Bloomy over Gloomy-Isolation Days' Flowers

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Re: Bloomy over Gloomy-Isolation Days' Flowers

Unread postby aster » Wed May 27, 2020 4:00 pm

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First time I was this close to a bee… :)

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Re: Bloomy over Gloomy-Isolation Days' Flowers

Unread postby sury » Wed May 27, 2020 10:02 pm

Wow, Yildiz. Love the shots. Especially the first one where we can see the gossamer wing so clearly.
I wanna "bee" like you. :lol:

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Unread postby sury » Thu May 28, 2020 5:02 am

My anemic attempt at answering the question "to bee" or not "to bee".

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Re: Bloomy over Gloomy-Isolation Days' Flowers

Unread postby jbtaylor » Thu May 28, 2020 5:19 am

You be or maybe bee.
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Re: Bloomy over Gloomy-Isolation Days' Flowers

Unread postby aster » Thu May 28, 2020 2:44 pm

sury wrote:My anemic attempt at answering the question "to bee" or not "to bee".


:) Quite a sequential way of capturing the little guy's movements, actually!
You bee you, Sury. That's the beetiful way to go... :D

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Unread postby sury » Thu May 28, 2020 4:43 pm

Some more from the latest download.

Serious vignetting not withstanding, Tamron 60mm.
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Flash on, f9, 1/100s. I do like the subtle lighting from the flash in the next two images. BTW, it was daytime when these images were taken, IIRC.
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Re: Bloomy over Gloomy-Isolation Days' Flowers

Unread postby aster » Sat May 30, 2020 4:40 pm

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Hi, Sury; :)

First of all, the flowers themselves are amazing, the roses being my favourites. I love how the water droplets are clear and enhancing the overall appearance of them.
Personally I believe that the creamy roses deserve more exposure albeit the details on the petals and the leaves are amazingly visible and sharp. The background could have been darker and flowers better exposed. This inverse fall off is tricky… :)

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Unread postby aster » Sat May 30, 2020 4:50 pm

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:) Going to the dark side… and irrelevant to the flower thread. The fly just landed and froze its moves in the cool of the evening yesterday and I was able to shoot, albeit not the best of its sides. (I hope it won't offend anyone )

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Kalanchoe has the ability to grow pink and yellow tinted blooms from the same stem and flower cluster
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Re: Bloomy over Gloomy-Isolation Days' Flowers

Unread postby sury » Sat May 30, 2020 11:50 pm

Yildiz,
Love the Kalanchoe. Will let missus know about them. We will see if they grow in our California weather.
Love the details of the wings on the fly.

BTW, what do you think of this one?
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Unread postby aster » Sun May 31, 2020 10:38 am

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Thank you, Sury. :)

And, yes, the new adjustments make the shot look better to my eyes. :) Now there's a more pronounced negative space that make the roses stand out. The lilies look beautiful too.

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Unread postby sury » Sun May 31, 2020 10:41 pm

Yildiz, thank you for nudging me to explore other options. I like both of them, and the lesson learned for me is that though I stopped when I liked something, sometimes it is worth my while to keep exploring. Lesson learned.

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With Tamron 60f2 and flash.

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Re: Bloomy over Gloomy-Isolation Days' Flowers

Unread postby aster » Mon Jun 01, 2020 11:23 am

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Hi, Sury, :)

The newly posted blooms are wonderful and as you said there are many ways to shoot and process a photo.

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Re: Bloomy over Gloomy-Isolation Days' Flowers

Unread postby sury » Mon Jun 01, 2020 3:49 pm

Thank you, Yildiz. Here are some more ....

These three are with Sigma 17-35
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Re: Bloomy over Gloomy-Isolation Days' Flowers

Unread postby aster » Tue Jun 09, 2020 6:01 pm

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All very lovely, Sury, the roses winning over. :) I like the bokeh this lens produces. It can easily compete with some other popular and very expensive lenses.

As for what's happening at my end while waiting the end of Covid 19 threat … :)
I explored the shapes my plants could provide and my gracious Asian Lily is finally promising a bloom. Also, this morning Istanbul/Bosphorus Strait was heavily foggy and at the last minute I saw half of a submarine visible, hence everything in the frame is in halves: half of a ship, half of a submarine, the new communication tower barely making it into the frame and photo resembles an early 1900s frame.

Here they go.

Yildiz

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Re: Bloomy over Gloomy-Isolation Days' Flowers

Unread postby aster » Tue Jun 09, 2020 6:04 pm

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Continued… :)

Shapes and Bosphorus Strait-09.06.2020

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