
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5526/30706960921_a2a40361ed_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on November 05, 2016, 01:49:01 PM
Lovely. Nicely done, npdien.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on November 05, 2016, 06:52:25 PM
:)
Nice picture, Dpc.


Thanks, npdien!  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on November 05, 2016, 06:53:13 PM
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5526/30706960921_a2a40361ed_z.jpg)


Nice lighting and colours!  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: larusejunior on November 06, 2016, 09:12:18 AM
:)
Nice picture, Dpc.

Nice shot !!!
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on November 07, 2016, 05:15:57 AM
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5526/30706960921_a2a40361ed_m.jpg)


Nice lighting and colours!  :)
Thanks, Dpc, Click and Larusejunior.

Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on November 07, 2016, 10:17:18 AM
:)
Nice picture, Dpc.

Nice shot !!!


Thanks!  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: larusejunior on November 07, 2016, 07:21:42 PM
Japan Wisteria

Japan (Nagoya) - Spring 2016

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Trips/Japan-2016/i-DLTNJPf/0/L/9F7A4641-Modifier-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on November 07, 2016, 07:29:08 PM
Japan Wisteria

Japan (Nagoya) - Spring 2016



Nice!  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: R1-7D on November 07, 2016, 08:29:40 PM
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5810/29861672604_413ea317b6_c.jpg)


Beautiful!
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: R1-7D on November 07, 2016, 08:30:54 PM
Here's one I took this summer. I don't often do flower photos, and I shot this with a 70-200 which wouldn't normally be my lens of choice for this. I'm quite proud of it, actually. :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on November 10, 2016, 10:50:56 AM
Here's one I took this summer. I don't often do flower photos, and I shot this with a 70-200 which wouldn't normally be my lens of choice for this. I'm quite proud of it, actually. :)


Well done! A very nice picture. Love the colours.  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: R1-7D on November 11, 2016, 05:26:04 PM
Here's one I took this summer. I don't often do flower photos, and I shot this with a 70-200 which wouldn't normally be my lens of choice for this. I'm quite proud of it, actually. :)


Well done! A very nice picture. Love the colours.  :)

Thank you! :) I appreciate the nice comment.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on November 17, 2016, 05:21:10 AM
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5810/29861672604_413ea317b6_m.jpg)


Beautiful!

Thanks, R1-7D.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on November 17, 2016, 06:11:20 AM
Lovely. 
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on November 22, 2016, 03:11:43 AM
Lovely.
Thanks, Click.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on November 22, 2016, 03:12:11 AM
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5658/31057365311_d63046db03_c.jpg)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: rpt on November 22, 2016, 09:29:34 PM
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5658/31057365311_d63046db03_c.jpg)
Lovely!
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on November 22, 2016, 09:30:31 PM
Nicely done, npdien.   :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on November 23, 2016, 12:22:23 AM
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5658/31057365311_d63046db03_m.jpg)
Lovely!

Nicely done, npdien.   :)

Thanks, Rpt and Click. These flowers last only one day. they often bloom in the morning and wither in the late afternoon.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: rpt on November 23, 2016, 11:20:30 AM
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5658/31057365311_d63046db03_m.jpg)
Lovely!

Nicely done, npdien.   :)

Thanks, Rpt and Click. These flowers last only one day. they often bloom in the morning and wither in the late afternoon.
I love the way you have framed it with the flowers in the background leading up to the one in focus.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on November 23, 2016, 12:14:41 PM
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5658/31057365311_d63046db03_m.jpg)
Lovely!

Nicely done, npdien.   :)

Thanks, Rpt and Click. These flowers last only one day. they often bloom in the morning and wither in the late afternoon.
I love the way you have framed it with the flowers in the background leading up to the one in focus.

Exactly the way I related too - very nice!

Here's one I took near McBride BC - old growth cedar.  Not sure it has any merit other than the trees sure were impressive.

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: rpt on November 23, 2016, 01:30:30 PM
I like your shot Jack. I have a similar one taken of the Redwoods at Muir Woods SF, CA. When I find it,I will post it.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: DominoDude on November 23, 2016, 04:51:52 PM
About a month ago, I was over in my neighbouring country Denmark. Primary goal was to find a new employer at the job-fair that was going on in Elsinore (Helsingør), though my IT skills wasn't really what they were looking for.

So after being fed up with the situation I decided to take a stroll through the narrow, old streets of the town. I must say the streets didn't disappoint. They are not afraid of using warm, rather intense, colours on their houses. (They were standing so close to each other that you could almost touch both sides of the street if you stood in the middle.)

Red rose with yellow wall as backdrop ->
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on November 23, 2016, 05:51:55 PM
About a month ago, I was over in my neighbouring country Denmark. Primary goal was to find a new employer at the job-fair that was going on in Elsinore (Helsingør), though my IT skills wasn't really what they were looking for.

So after being fed up with the situation I decided to take a stroll through the narrow, old streets of the town. I must say the streets didn't disappoint. They are not afraid of using warm, rather intense, colours on their houses. (They were standing so close to each other that you could almost touch both sides of the street if you stood in the middle.)

Red rose with yellow wall as backdrop ->

Thanks rpt.  DD shooting is certainly more fun than work or job hunting; very nice.

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: DominoDude on November 23, 2016, 06:17:17 PM
About a month ago, I was over in my neighbouring country Denmark. Primary goal was to find a new employer at the job-fair that was going on in Elsinore (Helsingør), though my IT skills wasn't really what they were looking for.

So after being fed up with the situation I decided to take a stroll through the narrow, old streets of the town. I must say the streets didn't disappoint. They are not afraid of using warm, rather intense, colours on their houses. (They were standing so close to each other that you could almost touch both sides of the street if you stood in the middle.)

Red rose with yellow wall as backdrop ->

Thanks rpt.  DD shooting is certainly more fun than work or job hunting; very nice.

Jack
Thanks, Jack!
Yes, certainly so, but a job - or at least a reliable and steady income - would make it far easier to ditch the old body and get a 1DX. Dreaming is free though. :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on November 23, 2016, 07:54:27 PM
DominoDude, yes the reality of life, we need money.  A used 1DX should be falling in price in the near future I anticipate, so maybe the dream will come true.  I can tell you that a few months ago I never even dreamt of the camera and lens combo that's my go to for birds now.  I just went on faith when my wife insisted we could handle the cost - after all she handles the money so who am I to question. ;)

Maybe a creditor will show up and repossess it all! :(

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on November 28, 2016, 12:12:52 PM

(http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=22225.0;attach=161150;image)
Here's one I took near McBride BC - old growth cedar.  Not sure it has any merit other than the trees sure were impressive.

Jack

Nice picture, Jack.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on November 28, 2016, 12:14:31 PM
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5658/31057365311_d63046db03_m.jpg)
Lovely!

Nicely done, npdien.   :)

Thanks, Rpt and Click. These flowers last only one day. they often bloom in the morning and wither in the late afternoon.
I love the way you have framed it with the flowers in the background leading up to the one in focus.
Thanks, Rpt.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on November 28, 2016, 12:34:34 PM
About a month ago, I was over in my neighbouring country Denmark. Primary goal was to find a new employer at the job-fair that was going on in Elsinore (Helsingør), though my IT skills wasn't really what they were looking for.

So after being fed up with the situation I decided to take a stroll through the narrow, old streets of the town. I must say the streets didn't disappoint. They are not afraid of using warm, rather intense, colours on their houses. (They were standing so close to each other that you could almost touch both sides of the street if you stood in the middle.)

