Ameatuer Abstract!

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  1. dowtish

    dowtish Active Member

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    Some abstract garden pics!
     

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  2. Michael F

    Michael F Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Very nice . . . too good to be called amateur!
     
  3. dowtish

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    Cheers!

    Thank goodness for digital macro! lol
     
  4. Dana09

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    Yes,
    Me too! What kind of seeds are those?
    Stark reality in all its detail, far more than my naked eye can see.
    I am adapting to a new computer so all I have access to right now is the attached kale leaf with the droplets on it.

    Leaves are much harder than one might think. Just look at how the two halves are so different, with the pink in it.
    I am still trying to get a good shot of something that reflects too much light, even on a dull day.
    Rocks are not easy either.
    Nice to see,
    thks for sharing.

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  5. dowtish

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    There from this weed (dandelion clock)!

    As a child you were taught to blow all the stems off and make a wish!

    Digital macro is great but you need a steady hand I usually have to rest my hands on something to get a decent shot!

    Nice pic by the way!
     

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    Here is a few more, the last one is a wishless dandelion clock!
     

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  7. Dana09

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    Well,
    Thks Dowtish for allowing me to also post in your thread.
    Appropriate, since your pics inspired my vision yesterday, along with the sunshine we haven't seen for a while.

    Nice bug pics. Hard to get the little ones into focus, especially when they're back-lit!

    I've included a pic of the pods of the Liatris, Evening Primrose seed pods - empty it looks like and the Alstromeria that started blooming again once it began to rain.

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    And from another year,
    a tree bug who visited and was taken out on the sherry glass that it wanted to view itself in, for a long time after it was released.

    And something no one really wants to see in their garden! A huge scale insect found in a dense part of the garden on a huge Amaglia rose. They seem to coexist well.

    Plus a red epiphylumX from last spring.

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  9. dowtish

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    Great pics D!

    I especially like the liatris!

    Here are a few more but unfortunately unlike you I'm ignorant to the subject material!

    I only know the daisy (shame on me)!

    The pink flower next to the bugs was taken in Greece those pink petals look like tissue paper!
     

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    Those are all so beautiful! I love the closeups!
    You are right, you need a very steady hand. I have problems with the steady hand thing too, espeically with no image stablization. My next camera is going to have it. Is giro image stablization worth the money?
     
  11. Dana09

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    Holding one's breath also works! And taking many shots.

    Two ladybugs, the second feeding on the nectar dripping from a fig
    And Lookie there! A honeybee I do believe, enjoying that garlic chive flower.
    That chive attracts many, many bees as does the oregano plant, something I didn't know before.

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    Gazanias are fun. I look for the ring around the inside of the flower on a young plant as that part is often a nice contrast to the rest of the flower.

    One hydrangea floret
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    one flower on a mallow that grows freely once established, similar to a hollyhock plant tho smaller. With fairy dust........;)

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    I'm only using a Cannon Ixus 55 so I couldn't even comment on image stabilization!

    I'm not sure if it would make a big difference with close up images you would have to do some research!

    Great pics D those last three are superb!
     
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    I agree, beautiful photos. Makes me long for spring. Right now!
     
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    these pics are all STUNNING! i don't take pictures very well and i don't have a very good camera, so this just looks like pure magic to me. thanks for sharing!
     
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    Dowtish,
    I know what one of those bugs are... the green one is a sheild bug. And you are right, the pink flower's petals do look like tissue paper!
    I love everyone's pictures! They are so beautiful! I couldn't take pictures like that! :)
    Thanks for sharing, everyone!
    ~tgplp
     
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    Must comment also...what fabulous shots!

    : o

    I love pictures, and these ones are the best kind...outstanding. Thanks for sharing!

    : )

    Hope we'll see more...

     
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    A sheild bug!

    Cheers for the info!
     
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    That's a gorgeous shot of the malva, Dana09!!!
     
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    Who knew that's what they looked like close up!

    They've been in the yard about 6-7 yrs now and they are starting to develop a rust much like that found on hollyhocks. The rust doesn't seem to bother them too much and only appeared last fall when it got moist again. Hmmm, gives me a photo idea......
    I have pics of molds too.
    I'll sample almost anything

    I cannot see, with my eyes and not with glasses, the details of this tiny fruit on my korokia plant.

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