Texas Wildflower Season is starting...

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So I've been checking the wildflower reports for the area and it sounded like things were finally starting to take off even though the peak is probably a few weeks away still. So I headed out to Washington County to have a look for myself yesterday. The skies were heavy overcast, no way I was going to get any decent landscape shots so I mostly just scouted locations that I might want to return to in better conditions. Looks like this year's bloom will be pretty good, definately better than last years.

I did get a few close-up shots that I was relatively happy with. As always comments/critiques welcome.


 
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Andy, Tom, and Sandi - thanks for the feedback, I appreciate it. Definitely seems to be a consensus forming around shot #3.

Tim - Thanks. I like the first one too, the subject isolation is what works for me in that one.
 
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Jeff,
Great shots. I really like 1 and 3. 1 for the isolation and DOF. What makes 3 special is the background, new life against the decaying building, all in focus makes for a great shot.
Rich
 
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Dianne - Thanks. The first was shot with the 200-400vr + extension tube. The second was with the 70-200vr + extension tube, and the last was just the 70-200vr. If you click on any of the images it will take you to the gallery page with full EXIF info. BTW the wildflowers in Washington/Austin Counties should be peaking in the next week or two.

Rich/Pat and jryoung1947 - thanks for the feedback, I appreciate the kind words.
 
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nice series of pictures , i think #2 has the reds overexposed.

thanks for sharing!
 
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Tiarra, Gretchen and Dave - Thanks for looking and commented, I appreciate it.

Ruben - Thanks. The original exposure didn't have any clipping, but I went back and checked my PSD (which is 16-bit ProPhoto), and soft-proofing shows that the image definitely exceeds the gamut of sRGB. So I probably should have desaturated a bit before converting for the web. Amazingly, the PSD is within the gamut of my printer, so now I'm going to have to see what it looks like as a print.
 
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