After the snow storm
and back to spring.
Typical spring shots, no more snow (I hope!)
Working in the yard. Every day is like Christmas, you never know just what will show up next.
Like these Flower shoots. Anybody has any idea what I should expect?
PS, note to self, and others: Take pictures before mowing. I don't know how many violets I chopped off.
Flowers showing up on the prairie
Prairie Flower and along the streams Gray Dogwood and Gray Dogwood grouping (not sure about these last two images - maybe wild plum. Dogwood have 4 petals, wild plum have 5). Any botanists in the group?
OK I found out this weekend the what I thought were gray dogwood are really wild plum. Some botanist I am!
I bought some native wildflowers...
...to add to my flower beds. What I didn't count on was the back-to-back snowstorms that kept me from planting them. So the pots sat in my kitchen window and the increase in temps made them bloom! Made photographing them easier!
Image Info: lens Nikor 105mm 1:2.8 G ED Micro
Scavanger of Styles - #9 Close Up
Site not letting me post comments to answer a question --> Hand holding camera isn't something I can do, too much shake in my hands, unless the shutter speeds are high. Especially for close work I always use a tripod, at minimum a monopod.
Challenge - Fall
I got a chance to photograph at a local nursery about a month ago and this image is the best of the 50 or so I took. Hope you like it even though it is a bit sad.
It's the end of summer. About all that was blooming were some hardy sunflowers. Well, some little white flowers were out too, but I was too embarrassed to post them. So here are some (badly worn) sunflowers:
Flower 1 a lone sunflower against a dark background.
Flower 2 a bouquet of sunflower against some trees in the distance.
Flower 3 another lone sunflower, this time against the pale blue sky
Flower 4 sunflowers on a dark green background.
Flower 5 the thumbnail, just to show that there were other flowers out there besides the sunflower.
Visit to a Flower Garden
During a brief cold spell, if you can say 75 is cool, I went to the local flower/butterfly garden. There was quite a few people waiting to get in to see the butterflies, so I went out into the garden and took these pictures.
Petunia 1, the thumbnail
Petunia 2, the darkest black/purple flower I've seen
Water lily, not a real pretty lily, but I liked the reflection and its color
Day lily, most of these were gone, this is the last one
Flies, well, I think they are flies, big bugs at least
Next up, the butterflies.
Photo shoot 07 16
I woke up early Monday morning and went out to photograph the sunrise. To me, the sunrise had the potential to be great, but then it fizzled out. Here's the best of the lot.
But, since I was out, up, and camera ready, I walked around the lake. The sunflowers are starting to bloom.
Then there was this white flower, pretty in its own way.
The importance of
making sure your color balance is set right.
Took a couple of pictures of some flowers. I wanted a different background, so I went into the bathroom and set the flowers in front of the mirror. Camera was on a tripod, with a four second delay so I could get out of the frame.
Lighting on this one was with the bathroom lights, two incandescent lights.
Lighting on two was with the lights on and using the flash, also had a +1 closeup ring.
Pink is the love you discover
While playing with the tubes and the daisies, I was drawn to the underside of one of the pink daisies. As I tried to get the right composition, another of the daisies kept getting in my way. As I looked through the viewfinder, I thought "Why not." So these are shot through the petals of another daisy. They're not my favorites, but I thought they came out well enough to share. As always, open opinions are welcome :-)
Thanks for looking!
Orange you glad to see me?
So the next couple of sets of photos are the experimental stuff I always do with my tubes. Up close, personal and a little bit more about lines and shapes than subject. Though, hopefully not too bad. Tell me what you think, you know I can take it ;-)
Thanks for looking and for all your wonderful comments!