Flowers and other Flora

mikekeck

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Firewheel (aka Indian Blanket). I'm trying to learn how to photograph flowers and thought I would try black backgrounds.

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Del Paso

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Pasque flower, also known as the prairie crocus (not a true crocus, though, actually a type of anemone)
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Pulsatilla vulgaris.
Where were they photographed? The ones (European) I know are usually much darker. I posted some pictures on "199"
 
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I know I'm very late responding, but the bug looks to me like a nymph of an assassin bug or some other true bug. I thik it is predatory, based on the long mouthparts. Nice photo!
Thanks for the information. Doing an image search for 'assassin bug nymph' reveals that you just might be right.

Very nice...thanks again.
 
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ISv

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Only these from today but the first two are endemic to Hawaii: Hawaiian Cotton and Jacquemontia sandwicensis (pa'u-o-Hi'iaka). Sorry for the name of the second photo but this plant has no easier name:)! The third photo - I have no idea but definitely not an endemic.

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jabird56

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90D / M / Paritial metering / 1/1600sec / f/7.1 / ISO 1000
EF100-400mm / f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM / @158mm

Two photos:
1 basic JPG from the camera, with file size reduced per CANON Rumors requirements
1 processed and cropped using DxO Photolab 5 Elite 90D_2022-05-27_IMG_3503_DxO-2.jpg 90D_2022-05-27_IMG_3503_DxO-1.jpg
 
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Nemorino

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Thanks, Clicl! This is how the sun spotted the blossom through the branches.

Another one but a more advanced technique:
focus stack of 28 pictures @ f/4
R5 and RF100 2.8L

Nigella damascena

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Wikipedia tells me this is called love-in-a-mist or devil in the bush. A little bit differnt.:unsure:
 
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ISv

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Thanks, Clicl! This is how the sun spotted the blossom through the branches.

Another one but a more advanced technique:
focus stack of 28 pictures @ f/4
R5 and RF100 2.8L

Nigella damascena

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Wikipedia tells me this is called love-in-a-mist or devil in the bush. A little bit differnt.:unsure:
This one is also "love-in-a-mist" (Passiflora foetida). Fruit and flower. Pretty common here...

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Del Paso

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Still orchid season!
Plantanthera bifolia, 2 & 3 Ophrys apifera, Cephalanthera rubra 6C4A9746.jpg 6C4A9757-Edit.jpg 6C4A9778-Edit.jpg 6C4A9785.jpg
 
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More!
( Cephalanthera longifolia, Ophrys insectifera, Cypripedium calceolus bud & dto.) 6C4A9665.jpg 6C4A9670.jpg 6C4A9686.jpg 6C4A9684.jpg )
 
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