Flowers 2019 - Your Flower and Garden Shots

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Flowers 2019 - Your Flower and Garden Shots

Unread postby aster » Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:28 pm

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Hi, everyone; :)

This is a place where your flower photos can find a home in the forum for seasons' flowers that you spotted and shot with whichever camera you had.

I'll start the thread with an Asian Lily in bloom taken with the veteran A100 and Tamron 90mm. This bud already blossomed last weekend and was beautiful. I'll try to share the blossoms later.

Looking forward to your sharing of Flowers and their small critters. :)
Yildiz

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Lilly in Bloom-Pollen Detail
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Unread postby ValeryD » Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:08 pm

Nice One!
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Unread postby sury » Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:01 pm

Love the shot Yildiz. Here is one with A77M2 and Minolta 100f4 bellows.

Tulip, I believe.

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Unread postby jbtaylor » Thu Jun 27, 2019 2:01 am

The wife's roses are blooming.

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Unread postby smulnik » Thu Jun 27, 2019 4:03 am

Hi ya’ll! Love these!

This lotus was about 8ft away in a deep pond. I used the 500mm mirror reflex (handheld) to get in close. The Sun had just dropped below the horizon and daylight had diminished significantly. I increased the ISO, but there still wasn’t enough light for such a slow lens and there was a lot of color noise in the image. I decided to get creative by shooting black and white instead.

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A99, 500 Reflex, F 8, 1/1600, ISO 6400 (handheld)
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Unread postby sury » Thu Jun 27, 2019 4:35 am

I see a theme in the first three images. Nice B&W treatment Sig.
Is that Minolta Reflex?

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Unread postby jbtaylor » Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:01 am

Shooting narrow is always my theme. Maybe I should change it up and use the tripod.
Until then:
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Re: Flowers 2019 - Your Flower and Garden Shots

Unread postby aster » Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:34 am

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Thank you, Valery. :)

Suri, that's a lovely detail of a.... hmm, a lily, I believe. Not sure that tulips have a trumpet-like center as in your photo. :) Lovely, though.

JBTaylor, beautiful roses! I like narrow shots and lots of Shallow DoF myself, but all shots are welcome, of course.

Sig, that's almost like the X-Ray of a pond lily! Smart shooting preference. It's clear, minimal and timeless.

Thanks everyone for sharing,

Yildiz

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Unread postby aster » Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:38 am

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This morning, a framing of the life cycle the Orange Asiatic Lily is going through: From left to Right: Blossom > Half Life > Seed Pod

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Asiatic Lily - Life Cycle / Sony A100; Tamron 90
(I love shooting with my veteran camera that resists any aging so far. Blessed, it is! :) )
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Unread postby aster » Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:28 am

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The bud in the first shot of the thread finally in bloom, with the rest of the buds in attendance. :)

Yildiz

Asiatic Lily in Bloom / A100 with Tamron 90 mm
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Unread postby ValeryD » Thu Jun 27, 2019 1:57 pm

WOW!
All shots - very good! :)
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Unread postby jbtaylor » Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:24 pm

Yildiz,
I like them all but that last one is a direct hit.
Congratulations.

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Re: Flowers 2019 - Your Flower and Garden Shots

Unread postby smulnik » Fri Jun 28, 2019 4:01 am

Love ‘em!... and… yeah… WOW Yildiz!

sury wrote:Is that Minolta Reflex?

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Sury, yes, that’s the Minolta/Sony Reflex. I think it’s a shame that it’s been discontinued, now that there are digital cameras with good high ISO performance that will enable you to get a faster shutter speed and use it handheld in lower light.
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Re: Flowers 2019 - Your Flower and Garden Shots

Unread postby sury » Fri Jun 28, 2019 4:40 am

Sig,
Thank you. I have a Sigma reflex with MD mount collecting dust. Perhaps I should give it a try given the bright summer we are having now.
I figured out the Minolta MD 100F4 bellows to get more than 50% keepers.
Yildiz,
I am impressed with the rich deep colors. Is that due to the lens + camera or any post edited. Of course, the colors are there to start with. Just curious.

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Re: Flowers 2019 - Your Flower and Garden Shots

Unread postby sury » Fri Jun 28, 2019 4:42 am

Yildiz,
It is Lilly of course. Thank you.

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