Got Any Good Bud IIII

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    • #412658
      Robert Apple
      Moderator

      Yes this throw down is back again for another run, I recently spent a weekend laying on the ground shooting the 46 varieties of mountain flowers we came across with a couple of vintage lenses, here are a couple to get things started.
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    • #412830
      Robert Apple
      Moderator

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    • #413188

      greenflyonpurpleflower

      • #413729
        Robert Apple
        Moderator

        Nice Macro Rob

      • #414170
        Patrick
        Participant

        Agreed excellent shot.

      • #415375
        Anne Hornsby
        Participant

        Wow, this is amazing, Rob.   I really like how the fly is tack-sharp and the bud begins to blur but it not completely part of the shallow DOF.

    • #413367
      Tersha
      Keymaster

      elderflower

      elderflower

      cow parsnip

      cow parsnip

      • #413730
        Robert Apple
        Moderator

        Nice set Diane, love the silhouette on the second one.

      • #415376
        Anne Hornsby
        Participant

        I really like these as a pair, shot from opposite angles  – from above and below.    I’m not familiar with either flower.   I think my favorite is the cow parsnip with cool sky.

    • #413416
      Graham Hart
      Participant

      • #414168
        LeanneC
        Participant

        Love this! It look almost alien.

      • #415377
        Anne Hornsby
        Participant

        Agree with Leanne, very cool Graham.

    • #413417
      Graham Hart
      Participant

      • #413731
        Robert Apple
        Moderator

        Some good Bugs seem to be sneaking in with the Buds, nice Graham.

    • #413529
      Preston
      Participant

      How about the Buds and the Bees?

    • #413703
      Dave Watkins
      Participant

      Two from the yard this morning.

      Rudbeckia.

       

       

       

      • #413733
        Robert Apple
        Moderator

        That’s cool Dave haven’t seen that one before.

        • #413783
          Dave Watkins
          Participant

          Thanks Robert. It’s also known as Black-eyed Susan. Petals just getting started here.

      • #415378
        Anne Hornsby
        Participant

        I  really like this composition, Dave, with the leaves in sharp focus, flower head in fairly sharp focus, and the petals a bit out of focus.

    • #413704
      Dave Watkins
      Participant

      Tall Verbena.

      • #413734
        Robert Apple
        Moderator

        Nice shot, especially against the Bokeh.

      • #413758
        JasenkaG
        Keymaster

        Really nice and soft bokeh, it fits the image perfectly!

         

        • #413785
          Dave Watkins
          Participant

          Thank you Jasenka. I appreciate the comment.

    • #413956
      Dave Watkins
      Participant

      Last years Pussy Willow.

      • #413994
        Robert Apple
        Moderator

        That brings back a few childhood memories, they don’t grow up here.

        • #414378
          Dave Watkins
          Participant

          Unfortunately this one is not thriving right now. Some kind of disease or insect infestation or ?  But glad it stirred up a memory or two for you.  🙂

      • #414571
        Federico Alegria
        Participant

        Didn’t know about this one, thanks Dave!

    • #414048
      Robert Apple
      Moderator

      Well since some one got it going a bit in this direction.

      • #414377
        Dave Watkins
        Participant

        I really like the angle of view you chose Robert. Shooting from a low angle, showing all that sky in the background does a fantastic job of giving us a bugs eye view of their world. Nicely done.

      • #415379
        Anne Hornsby
        Participant

        Agree, great angle of view.  The beetle looks like king of the meadow!

    • #414169
      LeanneC
      Participant

      I can’t resist daylilies! This one is from my Mom’s garden:

      Mom's Daylily

    • #414314
      Tersha
      Keymaster

      hypericum and greenfly

      hypericum and greenfly

      • #414370
        LeanneC
        Participant

        Beautiful Diane. Inevitably you find yourself shooting bugs when shooting flowers. I love the ones that I don’t see until later.

      • #414492
        Robert Apple
        Moderator

        Nice Diane.

    • #414379
      Dave Watkins
      Participant

      Rudbeckia floating above the bokeh.  🙂

       

      • #414387
        Preston
        Participant

        Is this the same one you posted earlier except with petals this time?

        • #414389
          Dave Watkins
          Participant

          Not exactly the same flower. In the same bunch though.

          • #414469
            Preston
            Participant

            It’s a nice life cycle theme you have going so far anyways.  I hope to see a withered one

            • #414495
              Dave Watkins
              Participant

              “I hope to see a withered one”

              We’ll see.  🙂

      • #414493
        Robert Apple
        Moderator

        Nice Dave, the symmetry of some flowers is amazing.

        • #414496
          Dave Watkins
          Participant

          “the symmetry of some flowers is amazing.”

          I agree.

    • #414386
      Preston
      Participant

      Random Wildflower (if anyone knows what it is, let me know)

      • #414388
        Dave Watkins
        Participant

        Don’t know what the flower is but the background looks great and makes the subject stand out. Nicely done Preston.

        • #414470
          Preston
          Participant

          Thanks Dave.  I went a bit aggressive on the sharpening, but I think it did the flower some justice.

      • #414494
        Robert Apple
        Moderator

        Nice shot Preston, I hate posts like this though because then I get obsessed and have to figure out what it is, turns out it is a invasive species of lotus originally from Eurasia and North Africa called Birdsfoot Trefoil. click the name for more.

        • #414511
          Tersha
          Keymaster

          Robert, you beat me to it, I knew the name, but had no idea they are related to the lotus! It grows in my garden, and pretty much most places round here,

        • #414530
          Preston
          Participant

          Sorry Robert.  I’m the same way about these posts, but when I researched “Yellow Pennsylvania Wildflower” all I got were snapdragons and buttercups.  Thanks for the link and identification!  It makes sense now that I see a lot of it since I walk old pastures and it was used for livestock forage (more resilient than alfalfa apparently).

