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

      P71
      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

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