Flowers 2011 (Photoclubalpha Flora)

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Re: Flowers 2011 (Photoclubalpha Flora)

Unread postby mughdesi » Mon Apr 04, 2011 6:38 pm

Dr. Harout wrote:Thanks guys.
Greg, sure will do. My son and I are impatiently waiting for the blooming. When it does, it's like heaven on earth. There's an indescribable sweet smell with all those bees around...


We sure do wait for the blooming, it really is wonderful.

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Unread postby mvanrheenen » Mon Apr 04, 2011 7:24 pm

Finally got around to take a quick shot of some flowers in the front and backyard.

From the front yard, a kind of rose. Not sure which one.

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From the back yard, a Narcissus.

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Unread postby Greg Beetham » Tue Apr 05, 2011 11:25 am

Those are nice Mark, I think Yildiz might know what rose/flower that is.

I didn't have a lot of time to do photographs myself, there was an emergency with a tree that was leaning heavily against the front fence (cyclone affected), I think all the rain recently had made the situation worse and the roots were already partially strained by the cyclone. I had to climb twenty feet up the tree and put a chain around it to pull it back before it broke the fence.
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I snuck out in the drizzle late in the arv, so nothing marvellous.
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Re: Flowers 2011 (Photoclubalpha Flora)

Unread postby aster » Tue Apr 05, 2011 2:02 pm

Hi Mark, : )

That lovely blossom is a variety of Camellia. A striking one too!

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Hi Greg, : )

I see that I was not wrong at all! These lovely flowers look all the more vibrant under a drizzle. Good closeups.


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Hi Dr. Harout and Daniel. :)

Already gorgeous colours...and tomatoes! : ) I'm lookşng forward to seeing your heavenly garden when all fruit trees start to pop their scentful and enigmaticly enchanting blossoms.

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Hi John and Emma, : )

Hmmm, daddy spying...
Nice to see Emma's interest in photograpy. Good low angle and scope for covering the wide range of wild flowers.



Thanks for sharing all,

Yildiz

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Unread postby mvanrheenen » Tue Apr 05, 2011 4:26 pm

Camellia, ah, thank you Yildiz!

Hi Greg, it was kind of wet I see! Too bad the stuff with the tree! How did you manage to secure it eventually?

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Unread postby mvanrheenen » Tue Apr 05, 2011 4:26 pm

Camellia, ah, thank you Yildiz!

Hi Greg, it was kind of wet I see! Too bad the stuff with the tree! How did you manage to secure it eventually?

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Unread postby Dr. Harout » Tue Apr 05, 2011 5:52 pm

Wonderful set here. Keep them coming.
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Unread postby Greg Beetham » Wed Apr 06, 2011 6:41 am

Hi Mark, I'll post a little thread with a couple of photos in it on the tree problem. Quite a few flowering trees have now gone since the cyclone.
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Unread postby aster » Wed Apr 06, 2011 7:00 pm

So sorry to hear them gone, Greg.

Hopefully there'll be some nice ones planted to revive the garden.


I was able to shoot a few today... : )

Tulips that line our streets and some white and pink Quince flowers...

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Unread postby aster » Wed Apr 06, 2011 7:07 pm

Tulips.. Primroses

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Unread postby Dr. Harout » Wed Apr 06, 2011 8:41 pm

Pure beauty. Splendid Yildiz.
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Re: Flowers 2011 (Photoclubalpha Flora)

Unread postby Birma » Thu Apr 07, 2011 1:36 pm

Very sad to know you've lost those trees Greg, hope you're able to replant.

Beautiful shots Yildiz :D . Especially like the blossom. I think tue tulips in the street are even better than last year. Obviously responding to the extra exposure you have given them around the world ;) .
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Re: Flowers 2011 (Photoclubalpha Flora)

Unread postby aster » Thu Apr 07, 2011 4:11 pm

Thank you, Dr. Harout and Birma. :)

As usual, you're too kind. : ) But I like the genuine innocense the blossoms come with as well.

Birma, you may be only too right about the beauty of this year's tulips and primroses that line the streets; the wider range of exposure from last year returned some better caring and vivid colours this season. : )


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Unread postby David Kilpatrick » Thu Apr 07, 2011 9:43 pm

Here are three from March, all using the NEX-5 with 16mm and adaptors. The primrose and town hall is at f/10, wide-angle adaptor; the crocuses and church, at f/13 with the fisheye. The daffodil with sunburst is at f/20, with the fisheye. Fitting either of these attachments improves the close focus limit, as with any afocals, though the magnifications remains very similar.
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Re: Flowers 2011 (Photoclubalpha Flora)

Unread postby Greg Beetham » Fri Apr 08, 2011 1:27 pm

Thanks for the comisserations Yildiz, Birma, it is a sad time loosing so many trees that have been around for so long.
Lovely assembly of shots Yildiz, that looks like a happy time with all those pretty flowers coming out.
Those are nice and sharp David, for those deep f-stops. Very nicely done.
Greg


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