Red rose with yellow wall as backdrop ->
Lovely picture, DominoDude.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on November 28, 2016, 05:34:10 PM
Nice.  :)  Well done, npdien.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on November 29, 2016, 01:16:36 AM

(http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=22225.0;attach=161150;image)
Here's one I took near McBride BC - old growth cedar.  Not sure it has any merit other than the trees sure were impressive.

Jack

Nice picture, Jack.

Thanks Dien, the more I see it the more it strikes me as just too drab!  Any ideas how this could have been more striking?  For sure the sky wasn't cooperating.

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on December 03, 2016, 08:09:24 AM
On the grounds of Royal Roads University, Victoria, British Columbia. T'ain't a flower but 'tis part of the florasphere (sic).
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on December 03, 2016, 08:13:39 AM

(http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=22225.0;attach=161150;image)
Here's one I took near McBride BC - old growth cedar.  Not sure it has any merit other than the trees sure were impressive.

Jack

Nice picture, Jack.

Thanks Dien, the more I see it the more it strikes me as just too drab!  Any ideas how this could have been more striking?  For sure the sky wasn't cooperating.

Jack

I like pictures like this. I posted a similar one some time ago. Pretty much a classic shot if you're in the midst of tall timber. Maybe go back to the RAW file and boost the exposure and saturation a bit.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: knkedlaya on December 03, 2016, 09:14:14 AM
Pink n green..
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on December 03, 2016, 09:18:39 AM
Pink n green..

Well done, knkedlaya.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on December 03, 2016, 01:12:26 PM
Thanks dpc - went back and I'd already tried, but pushed some more - just not worthy.  Too much dynamic range for one shot I guess.  Never done it to this point in my progression, but I guess I should have bracketed two or three quick shots and tried combining them.

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on December 03, 2016, 04:51:22 PM
Thanks dpc - went back and I'd already tried, but pushed some more - just not worthy.  Too much dynamic range for one shot I guess.  Never done it to this point in my progression, but I guess I should have bracketed two or three quick shots and tried combining them.

Jack

The composition of the picture has a strong appeal to me. The larger tree to the left surrounded by it's supplicants creates a halo-like effect that is quite striking. I wouldn't worry about the dynamic range. I sometimes think there's too much made of that. A personal reflection, of course. I don't think it's particularly important to emphasize lifting the shadows a lot here. Just the slightest increase in exposure or the shadow slider may do the trick nicely. Of course, I don't know what the RAW file's like. In any event I like the picture.   
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on December 03, 2016, 05:22:05 PM
Thanks dpc, I also like the composition but not the dreariness.  So, I will make a renewed effort.  Basically, the sky is totally blown but otherwise the exposure is close.  DPP highlight slider fully left, shadow slider 2/3 right.  All I've got there to work with is brown and green.  Anyway, here it is with lots of over-processing.

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Valvebounce on December 03, 2016, 06:51:27 PM
Hi Jack.
I think what you have done is a great improvement on the original, the colours look better to me but I wasn't there so don't know how lifelike they are, the sky is such a small part that I don't think it being blown out really hurts compared to the brightening of the remainder of the content.
Just an opinion and worth what it cost you!   ;D

Cheers, Graham.

Thanks dpc, I also like the composition but not the dreariness.  So, I will make a renewed effort.  Basically, the sky is totally blown but otherwise the exposure is close.  DPP highlight slider fully left, shadow slider 2/3 right.  All I've got there to work with is brown and green.  Anyway, here it is with lots of over-processing.

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on December 03, 2016, 07:28:10 PM
Hi Jack.
I think what you have done is a great improvement on the original, the colours look better to me but I wasn't there so don't know how lifelike they are, the sky is such a small part that I don't think it being blown out really hurts compared to the brightening of the remainder of the content.
Just an opinion and worth what it cost you!   ;D

Cheers, Graham.

Thanks dpc, I also like the composition but not the dreariness.  So, I will make a renewed effort.  Basically, the sky is totally blown but otherwise the exposure is close.  DPP highlight slider fully left, shadow slider 2/3 right.  All I've got there to work with is brown and green.  Anyway, here it is with lots of over-processing.

Jack

Opinions like that are always welcome! ;)

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on December 03, 2016, 07:51:55 PM
Thanks dpc, I also like the composition but not the dreariness.  So, I will make a renewed effort.  Basically, the sky is totally blown but otherwise the exposure is close.  DPP highlight slider fully left, shadow slider 2/3 right.  All I've got there to work with is brown and green.  Anyway, here it is with lots of over-processing.

Jack


That looks better, Jack. If you don't care for what you call the dreariness, try touching up the green luminence a bit. I think it looks O.K. the way it is, though. Not everything is vibrant colours and blue skies.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on December 03, 2016, 09:13:18 PM
dpc I think I'll just quit while I'm ahead.  While I'm not fanatical about such things it isn't really what I prefer to do with shots unless there is a compelling reason.  It's fun to consider the + and - of shots and how things can be addressed though, so thanks for that.

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on December 04, 2016, 06:57:20 AM
From warmer times...
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on December 04, 2016, 07:19:37 AM
Leaf caught in bark of ancient elm...
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on December 04, 2016, 07:50:11 AM
Iris: both taken with macro lenses, the first with a Tokina 35mm and the second with a Canon 100mmL. The Tokina was a fantastic lens, no longer made. I gave it to one of my children but it's still calling to me.  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on December 04, 2016, 08:44:46 AM
Nice series, dpc.   :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on December 04, 2016, 09:14:41 AM
Nice series, dpc.   :)


Thanks, Click!  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on December 04, 2016, 11:43:31 AM
Pansy...
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on December 04, 2016, 11:48:38 AM
Pansy...

Lovely  :) Nicely done.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on December 04, 2016, 01:37:58 PM
Pansy...

Lovely  :) Nicely done.


Thanks!  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on December 04, 2016, 01:39:47 PM
It's cold and snowy now, so it's nice to be reminded of summer.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: LordofTackle on December 08, 2016, 05:08:36 PM
"Flower Island" Mainau, Germany
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Mainau2016/i-nT5dd2P/0/X2/20160522%20Mainau%20015-X2.jpg)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on December 08, 2016, 05:39:38 PM
"Flower Island" Mainau, Germany


Nicely done, LordofTackle.   :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: lion rock on December 08, 2016, 06:17:56 PM
Just bloomed.
-r
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on December 08, 2016, 07:13:14 PM
Just bloomed.
-r

Ooh, I like this one.  LofT that's very nice too.

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on December 08, 2016, 07:20:57 PM
Ooh, I like this one. 

+1   Nicely done, lion rock.   :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: lion rock on December 08, 2016, 08:05:02 PM
Thank you Jack!
Thank you Click!

Over the weekend, I'll re-shoot them and may try stacking, wish me luck.
-r
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: rpt on December 08, 2016, 09:35:00 PM
Thank you Jack!
Thank you Click!

Over the weekend, I'll re-shoot them and may try stacking, wish me luck.
-r
I agree with Jack and Click. It is lovely.

What do you use to do the stacking? Also do you use Magic Lantern to shoot the stacks?
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: lion rock on December 08, 2016, 09:52:14 PM
Thank you RPT.
I don't use Magic Lantern.
I had tried to move focus while keeping the camera still, or, moving the camera in small steps and keep the focus untouched and then stack with PS Elements with poor results.
I made a stepper motor driven linear stage which I completed recently and I want to "try" out.  I don't know which program to use yet, I may go back to PS-E, or try Microsoft ICE, if it works.
But the whole point is to re-shoot with better lighting.
-r
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on December 09, 2016, 05:25:21 AM

(http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=22225.0;attach=161150;image)
Here's one I took near McBride BC - old growth cedar.  Not sure it has any merit other than the trees sure were impressive.

