Flower Pictures

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  1. drdan

    drdan TPF Noob!

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    Here are a few flower pictures from last summer. You see I like color. All taken with the Sony 717, no filters. All these are Colorado Springs or the prairie immediately east.

    This is an unknown flower I hadn't seen before, there were acres of it.

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    Another unknown prairie flower that I have seen a lot before. The bloom is about 3 inches across and very delicate.

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    A Deep Pink Pollination

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    I liked this one partly because of the light and shadow and because it was the small one in back that stood out.

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    Hollyhocks, I thought the vignette looked good with this one.

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    mrsid99 TPF Supporters Supporting Member

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    Never can resist flower shots...really, really nice!
     
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    wow, every single one of these is fantastic. taken last year?
    beautiful macro work. great to see you got that vignette thing goin!
     
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    The first one is my favorite of the group. Aside from the interesting flower structure, your DOF is really great! The background almost looks like you shot it against an oil painting. I think the background and DOF is really what makes that picture. Good work drdan!
     
  5. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Ahhh!

    If you're hungry for colours, just come here!

    I like all of them.
    Flowers are fascinating as a theme, anyway, and I have plenty of flower pics in my albums, too, for I never can resist them. Even from times when I still could not do any macro photography of them (compared to what LITTLE and unsatisfying macro photography I can do now with my telephoto/macro lense). You see their beauty and want to capture it.

    I, too, like the first one best of all the photos because of its crispness of the first flower, but I also like the fourth with the sun on that little blossom a little further back - you instinctively start to LIKE that little blossom :).

    So far, I've never even tried to play around with vignettes in PhotoShop, but your photo is just giving me ideas... It sure works with the one you chose.
     
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    Those are great shots. What lens/es did you use?
     
  7. drdan

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    LaFoto, I know what you mean about liking that little flower in back. It's like the kid in the back of the class got something right and now has a big grin. I always was a sucker for underdogs.

    I did increase the brightness and saturation just slightly for that one blossom in PS so that it would stand out even more.
     
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    Those are really nice, DrDan. I also like the first one best. I think having the sky in it really adds something to it...if it were just the flowers and the grass I wouldn't like it as much. Lovely!
     
  9. ksmattfish

    ksmattfish Now 100% DC - not as cool as I once was, but still

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    Great job with the botanicals. #1 leaps out; gorgeous photo.

    I'm sure I'll be posting some photos of my cone flowers (pic #4) later this summer.
     
  10. vonnagy

    vonnagy have kiwi, will travel...

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    Number 1 is as beautiful as any flower shot I have ever seen. Lovely shot!
     
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    Great DOF on number one! I love this one!
     
  12. drdan

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    This is also from last summer. It just didn't quite come together but I really like the color anyway.

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