      • #414510
        Tersha
        Keymaster

        Very nice shot Preston.

      • #415381
        Anne Hornsby
        Participant

        Beautiful, Preston.   I’ve never seen a flower like this, and I really like how the stem bends into the image.

    • #414497
      Dave Watkins
      Participant

      Speaking of invasive species. Here’s another. Teasel.

      • #414498
        Robert Apple
        Moderator

        I am actually partial to the thistles and cactus, those plants they based medieval weaponry on. Imagine a Steel version of the plant.

        • #414593
          Dave Watkins
          Participant

          I’ll admit I never thought of it that way but I agree that something like this teasel would make one hell of a template for a medieval mace.

      • #414512
        Tersha
        Keymaster

        Love it Dave. I like teasel, too!

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        • #414594
          Dave Watkins
          Participant

          Thanks Diane. I like it as long as it’s not on my property.  🙂

      • #415384
        Anne Hornsby
        Participant

        Wow, Dave.    (And another plant I’m not familiar with…)

    • #414513
      Tersha
      Keymaster

      6 spot burnet moths on Rosebay Willow herb…

      6-spot burnet moths on Rosebay-willowherb

      • #414596
        Dave Watkins
        Participant

        I agree with Preston. They are well camouflaged. Nice catch.

      • #414647
        Robert Apple
        Moderator

        Nice Diane

      • #415383
        Anne Hornsby
        Participant

        I’m a big fan of moths and butterflies.  These moths are amazing, Diane – really show well in Flkr.

    • #414532
      Preston
      Participant

      Brilliant pinks Diane.  Those moths certainly blend into the shadows

    • #414533
      Preston
      Participant

      Soaking up some rays

    • #414581
      Tersha
      Keymaster

      skipper on plantain

      skipper

      skippers on grass…

      skippers

      • #414598
        Dave Watkins
        Participant

        I saw some skippers last summer but no such luck yet this year. I’m having a great time shooting various bugs and butterflies lately. And having as much fun looking at other Light Stalkers forays into the weeds.  🙂

      • #414649
        Robert Apple
        Moderator

        Well there’s the Skipper, where’s Gilligan.

      • #415385
        Anne Hornsby
        Participant

        This is a fantastic capture, Diane.    Wing edges are just right and the sharpness of its “fur” is incredible.

    • #414608
      Dorothy
      Participant

      These buds were at the zoo. While waiting for a friend to arrive i spotted these and used my 55-250 lens.

      buds at the zoo

    • #415035
      Robert Apple
      Moderator

      Hillside blossoms, was not feeling up to climbing through the loose rocks up this VERY Steep hillside to get a closer view.

    • #415192
      Tersha
      Keymaster

      Hoverfly, maybe, on a thistle…

      hoverfly ? on thistle

    • #415218
      Robert Apple
      Moderator

      Nice Diane, and interesting as well, the hover flies around here are solid black.

      • #415390
        Tersha
        Keymaster

        Thanks Robert. I’m not sure whether it’s a hoverfly or not, there’s so many variations of yellow and black flying insects like this.

    • #415386
      Anne Hornsby
      Participant

      I really like this composition, Robert,

    • #415428
      Robert Apple
      Moderator

      Another from the 46 varieties we found on one hillside.

      • #415823
        Tersha
        Keymaster

        Unusual blue Robert.

    • #415824
      Tersha
      Keymaster

      Day lilies

      day lilies

      rainy day lily

    • #415932
      Dave Watkins
      Participant

      Aster.

      • #416116
        Robert Apple
        Moderator

        Love these flowers Dave, remind me of the old Ranch in Colorado.

    • #415948

      Nectarine

      P8040030

      Tibouchina

      P8040008

       

      • #415993
        Dave Watkins
        Participant

        Much like your light painting David. Beautiful.

      • #416117
        Robert Apple
        Moderator

        Nice David, really like the second one, has sort of a feed me Seymour Vibe to it.

    • #416086
      davidc
      Participant

      Orchids backlit on my window ledge.

      Mums orchids (1 of 1) (1)

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    • #416108
      Dave Watkins
      Participant

      Purple cone flower and friend. Teeny crab spider awaiting her dinner guests.

    • #416237
      Jay Ward
      Participant

      Not sure what this plant is, we call it a ginger blossom.

      • #416499
        Robert Apple
        Moderator

        The muted colors work well with this blossom Jay.

    • #421567
      LeanneC
      Participant

      Now that the frost has hit, officially (-8 the other night!!!) I will be returning to the store bought flowers and of course, everlasting (aka straw flower) varieties…

      A Little Sunshine

    • #421605
      Dave Watkins
      Participant

      Love the soft focus and fall colors.

    • #424451
      LeanneC
      Participant

      And one more everlasting…

      Supernova

    • #427416
      LeanneC
      Participant

      How about some Christmas flowers?

      Christmas cactus…

      Christmas Cactus

      And poinsettia…

      Poinsettia

    • #427474
      Tersha
      Keymaster

      Beautiful Leanne, my Christmas cactus is looking good, I took some photos last week. But my poinsettia is not doing very well.
      Your Christmas cactus shot os so delicate, gorgeous!

      • #427477
        Robert Apple
        Moderator

        All great photos Leanne, the perspective on the  Christmas Cactus is great, I am going to have to check out my wife’s, I know it was blooming but that may have passed. I will have to check out he poinsettia as well.

    • #427475
      Tersha
      Keymaster

      Christmas cactus …

      christmas cactus

      • #427478
        Robert Apple
        Moderator

        Nice Diane, I really need to get the camera out when these are blooming, the Christmas cactus’s are the only succulents in the house that aren’t mine and I don’t pay enough attention to them.

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