Jack

Nice picture, Jack.

Thanks Dien, the more I see it the more it strikes me as just too drab!  Any ideas how this could have been more striking?  For sure the sky wasn't cooperating.

Jack

Hi Jack

If I were you, I would not be worried about the sky which is blown out as it is quite a contrast to the dark areas of the picture. I just take time to process your picture a little bit, using Photoshop.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on December 09, 2016, 11:31:58 AM
Thanks Dien.  Since it's mine I can say it.  It's just another interesting ho-hum photo. ;)  However next time I am through there I will try to do better, but how to is another thing.

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: rpt on December 09, 2016, 11:29:42 PM
Thank you RPT.
I don't use Magic Lantern.
I had tried to move focus while keeping the camera still, or, moving the camera in small steps and keep the focus untouched and then stack with PS Elements with poor results.
I made a stepper motor driven linear stage which I completed recently and I want to "try" out.  I don't know which program to use yet, I may go back to PS-E, or try Microsoft ICE, if it works.
But the whole point is to re-shoot with better lighting.
-r

I am almost a magic lantern evangelist.  :P
Try it. It is great for focus stacking. No futzing around. It does all the work once you configure it.

Having said that, your stepper motor thingie sounds interesting.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: lion rock on December 10, 2016, 10:34:48 AM
Ok., RPT, I'll look into Magic Lantern.
Do you have some tips with ML for stack shots?

The photo is the hardware of the slide driven by an Arduino processor.
Thanks for your suggestion.
-r


Thank you RPT.
I don't use Magic Lantern.
I had tried to move focus while keeping the camera still, or, moving the camera in small steps and keep the focus untouched and then stack with PS Elements with poor results.
I made a stepper motor driven linear stage which I completed recently and I want to "try" out.  I don't know which program to use yet, I may go back to PS-E, or try Microsoft ICE, if it works.
But the whole point is to re-shoot with better lighting.
-r

I am almost a magic lantern evangelist.  :P
Try it. It is great for focus stacking. No futzing around. It does all the work once you configure it.

Having said that, your stepper motor thingie sounds interesting.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on December 10, 2016, 11:06:13 AM
Ok., RPT, I'll look into Magic Lantern.
Do you have some tips with ML for stack shots?

The photo is the hardware of the slide driven by an Arduino processor.
Thanks for your suggestion.
-r


Thank you RPT.
I don't use Magic Lantern.
I had tried to move focus while keeping the camera still, or, moving the camera in small steps and keep the focus untouched and then stack with PS Elements with poor results.
I made a stepper motor driven linear stage which I completed recently and I want to "try" out.  I don't know which program to use yet, I may go back to PS-E, or try Microsoft ICE, if it works.
But the whole point is to re-shoot with better lighting.
-r

I am almost a magic lantern evangelist.  :P
Try it. It is great for focus stacking. No futzing around. It does all the work once you configure it.

Having said that, your stepper motor thingie sounds interesting.

Riley, you and I could have a blast together creating gizmos!  That's most impressive!! :)  I presume it will be computer driven with selectable drive distances. 

I used to teach servo systems and motor drive concepts to technology students at the technical college where I worked but now electronics is not up there on my list.  It's the mechanical aspects that enthuse me more and my love of getting on the lathe, welding, etc.  We should put our heads together on some project.

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: lion rock on December 10, 2016, 11:42:47 AM
Jack,
The actual unit, the black anodized portion with the drive screw, stage and stepper motor, was purchased when I was in college, some 30 years ago in a surplus store in Pasadena, CA.  I now finally found a use for it.
The control is an Arduino micro controller running a stepper motor circuit.  I can set it from "home position" to any number of steps (displacement), pause for about 5 seconds so the setup ceases vibration, then take a photo.  Step and repeat for a preset number of photos.
I'm still working on the part to shoot panos, both horizontal panning and vertical tilt.  Requires 2 axis motion.  No machinery on it yet.  Don't think it is so useful because out in the field, the power requirement is not always available.

I did the machining to modify the stepper stage and built all the peripheral.  Learned the Arduino programming and wrote the timing and used the Arduino resources available on the internet to get the program going.

This is what I do, mainly hired for instrumentation/servicing/designing electronics etc.  Then it morphed to do computer administration, too.  The latter part is not what I like to do, but it earns my salary.

I have a lot of these projects done (both personal and work) and still have a number in my plate to do, when I return from vacation in mid January.

If you have any projects in mind, I'd love to play with you.  Let's talk.
-r


Riley, you and I could have a blast together creating gizmos!  That's most impressive!! :)  I presume it will be computer driven with selectable drive distances. 

I used to teach servo systems and motor drive concepts to technology students at the technical college where I worked but now electronics is not up there on my list.  It's the mechanical aspects that enthuse me more and my love of getting on the lathe, welding, etc.  We should put our heads together on some project.

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on December 10, 2016, 11:54:33 AM
Yes, Riley, we need to PM on this and see what fun might come of it.  I also was a great collector of stuff like you describe.  I now have a former student living near me who keeps in touch and he's much more up on things computer related, and mechanically inclined and equipped, building quadcopter etc. etc.  Unfortunately, personalities as we are, typically get far too over-extended with our (unfinished) projects. ;)

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: rpt on December 11, 2016, 09:24:05 PM
Ok., RPT, I'll look into Magic Lantern.
Do you have some tips with ML for stack shots?

The photo is the hardware of the slide driven by an Arduino processor.
Thanks for your suggestion.
-r
Taking the stacking shots is very simple. You focus at one point and then set the number of shots in front of that plane and how many behind. That's it. Then when you tell it to go, it does all the focusing and clicking. If you are using a flash, you can even set the interval between shots! I use photoshop to do the merging.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: lion rock on December 11, 2016, 09:29:59 PM
Thanks RPT.
Sure sounds simple enough.
Now, I have to go to the Magic site, download and install.   No, no, learn to use it first before running,   :D
Thanks for your pointers.
I couldn't do it until after mid January.  I'm packing for a trip starting in a few days.
-r

Ok., RPT, I'll look into Magic Lantern.
Do you have some tips with ML for stack shots?

The photo is the hardware of the slide driven by an Arduino processor.
Thanks for your suggestion.
-r
Taking the stacking shots is very simple. You focus at one point and then set the number of shots in front of that plane and how many behind. That's it. Then when you tell it to go, it does all the focusing and clicking. If you are using a flash, you can even set the interval between shots! I use photoshop to do the merging.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: rpt on December 12, 2016, 09:11:47 PM
Thanks RPT.
Sure sounds simple enough.
Now, I have to go to the Magic site, download and install.   No, no, learn to use it first before running,   :D
Thanks for your pointers.
I couldn't do it until after mid January.  I'm packing for a trip starting in a few days.
-r

Ok., RPT, I'll look into Magic Lantern.
Do you have some tips with ML for stack shots?

The photo is the hardware of the slide driven by an Arduino processor.
Thanks for your suggestion.
-r
Taking the stacking shots is very simple. You focus at one point and then set the number of shots in front of that plane and how many behind. That's it. Then when you tell it to go, it does all the focusing and clicking. If you are using a flash, you can even set the interval between shots! I use photoshop to do the merging.
Cool! Enjoy th trip.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: lion rock on December 12, 2016, 09:45:01 PM
Thanks RPT.
I'll shoot a lot, and hopefully a few would be good enough for CR.
-r

<edit>
PS.,
Bringing 5D3/24-70_2.8LII, 7D2/70-200_2.8LII with spare batteries plus Little and Big Stoppers, soft grad ND filters and loads of CF & SD cards.
Ready for battle!

