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Title: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
Post by: David H. Hartman on December 15, 2017, 02:24:26
I know, this is almost as bad as kittens but I searched for "[THEME] Flowers" and got no hits so I thought I'd give it a try. A few here make photographs of flowers, yes?

Dave Hartman who now dons his fire suite and puts the peddle to the metal.

...or view the photo on Flickr :)

https://www.flickr.com/photos/mr_speedlight/38340149944/in/dateposted-public/ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mr_speedlight/38340149944/in/dateposted-public/)
Title: Re: [THEME] Flowers
Post by: Akira on December 15, 2017, 06:11:29
Dave, I would think that the theme "Flowers" is too generic, which is why there is no thread for this particular theme.  Whenever people have the images to share, they would simply start individual thread in the "Nature, Flora Fauna & Landscapes" section with the more specific titles.

That being said, your finding does look unique and worth sharing.  Kudos to you and the flower!
Title: Re: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
Post by: David H. Hartman on December 15, 2017, 06:14:06
How is the second try at a title?
Title: Re: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
Post by: Akira on December 15, 2017, 06:28:42
How is the second try at a title?

Yeah, that should work!
Title: Re: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
Post by: David H. Hartman on December 15, 2017, 11:21:32
Thank you for your suggestion.  :)
Title: Re: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
Post by: Fons Baerken on December 15, 2017, 12:44:28
I didnt know you took pictures David :)

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4686/39068358001_a7d4570f35_o.jpg)
Title: Re: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
Post by: Brute on December 15, 2017, 16:41:43
Flowers   8)
I like Flowers  :)


Title: Re: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
Post by: ColinM on December 16, 2017, 12:22:39
Too late to eat this one

(http://www.pbase.com/celidh/image/47323008/original.jpg)
Title: Re: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
Post by: David H. Hartman on December 17, 2017, 07:40:12
You don't eat Thistles?!?   :o  ??? :D
Title: Re: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
Post by: ColinM on December 17, 2017, 11:11:21
You don't eat Thistles?!?   :o  ??? :D

This was a globe artichoke (which I love).
The aroma from its flower was heavenly!
Title: Re: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
Post by: David H. Hartman on December 17, 2017, 16:05:05
It's still a thistle!  :D



Title: Re: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
Post by: Brute on January 01, 2018, 20:41:57
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Title: Re: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
Post by: David H. Hartman on January 02, 2018, 02:49:34
This one is certainly weird and it smells bad.

Thank you John...

The plant is indeed a Dracunculus vulgaris (Dragon Arum). I was able to pronounce the name close enough that the plant's owner knew she had one. Everyone mentions it stinks. She said it's pollinated by flies. It's wicked strange to look at. It usually doesn't flower for several years but this one did the first year. It's planted against a north facing wall in full shade but it's still pulling the grade.

Dave Hartman

Updated as I said once I knew what it was and again lest I forget it stinks!  :o

I may work a bit on the crop. I started the development on my home computer and finished up on a laptop with a gloss and totally calibrated display.

Title: Re: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
Post by: JohnMM on January 02, 2018, 05:03:41
Dracunculus vulgaris

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dracunculus_vulgaris
Title: Re: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
Post by: basker on January 02, 2018, 23:04:06
David,

I do not have a kitten, so I have to shoot flowers. :)  Thank you for opening this thread.

Shot outdoors November 4 at 6:15 PM. Used a 105/4 wide open to catch a moment of calm air.

Sam
Title: Re: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
Post by: basker on January 04, 2018, 01:13:36
The topic does say weird. so here is another one. This flower appears to have a mascot.
Title: Re: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
Post by: basker on January 04, 2018, 01:23:11
Another one with a small pet.
Title: Re: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
Post by: ColinM on January 04, 2018, 20:26:00
Another one with a small pet.

