Descanso Gardens, La Cañada Flintridge, California. Trying the Sony RX1 out on a group of flowers with a slight breeze. It was cool out so the poppies were closed up but the colors were vivid and there were plenty of unopened buds to shoot. It was tough to get into a group of flowers like [...]
Archive for the 'Flowers' Category
My longtime flickr contact rosemary* has posted an image of cherry blossoms in Japan shot with a Nikon F3 camera with film.
My flickr contact bigbuckaroo has posted a wonderful image of a daffodil and tulip taken with a Canon 6D and 100mm lens.
Flickr member Elisafox22 has posted a great image of water droplets on rose petals taken with a Sony RX100. The RX100 doesn’t have a “macro mode” but it can focus quite close and the glass in the Zeiss lens is excellent. Wow!
My longtime flickr contact rosemary* has posted a spectacular flower image taken with a Canon 5D Mark III and a Tamron 90mm f/2.8 macro lens. She is, hands down, the bokeh queen.
We’ve been calling this plant a 4-o’clock plant for a while but searching for 4-o’clock plants online doesn’t produce this plant. It’s leaves or petals or whatever they are are purplish-greenish and it has long, slender stems. This morning this plant was casting a great shadow on the wall so I figured I’d take a [...]
My longtime flickr contact in Japan, rosemary* has posted a wonderful image of a flower. Rosemary has a wonderful eye for composition and uses bokeh in a wonderful way to create surrealistic flower portraits.
One of my longtime flickr contacts in Japan, minato posted a wonderful self-portrait of her carrying a DSLR and and iPhone shooting a sunflower field. The self-portrait was taken by a Canon 5D Mark III and a 50mm f/1.4 lens.
Flickr member andywest1 has taken a wonderful image of a flower with a Panasonic LX7 camera. A stunning black and white image.
Flickr photographer López Pablo shot this amazing image in the Canary Islands with a Canon PowerShot G10.
My longtime flickr contact in Japan, rosemary* has done it again, this time with film. She has the most amazing sense of color and form. Just beautiful imagery.
Macricostas Preserve, Steep Rock. Washington, Connecticut. There’s a nice butterfly garden off the parking lot where we start the hike up to Waramaug Rock and we thought we’d shoot some flowers before setting off. Today was the hottest, muggiest and worst air we’ve felt all summer. This flower was the highlight of the day. Amazing [...]
Macricostas Preserve, Steep Rock. Washington, Connecticut. Returned to this place for a third time in three days, this time to do a longer hike but the Queen Anne’s lace is so tempting I had to make some more images of it.
Macricostas Preserve, Steep Rock. Washington, Connecticut. Went back to the same tall Queen Anne’s lace plant today with 5D and 100mm macro lens both of which I’m out of practice using. I think the shots with deeper focus are better but I somehow liked the shallow depth of field and blur in this one and [...]
Macricostas Preserve, Steep Rock. Washington, Connecticut. It was hot but I wanted to see what the Queen Anne’s lace looked like in Macricostas so I took a short walk with small camera and iPhone. Great stuff to shoot, too bad it was so hot I didn’t feel like doing anything. Heat and humidity sucks. Queen [...]
Mt. Greylock, Massachusetts. As we hiked over the top of Greylock (Hopper Trail to Appalachian Trail to Moneybrook Trail) we spotted a small stand of hawkweed wildflowers. The droplets on the hairs of their stems looked great although it was tough to find an angle to shoot them from without getting our legs soaked.
This was shot with my iPhone 4S and Instagram on climb up the rocks on the north side of Bear Mountain in Connecticut. This is an odd year for mountain laurel after last year’s kaleidoscopic explosion of blooms. I don’t know if it was the lack of snow and rain over the winter or what, [...]
My long time flickr contact karaku* has posted a wonderful image of daisies from below in Tokyo, Japan. This kind of image is unusual for her, she’s mostly into patterns and design.
My flickr contact fingerprinz has posted a great monochrome cherry blossom image shot with a Leica film camera and scanned. The bokeh and noise in the image are spectacular.
Flickr member Liping Yang is getting some amazing images out of his Canon Powershot S100 camera. He’s an excellent photographer and he’s making great use of this and other small point and shoot camera models.