Cool! Enjoy th trip.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on December 14, 2016, 04:22:49 AM
(http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=22225.0;attach=161714;image)
Just bloomed.
-r
Nice picture, Lion Rock.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on December 14, 2016, 04:25:08 AM
Ok., RPT, I'll look into Magic Lantern.
Do you have some tips with ML for stack shots?

The photo is the hardware of the slide driven by an Arduino processor.
Thanks for your suggestion.
-r


Thank you RPT.
I don't use Magic Lantern.
I had tried to move focus while keeping the camera still, or, moving the camera in small steps and keep the focus untouched and then stack with PS Elements with poor results.
I made a stepper motor driven linear stage which I completed recently and I want to "try" out.  I don't know which program to use yet, I may go back to PS-E, or try Microsoft ICE, if it works.
But the whole point is to re-shoot with better lighting.
-r

I am almost a magic lantern evangelist.  :P
Try it. It is great for focus stacking. No futzing around. It does all the work once you configure it.

Having said that, your stepper motor thingie sounds interesting.
(http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=22225.0;attach=161789;image)
Very impressive device, Lion Rock.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on December 14, 2016, 04:29:01 AM
Thanks Dien.  Since it's mine I can say it.  It's just another interesting ho-hum photo. ;)  However next time I am through there I will try to do better, but how to is another thing.

Jack

Hi, Jack. When I am not sure about how to take attractive photos of something, I often take a number of its photos under various compositions, hoping there are some more interesting photos of them.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on December 14, 2016, 07:20:25 AM
Seasonal colours...
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: lion rock on December 14, 2016, 10:06:48 AM
npdien,
I appreciate your high praise, that's humbling!
The carriage sled is a surplus unit for a syringe pump in its former life.  Fun to give it a different use.  One of my many "hobby.
Thanks.
-r
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on December 15, 2016, 04:36:58 AM
Seasonal colours...
Nice picture with interesting colors, Dpc.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on December 15, 2016, 06:18:37 AM
Lovely picture, npdien.  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on December 15, 2016, 06:22:51 AM
Seasonal colours...
Nice picture with interesting colors, Dpc.


Thanks, npdien!  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on December 15, 2016, 06:39:12 AM
Flora but no flowers...
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on December 15, 2016, 06:40:49 AM
Autumn leaves...
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on December 15, 2016, 06:44:40 AM
1. Foliage filled mountain crevasse
2. Young cedar growing on mountainside
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: gruhl28 on December 15, 2016, 09:44:03 AM
Seasonal colours...
That is a striking photo, dpc. What is that? How did you light it, and what are all the colors in the background?
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on December 15, 2016, 12:32:08 PM
Seasonal colours...
That is a striking photo, dpc. What is that? How did you light it, and what are all the colors in the background?


I don't know what the plants are. I saw them at a winery in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia this past September. The colours are all plants. I bumped the saturation a bit to bring out the colours more and used the radial filter in Lightroom 5 for the vignette.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on December 15, 2016, 05:20:52 PM
Moving away from the flower theme for a bit: The forum is about Flowers and Other Flora after all



Cedar forest...
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on December 15, 2016, 05:23:36 PM
Cedar forest... Gotta love the smell of cedar.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on December 15, 2016, 09:28:44 PM
Deep in the rain forest...
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on December 16, 2016, 12:11:57 PM
Lupins, I think.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on December 17, 2016, 09:43:25 AM
1. Holiday colours
2. Cedar growing in the shade of a mountain crevasse
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on December 19, 2016, 07:31:12 AM
Flowers and other flora...
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on December 19, 2016, 08:00:48 AM
Other flora:  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on December 19, 2016, 08:06:26 AM
Green moss growning on large cedar trunk... Other flora:  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: LordofTackle on December 19, 2016, 09:54:18 AM
I really like the B&W picture, nice structures :)

-Sebastian
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on December 19, 2016, 10:04:42 AM
I really like the B&W picture, nice structures :)

-Sebastian


Thanks!  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on December 19, 2016, 10:05:28 AM
Water lily...
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: DominoDude on December 19, 2016, 10:24:41 AM
Water lily...
I love your water lily, and the B&W tree trunk that seems to be straight out of a fairy tale. Great ones, dpc!
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: LordofTackle on December 19, 2016, 10:27:28 AM
I just registered on the second glance that there is some kind of face visible in the lower part of the trunk..very nice :)
Fairy tale describes it pretty good :)

-Sebastian
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on December 19, 2016, 12:07:52 PM
Water lily...
I love your water lily, and the B&W tree trunk that seems to be straight out of a fairy tale. Great ones, dpc!


Thanks, DD!  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on December 19, 2016, 12:08:22 PM
I just registered on the second glance that there is some kind of face visible in the lower part of the trunk..very nice :)
Fairy tale describes it pretty good :)

-Sebastian


Thanks, Sebastian!  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: chauncey on December 19, 2016, 02:17:58 PM
flower droplet...

(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l383/chauncey43/droplets-part-deux-1.jpg) (http://s329.photobucket.com/user/chauncey43/media/droplets-part-deux-1.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on December 19, 2016, 05:22:38 PM
flower droplet...


Cool shot!

Well done, chauncey.  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: LordofTackle on December 19, 2016, 06:08:15 PM
Now THAT is a great shot chauncey :)

-Sebastian
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: chauncey on December 19, 2016, 07:21:58 PM
I think that deserves a kiss at least.      ;D
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: lion rock on December 19, 2016, 08:59:03 PM
Nice Chauncey!
-p
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on December 20, 2016, 09:38:25 AM
Random flora from this past September in Victoria, British Columbia...
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on December 20, 2016, 09:44:48 AM
Ditto...
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on December 29, 2016, 02:25:05 AM
(http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=22225.0;attach=162167;image)

Nice colors, Dpc.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on December 29, 2016, 02:25:53 AM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/735/31836264661_3cd317a423_c.jpg)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on December 29, 2016, 07:01:12 AM
Anyone know what goes wrong - I just missed a good number of posts even though notify is still active.  I was wondering why there was no activity here and happened upon it in "unread posts".

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on December 29, 2016, 08:44:20 AM
Nice pictures, npdien.   :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on December 30, 2016, 12:36:57 AM
Nice pictures, npdien.   :)
Thanks, Click.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on December 30, 2016, 03:44:08 PM
(http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=22225.0;attach=162167;image)

Nice colors, Dpc.


Thanks, npdien!  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on December 30, 2016, 03:48:39 PM
Croci in the shade...  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on December 30, 2016, 03:49:41 PM
Nice pictures, npdien.   :)
Thanks, Click.


Nice picture, npdien!  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on December 30, 2016, 03:51:48 PM
Croci in the shade...  :)


Very nice shot, dpc.   :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on December 30, 2016, 04:28:41 PM
Croci in the shade...  :)


Very nice shot, dpc.   :)

Thanks, Click!
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on January 02, 2017, 08:47:01 AM
Okanagan Valley grapes on the vine...  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on January 06, 2017, 12:44:39 AM
Okanagan Valley grapes on the vine...  :)
Nice picture with interesting colors, Dpc.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on January 06, 2017, 12:46:47 AM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/437/31953512235_c6e2d86efa_c_d.jpg)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on January 06, 2017, 01:08:26 AM
I hate looking at flower pictures right now - all I have is snow! ;)

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on January 06, 2017, 02:07:41 AM
I hate looking at flower pictures right now - all I have is snow! ;)

Jack

Hi Jack
As such, here is a hibiscus in the sunshine.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on January 06, 2017, 02:15:00 AM
Croci in the shade...  :)
(http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=22225.0;attach=162448;image)
Lovely picture, Dpc.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: lion rock on January 06, 2017, 03:12:16 AM
Sorry Jack about snow on the ground. 
My daughter just arrived into NYC/JFK airport and she screamed bloody murder about the white stuff on the ground!
Here's one I shot today.
-r
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on January 06, 2017, 07:38:03 AM
Croci in the shade...  :)
(http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=22225.0;attach=162448;image)
Lovely picture, Dpc.


