Casual blossoms

Jan 26, 2005
San Jose, CA
I had my camera bag in the car, so when my luncheon date called to say she'd be late, I passed some time with the d200 and 60 micro. The was a big planter pot near to the restaurant, but the flowers were dancing in the wind. I raised the iso to 200 so I could get a fast shutter speed, and practiced hand held closeups. I didn't get a very good yield, but I ended up with a couple of keepers.

Some folks say the 60 micro is clinically sharp and lacks character, but I think this catch suggests otherwise.

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I moved in close for this shot of a pollen polluter, and was surprised at the amount of detail in the final version.

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I was kind of disappointed when my luncheon date showed up only 30 minutes late :rolleyes:.

David A

Very nice. Great detail in that second shot.

We call those first flowers snapdragons in the UK, don't know if it's the same on the other side of the pond.
Apr 14, 2005
Salt Lake City, UT
Frank, what aperture did you use on the second shot? There's quite a bit of DOF for a macro shot. Both captures are very nice.

Over here we call the flowers in the first shot snapdragons as well. When I was a kid my grandma used to grow them. If you pinch the sides of the flower it's "mouth" opens, then closes when you let go. We used to wear them out by the dozens!


Those are really neat Uncle Frank!

I won't be late for our lunch let's set one up!


Both great shots considering it was a windy day. The photo of the snapdragons just jet-rocketed me back to my child hood days, the snaps used to be an endless source of fascination for me as a child. Also not a flower one sees all that often anymore in gardens.

Very nice !!!
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