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by aster
Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Bloomy over Gloomy-Isolation Days' Flowers
Replies: 139
Views: 10309

Re: Bloomy over Gloomy-Isolation Days' Flowers

. :) I few more from my latest flower venture: White Oleander and the spectacle of Agapanthus. Agapanthus certainly makes for an unconventional flower species and bees love them too. Unfortunately no bees visited during my photoshoot. Yildiz All photos shot with my trusted A6000 and Tamron 90mm macr...
by aster
Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Dusting off lens - part 2
Replies: 8
Views: 745

Re: Dusting off lens - part 2

Hi, Sury. :) This one, I wanted to show that flowers are in the home, in a vase (still object) No, not distracting. Nicely composed to show a home environment while the tight focus is on the hydrangea florets. You constructed a context. :) (only my personal opinion, of course) Is this still distract...
by aster
Wed Jul 08, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: It Was a Matter of Time (Last Ones) I Lied volume X
Replies: 58
Views: 7310

Re: It Was a Matter of Time (Last Ones) I Lied volume IX

. Many happy returns to the fabulous lady. She taught us a new love this season :Cheerio. Thanks very much for sharing the cheer. :D And, of course Cheerio being the talented creature was in the kitchen making the best BIRTHDAY GIRL cake for her mom. :) She looks gorgeous like her papa and mamma…alb...
by aster
Wed Jul 08, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Bloomy over Gloomy-Isolation Days' Flowers
Replies: 139
Views: 10309

Re: Bloomy over Gloomy-Isolation Days' Flowers

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Very nice. This set solves the background issue and flowers stand out. :) (imho)

Thanks for sharing, Sury.

Yildiz
by aster
Wed Jul 08, 2020 7:50 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Mt. Umunhum, San Jose, California
Replies: 7
Views: 742

Re: Mt. Umunhum, San Jose, California

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The first of looking over at the valley is ver nice indeed and I love how the trees are creating canopies along the trail.

Thanks for sharing, Sury.

Yildiz
by aster
Wed Jul 08, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Dusting off lens - part 2
Replies: 8
Views: 745

Re: Dusting off lens - part 2

. I will only nod in the direction of the master-of-the-lens and say "teacher JBTaylor has spoken". :D Sury, you did well indeed. In my humble opinion, the only area you could reconsider would be the background elements that crowd the background distractingly: changing the angle of perspec...
by aster
Tue Jul 07, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Bloomy over Gloomy-Isolation Days' Flowers
Replies: 139
Views: 10309

Re: Bloomy over Gloomy-Isolation Days' Flowers

Thanks, Sury.

:) Lavender hydrangea is a favourite of mine too.

Yildiz
by aster
Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Bloomy over Gloomy-Isolation Days' Flowers
Replies: 139
Views: 10309

Re: Bloomy over Gloomy-Isolation Days' Flowers

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A few roses and a lavender Hydrangea.. :)

Yildiz

All shot with A6000 and Tamron 90mm macro.
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by aster
Mon Jul 06, 2020 5:17 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Bloomy over Gloomy-Isolation Days' Flowers
Replies: 139
Views: 10309

Re: Bloomy over Gloomy-Isolation Days' Flowers

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Thank you, Sury. :) You are very kind.

Yes, it's Tamron 90mm.

Yildiz
by aster
Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Bloomy over Gloomy-Isolation Days' Flowers
Replies: 139
Views: 10309

Re: Bloomy over Gloomy-Isolation Days' Flowers

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A couple of blooming flowers before calling it a day in Istanbul. :D

Yildiz

Agapanthus reaches out cheerfully
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Pink Shrub Roses
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Trumpet Vine
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by aster
Sun Jul 05, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Bloomy over Gloomy-Isolation Days' Flowers
Replies: 139
Views: 10309

Re: Bloomy over Gloomy-Isolation Days' Flowers

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They are gorgeous, JBTaylor. :)
The blooming lily clusters are great in perspective and the hibiscus looks like flowers are soon to be seen.

Thanks for sharing.

Sury, thank you. :)
I don't know if it's routine but we see many naval creatures Bosphorus being a busy water way.

Yildiz
by aster
Sat Jul 04, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Bloomy over Gloomy-Isolation Days' Flowers
Replies: 139
Views: 10309

Re: Bloomy over Gloomy-Isolation Days' Flowers

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Not a blooming flower from the garden but a wading submarine and the tower fully in the frame….unlike the last time. :)

Yildiz

Bosphorus / Istanbul Strait - Looking towards the Asian bank of the strait
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by aster
Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Bloomy over Gloomy-Isolation Days' Flowers
Replies: 139
Views: 10309

Re: Bloomy over Gloomy-Isolation Days' Flowers

Working from home has reinvigorated my wife's passion for gardening. New plants will be going to ground in the next few days. Pictures to follow. :D Looking forward to seeing your future shots of the new additions. Looks like Cheerio will also enjoy some gardening of her own alongside your wife, si...
by aster
Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Mt. Umunhum, San Jose, California
Replies: 7
Views: 742

Re: Mt. Umunhum, San Jose, California

. Hi, Sury; :) These look much better. I think there are even better ones in your Flickr account. I spent some time enjoying the photos of your last hike to the preserve area. Interesting place. Thanks for the trivia. I knew that the area was of interest to newly-founded companies related to technol...
by aster
Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Mt. Umunhum, San Jose, California
Replies: 7
Views: 742

Re: Mt. Umunhum, San Jose, California

. I like the surroundings of the Silicon Valley. I was expecting a lot of sand covered dunes but the area between the hills are pretty green actually. Interesting vignette at the upper corners of the frames. Did you use the lens to its max. width ? The first brings some opposite elements together ni...

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