Thanks npdien! 😎
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on January 06, 2017, 07:44:02 AM
I hate looking at flower pictures right now - all I have is snow! ;)

Jack

Hi Jack
As such, here is a hibiscus in the sunshine.


Nice shot of the hibiscus. Like Jack I can only see snow outside but flowers bring a remembrance of spring and summer which signals hope for warmer, brighter days ahead. Besides we're off to Victoria B.C. for five weeks at the end of the month. Not balmy at this time of year but usually pretty nice compared to here. The cherry blossoms should be out when we get to Vancouver Island. 😎
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Photorex on January 06, 2017, 07:47:11 AM
Hi,

nice crocis, dpc. I like them being in the sunshine partly while the surroundings are in shade

lion rock: your latest picture has really vibrant colours.

here is a picture from borage in our garden:
(http://www.mx5-twins.de/Bilder/Gartenblumen-2.jpg)

nearly the same with a bit longer exposure time for the background:
(http://www.mx5-twins.de/Bilder/Gartenblumen-5.jpg)

Frank
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on January 06, 2017, 08:06:03 AM
Lovely shots, dpdien.  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on January 06, 2017, 08:07:17 AM
Very nice pictures, Photorex. I prefer the second one. Well done.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on January 06, 2017, 08:26:55 AM
Hi,

nice crocis, dpc. I like them being in the sunshine partly while the surroundings are in shade

lion rock: your latest picture has really vibrant colours.

here is a picture from borage in our garden:
(http://www.mx5-twins.de/Bilder/Gartenblumen-2.jpg)

nearly the same with a bit longer exposure time for the background:
(http://www.mx5-twins.de/Bilder/Gartenblumen-5.jpg)

Frank

Thanks! 😎
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on January 06, 2017, 01:59:47 PM
Amazing photos, all.  I guess all I can do is dream too.  Actually no, I need to trudge out in the snow and shoot some kind of bushes or grass and show some creativity but alas the holidays have made me lazy and exhausted - well you know. :)

Actually, Jan 3, the sun shown and I simply had to get out and breathe in the -20 air.  Lots to be thankful for.

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Photorex on January 06, 2017, 03:38:19 PM
Hello Jack,

very nice landscape. I like such weather conditions. Freezing cold, sunshine and a lot of snow. Quiescence and loneliness. Today and tomorrow we do have similar weather here in Germany. Not the same amount of snow but also very cold (-20 to -10 degree Celsius during nighttime) and sunny which is very rare here.

Frank
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on January 06, 2017, 04:23:30 PM
Very nice picture, Jack.   :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on January 06, 2017, 05:01:26 PM
Thanks guys.  Photorex, if the sun shines I'm a happy camper.  The photo doesn't do justice to how beautiful it's been.  However, as the years roll by the cold isn't quite as enjoyable. :)

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on January 09, 2017, 05:10:49 AM
Sorry Jack about snow on the ground. 
My daughter just arrived into NYC/JFK airport and she screamed bloody murder about the white stuff on the ground!
Here's one I shot today.
-r
Nice shots with beautiful colors, Lion Rock.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on January 09, 2017, 08:19:43 AM
1. The season past
2. The season present
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: lion rock on January 09, 2017, 09:42:26 AM
npdien,
Thank you.
I'm leaving the real Lion Rock for some cold and snow, and back to reality tomorrow!
-r

Sorry Jack about snow on the ground. 
My daughter just arrived into NYC/JFK airport and she screamed bloody murder about the white stuff on the ground!
Here's one I shot today.
-r
Nice shots with beautiful colors, Lion Rock.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on January 10, 2017, 11:24:05 AM
 :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on January 10, 2017, 11:25:37 AM
A bit of whimsy...
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on January 12, 2017, 08:33:23 AM
I'm trying out DPP 4.5.20. I've never really used DPP for RAW conversion. It's not bad, actually. This picture was PPed entirely through DPP, no Lightroom.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on January 12, 2017, 10:11:56 AM
I'm trying out DPP 4.5.20. I've never really used DPP for RAW conversion. It's not bad, actually. This picture was PPed entirely through DPP, no Lightroom.

It looks very nice to me.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on January 12, 2017, 10:45:37 AM
I'm trying out DPP 4.5.20. I've never really used DPP for RAW conversion. It's not bad, actually. This picture was PPed entirely through DPP, no Lightroom.

It looks very nice to me.


Thanks!  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on January 12, 2017, 12:00:51 PM
With lens specific adjustments, I can't imagine Canon doesn't know how to get the most out of a RAW conversion.  Nice to have only one DPP now.

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on January 13, 2017, 05:42:26 AM
Amazing photos, all.  I guess all I can do is dream too.  Actually no, I need to trudge out in the snow and shoot some kind of bushes or grass and show some creativity but alas the holidays have made me lazy and exhausted - well you know. :)

Actually, Jan 3, the sun shown and I simply had to get out and breathe in the -20 air.  Lots to be thankful for.

Jack

Hi Jack
The area looks beautiful, quiet and peaceful.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on January 13, 2017, 09:43:50 AM
 Reminds me of spring and summer. It's been bloody cold here the past week, down near -40 C with the windchill factored in.  :-[
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: azhelishot on January 13, 2017, 10:12:03 AM
These were taken on a couple trips near Flagstaff, AZ last year looking for fall colors...
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on January 13, 2017, 10:17:10 AM
Nice pictures, azhelishot.  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: azhelishot on January 13, 2017, 10:28:14 AM
Nice pictures, azhelishot.  :)

Thank You, Click...appreciate the feedback.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on January 14, 2017, 10:39:06 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on January 18, 2017, 03:43:19 AM
:)
Nice shot, Dpc.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on January 18, 2017, 03:44:26 AM
These were taken on a couple trips near Flagstaff, AZ last year looking for fall colors...
Lovely photos, azhelishot.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on January 18, 2017, 05:55:12 AM
Rosebay or oleander
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on January 18, 2017, 06:20:39 AM
:)

Nice picture, dpc.  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: jasonkayla2 on January 18, 2017, 07:39:24 AM
EOS 30D
Canon 24-135 Macro
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on January 18, 2017, 08:05:46 AM
EOS 30D
Canon 24-135 Macro

Lovely. Nicely done, Jason.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on January 18, 2017, 08:28:24 AM
:)
Nice shot, Dpc.

Thanks!  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on January 18, 2017, 08:28:50 AM
:)

Nice picture, dpc.  :)

Thanks!  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on January 18, 2017, 08:30:24 AM
EOS 30D
Canon 24-135 Macro

Welcome to the forum. Nice picture. It has somewhat the look of a painting.  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on January 18, 2017, 08:39:32 AM
1. Autumn birch stand
2. Garry oak, I believe. A copse along the southern shore of Vancouver Island at Victoria. Being a bit whimsical. Trying out Affinity Photo.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on January 18, 2017, 08:44:42 AM
 :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on January 18, 2017, 02:50:52 PM
In the midst of a rain forest...
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on January 18, 2017, 03:26:53 PM
In the midst of a rain forest...

Very nice, dpc.  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: M_Max on January 18, 2017, 03:51:40 PM
No idea what type of plant it is, like all the plants I've taken pictures of, but it's pretty one.

