Flowers 2019 - Your Flower and Garden Shots

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Re: Flowers 2019 - Your Flower and Garden Shots

Unread postby aster » Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:14 am

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Absolutely gorgeous flowers and bugs, Ossie. :)
They all fit the thread concept; we love just about anything related to flowers, bugs and gardens here.

Thanks for sharing,
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Re: Flowers 2019 - Your Flower and Garden Shots

Unread postby Ossie » Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:15 am

JT and Yildiz

Thank you for your comments

Last weekend together with my partner and friends I visited the Sir Harold Hillier gardens and arboretum in Hampshire. Magnificent gardens and beautiful weather. The gardens are now run by the local council. Here are a few images from the day.

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Re: Flowers 2019 - Your Flower and Garden Shots

Unread postby sury » Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:21 am

Excellent shots Ossie. Love the second one with the Hover Fly.
What lens you have used Ossie?

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Re: Flowers 2019 - Your Flower and Garden Shots

Unread postby sury » Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:22 am

Second set is as good as the first one Ossie.

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Re: Flowers 2019 - Your Flower and Garden Shots

Unread postby Ossie » Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:35 am

Sury

Thank you for your comments.

sury wrote:What lens you have used Ossie?


The lens I used for all the images is the SAL16-80 CZ coupled with the A77. The lens is now getting long in the tooth but imho still delivers excellent results.

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Re: Flowers 2019 - Your Flower and Garden Shots

Unread postby aster » Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:40 am

Ossie wrote:JT and Yildiz

Thank you for your comments

Last weekend together with my partner and friends I visited the Sir Harold Hillier gardens and arboretum in Hampshire. Magnificent gardens and beautiful weather. The gardens are now run by the local council. Here are a few images from the day.
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Very lovely specimens, Ossie. :D A good way to spend one's time is in nature around extraordinary flora and creatures, just like you and your friends do!

Thanks for sharing with us as well,
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Re: Flowers 2019 - Your Flower and Garden Shots

Unread postby sury » Fri Jul 05, 2019 5:18 pm

Ossie,
That SAL1680 is good. My entire Brazil trip was done with that lens and 70-400. Thank you for the info.

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Re: Flowers 2019 - Your Flower and Garden Shots

Unread postby aster » Sat Jul 06, 2019 12:12 pm

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Baby Kalanchoe and Yellow Lily's last bud and blossom… :)
Shot with ILCE-6000 and Tamron 90mm.

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Re: Flowers 2019 - Your Flower and Garden Shots

Unread postby ValeryD » Sat Jul 06, 2019 3:40 pm

Wow again! Nice shots!
I have some wild Orchids:

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Unread postby ValeryD » Sat Jul 06, 2019 3:48 pm

And the flowers the predators:

Sarracenia purpurea

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Insects fall to the bottom of the pitcher, where fluid accumulates, in which a whole community of bacteria and mosquito larvae lives. They not only feed on insects that are trapped, but also serve for the external digestion of sarracenia, supplying it with substances that it needs for life. To get out on the slippery surface of the trap pitcher the insect cannot and becomes prey. The plant, in principle, does not feed from the soil; it takes everything it needs when digesting insects and, as a rule, grows in swamps.
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Re: Flowers 2019 - Your Flower and Garden Shots

Unread postby aster » Sat Jul 06, 2019 5:44 pm

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ValeryD, these flowers are fascinating!
The wild orchids are beautiful and the carnivorous ones are intriguing. By the way, I didn't know that mosquito larvae could actually survive in the sticky/slippery fluid at the bottom of the pitcher. If the larvae can survive that, then that's quite a resilience and danger for humans living around.
Beauty can be intoxicating…

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Re: Flowers 2019 - Your Flower and Garden Shots

Unread postby sury » Sat Jul 06, 2019 6:20 pm

Yildiz, that E mount is doing wonders for you.
Valery, great set.
This thread is becoming more enjoyable with every contribution.

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Re: Flowers 2019 - Your Flower and Garden Shots

Unread postby aster » Sun Jul 07, 2019 5:23 am

sury wrote:Yildiz, that E mount is doing wonders for you.
Valery, great set.
This thread is becoming more enjoyable with every contribution.

Sury


Thank you, Sury. :)

Indeed, it's a much faster camera with more pixels that leaves more room for choices, as in post-processing as well. As probably is everyone's concern with big files, processing can slow down the computer, though.

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Re: Flowers 2019 - Your Flower and Garden Shots

Unread postby sury » Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:56 pm

Some more

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Re: Flowers 2019 - Your Flower and Garden Shots

Unread postby aster » Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:27 am

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Very lovely Gladiolus specimens, Sury. :)

Beautiful colours but I think the flash creates some harsh, dark shadows… Just a tiny view of mine, because your outdoor, daylight shots are always good. :) The closeup details of the blooms are very good, though.

Thanks for sharing,
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