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Posted By: daacon, 03-21-2009, 05:21 AM

Well I was never much of a flower guy except for the ones I gave to my wife probably not as often as she deserved or would have liked Since owning a DSLR I have a new appreciation and have on occasion actually gone to a greenhouse and or conservatory to shoot some! One of the biggest initial thrills for us snow bound Canadians when we take a winter retreat is the cornucopia of colors. It seems that months of winter drab and white starve the sense. Ok enough of an introduction. I could not tell you name of any of these plants other than the red one , yellow one haha.


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03-21-2009, 05:32 AM   #2
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Love the colours.
1 and 3 are my faves.
Thanks for sharing Dave.
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Dave, really like 4 & 6. Well done. JIM
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Nice series Dave. Isn't Spring color great after a long, cold Winter? The wildflowers are just starting to appear here....I'm ready for them.

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Nice job Dave!
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You know now you're going to have to start a LBA for macro tools/lenses/extension tube/rail/etc heheh. and a whole lot of reading on plants, flowers etc.
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Nice shots. I like #4 and #7 like the colors and composition.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Ash Quote
Love the colours.
1 and 3 are my faves.
Thanks for sharing Dave.
Thanks for the comments Ash

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Dave, really like 4 & 6. Well done. JIM
Thansk Jimbo seems everybody has their favorites.

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Nice series Dave. Isn't Spring color great after a long, cold Winter? The wildflowers are just starting to appear here....I'm ready for them.
Thanks Scott - that is actually Winter in Mexico - spring is here in my towon in name only - still a foot of snow on the ground ahhhhhhhhhhhh

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Nice job Dave!
Thanks Rosemary (I sent you a pm BTW)

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You know now you're going to have to start a LBA for macro tools/lenses/extension tube/rail/etc heheh. and a whole lot of reading on plants, flowers etc.
ha - I have a Sigma 105 wich is a nice macro lens alerady - just need the pratice ... and currently on CBA (looking at K2OD ..) LBA is in a short remission.


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Nice shots. I like #4 and #7 like the colors and composition.
Thanks Scott appreciate the comments.

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Dave has 'Flower Power'!

I really like the Hibiscus - #3 and #4. Good bokeh on #3.

Our house is like a jungle so you have inspired me to take some indoor flower pics this afternoon.
(Since it is snowing - again - today, I'm not venturing out.)
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Nice series Dave, your shots remind me of how much I am looking forward to spring! Oh, and I really like number 4, the color and detail are great!
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Nice and colourful series, Dave! #4 and #6 are my favourites!
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Dave - you've got the knack for this, no doubt. I can tell you that #'s 3 and 4 capture a hibiscus - I know because I shot some pictures of 'em in our backyard with my DA 35, and asked my wife what they were before I posted the images.

Like you, I've never been parctiuclarly drawn to photographing flowers (althoug I shoot the occasional one), and I don't know why. The examples I see on the forum, including those in this thread, all tell me I should.

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The colour is very good and smooth silky bokeh
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Dave has 'Flower Power'!
I really like the Hibiscus - #3 and #4. Good bokeh on #3.
Our house is like a jungle so you have inspired me to take some indoor flower pics this afternoon.
(Since it is snowing - again - today, I'm not venturing out.)
Thanks Jeff - good luck with the shoot ! I hear ya weather is pretty depressing here as well.

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Nice series Dave, your shots remind me of how much I am looking forward to spring! Oh, and I really like number 4, the color and detail are great!
Thanks Cory - hopefully only a few more weeks !

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Nice and colourful series, Dave! #4 and #6 are my favourites!
Thanks Georg - seems to be a popular pair those two.

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Dave - you've got the knack for this, no doubt. I can tell you that #'s 3 and 4 capture a hibiscus - I know because I shot some pictures of 'em in our backyard with my DA 35, and asked my wife what they were before I posted the images.

Like you, I've never been parctiuclarly drawn to photographing flowers (althoug I shoot the occasional one), and I don't know why. The examples I see on the forum, including those in this thread, all tell me I should.

Jer
Thanks Jer - I think to do it up right one needs a tripod and a quiet calm day - so many I took were OOF because of a slight breeze or camera shake (may have been the blood alcohol thing )

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The colour is very good and smooth silky bokeh
Thanks James - some of them came out pretty good.
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Pretty stuff Dave. I think I love flowers enough for a whole troop of folks. So I appreciate you posting yours here for me to enjoy.
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