And here's one with a large pet

(http://www.pbase.com/celidh/image/83444017/original.jpg)

And some shy sweet peas

(http://www.pbase.com/celidh/image/147155380/original.jpg)

A risky handheld attempt that came out better than I expected

(http://www.pbase.com/celidh/image/165297955/original.jpg)
Title: Re: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
Post by: basker on January 05, 2018, 05:33:39
And here's one with a large pet

Colin, looks like a healthy and handsome one as well. I admire all three of these. -Sam
Title: Re: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
Post by: Akira on January 05, 2018, 05:36:18
Wonderful closeups, Colin!
Title: Re: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
Post by: pluton on January 05, 2018, 06:35:32
Nice work Basker and Colin.
Title: Re: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
Post by: basker on January 05, 2018, 19:32:18
Keith, I do appreciate your comment. -Sam
Title: Re: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
Post by: HCS on January 05, 2018, 22:20:18
Well ... some wonderful examples of flowers, weird and wonderful.

A flower, a rosebud, not necessarily weird, but i find it quite wonderful. 15 image focus stack.

Title: Re: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
Post by: basker on January 05, 2018, 23:46:41
Hans, that is an informative perspective at an interesting moment, and a very attractive image. I should give stacking another try.  -Sam
Title: Re: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
Post by: ColinM on January 07, 2018, 20:17:39
Thank you Basker & Pluton

Wonderful closeups, Colin!

Thanks Akira. Both were taken with the 105mm VR f2.8
The cricket was one of my early attempts using a ringflash. I found a cheap older Nikon ringflash on eBay and was amazed at what it allowed me to do.
It was pretty simple, with few options, but was sturdy enough to be portable, so I could walk in the woods & fields, then shoot quickly & easily.

I decided this was worth investigating further and saved up for the Grown Up version (Nikon R1C1). This offered far more control & sophitication than the simpler one i'd previously had. But in practice, the flexible mounting options meant the guns were never as stable on the lens mounting. The ability to control the power levels on each flash reduced the number of quick captures I ended up with (too many options). Turned out that, despite the clever technology, simpler really was better for me...

The second one was shot in daylight & tripod as a Zerene Stacked image.
Sometime you end up being grateful for rain :)
Title: Re: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
Post by: HCS on January 07, 2018, 22:00:33
Hans, that is an informative perspective at an interesting moment, and a very attractive image. I should give stacking another try.  -Sam

Thanks Sam, i appreciate that.

Look at Michael Erlewine's work on this forum if you want to pick up focus stacking (don't know whether you've done that before), it's awesome.
Title: Re: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
Post by: basker on January 07, 2018, 23:34:04

Look at Michael Erlewine's work on this forum if you want to pick up focus stacking (don't know whether you've done that before), it's awesome.

Hans,

Awesome indeed, and he generously shares helpful information.  I am still learning basic photography, but I did attempt stacking recently. My post above is a crop from an image that I could not use in this stack. The set was with a 105/2.5 P.C and 6T outdoors.

Thanks for the encouraging words. 

 -Sam
Title: Re: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on January 07, 2018, 23:47:25
After seeing Michael Erlewines and the images in this thread I too had to try as I "got" PB-4 bellows with the 105mm f4 attached.
I tried some days ago if I could get the things working, had to read in one of Michaels book in order to really understand the procedure.
I used PS for the stacking. The PB-4 has double rails so the focusing shift can be done easily, by moving the setup on the tripod.
The image is not of high artistic value.
Title: Re: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
Post by: Brute on May 01, 2018, 01:30:45
Some spring wild flowers from the Columbia River Gorge.
Title: Re: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
Post by: Brute on June 23, 2018, 05:03:52
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Title: Re: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
Post by: Bruno Schroder on July 16, 2018, 18:24:52
 Inula helenium bud
Title: Re: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
Post by: basker on July 29, 2018, 20:14:31
Before and After
Title: Re: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
Post by: DNSJR on August 04, 2018, 02:04:31
Flowers   8)
I like Flowers  :)

Brute, excellent images!
Title: Re: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
Post by: DNSJR on August 04, 2018, 02:11:00
hello, interesting thread, with some great images
Love-in-a-mist, I call it the Wild One
Title: Re: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
Post by: Brute on August 05, 2018, 00:08:20
Thank You..
Very nice images you have also  :)
Title: First try
Post by: DNSJR on August 05, 2018, 15:20:35
first try using Topaz
Title: Re: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
Post by: basker on August 06, 2018, 00:09:47
Hibiscus started blooming.
Title: Re: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
Post by: DNSJR on August 14, 2018, 01:44:56
excellent capture
Title: Re: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
Post by: basker on August 14, 2018, 03:51:18
Hello DNSJR. Thank you!
Title: Re: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
Post by: Brute on April 24, 2019, 05:39:56
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Title: Re: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
Post by: Fons Baerken on April 24, 2019, 07:15:08
Brute these look like Camassia.
Title: Re: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
Post by: Cyril on April 25, 2019, 10:15:05
Here's a few photographs I took at Monet's garden in Giverny, France. The place was so crowded with people that it was hard to avoid having people in the frame. I'd never done any macro or nature photography and I found it very fun to see huge versions of tiny, beautiful things that the naked eye might miss.

