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Spring Bloom: Post your most dramatic finds!

Asher Kelman

OPF Owner/Editor-in-Chief
Thanks for taking a look !

Take care,
Dwayne Oakes

The lilac color is right for the season, but this is not that! Almost clinical, but yet wonderful to see! No misty woodland scene today, Dwayne! Hope others follow with equally striking finds!

Asher
 

Michael Nagel

Active member
Dwayne - besides the color, it looks like they are reaching out for more light.

A tulip from Saturday, someone with a black jacket provided the background.


Tulpe

Best regards,
Michael
 

Dwayne Oakes

New member
Dwayne - besides the color, it looks like they are reaching out for more light.

A tulip from Saturday, someone with a black jacket provided the background.


Tulpe

Best regards,
Michael
Beautiful Michael !

PS Asher lol yes more forest photos,I posted a new one in landscapes.

Take care,
Dwayne Oakes
 

Asher Kelman

OPF Owner/Editor-in-Chief
Lumix GH2 + Cerco 94mm lens

Pulsatilla in evening light.

Kaus,

Not only is it beautiful and unusual with light making the fine plant hair glisten like lit glass, the seems to be some feeling of purity in that I see no evidence of CA. It could be that it's there at higher mag.

Asher
 

Dr Klaus Schmitt

Active member
Thanks Asher, but that was shot with that CERCO quartz/flourite lens, so there is no CA visible, not even at pixel level (that is a 16Mp shot uncropped straight from the cam, Lumix GH2 in that case)
 

Asher Kelman

OPF Owner/Editor-in-Chief
Thanks Asher, but that was shot with that CERCO quartz/flourite lens, so there is no CA visible, not even at pixel level (that is a 16Mp shot uncropped straight from the cam, Lumix GH2 in that case)
That, my dear Klaus, shows that still lens is king for most aspects of photography! It's lke who you let in to your house. That's the company you have to have fun with!

Asher
 

Asher Kelman

OPF Owner/Editor-in-Chief
I visited a friend for dinner and outside where roses in different stages of bloom. I let my wife go ahead and stayed outside awhile admiring them and the realized I had my Ricoh GXR 50 mm f2.5 Macro with me! Faint hues of pink glowed through what seemed like pure white. So these were, indeed, special and delicate in form, each different, but related like sisters.







Asher Kelman: 3 White Rose Snaps at Dinner Time


I admit it! I was was opportunistic! But then these roses seem like family too! :)

Asher
 

Rachel Foster

New member
All are quite nice, but I'm especially drawn to the tulips.

My entry was taken last May in Monet's gardens, Giverney, France. Handheld, f/5.6, ISO 200, 1/1000.




Monet's Garden: Jacob Eliana
 

Rachel Foster

New member
Asher, the image is not showing on my screen. Is this a computer hiccup or do I need to fix something?

Oops, it was just a "d'oh" moment. Fixed now.
 
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Asher Kelman

OPF Owner/Editor-in-Chief
All are quite nice, but I'm especially drawn to the tulips.

My entry was taken last May in Monet's gardens, Giverney, France. Handheld, f/5.6, ISO 200, 1/1000.




Monet's Garden: Jacob Eliana
Rachel,

There's a symbol of a prayer in the flower. I'd take that as a positive!

Asher :)
 

jake klein

New member
Some fun with a almot fully bloomed lilac tree in my new yard! I liked how it was hard to determine whether the darker out of focus highlights were in fron or behind the subject.



d90
tokina 100mm f2.8 macro
1/640
f3.5
iso200​
 

Asher Kelman

OPF Owner/Editor-in-Chief
Some fun with a almot fully bloomed lilac tree in my new yard! I liked how it was hard to determine whether the darker out of focus highlights were in fron or behind the subject.



d90
tokina 100mm f2.8 macro
1/640
f3.5
iso200​
Jake,

This is beautiful. To make best use of the soft periphery, maybe, in this case, a portrait frame could be especially fitting.

Asher
 

StuartRae

New member
Not really dramatic, just a few weeds from my garden this morning.

Canon 50D + Sigma 180mm f/3.5 Macro.



Orange Hawkweed




Sow Thistle




Herb Robert​


Regards,

Stuart
 

Asher Kelman

OPF Owner/Editor-in-Chief
Not really dramatic, just a few weeds from my garden this morning.

Canon 50D + Sigma 180mm f/3.5 Macro.


Orange Hawkweed​


This is beautiful! How large is the plant!





Sow Thistle​

Actually, I thought this was a dandelion! Then I realized that the cotton at the end and the bulbous shape meant it was likely a thistle.







Herb Robert


Again this is so eye catching. You have great weeds, LOL! I'd love to see a wider picture!


Really fine specimens!

Asher
 

Asher Kelman

OPF Owner/Editor-in-Chief
Here's one more for the garden...


Cheers,

Ruben



Ruben Alfu : Sunflower



Ruben,

I am surprised that the petals are so tiny compared to the giant flower platform. Did larger petals fall off, or is this a variant that simply is this way?

Asher
 

StuartRae

New member
Hi Asher,

Thanks for looking.

This is beautiful! How large is the plant!
They are between one and two feet tall.

Then I realized that the cotton at the end and the bulbous shape meant it was likely a thistle.
They are the same family as true thistles (Asteraceae) but a different genus. The young leaves are edible (so I am informed) and taste like lettuce.

Regards,

Stuart
 

Ruben Alfu

New member
Ruben,

I am surprised that the petals are so tiny compared to the giant flower platform. Did larger petals fall off, or is this a variant that simply is this way?

Asher
Hi Asher, I ask myself the same question, now, take into account that the angle of the shot makes them look even shorter, compare it with the flower in the bg top left.

Ruben
 
Here's one more for the garden...




Ruben Alfu : Sunflower


Cheers,

Ruben
This picture shows so beautifully the intricate spirals formed by the arrangement of the seeds, which is a mathematical wonder. It is said that, the number of spirals formed, whichever way you count them, will be a member of the Fibonacci series (i.e., 0,1,1,2,3,5,8,13,2134,55,89,144,...).

Asher, I think the petals start falling towards the later stages.

Reginald
 
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