Shot with a 1Ds MKiii and Canon 100mm 2.8 macro. Processed using DPP.

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y228/max_romeo/1Ds%20Shots/1DS_4896_zps0gzynvwk.jpg)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on January 18, 2017, 04:10:30 PM
In the midst of a rain forest...

Very nice, dpc.  :)


Thanks, Click!  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on January 18, 2017, 05:50:00 PM
In the midst of a rain forest...

Ah, this is nice.

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on January 18, 2017, 07:21:31 PM
In the midst of a rain forest...

Ah, this is nice.

Jack

Thanks, Jack! 😊
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on January 19, 2017, 04:07:25 AM
No idea what type of plant it is, like all the plants I've taken pictures of, but it's pretty one.

Shot with a 1Ds MKiii and Canon 100mm 2.8 macro. Processed using DPP.

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y228/max_romeo/1Ds%20Shots/1DS_4896_zps0gzynvwk.jpg)

Nice picture, M_Max.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on January 19, 2017, 04:08:22 AM
In the midst of a rain forest...
Beautiful picture with great lighting and colors, Dpc.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on January 19, 2017, 04:09:42 AM
Flower at my home.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on January 19, 2017, 10:53:30 AM
In the midst of a rain forest...
Beautiful picture with great lighting and colors, Dpc.

Thanks, npdien!  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on January 19, 2017, 10:54:11 AM
Flower at my home.


Nice! Reminds me of summer.  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on January 19, 2017, 10:55:09 AM
Wild daffodils...
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on January 19, 2017, 11:06:16 AM
 :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on January 19, 2017, 02:15:26 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on January 19, 2017, 02:20:52 PM
:)

Oh how I love those grapes! Eating not viewing! ;)

Jack
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: lion rock on January 19, 2017, 02:46:00 PM
Very nice, dpc!
-r
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on January 19, 2017, 03:44:32 PM
:)

Oh how I love those grapes! Eating not viewing! ;)

Jack

Yes, Jack, I agree. Drinking the fermented juice is a good option, too.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on January 19, 2017, 03:45:19 PM
Very nice, dpc!
-r


Thanks LR. 😎
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on January 19, 2017, 04:00:28 PM
1. Ivy
2. Orchid
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on January 20, 2017, 04:12:22 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on January 21, 2017, 09:43:06 AM
 :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Photorex on January 21, 2017, 03:34:32 PM
really nice flowers and other flora around here.

I have got an amaryllis in full bloom.
(http://www.mx5-twins.de/Bilder/Amaryllis.jpg)

Frank
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on January 24, 2017, 12:42:47 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on January 24, 2017, 12:50:17 PM
Photorex, dpc

Lovely shots guys.  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on January 24, 2017, 03:31:03 PM
Photorex, dpc

Lovely shots guys.  :)

 8)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on January 25, 2017, 05:36:49 AM
Nice pictures, Dpc and Photorex.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on January 25, 2017, 06:55:50 AM
Apricot flowers
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on January 25, 2017, 07:33:27 AM
Apricot flowers

Lovely. Nicely done, npdien.  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on January 25, 2017, 09:07:39 AM
Nice pictures, Dpc and Photorex.


Thanks!  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on January 25, 2017, 09:08:17 AM
Apricot flowers


Love apricots and love these flower shots!  8)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on January 25, 2017, 09:09:35 AM
 8)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on January 25, 2017, 09:12:45 AM
 8)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on January 25, 2017, 10:07:31 AM
Nice pictures, dpc. I especially like the two last one.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on January 25, 2017, 10:24:51 AM
Nice pictures, dpc. I especially like the two last one.


Thanks, Click!  8)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on January 26, 2017, 10:19:08 AM
8)
Lovely shots, Dpc. I prefer the second and third ones.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on January 26, 2017, 10:24:33 AM
More apricot flowers.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on January 26, 2017, 10:36:57 AM
Lovely. Nicely done, npdien.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on January 26, 2017, 06:09:37 PM
8)
Lovely shots, Dpc. I prefer the second and third ones.

Thanks! 😎
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on January 29, 2017, 02:31:28 AM
Lovely. Nicely done, npdien.
Thanks, Click.

Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on January 29, 2017, 07:50:29 AM
Very nice pictures, npdien.   :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: lion rock on January 29, 2017, 09:18:44 AM
I chime in, too!  Nice!
-r

Very nice pictures, npdien.   :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: lion rock on January 29, 2017, 09:20:54 AM
Last night shots.
-r
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on January 29, 2017, 11:19:04 AM
I chime in, too!  Nice!
-r

Very nice pictures, npdien.   :)

Thanks, Click and Lion Rock.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on January 29, 2017, 11:20:02 AM
Last night shots.
-r

Lovely orchid shots, Lion Rock.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on January 29, 2017, 11:22:32 AM
Lovely orchid shots, Lion Rock.

+1 Nicely done, Lion Rock.  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: plumeriajoe on January 29, 2017, 11:38:05 AM
White Singapore Plumeria.   
Canon 5d MKII  100mm Macro 1/25 F32  ISO 400
Photo taken with Flash during daylight.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on January 29, 2017, 11:44:14 AM
White Singapore Plumeria.   
Canon 5d MKII  100mm Macro 1/25 F32  ISO 400
Photo taken with Flash during daylight.


Lovely picture. Welcome to CR.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: lion rock on January 29, 2017, 12:17:53 PM
Thanks Click!
-r
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: lion rock on January 29, 2017, 12:18:23 PM
Thanks npdien!
-r
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: plumeriajoe on January 29, 2017, 01:49:01 PM
Plumeria Metallica
Canon 5D MkII   100mm Macro
AE setting 1/125  A8.0   
Taken at sunset
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: lion rock on January 29, 2017, 01:56:47 PM
Nice warm colors.
Must be most fragrant!
-r


Plumeria Metallica
Canon 5D MkII   100mm Macro
AE setting 1/125  A8.0   
Taken at sunset
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on January 30, 2017, 07:46:00 AM
White Singapore Plumeria.   
Canon 5d MKII  100mm Macro 1/25 F32  ISO 400
Photo taken with Flash during daylight.
Lovely shot, Plumeriajoe.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on January 30, 2017, 07:49:51 AM
Two shots of the same apricot flower.
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Post by: Click on January 30, 2017, 08:25:16 AM
Two shots of the same apricot flower.

Very nice pictures, npdien.  :)
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Post by: lion rock on January 30, 2017, 06:48:55 PM
One.
-r
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Post by: Click on January 30, 2017, 07:05:20 PM
Nice.  :) Well done, lion rock.
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Post by: lion rock on January 30, 2017, 08:06:34 PM
Thank you, thank you.
-r

Nice.  :) Well done, lion rock.
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Post by: npdien on January 31, 2017, 08:50:23 AM
One.
-r
Lovely shot, Lion Rock.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on January 31, 2017, 08:51:36 AM
Two shots of the same apricot flower.