(https://i.imgur.com/bEg3iAx.jpg)

Link to imgur album (https://imgur.com/a/9DwzdmO)

The last one was not from Monet's garden.
Title: Re: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
Post by: pluton on May 01, 2019, 07:18:28

Love-in-a-mist, I call it the Wild One
These first 2 are quite nice...deep focus!
Title: Re: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
Post by: pluton on May 01, 2019, 07:27:37
Spectacular  flower displays, Brute. May I assume your home location ('Podunk') is somewhere in the great Pacific NorthWest ('PNW") of the USA?
In our southern California coastal sage biome, spring is when the rain stops, and the race to bloom and fruit/seed before everything dries out is on.
Nikon D800/16/3.5 at f/16, processed in free trial of ON 1 Raw. Yes, I keep trying to shoot flowers with wide angle lenses.
Title: Re: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
Post by: tommiejeep on May 01, 2019, 13:24:51
Guys ,  I'll play  ;) .  Not up to your standard but a paddy filed Weed shot from my old jeep and not so weird shot from my office window.  Both with Sony a7rii, handheld first with 70-200 f4 and second with Batis 135 f2.8 at f2.8
Title: Re: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
Post by: Nasos Kosmas on May 01, 2019, 14:50:05
Nice images also here :)
Here is my capture -not weird- with 55/2.8  1:1 (f5.6) D750
Title: Re: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
Post by: pluton on May 02, 2019, 00:54:55
Guys ,  I'll play  ;) .  Not up to your standard but a paddy filed Weed shot from my old jeep and not so weird shot from my office window.  Both with Sony a7rii, handheld first with 70-200 f4 and second with Batis 135 f2.8 at f2.8
Both shots show the benefit of good lighting. The weed shot mixes in a bit of decay, which I always like.
Title: Re: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
Post by: Nasos Kosmas on May 05, 2019, 11:45:45
Same approach with 105 2.5 (f5.6)
Title: Re: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 05, 2019, 13:31:43
Tulips (to you lips)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47778790751_03a7847bb8_o.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/32835261197_4d8c04603b_o.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/32835261237_081fd17a66_o.jpg)
Title: Re: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
Post by: Brute on May 06, 2019, 17:57:27
Brute these look like Camassia.
Yes I believe you are right.

Spectacular  flower displays, Brute. May I assume your home location ('Podunk') is somewhere in the great Pacific NorthWest ('PNW") of the USA?
In our southern California coastal sage biome, spring is when the rain stops, and the race to bloom and fruit/seed before everything dries out is on.
Nikon D800/16/3.5 at f/16, processed in free trial of ON 1 Raw. Yes, I keep trying to shoot flowers with wide angle lenses.

Thanks. Yes in the NW corner of Oregon.
Title: Re: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
Post by: Brute on May 31, 2019, 22:54:40
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Post by: Brute on July 18, 2019, 22:05:14
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Title: Re: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
Post by: Lars Hansen on July 21, 2019, 13:18:50
This one is certainly weird and it smells bad.

Thank you John...

The plant is indeed a Dracunculus vulgaris (Dragon Arum). I was able to pronounce the name close enough that the plant's owner knew she had one. Everyone mentions it stinks. She said it's pollinated by flies. It's wicked strange to look at. It usually doesn't flower for several years but this one did the first year. It's planted against a north facing wall in full shade but it's still pulling the grade.

Dave Hartman

Updated as I said once I knew what it was and again lest I forget it stinks!  :o


Dave - that brings back some memories. I guess I've always been interested in Arum species and when I was a kid I bought a similar species in a flower pot as a "kit": remove lid, add water .. and wait. Placed it indoor on a windowsill and waited .. it started to grow and a fascinating flower bud appeared - flower bud unfolding and bingo! .. horrific smell indoors! I was even more fascinated - my family was not and it went outdoors. 

