Siberian Iris ‘Blue Moon’

23 04 2010

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Siberian Iris

23 04 2010

I played with depth of field while photographing this Siberian Iris. I shot more than 30 images of this same flower, and found this one to be my favorite. While the flower is sharp, the background has a very shallow depth of field, making the bloom appear to float—love me some of that bokeh!

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Eye-poppin’ poppies!

23 04 2010

This was a hard-won image (contending with intermittent spring breezes is no easy task). I brought my Interfit 5 in 1 collapsible reflector (translucent portion only) to block the mid-day sun and get more saturated color. I usually follow the rule of “shoot flowers in early a.m. or late p.m.,” but now that I carry this reflector when I head out to shoot, I can shoot flowers in the worst light for flower photography—mid-day direct sun. I highly recommend adding one to your photo bag, whether you’re shooting portraits of people or plants! It also helps to have someone kind enough to hold it for you if you don’t always want to shoot with a tripod (Thanks, Michael). More images to come!

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Tulip

22 04 2010

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Spiderwort

22 04 2010

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Flowers in the mist…

22 04 2010

Green Spring Gardens, 1:24 p.m. A steady mist on a dreary day. D300 and 105mm micro in hand, Army blanket on the ground. Sharing the park with one photographer, two walkers under umbrellas, and two grazing deer coming from the woods. Blissful in spite of the weather!

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This one’s for Karen…

18 04 2010

Since she says she doesn’t recognize herself at all without her glasses, I’m throwing out this shot for her—hope you like it, Karen!

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