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I'm Trying

2011.08.05
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They really were (still are) so pretty.
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This one may actually be worth enlarging. I believe I got more detail in this one than in most of them.
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No one seems to know for sure, but a few people have guessed this to be a dahlia. If it is then dahlias have moved to the top of my favorite flower list.
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No clue what this purple stuff is either.
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I'm pretty sure this is baby's breath. whatever it is, I love it.
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When I got to work this past Monday, these flowers were waiting for me. There was no note. I assume they are from Captain Curt but Captain Dan says I should chalk them up to a secret admirer. Lol.

Anyway, I am not very good at flowers but I am trying to get better. I have tried many settings, with a flash, without a flash, I dunno. I'll just keep experimenting.
30 Comments
unblinkingeye These are great Lecia! Of course you keep experimenting, because guys keep sending you flowers!
unblinkingeye · 2011-08-05: 23:09
Paradoxigal They're great! I really like shot #4, just gorgeous :)
Paradoxigal · 2011-08-05: 23:42
mallusatish Beautiful flowers,Wow for a secret admirer ~~!!~!!~~
mallusatish · 2011-08-05: 23:52
smbunation Wonderful color. A very nice gift.
smbunation · 2011-08-06: 00:24
Davorka truly a wonderful gift ! very nice flowers!
Davorka · 2011-08-06: 00:57
lmxg2011 these are good like 4#7# are great better than i could do anyway
lmxg2011 · 2011-08-06: 01:00
mwbergeron01 Great set! I really like the close-ups of 3, 4, and 7 the most.
mwbergeron01 · 2011-08-06: 02:29
iso400 Well, #4 is one of my favorite flower shots now! ;)
Great set, I think that your experiment was successful, didn't it?
iso400 · 2011-08-06: 05:05
storytaylor yes they are.
storytaylor · 2011-08-06: 05:16
TheBigHush Very nice!... I'm sure they floated your boat :)

Not that I'm any expert on floral photography but whilst it might be tempting to get the whole bouquet in for effect, I think macros and close-ups usually work much better although a mixture in a set is usually a good compromise.

Flash can be tricky as the details can get burned out if its not properly directed. Flowers generally look better when slightly overexposed, be it natural light or not... and against a plain neutral background.

I tried one recently myself... will post it next and tell me what you think?
TheBigHush · 2011-08-06: 05:24
????? Wonderful set! I like the clarity and detail in # 2,3,& 4. Your macro on #4 is good too, I like how you can see the detail in the tiny little green petals yet to open... :)
????? · 2011-08-06: 06:29
????? Whoa poppin' colour!
Flowers, in a bunch can be trying. I think you did a gorgeous job!
And I agree, if that is a dahlia...i want one too ;)
????? · 2011-08-06: 06:51
MoMac I like the macros As TheBighush suggested the whole vase looks better with a plain background , less distraction.
A secret admirer or maybe it's your partner being secretive ??? whoever it is, gallantry is not dead which is rather nice .
MoMac · 2011-08-06: 06:52
wfrnk This is a great set! :-)
wfrnk · 2011-08-06: 09:28
Suzie83 Beautiful flowers Felicia
Suzie83 · 2011-08-06: 10:34
????? A Marvelous set Feby....=))
????? · 2011-08-06: 11:16
beth0110 woohoo! this is a great set Feeby with such vibrant colors!!! I think the red flower does look like a dahlia. the blue/purple may be statice??? such a beautiful bouquet from your admirer..... lucky you :) I'm sure that brightened your day.
beth0110 · 2011-08-06: 13:02
Lynda pretty set
Lynda · 2011-08-06: 13:07
Arie Beautiful... I like the 4th pic ;-)
Arie · 2011-08-06: 13:44
DancingDolphin Lucky you! I believe that is a dahlia... they're very beautiful and come in every color and size imaginable! I have no photo suggestions since it's no secret that I rarely photograph flowers. :-))
DancingDolphin · 2011-08-06: 14:02
honzicek Very nice details!
honzicek · 2011-08-07: 00:02
lyricalthoughts i think whoever sent you those flowers has a good taste in flowers. Try capturing the insides of the detail of them..:)
lyricalthoughts · 2011-08-07: 01:00
MARETKA88 beautiful shots......dinkus
MARETKA88 · 2011-08-07: 08:59
breizh Beautiful flowers ... Thanks Captain !
breizh · 2011-08-07: 16:09
RayNvb Glad to see you got the flowers I sent!! Hope they brightened your day.
RayNvb · 2011-08-07: 21:48
djnana Great exercise and a very good result. #2 is really detailed, as are the rest, but I also like the angle and the focal point in #7. Glad you shared your "happy" with us!
djnana · 2011-08-08: 21:12
mikro You are makin me jealous hun!
mikro · 2011-08-08: 21:25
lookagain Wow....bouquet full of fabulous color and I think you captured it very nicely, Feebs!! Can't beat secret admirers, especially if they fork over money for something like this! ;)))
lookagain · 2011-08-08: 22:24
Ryana Oh, thank god, I see you got my flowers!!

Just kidding .. not mine ... ;o)
Ryana · 2011-08-10: 12:02
mystic1 Wow fantastic colors beautiful flowers
mystic1 · 2011-08-11: 17:30
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