Very nice pictures, npdien.  :)

Thanks, Click.
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Post by: lion rock on January 31, 2017, 08:53:07 AM
Thank you npdien.
-r

One.
-r
Lovely shot, Lion Rock.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on February 01, 2017, 02:40:14 AM
More apricot flowers

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Post by: Click on February 01, 2017, 05:16:16 PM
Nicely done, npdien.   :)
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Post by: lion rock on February 01, 2017, 07:43:55 PM
Yes, nicely done npdien.
-r

Nicely done, npdien.   :)
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Post by: npdien on February 02, 2017, 02:58:24 AM
Yes, nicely done npdien.
-r

Nicely done, npdien.   :)

Thanks, Click and Lion Rock.
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Post by: Click on February 02, 2017, 06:08:53 AM
Nice pictures, npdien.  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: lion rock on February 02, 2017, 07:41:02 AM
npdien,
good shots.
Looks like there would be a great crop of apricots this fall! And now the fragrance must be delightful.
-r
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: lion rock on February 02, 2017, 07:46:36 AM
One of Lycaste Peruviana.  It was a difficult one to shoot, the flower hangs downwards from a very short peduncle so not easy to shoot the insides of the flower.  I tried to tilt the flower pot but the some of the pedals moved to an un-natural angle.
Have to bring out a mirror.
-r
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on February 02, 2017, 12:23:05 PM
One of Lycaste Peruviana.  It was a difficult one to shoot, the flower hangs downwards from a very short peduncle so not easy to shoot the insides of the flower.  I tried to tilt the flower pot but the some of the pedals moved to an un-natural angle.
Have to bring out a mirror.
-r

Very interesting shot, Lion Rock.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on February 02, 2017, 12:25:33 PM
npdien,
good shots.
Looks like there would be a great crop of apricots this fall! And now the fragrance must be delightful.
-r

Nice pictures, npdien.  :)

Thanks, Click and Lion Rock.

Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: lion rock on February 02, 2017, 12:49:25 PM
Thanks npdien.
Tonight shall try a mirror.
-r

One of Lycaste Peruviana.  It was a difficult one to shoot, the flower hangs downwards from a very short peduncle so not easy to shoot the insides of the flower.  I tried to tilt the flower pot but the some of the pedals moved to an un-natural angle.
Have to bring out a mirror.
-r

Very interesting shot, Lion Rock.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: lion rock on February 02, 2017, 12:50:16 PM
Nice.
I like the 2nd photo lots.
-r

npdien,
good shots.
Looks like there would be a great crop of apricots this fall! And now the fragrance must be delightful.
-r

Nice pictures, npdien.  :)

Thanks, Click and Lion Rock.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on February 02, 2017, 04:22:53 PM
Another very nice series.  Well done, npdien.   :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: lion rock on February 02, 2017, 09:21:02 PM
Lycaste peruviana var. peruviana, shot from below.  Couldn't put mirror in place because of the flower pot.  This is a different flower from the same plant, and I used CamRanger to tether shoot the frame.
-r
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on February 03, 2017, 02:21:50 AM
Lycaste peruviana var. peruviana, shot from below.  Couldn't put mirror in place because of the flower pot.  This is a different flower from the same plant, and I used CamRanger to tether shoot the frame.
-r
Lovely plant and nice shot, Lion Rock.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on February 03, 2017, 02:24:46 AM
More apricot flowers
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Post by: Click on February 03, 2017, 08:12:54 AM
Very nice shots, guys. Keep posting.  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: lion rock on February 03, 2017, 08:33:03 AM
Thank you npdien!
-r

Lycaste peruviana var. peruviana, shot from below.  Couldn't put mirror in place because of the flower pot.  This is a different flower from the same plant, and I used CamRanger to tether shoot the frame.
-r
Lovely plant and nice shot, Lion Rock.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on February 03, 2017, 12:27:00 PM
Very nice shots, guys. Keep posting.  :)

Thanks, Click.

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/332/31844024764_514942dedd_c_d.jpg)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on February 03, 2017, 12:47:37 PM
Lovely. I especially like the first picture.

Nicely done, npdien.  :)
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Post by: lion rock on February 03, 2017, 01:14:11 PM
Same compliment!
-r

Lovely. I especially like the first picture.

Nicely done, npdien.  :)
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Post by: npdien on February 06, 2017, 05:57:58 AM
Same compliment!
-r

Lovely. I especially like the first picture.

Nicely done, npdien.  :)

Thanks, Click and Lion Rock.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on February 06, 2017, 06:34:37 AM
Rangoon Creepers (Burma Creepers or Chinese Honeysuckles) and apricot flowers.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on February 11, 2017, 12:40:36 AM
Ruellia simplex or purple showers on a winter day.
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Post by: npdien on February 11, 2017, 11:43:15 PM
Apricot flower
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Post by: lion rock on February 12, 2017, 02:35:21 PM
An orchid in bloom.
-r
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Post by: npdien on February 12, 2017, 10:57:17 PM
An orchid in bloom.
-r
Nice shot, Lion Rock.
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Post by: npdien on February 13, 2017, 02:07:36 AM
An orchid branch

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7363/27843867166_f0c1e2c513_c.jpg)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on February 13, 2017, 06:16:53 AM
Nice. Well done, npdien.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: lion rock on February 13, 2017, 07:28:59 AM
Your photo is very nice.
And thanks for your compliment.
-r

An orchid branch

Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on February 14, 2017, 02:18:49 AM
Nice. Well done, npdien.

Your photo is very nice.
And thanks for your compliment.
-r

An orchid branch


Thanks, Click and Lion Rock

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2895/32512915320_6cfa3d39a7_c.jpg)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: lion rock on February 14, 2017, 05:58:46 AM
npdien,
the white rose photo is beautiful!
-r
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Post by: Click on February 14, 2017, 06:19:57 AM
npdien,
the white rose photo is beautiful!
-r

+1

Nicely done, ndpdien.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on February 15, 2017, 08:34:57 AM
npdien,
the white rose photo is beautiful!
-r

+1

Nicely done, ndpdien.
Thanks, Click and Lion Rock.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: lion rock on February 15, 2017, 08:54:01 AM
npdien,
Lovely photos of lovely flowers.  You must live in a subtropical/tropical region to enjoy these flowers this time of the year, assuming the shots were done recently.  Do shoot more and post!
-r
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Click on February 15, 2017, 09:16:06 AM
Nice picture. Well done, npdien.  :)
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on February 17, 2017, 11:21:38 PM
npdien,
Lovely photos of lovely flowers.  You must live in a subtropical/tropical region to enjoy these flowers this time of the year, assuming the shots were done recently.  Do shoot more and post!
-r

Nice picture. Well done, npdien.  :)

Thanks, Lion Rock and Click. Sorry for delay in response to your messages as the communist totalitarian government here blocks the Internet as they feels paranoid as to protesters marching to present compensation claims against a China-funded steel plant over a toxic spill last year or paying homage to the martyrs who sacrificed their lives while fighting against Chinese invaders decades ago.

I am from Saigon, Vietnam, which is a tropical country. There are two distinguishable seasons in the southern areas like Saigon. The dry season occurs from November to April and the wet season from May to October. We have a considerable amount of sun, a high rate of rainfall, and high humidity that makes me often feel bloody hot and quite uncomfortable unless there is an air-con around.



Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: hbr on February 18, 2017, 12:46:41 AM
Quote

Thanks, Lion Rock and Click. Sorry for delay in response to your messages as the communist totalitarian government here blocks the Internet as they feels paranoid as to protesters marching to present compensation claims against a China-funded steel plant over a toxic spill last year or paying homage to the martyrs who sacrificed their lives while fighting against Chinese invaders decades ago.

I am from Saigon, Vietnam, which is a tropical country. There are two distinguishable seasons in the southern areas like Saigon. The dry season occurs from November to April and the wet season from May to October. We have a considerable amount of sun, a high rate of rainfall, and high humidity that makes me often feel bloody hot and quite uncomfortable unless there is an air-con around.

Hi npdien,

I have been to Saigon many times and yes the heat and humidity are unbearable. And the beer only makes you sweat more. Vietnam is a very beautiful country and I hope you can post some photos of your country.

