Weekly Theme - Springtime

by Bethany Plonski April. 23, 2019 199 views

I am ahead of schedule for once with this week's theme. Last week my assignment for my photography class was a macro/close-up shot, so I went out looking for spring flowers and found these beautiful hydrangea bushes growing on the shady side of a historic house. The bushes must have been there a while too, because they were 7-8 feet tall, almost like small trees.

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Antonio Gil 10 months ago

I look at these images and I feel a sense of freshness

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Bethany Plonski Replied to Antonio Gil 10 months ago

Glad to hear they have a spring-like feeling. smile I love when there is still a little hint of green in the flowers.

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Camellia Staab 10 months ago

Really nice captures, so sharp and crisp.

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Bethany Plonski Replied to Camellia Staab 10 months ago

Thank you! One thing I learned from taking these was to back up to get a sharper focus from the zoom. I always want to stand too close and then I wonder my pictures are wonky. smirk

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Jennifer Raknerud 10 months ago

These are beautiful and delicate and they jumped out on the browse page.  Nice work!

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Bethany Plonski Replied to Jennifer Raknerud 10 months ago

Thank you so much! I was happy they were in the shade because the darkness and contrast really helped define the edges of the petals.

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Berckmans Peter 10 months ago

Very nice,clear and sharp.

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Bethany Plonski Replied to Berckmans Peter 10 months ago

Thank you, glad you like them!

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Jolien Dekens 10 months ago

Beautiful shots of beautiful flowers! smiley

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Bethany Plonski Replied to Jolien Dekens 10 months ago

Thank you so much! smile

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Björn Roose 10 months ago

Clearly the climate where you live is a bit different from ours ... We won't be seeing any hydrangea flowers for at least two months, I think. Nice shots smile

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Bethany Plonski Replied to Björn Roose 10 months ago

Thank you! And wow, that's a while to wait! We have a lot of fluctuations in daily weather, but the first signs of spring start showing up as early as February here. I was a little surprised to see these flowering though, because the hydrangeas in my yard are just getting their leaves back now, with no sign of blossoms yet. Thinking these might be a different type.

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Björn Roose Replied to Bethany Plonski 10 months ago

They are just not the earliest flowers to blossom where I live, but there are flowers that are a lot later too (like hibiscus, which usually starts somewhere in september).

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Bethany Plonski Replied to Björn Roose 10 months ago

True, mine usually flower throughout the summer. I love hibiscus too!

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