Weekend Photography Challenge #488 Black and White in the Garden

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    • #446355
      Tersha
      Keymaster

      Continuing with B/W …..
      Flowers, leaves, trees, bushes, insects, etc, are most often photographed for their colour …. this time try B/W for tones and textures.

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    • #446366
      John Teate
      Participant

      Gladiolus

      Gladiolus

      • #446567
        Charmaine Joubert
        Participant

        The exposure is perfect, you have managed to capture all the detail and textures in the whites.

      • #446596
        Dahlia Ambrose
        Keymaster

        Beautiful John. Love it πŸ™‚

      • #446773
        Jasenka G
        Participant

        The texture looks stunning!Β  That delicate sheen of petals feels almost palpable.

        • #446794
          John Teate
          Participant

          Much appreciated Jasenka πŸ™‚

    • #446372
      Andre P.
      Participant

      Taraxacum (aka Dandelion)

    • #446373
      Andre P.
      Participant

      Episyrphus (or kind of)

      • #446517
        Kris T
        Participant

        This is an excellent image. I like how you’ve positioned it and the crispness of the bee!

      • #446669
        Bobbie
        Participant

        Beautiful Andre. The sharp focus of the bee is outstanding and the composition is balanced. I love seeing images I would never make.

    • #446375
      Andre P.
      Participant

      Amaryllis (Pyronia tithonus)

    • #446381
      Click
      Participant

      Cascade

      Dewy Leaf

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      • #446500
        Pat Garrett
        Participant

        Another awesome one by Click. Just wonderful.

      • #446518
        Kris T
        Participant

        Great Job Click! I love this in black and white!

      • #446568
        Charmaine Joubert
        Participant

        Awesome photo Click. The textures and water have a very real feel to them.

      • #446671
        Bobbie
        Participant

        I totally agree with what the others said. Black and white (as done by you) is perfect for this image, almost turning it into 3d.

    • #446383
      Charmaine Joubert
      Participant

      Hibiscus.

    • #446384
      Charmaine Joubert
      Participant

      Backlit leaf

    • #446397
      Tersha
      Keymaster

      Auricula, too windy outside today, so I brought it in …

      auricula

      • #446597
        Dahlia Ambrose
        Keymaster

        Wow! Love this Diane. The patterns are brilliant and loving the contrast πŸ™‚

    • #446399
      Patrick
      Participant

    • #446410
      Dave Watkins
      Participant

      Crab spider lying in wait.

       

      • #446498
        Pat Garrett
        Participant

        Dave – both this and the sunflower entry are stunning – very clear, many shades of gray/black.

    • #446411
      Dave Watkins
      Participant

      Sunflower.

      • #446520
        Kris T
        Participant

        Great shot, almost unrealistic!

    • #446412

      P4270036

      Jewel Spider

    • #446413

      Agapanthus in the rain

      PB180026

       

    • #446423
      Kris T
      Participant

      Wild Rhododendron

    • #446425
      yadmit
      Participant

    • #446426
      yadmit
      Participant

      • #446521
        Kris T
        Participant

        I love the flower at this angle, very cool shot!

      • #446713
        Dahlia Ambrose
        Keymaster

        Love the light and the details πŸ™‚

    • #446427
      yadmit
      Participant

    • #446428
      Charmaine Joubert
      Participant

      Dandelion

    • #446429
      Charmaine Joubert
      Participant

      Grass

      • #446499
        Pat Garrett
        Participant

        Charmaine, I have never met an image of yours that didn’t make me go “Oh WoW!” Animals, tiny flowers, little waterdrops. Wonderful

        • #446511

          @patography – I think my new personal weekly challenge will be trying to come up with an image that can hang in the same company as whatever @joubie puts up that week. lol

          • #446515
            Pat Garrett
            Participant

            @RobertWood a worthy goal to be sure. I keep working at it, but I’m just happy and honored to participate with all these wonderful artists.

        • #446572
          Charmaine Joubert
          Participant

          Thanks Rob and Pat for the lovely comments.

    • #446435
      E. Q. de Souza
      Participant

      Rhododendron

    • #446442
      Joanne Van Praag
      Participant

      Bee on a thistle

    • #446443
      Lee H
      Participant

      Agapanthus leaf

      Agapanthus leaf

      • #446501
        Pat Garrett
        Participant

        So simple and sso powerful

      • #446942
        JasenkaG
        Keymaster

        Really effective simple composition!

    • #446447
      Dave Watkins
      Participant

      Wild turkey hen. Thankfully not actually IN the garden but in our yard. πŸ™‚

       

       

    • #446449
      Terry Rempel-Mroz
      Participant

      WEEKEND PHOTOGRAPHY CHALLENGE #488 BLACK AND WHITE IN THE GARDEN

      blossoms

    • #446454
      Laura G
      Participant

      Guinea fowl visiting my garden. Usually in the neighbourhood..Guinea fowl

    • #446468
      Leesa
      Participant

      Magnolia<script async src=”//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js” charset=”utf-8″></script>

    • #446469
      Leesa
      Participant

      Iris 2<script async src=”//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js” charset=”utf-8″></script>

    • #446470
      Leesa
      Participant

      Iris<script async src=”//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js” charset=”utf-8″></script>

    • #446471
      Leesa
      Participant

      Peoney<script async src=”//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js” charset=”utf-8″></script>

      • #446522
        Kris T
        Participant

        Very beautiful!

        • #446579
          Leesa
          Participant

          Thank you, KhrisT

    • #446472
      Leesa
      Participant

      Beautiful, Yadmit

    • #446473
      LeanneC
      Participant

      Badass Ladybug
      Something has changed with how to submit images? On my phone and can’t figure out right now. Will try and edit later.

