Some Blooms from PA...

Discussion in 'Macro, Flowers, Insects, and Greenery' started by lanthier, Aug 17, 2008.

  1. Spent the weekend with my in-laws at the house in the southwestern PA mountains. Lovely weather and great time. I practiced shooting some birds and deer, but things posted here are the close-ups of the omnipresent blooms! All taken with D700, most with 105VR and mostly handheld.

    1. Shasta Daisy I f4.5 1/640

    The Shasta daisies have been a staple here and part of my wife's early memories of visiting this place. We have some in our yard that we brought back. I should take the extraneous OOF petals in the lower and center left out. On the next two, I was lying on the ground admiring the view!

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    2. Shasta Daisy II f4.5 1/2500

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    3. Shasta Daisy III f5 1/1600

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    4. Brown/Black Eye Susans (rudbeckia hirta, likely) f5 1/1600

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    5. Day Lily f5 1/1000

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    6. Caterpiller f8 1/1250

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    7. Busy Bee f3.2, 1/640

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  2. asaya

    asaya Subscribing Member

    Aug 7, 2006
    Syracuse, NY
    Tony Saya
    Rich nice work, I really like the Caterpiller, and the busy bee
     
  3. Thanks Tony, kind of you to comment. My daughter had fun toting that caterpillar around for a while before placing it back where I found it.
     
  4. lr0868

    lr0868

    May 25, 2008
    henderson, nv
    love them all, the catepiller is awesome!
     
  5. Rich - I couldn't agree more, that caterpillar is knockout. Great focus, composition, colors!
     
  6. Thanks Lisa and Steven, kind of you to comment...
     
  7. Rich I can see that you are loving that new D700. Love the caterpiller and the blackeyed susans...they look so happy dancing there in the blue sky and sun.
    Barb
     
  8. Thanks Barb! It was a glorious day all around... I was just looking through my shots from that weekend and came across this one. I have 5 brothers, and this one just made me think of them for some reason...

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  9. Phillip Ino

    Phillip Ino

    Nov 26, 2007
    Austin
    Very nice, Rich. That caterpillar is just awesome!
     
  10. Thanks Francis, kind of you to comment. Sometimes some neat subjects just fall in your lap, so to speak... :wink:
     
  11. rotxlk82

    rotxlk82

    Jul 20, 2007
    UK
    Nice stuff (as usual) Rich, there are some real gems in this set.
    I particually like Day Lily and Caterpillar

    Thanks for sharing
     
  12. ArtO

    ArtO

    Jun 14, 2008
    Florida
    Nice shots. #2 is my favorite of the series, the blue is terrific.
     
  13. Why thank you Robert, the caterpillar has certainly been popular among visitors.

    Thanks Art, it was fun to lay under the daisies and snap away into that bright blue sky...
     
  14. great shots, rich
    i like them all... but, #3 is my personal favorite
     
  15. Thanks Greg, don't ya just feel like you are laying under them watching the clouds roll by? My inlaws will be closing up the place soon and heading your way...
     
  16. Very nice series, Rich!

    #7 is especieally nice!
     
  17. Thanks Jukka, kind of you to comment. That bee was so covered in pollen!