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

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John Byrne Veteran Member • Posts: 7,044
Re: Autumn Colour Downunder

JB

LeeS Contributing Member • Posts: 653
Snowdrops with mosquito

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.

Lee

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19andrew47
19andrew47 Forum Pro • Posts: 22,642
Re: The Subject is Roses.

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.

Andrew

19andrew47
19andrew47 Forum Pro • Posts: 22,642
Re: Tiger Lilies

Both nice Nate.

Andrew

19andrew47
19andrew47 Forum Pro • Posts: 22,642
Re: Tulips in the sky

An unusual perspective.  Very cool.

Andrew

Rich Z
Rich Z Veteran Member • Posts: 5,596
Re: The Subject is Roses.

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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Kiwi Bloke Contributing Member • Posts: 563
Autumn in Hagley Park

Rich Z
Rich Z Veteran Member • Posts: 5,596
Re: Hospital Roses

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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Rich Z
Rich Z Veteran Member • Posts: 5,596
Re: Hospital Roses

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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Rich Z
Rich Z Veteran Member • Posts: 5,596
Re: That's a thought, Rich.....

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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webservants Contributing Member • Posts: 840
Apple Blossoms

This week the Apple Blossoms were beautiful.

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blessings,
Steven

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Re: Autumn Colour Downunder

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

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Steven

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Rich Z
Rich Z Veteran Member • Posts: 5,596
Re: Tulips in the sky

Great use of the fish eye.  I like it.  Rich

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Rich Z
Rich Z Veteran Member • Posts: 5,596
Re: Autumn Colour Downunder

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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Gopal42986 Contributing Member • Posts: 891
Re: Tulips in the sky

Wow! Fantastic!!. Love the unique POV!!

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WhyNot
WhyNot OP Veteran Member • Posts: 4,958
Re: Tulips in the sky

Fantastic view.. Great idea... makes for an enjoyable and interesting picture....

WhyNot
WhyNot OP Veteran Member • Posts: 4,958
Re: Barberry with Bee

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

WhyNot
WhyNot OP Veteran Member • Posts: 4,958
Re: Autumn Colour Downunder

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

WhyNot
WhyNot OP Veteran Member • Posts: 4,958
Re: Snowdrops with mosquito

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...

WhyNot
WhyNot OP Veteran Member • Posts: 4,958
Re: Autumn in Hagley Park

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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