Here is a weird and wonderful orchid I grew for a while - a Brassia that looks like large spiders. 

 
Title: Re: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
Post by: Lars Hansen on July 21, 2019, 13:26:29
Tulips (to you lips)

Fons - that's pure Tulip poetry.
Title: Re: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
Post by: mxbianco on July 26, 2019, 23:21:11
Ophrys apifera

This bumblebee-looking orchid grows in the wild throughout Europe

Ciao from Massimo
Title: Re: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
Post by: Akira on October 22, 2019, 11:46:03
Here is a weird and wonderful orchid I grew for a while - a Brassia that looks like large spiders. 

Beautiful representation, Lars!


Ophrys apifera

This bumblebee-looking orchid grows in the wild throughout Europe

Ciao from Massimo

It looks like a beard man's face.  :)
Title: Re: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
Post by: Akira on October 22, 2019, 11:47:04
Angel's trumpet.  The shape is not necessarily weird, but its size is weirdly huge!  It is also toxic...
Title: Re: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
Post by: PeterN on October 22, 2019, 12:45:43
Good to see that beautiful flowers start to blossom in other parts of the world. It is mushroom and brown-yellow-leaves time over here. ;-)
Title: Re: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
Post by: Fons Baerken on October 22, 2019, 14:31:06
Angel's trumpet.  The shape is not necessarily weird, but its size is weirdly huge!  It is also toxic...

Brugmansia suaveolens, was named Datura before, lovely image Akira.
At least something with ......lens ;)
Title: Re: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
Post by: Akira on October 22, 2019, 17:23:13
Good to see that beautiful flowers start to blossom in other parts of the world. It is mushroom and brown-yellow-leaves time over here. ;-)

Thank you, Peter, for kind words.  The mushroom is nice, so long as it is edible.  :)


Brugmansia suaveolens, was named Datura before, lovely image Akira.
At least something with ......lens ;)

Thank you, Fons.  I found the Zeiss Touit 32/1.8 a nice combination of vintage character and modern performance.
Title: Re: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
Post by: Brute on December 21, 2019, 18:39:05
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Title: Re: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
Post by: Lars Hansen on January 01, 2020, 13:55:00
Beautiful representation, Lars!

Angel's trumpet.  The shape is not necessarily weird, but its size is weirdly huge!  It is also toxic...

Many thanks Akira  :)
I like your Angel's trumpet surrounded by white orbs in the background. The flowers have a special scent with a citrus note - I live adjacent to a park that have small Angel's trumpet trees during summer and when I drive through the park on my bike in the evening the scent can be quite intense. There are both white and yellow and recent years also a mixed colour in yellow+red.
Title: Re: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
Post by: Akira on January 01, 2020, 20:26:47
Many thanks Akira  :)
I like your Angel's trumpet surrounded by white orbs in the background. The flowers have a special scent with a citrus note - I live adjacent to a park that have small Angel's trumpet trees during summer and when I drive through the park on my bike in the evening the scent can be quite intense. There are both white and yellow and recent years also a mixed colour in yellow+red.

Thank you, Lars.  There are some angel's trumpet trees in my neighbors as well.  Their flowers are much smaller than the white ones, but the amount of the flowers blooming in one tree is insane!
Title: Re: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
Post by: golunvolo on February 19, 2020, 23:24:38
I received today a Neewer carbon fiber tripod, rated 15kg, for under 80 euros... have to try. It does work with the d200 ir and 5300 ir. It is lightweith and sturdy enough for what I pretend to use it for. Small enough to fit in the motorcycle´s trunk -a must- So, I took it for a spin using exactly that combo and shutter speeds to give trouble: from 1/30s to 1s. It passed the test with flying colours. MLU and remote release.
  Here, a color floating flower. D200 Ir, 18-70mm
Title: Re: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
Post by: Birna Rørslett on February 19, 2020, 23:43:17
The Rape of Brassica. Seen through IR "goggles". Swell.
Title: Re: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
Post by: golunvolo on February 20, 2020, 00:18:01
Thanks Birna. The color stain is actually another of the same flowers in front of the one in focus, very close to the camera. I didn't expect to look like this at all.
Title: Re: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
Post by: Birna Rørslett on February 20, 2020, 09:01:20
Bokeh has two aspects; in front and in the background. Sometimes the appearance of either is wildly different. Mostly a good thing, I think.
Title: Re: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
Post by: Akira on February 20, 2020, 12:52:55
I received today a Neewer carbon fiber tripod, rated 15kg, for under 80 euros... have to try. It does work with the d200 ir and 5300 ir. It is lightweith and sturdy enough for what I pretend to use it for. Small enough to fit in the motorcycle´s trunk -a must- So, I took it for a spin using exactly that combo and shutter speeds to give trouble: from 1/30s to 1s. It passed the test with flying colours. MLU and remote release.
  Here, a color floating flower. D200 Ir, 18-70mm

