### Weekly Garden&Flower ### 25 April 2014

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John Byrne
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Re: Autumn Colour Downunder
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Snowdrops with mosquito
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E-M1 with 60 macro.  Neither is cropped.

The flower is about 1 cm in length which makes the insect about 4 mm.  I think it is a mosquito but can't be sure; he did not bite me.

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Re: The Subject is Roses.
In reply to WhyNot, 8 months ago

Very nice roses.  I don't usually think of the 70 -300 when I go out to take pictures of flowers and any I get with that are usually when I am trying to get butterflies.

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Re: Tiger Lilies
In reply to Ravenwing Photo, 8 months ago

Both nice Nate.

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Re: Tulips in the sky
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An unusual perspective.  Very cool.

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Re: The Subject is Roses.
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A very nice series.  Especially the first and last.  The ZD 70-300 does a good job, as do you.  Rich

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Autumn in Hagley Park
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Re: Hospital Roses
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You're right about being more careful; however, none of my recent travails has been more painful than that joke. Full frame, indeed. Oh dear, I'll have to listen to a half hour of Henny Youngman stand up one liners to clear my brain. "Take my wife, please." "I told my doctor it hurts when I do dat. Doc said, don't do dat." I feel a little better, now.

I've drooled over the Olympus STF-22 for years. It has so much power and range, but I only need that type of flash for close up stuff. $70 is a lot easier on the purse than $700+. I'm thinking this little gizmo will be good for softening the shadows under eyebrows and chin and reducing the PP in the portrait work I'm trying not to do any more of. I imagine you can use the Oly twin flash to melt a path through the snow until you have flowers to shoot.

I went back to the hospital again today, just to shoot some more of their roses, trying different exposure and lighting strategies. I'm working on them now. Maybe if this thread doesn't fill, I'll post another set. Rich

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Re: Hospital Roses
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Thanks, Andrew.  That rose in the first pic does appear to be two colors.  I'm going back every day until it's in full bloom to see how it develops.  This is the first year I've photographed this garden, so I don't know what to expect.  I'm mending quickly, thanks.  Rich

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Re: That's a thought, Rich.....
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Nate, hold a tropical fish aquarium net under them and catch them when they fall.  Then, when you've got 'em, put them in a jar and force them to eat kale.  A fate worse than death.  Rich

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Apple Blossoms
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This week the Apple Blossoms were beautiful.

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Re: Autumn Colour Downunder
In reply to John Byrne, 8 months ago

I really like the 1st one, good composition and great color.

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Re: Tulips in the sky
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Great use of the fish eye.  I like it.  Rich

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Re: Autumn Colour Downunder
In reply to John Byrne, 8 months ago

Beautiful color, John.  Yeah, it's your turn.  I had a long, dreary Winter.  I'm not apologetic for passing it over to you, just relieved.  Does it freeze often in Melbourne?  It did here on the beach in The Redwoods, several weeks of it this year, unusual.  Old joints get cranky.  Keep warm, Rich.

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Re: Tulips in the sky
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Wow! Fantastic!!. Love the unique POV!!

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Re: Tulips in the sky
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Fantastic view.. Great idea... makes for an enjoyable and interesting picture....

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Re: Barberry with Bee
In reply to CrisPhoto, 8 months ago

Better placement and I like the larger version and the detail that can be seen in the Gallery view..

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Re: Autumn Colour Downunder
In reply to John Byrne, 8 months ago

Nice leaves. I always like the autumn and I'm sure once it reaches 100F here I'll wish I were there...

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Re: Snowdrops with mosquito
In reply to LeeS, 8 months ago

Nice pictures.. That 60mm seems to do a good job getting in close for you.. I haven't been tempted enough yet to trade in my 50 and adapter for the 60...

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Re: Autumn in Hagley Park
In reply to Kiwi Bloke, 8 months ago

Looks like an enjoyable place for a long walk. Very nice presentation..I like that last picture that really makes me wish I could visit...

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