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04-11-2011, 12:20 PM   #1
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Texas Landscape

This weekend the wife and I drove from Dallas to Ennis Tx to check out the bluebonnets. This is basically the only time of year I really try landscapes in the Dallas area. Summers are harsh and ugly, Fall is pretty ugly unless you find some trees changing color (not many do) and winter everything appears to be dead. The first part of spring brings us beautiful green colors and wildflowers. First the bluebonnets come then later the Indian Paintbrushes.

Most of these were shot with the 645D using the 35mm, 45-85mm and 120mm macro. The last shots in the set were done by my wife with the Canon 5d MKII....I think my wife did better than me this time around. I was hating life because I left my polarizer, and I am allergic to grass....so I was sneezing and itching the whole time. Tomorrow I plan to make another trip out with my polarizer and plenty of allergy medicine

Texas Bluebonnets - a set on Flickr

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nice set....
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Beautiful set of shots, I really enjoyed them.
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Yes, your wife got some very nice compositions. But you also got some nice angles and took a few shots that really showed the strengths of the 645D, including the narrower DOF (even at f/8) and the colors in the just-before-sunset shot.

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Great shots with the 645D. Our Bluebonnets have not been very thick down Austin way due to lack of rain.

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Nice reminder of the area where I grew up. Great shots.
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Mikemock,

Yes this years wildflowers are pretty bad. Lack of rain caused this. From what I was reading this year is the worst year for Wildflowers the past 10 or so years. I am hoping next year will be better.
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