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      • #446489
        Tersha
        Keymaster

        Hi Leanne, I’ve posted it for you, (I’m on my computer, but I’ve failed using my phone too). Glad you posted this, I remember it, really nice b/w ladybird!

        • #446524
          LeanneC
          Participant

          Thanks for the posting help, Diane!

      • #446712
        Dahlia Ambrose
        Keymaster

        Wow! Love the image and the composition Leanne πŸ™‚

    • #446479
      LightStalker
      Participant

      Lilies in Polarized Infrared

      • #446502
        Pat Garrett
        Participant

        The lilies look as if they are satin

      • #446523
        Kris T
        Participant

        I agree with Pat, great job!

    • #446480
      Kris T
      Participant

      • #446564
        Pat Garrett
        Participant

        Wonderful light, KrisT. It “smells” so fresh after the rain.

        • #446626
          Kris T
          Participant

          Thank you Pat! I love the smell of fresh rain too.

    • #446487
      Tersha
      Keymaster

      Re-processed an oldie …. teasel

      b-w teasel

      • #446525
        LeanneC
        Participant

        Super image, Diane! Great textures and tones.

      • #446586
        Dave Watkins
        Participant

        Lovely shot Diane. I used to fight the teasel that wanted to spread throughout the pasture but it made a great photo subject.

    • #446490
      Aurimas
      Participant

    • #446503
      Pat Garrett
      Participant

      Dew on Roses

    • #446505
      Pat Garrett
      Participant

      Tried something different with lilacs.

    • #446516
      Kris T
      Participant

    • #446527

      Here’s my effort this week.

       

      • #446529
        LeanneC
        Participant

        Very nice Rob! I am a sucker for water on plants.

        • #446535

          I goes nicely with the 200 really crappy macro shots I tried to get of insects with drops of water in the hour before I snapped this one. lol

    • #446530
      LeanneC
      Participant

      One from today…

      Believe in Magic

    • #446545
      E. Q. de Souza
      Participant

      3 Roses

    • #446547

      Leaf Cutter Bee

      P4200187

       

      • #446627
        Kris T
        Participant

        This is very impressive! Look at that eye! Great shot!

    • #446573
      Charmaine Joubert
      Participant

      Leaf and waterdrop

    • #446576
      Terry Rempel-Mroz
      Participant

      How does one reply to another post, so that the reply sits directly below the post?

      • #446587
        Dave Watkins
        Participant

        For now click reply on the post you want to comment on. Wait for dialog box to appear at the bottom of the thread. Scroll back up to where you want to comment and click reply again.

    • #446577
      Leesa
      Participant

      Charmaine, this may be my favorite of the challenge. I am referring to “Grass.”

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    • #446589
      Dave Watkins
      Participant

      Straw Flower.

      • #446795
        John Teate
        Participant

        The lighting on this is so wonderful Dave, it really highlights the texture.

        • #446813
          Dave Watkins
          Participant

          Thanks John. Good to hear you like it. I changed the look of this shot in post so many times I started to go a bit daffy. πŸ™‚

    • #446621
      JD
      Participant

      Went out into the garden about mid morning today and saw this bad boy. I saw Andre’s great photo and thought I would put up a different view. The markings are so distinctive. I just hope there isn’t a nest close by.

    • #446672
      Bobbie
      Participant

      Sorry I’m not commenting on a lot of images but the site is loading very, very slowly and that, combined the continuing need to scroll back and forth (it feels like miles …) is very annoying. I hope it will be fixed soon.

    • #446673
      Bobbie
      Participant

      Black and white in the lake (garden has nothing interesting)

    • #446715
      Helge
      Participant

      Rose

    • #446767
      Andre P.
      Participant

      Thanks, Kris T and Bobbie. Sometimes these little beasts don’t want to take the pose you want.

    • #446778
      Joe Jenkins
      Participant

      Black and white in the garden – Joe Jenkins

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    • #446825
      Holly K
      Participant

    • #446847
      Preston
      Participant

      The garden is currently dirt so here’s one from last year.Β  The Three Amigos

    • #446864
      Graham Hart
      Participant

      Agave in B&W

      • #446943
        JasenkaG
        Keymaster

        This is my favorite photo posted in this challenge so far, I love those delicate white lines!

        • #447070
          Graham Hart
          Participant

          Hi Jasenka, I only ever get to quickly pop in and out of LS lately since my wife took over our computer working from home. Far too many new posts for me to even begin posting comments but I had to say a quick thank you for your kind words πŸ™‚ .

    • #446913
      Tersha
      Keymaster

      B/W fern…

      fern

      • #446940
        Bobbie
        Participant

        Amazing texture, Diane. It almost looks like embroidery.

        • #446971
          Tersha
          Keymaster

          Thanks Bobbie, now you’ve said it, I can see it! πŸ™‚

    • #446914
      Holly K
      Participant

      This goes with Aurimas’ photo of the wide leaf, maybe from a cabbage plant?Β  The backlighting in this photo is eye-catching.

    • #446938
      Frogdaily
      Participant

    • #446958
      Elaine
      Participant

      Dancing Lady Orchid – D850, 1/60, f/3.8, ISO 100, 105mm macroDancing Lady Orchid

    • #446969
      Elaine
      Participant

      Thank you Dahlia. Β Takes me a million pix to get a good one.

    • #447014
      E. Q. de Souza
      Participant

      I posted on the wrong location. Oops.

    • #447072
      Lee H
      Participant

      Thank you very much for commenting on my image. I am yet to figure out how to reply to individual comments in this forum.

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    • #447121
      yadmit
      Participant

      Thanks!

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