Brian
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: lion rock on February 18, 2017, 09:21:16 AM
npdien,
We visited Hanoi and Sapa about 4 years ago in December for about 2 weeks.
The city was still quite full of old town feel, very cozy and comfortable.  Of course, as tourist with limited time there, we couldn't see everything.  We went to less touristy locations, had local cuisines (street foods, which I still long for) as well as a fancy French restaurant.
We took a trip to Halong Bay boat ride, very pleasant and enjoyable.  The scenery was, of course, both fascinating and serene.
Then an overnight train ride to Sapa and hiked up to visit the local tribes.  Stayed at "home stay," and of course tried the local food.  Wonderful.
Of the people in those places, though there was no way to know all the people, those that we met, hosted (hotels and Halong) and guided us (Sapa) were REALLY VERY friendly.  They went out of their way to cater to us, I didn't think they expected gratuity from us because all were given us without us asking!!!  Love them.
The locals ladies from Sapa tried to sell us their embroideries and local products, but they never tried to do in the face selling.  Patiently, they walked with us, even guided/assisted us with steep inclines.  Never really asked us to buy, until we were fed and rested did they started showing their wares.  No where else are "merchants" so patient.
We will visit again, I'm thinking of the central coastal area of Vietnam, and soon, before too many tourists show up.  May be within 3 years.
Do show photos of your area.
-r

I am from Saigon, Vietnam, which is a tropical country. There are two distinguishable seasons in the southern areas like Saigon. The dry season occurs from November to April and the wet season from May to October. We have a considerable amount of sun, a high rate of rainfall, and high humidity that makes me often feel bloody hot and quite uncomfortable unless there is an air-con around.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: fentiger on February 19, 2017, 09:50:42 AM
taken today, looks like spring will be here soon
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on February 22, 2017, 05:14:18 AM
npdien,
We visited Hanoi and Sapa about 4 years ago in December for about 2 weeks.
The city was still quite full of old town feel, very cozy and comfortable.  Of course, as tourist with limited time there, we couldn't see everything.  We went to less touristy locations, had local cuisines (street foods, which I still long for) as well as a fancy French restaurant.
We took a trip to Halong Bay boat ride, very pleasant and enjoyable.  The scenery was, of course, both fascinating and serene.
Then an overnight train ride to Sapa and hiked up to visit the local tribes.  Stayed at "home stay," and of course tried the local food.  Wonderful.
Of the people in those places, though there was no way to know all the people, those that we met, hosted (hotels and Halong) and guided us (Sapa) were REALLY VERY friendly.  They went out of their way to cater to us, I didn't think they expected gratuity from us because all were given us without us asking!!!  Love them.
The locals ladies from Sapa tried to sell us their embroideries and local products, but they never tried to do in the face selling.  Patiently, they walked with us, even guided/assisted us with steep inclines.  Never really asked us to buy, until we were fed and rested did they started showing their wares.  No where else are "merchants" so patient.
We will visit again, I'm thinking of the central coastal area of Vietnam, and soon, before too many tourists show up.  May be within 3 years.
Do show photos of your area.
-r

I am from Saigon, Vietnam, which is a tropical country. There are two distinguishable seasons in the southern areas like Saigon. The dry season occurs from November to April and the wet season from May to October. We have a considerable amount of sun, a high rate of rainfall, and high humidity that makes me often feel bloody hot and quite uncomfortable unless there is an air-con around.


Hi npdien,

I have been to Saigon many times and yes the heat and humidity are unbearable. And the beer only makes you sweat more. Vietnam is a very beautiful country and I hope you can post some photos of your country.

Brian

Thanks for your positive opinions about my country, Brian and Lion Rock.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: npdien on February 22, 2017, 05:16:40 AM
Hi Brian and Lion Rock. Here are some photos of my area as requested.

A wet evening.
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Post by: npdien on February 22, 2017, 05:19:58 AM
Flower decoration beside a road during the recent Lunar New Year.
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Post by: npdien on February 22, 2017, 05:24:27 AM
Carved water melons
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Post by: npdien on February 22, 2017, 05:25:57 AM
Saigon is a motorcycle city with 90% of its population travelling by motorcycles.
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Post by: npdien on February 22, 2017, 05:27:29 AM
Three sisters in a small park
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Post by: npdien on February 22, 2017, 06:46:15 AM
Poor people's houses in a rural area in Mekong Delta.
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Post by: Click on February 22, 2017, 08:14:07 AM
Hi Brian and Lion Rock. Here are some photos of my area as requested.

Nice.

Thanks for sharing those pictures with us.
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Post by: lion rock on February 22, 2017, 08:44:13 AM
npdien,
Very nice photos.  Reminds me of the time we visited Hanoi.
It certainly is a motorcycle country.  We experienced such a ride ourselves --- as tourists, we were totally not expecting such a wild ride over country roads in Sapa carrying our travelling gear, (my camera/bag etc.,) hanging on for dear lives!  We saw drives carrying doors or other wares full to the hilt on their bikes.  We couldn't carry so much walking, let alone driving a bike with that much.  It is really a juggler in the making!
I see your photos with people with smiling.  They may be poor by our standards, but I think in their way, they are contended and happy with their lives.  I visited Bhutan and saw poor people, too, but those we interacted with seemed to be happy.  The more well-to-do ones there were the ones that wanted more!
Thanks for posting your lovely country and florals.  Let's get back to beautiful flowers.
Thanks.
-r 
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: hbr on February 22, 2017, 11:12:42 AM
npdien,

During the war I was stationed in Da Nang and Phu Bai. A very long story but in 1997 I went back to Vietnam and married a lovely woman from Cu Chi. While I was waiting for her immigration papers to be approved, I made a couple of more trips back to visit her and finally in 2000 I went back to bring her to America. We have been married 20 years this year and she has been a wonderful wife to me. Due to health issues I have not been able to travel back there anymore, but she goes back often to visit her family, usually during the Vietnamese New Year. She takes lots of pictures, but only on her iPhone.

Keep up the nice pictures.  They bring back a lot of good memories.

Brian
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: dpc on February 22, 2017, 11:01:48 PM
 ;)
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Post by: Click on February 23, 2017, 06:13:51 AM
Nice picture, dpc.  :)
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Post by: chrysoberyl on February 23, 2017, 09:03:37 AM
taken today, looks like spring will be here soon

Good to see!  Where was this taken?
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Post by: dpc on February 23, 2017, 10:03:44 AM
Nice picture, dpc.  :)

Thanks! 🤓
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Post by: dpc on February 23, 2017, 12:27:44 PM
Mixed forest of cedar and spruce with bracken fern understory. I just traded my 7D for a 7D Mark ll, so I'm trying it out while on holiday on Vancouver Island. I'd normally use my 5D Mark ll for a shot like this but I didn't bring it with me. So far I'm really liking the 7D Mark ll. I post processed with Snapseed on my iPad, so I'm not sure this is how the picture will look once I get back home and run the RAW file through my usual PPing.
Title: Re: Flowers and other Flora
Post by: Jack Douglas on February 25, 2017, 02:21:47 AM
Very nice to get context on where your photo originate from, Dien.  As sometimes happens my "notify" hasn't been notifying and so I was out of the loop for a while.  Here is a raspberry waiting to be unlocked from the rigor mortise of winter.

Jack
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Post by: Click on February 25, 2017, 07:43:52 AM
Nice picture, Jack.  :)
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Post by: lion rock on February 25, 2017, 07:45:26 AM
Jack,
Not so nice now, but wait a few more months, the scenery will be much better.  Taste good, too!
Nice one of a photo, colors and background.
-r

Very nice to get context on where your photo originate from, Dien.  As sometimes happens my "notify" hasn't been notifying and so I was out of the loop for a while.  Here is a raspberry waiting to be unlocked from the rigor mortise of winter.

Jack