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Lens: Pentax D-FA Macro 100 mm f/2.8 WR Camera: Pentax K-5 Photo Location: Solvang, CA 
Posted By: GeoJerry, 03-26-2013, 11:20 PM

A few macro shots taken over the weekend. We were lucky with bright sunny weather, so I could go all the way up to f/22 and higher in some cases and still get adequate shutter speed.

Just noticed that the last one has some kind of posterized effect on the red petals which isn't visible on my original version.

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03-27-2013, 03:45 AM   #2
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Nice lighting and colors. Think the first is my favorite with the variety.
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Lovely, bold and creative! Thanks for sharing....
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Very nice macro flower shots. I like them. Third one is my favorite.

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These grow wild in your part of the country don't they? They are so beautiful - all those rich bright colors. TFS them.
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very nicely done Jerry, your skills keep on improving, these are great.
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Thanks everyone for the comments. Susan, you don't see too many of this variety out in the wild (I think they need more water). Mostly you see the orange California poppy, the state flower. They're starting to bloom now, so don't be surprised if a few more poppy pics show up here before too long.
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A nice variety of well coloured sharp shots. Keep up the good work.

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QuoteOriginally posted by GeoJerry Quote
Thanks everyone for the comments. Susan, you don't see too many of this variety out in the wild (I think they need more water). Mostly you see the orange California poppy, the state flower. They're starting to bloom now, so don't be surprised if a few more poppy pics show up here before too long.
Jerry, just to let you know that the Joshua Trees up in the high desert are in full bloom now, quite a spectacle to see. I got some shots while we stopped in Hesperia for a couple of days.
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Nice looking shots.
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Can't do macro, hm? You certainly can! Wonderful images, Jerry!
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QuoteOriginally posted by eaglem Quote
A nice variety of well coloured sharp shots. Keep up the good work
Thanks eaglem, just trying to copy you

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Jerry, just to let you know that the Joshua Trees up in the high desert are in full bloom now, quite a spectacle to see. I got some shots while we stopped in Hesperia for a couple of days.
Thanks for the tip Bob. I really enjoy going down there and may go check it out this weekend.

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Nice looking shots.
Thanks leptim!

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Can't do macro, hm? You certainly can! Wonderful images, Jerry!
Thanks Julie Got lucky with some very bright sunshine.
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Wow - look as those colors! And the shadows really add a nice touch to the photos.
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What a gorgeous series!



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Thanks sealonsf and gjtoth, glad you liked them!
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