Love the composition and the stunning color!
Title: Re: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
Post by: Fons Baerken on March 25, 2020, 08:29:25
Unsharp bouquet for a 70th birthday

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49696028853_854e04d0ae_o.jpg)

D850 - 105mm f/1.4
Title: Re: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
Post by: pluton on March 25, 2020, 18:52:47
Unsharp bouquet for a 70th birthday
Fons, this has great design and the placement of the focus is totally successful.
Title: Re: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
Post by: Fons Baerken on March 25, 2020, 20:20:54
Fons, this has great design and the placement of the focus is totally successful.

Thank you Keith.
Title: Re: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
Post by: Andrew on March 28, 2020, 12:41:04
Coronavirus is blooming on the street....
Title: Re: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
Post by: rosko on March 28, 2020, 13:13:56
Unsharp bouquet for a 70th birthday

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49696028853_854e04d0ae_o.jpg)
D850 - 105mm f/1.4

Really like it, fons !

Pastel shades...
Title: Re: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
Post by: Fons Baerken on March 28, 2020, 13:19:47
Thank you Francis
Title: Re: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
Post by: pluton on April 22, 2020, 20:32:59
Coronavirus is blooming on the street....
I like it; I'm still searching for a definitive dandelion-on-the-street shot in my neighborhood!
Title: Re: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
Post by: pluton on April 22, 2020, 20:36:01
Salvia Leucopylla, Purple Sage, in the late afternoon shade.  Nikon 180/2.8 AiS.  Native to California, but in this case planted as landscaping by the Department Of Transportation.
Title: Re: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on April 22, 2020, 22:06:05
Nice flower, and nice colors.
I like the way the background is rendered.
Title: Re: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
Post by: Fons Baerken on April 23, 2020, 07:22:31
Salvia Leucopylla, Purple Sage, in the late afternoon shade.  Nikon 180/2.8 AiS.  Native to California, but in this case planted as landscaping by the Department Of Transportation.

Quite a beauty reminds me a bit of a Monarda and also Phlomis, the stacked flowering.
Title: Re: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
Post by: Brute on April 24, 2020, 04:47:29
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Title: Re: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
Post by: pluton on April 25, 2020, 03:47:37
Ken, Does Skunk Cabbage have a smell?  Are you in the southeast USA? Just wondering...
Title: Re: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
Post by: Brute on April 25, 2020, 04:29:22
Ken, Does Skunk Cabbage have a smell?  Are you in the southeast USA? Just wondering...
Yes
Not as bad as it sounds.  But you would be glad that it's not smell-o-vision.

No
Just a state north of you ,but in the NW corner
Title: Re: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
Post by: Ashlandish on April 25, 2020, 04:58:05
Ken's skunk cabbage is western skunk cabbage (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lysichiton_americanus), common in the Northwest, different from eastern skunk cabbage (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Symplocarpus_foetidus) or California Corn Lily (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Symplocarpus_foetidus), which I grew up calling skunk cabbage, common up near Lassen National Park close to where I grew up. 

Western skunk cabbage can have a definite odor but has never much bothered me. Here's an image of one near where I camped several weeks ago, in that same NW corner of Ken's state:
Title: Re: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
Post by: pluton on April 26, 2020, 18:47:28
Ken and Tim:  Thanks for the additional info!
Title: Re: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
Post by: CS on April 26, 2020, 18:56:38

No
Just a state north of you ,but in the NW corner

Astoria?
Title: Re: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
Post by: Lars Hansen on April 26, 2020, 19:25:02
Keith - nice light in that Salvia shot.

Tim and Ken - nice flowers! Do you know what kind of insects these plants attract?

Spring time.. willow flowers.
Title: Re: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
Post by: Andrew on April 26, 2020, 19:52:27
Pasqueflower from the garden...


Title: Re: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
Post by: Brute on April 26, 2020, 20:22:42
No not Astoria.
Not sure about insects. Maybe flies  ;)
I hear Bears like to eat it.
Title: Re: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on May 02, 2020, 13:43:15
Some indoor work on a rainy corona day.
At least this herb smells delightful.
Z6 2x104mm f4. Stack of 10 images
Title: Re: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 02, 2020, 14:12:11
Some indoor work on a rainy corona day.
At least this herb smells delightful.
Z6 2x104mm f4. Stack of 10 images

Rosmarinus
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Post by: Bent Hjarbo on May 02, 2020, 17:36:09
Fons you are right  :)
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Post by: Andrew on May 02, 2020, 18:32:36
Another pasqueflower...
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Post by: Lars Hansen on May 02, 2020, 19:32:41
Hairy flower bud.
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Post by: pluton on May 03, 2020, 19:48:12
Lars...nice shot.  I'd love it if you could give us a hint on the closeness, field of view, or reproduction ratio please. Just so that we know how small a thing we are looking at.
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Post by: Lars Hansen on May 04, 2020, 17:56:25
Lars...nice shot.  I'd love it if you could give us a hint on the closeness, field of view, or reproduction ratio please. Just so that we know how small a thing we are looking at.

Thanks Keith. Best guess is that the frame of flower bud+stalk covers 3 cm and "close" - difficult to be exact because I was trying out a set of extension rings with an old Minolta lens on my Fuji X-E1 - so not much in the meta data. Probably a 50mm but cannot remember the extension rings used.

It's a white Paphiopedilum slipper orchid I grew for a while - a few older pics added.     
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Post by: pluton on May 04, 2020, 20:11:51
Thank you Lars.
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Post by: ColinM on May 05, 2020, 16:07:23
This is photographically average, but I suspect only a few of you will have come across the flowers of Murraya Koenigii (as the herb "curry leaves" in Indian food, maybe)

I've been lucky enough to keep 2 plants going in pots for over 10 years.
In all those years, I've only ever seen flowers form twice.

The aroma I experienced from the flowers whilst taking their portraits today was heavenly.

I also played around with DigiCameraControl to try some stacked shots. Since I'm getting all my programs & data transferred to a replacement PC, these will have to wait until I've got Zerene installed on it

(https://pbase.com/celidh/image/170682205.jpg)
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Post by: Andrew on May 05, 2020, 19:07:25
Another pasqueflower...
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Post by: Brute on May 28, 2020, 01:58:37
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Post by: Matthew Currie on May 28, 2020, 07:31:03
No streets our our way, but plenty of dandelions.  It's been a grand year for them, for some reason.  Trying to get just the right background.  Not there yet, but closing in....

Indoors there's a cactus that blooms with great gusto, though it's inconveniently hanging over the washing machine, and hard to get.

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Post by: rosko on May 28, 2020, 11:24:24
No streets our our way, but plenty of dandelions.  It's been a grand year for them, for some reason.

I've noticed it here in England.

Your cactus flower is a delight.  A little too big in the frame, tough. (just my taste). ;)
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Post by: Akira on May 28, 2020, 14:14:43
Your cactus flower is a delight.  A little too big in the frame, tough. (just my taste). ;)

Totally agree!

And this is not weird but wonderful.
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Post by: HCS on May 28, 2020, 21:58:54
Totally agree!

And this is not weird but wonderful.

Very nice Akira! Very delicate.
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Post by: Akira on May 28, 2020, 22:26:32
Very nice Akira! Very delicate.

Thank you, Hans!
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Post by: pluton on May 28, 2020, 22:53:48
Matthew, love the bold color in these shots. Our local Dandelion flowers don't seem to have that slightly darker, slightly more orange-y  center.