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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.
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Post by: golunvolo on August 17, 2020, 01:10:30
Red and yellow flowers
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Post by: Akira on October 18, 2020, 13:20:47
Danse de la fureur, pour les sept trompettes

Sigma fp with 45/2.8 wide open, ISO25600.
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Post by: Michael Erlewine on October 18, 2020, 14:55:54
Columbine flower with the Schneider Macro-Varon 85mm f.4.5
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Post by: Andrew on October 18, 2020, 15:17:45
Leftovers from the garden, Z6, 70-200/2.8S, Zerene Stacker, ca 150 layers,

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Post by: rosko on October 18, 2020, 19:55:13
Nice images here !

@ Andrew, did you use the focus stacking function of the Z6 ?

@ Michael, I had a look on Ebay about your lens : just one on sale (in your country)...Rather elusive lens.
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Post by: Andrew on October 18, 2020, 21:18:50
No, I did use Zerene Stacker, ca 150 layers...
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Post by: bobfriedman on October 18, 2020, 23:15:08
FujiFilm GFX 50R ,Makro-Symmar SR 5.6/120 0080
1/30s f/5.6 iso100 60-stack
(https://pbase.com/bobfriedman/image/171118005/original.jpg)
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Post by: Nasos Kosmas on October 18, 2020, 23:32:25
Michael and Andrew, great captures!
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Post by: rosko on October 31, 2020, 15:03:57
Hydrangea aspera.
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Post by: Bob Foster on October 31, 2020, 17:37:04
Tall Thistle (Cirsium altissimum). Stem snapped due to wind gusts. CV 125. Stack of 25.

(https://nikongear.net/revival/gallery/0/2227-261020133433.jpeg)
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Post by: Michael Erlewine on October 31, 2020, 18:49:54
Nikon Z7 and Nikon NOCT 0.95

Datura inoxia
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Post by: Fons Baerken on November 10, 2020, 16:52:24
Rosa

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Post by: golunvolo on November 10, 2020, 19:39:36
Striking Fons. Are those real colors?
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Post by: Fons Baerken on November 10, 2020, 22:31:34
Striking Fons. Are those real colors?

I am creative thats what matters in my book ;)
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Post by: golunvolo on November 10, 2020, 23:57:14
In mine too  :)
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Post by: pluton on November 11, 2020, 00:50:35
Rosa
Yet another fabulous color statement...thank you, Fons, for posting.
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Post by: elsid on November 11, 2020, 17:09:16
Flowers with the 300mm PF lens and Z6.
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Post by: Akira on November 18, 2020, 17:55:56
Recent flowers.

SIGMA fp with Zeiss ZF2 Planar 1,4/50.
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Post by: HCS on March 27, 2021, 22:00:31
I see a lot of wonderful flowers, not so many weird.

This one is not a weird flower, but maybe a weird perspective. Tulips.
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Post by: Dogman on March 28, 2021, 00:00:05

No idea.  Just...weird. 

Not even sure if it's a flower.  Saw it in a Texas nursery 10 years ago, thought it was an oddity and snapped a shot or two with an Olympus E-P1 with 17mm lens. 

Any ideas?
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Post by: Akira on March 28, 2021, 00:13:34
No idea.  Just...weird. 

Not even sure if it's a flower.  Saw it in a Texas nursery 10 years ago, thought it was an oddity and snapped a shot or two with an Olympus E-P1 with 17mm lens. 

Any ideas?

They should be of Nepenthes species, a kind of carnivorous plant.  Each "pot" contains digestive fluid of sweet flavor which attracts insects.  The insects fall into the pot and, alas, are digested in the fluid.

I'm not sure which part of the plant the "pot" would belong to, but the species is very well reserved to this thread!
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Post by: Hans_S on March 28, 2021, 00:48:16
Not quite( ;D) the quality of Dogman's photo, but here is one in the wild near Ankanin'Nofy in central, Eastern Madagascar. Practitioners of traditional medicine in the area used the fluid in the pitchers to alleviate cardiac complaints. Canon G9 12mp
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Post by: Hans_S on March 28, 2021, 01:14:59
Closer to home...our front yard. Crop of a New Holland Honeyeater in a Hakea Laurina. D750 200-500G
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Post by: Akira on April 03, 2021, 13:39:00
Although dogwoods can be commonly seen here in Tokyo, I'm always attracted by their peculiar shapes.   (I know that the petal-like parts are actually involucres.)
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Post by: Bob Foster on April 03, 2021, 19:27:26
Hellborus
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Post by: Bob Foster on April 03, 2021, 19:29:38
Hyacinth, windy day.
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Post by: Brute on April 11, 2021, 18:36:59
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Post by: golunvolo on April 17, 2021, 23:11:59
"Ponerle puertas al campo" is an Spanish expression to point out something impossible to do. The loose translation will be "to fence the countryside"

  D5, 35mm 1.4 ai
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Post by: Nasos Kosmas on April 19, 2021, 23:56:13
Prairie Onion with visitors  :)
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Post by: rosko on April 24, 2021, 13:42:33
Hyacinth, windy day.

Your Hyacinth looks like Muscaris, Bob ! ;)

Below, an unknow flower. Any suggestion ?

This is a ''manual'' stack of 3 images, but you can notice some artifacts...(Combine ZP). ::)
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Post by: ColinM on April 24, 2021, 23:28:33
Prairie Onion with visitors  :)

Amazing Nasos - your visitor looks like a cross between a beetle and a bee!
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Post by: Brute on April 29, 2021, 04:40:11
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Post by: mxbianco on May 01, 2021, 08:06:46
Leopoldia comosa

aka Muscari comosum. Same family (Liliaceae) as hyacinth and onions, they have an edible bulb and are known -and heavily collected- in Southern Italy as Lampascioni (but pronounced Lambascioni, letters P and B are very interchangeable in S Italian pronounciation, like B and V in Spanish). You can even buy cans of vinegar-treated Lambascioni at the supermarket!

Honeybees crave them too and they storm the surviving plants...

Ciao from Massimo
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Post by: Akira on May 01, 2021, 09:15:19
Kalmia: beautiful but a bit weird.
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Post by: Bent Hjarbo on May 12, 2021, 17:12:43
The vild tulip we never found on Crete.
Found on west coast of Jutland near Rømø
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Post by: Fons Baerken on May 12, 2021, 18:20:58
The vild tulip we never found on Crete.
Found on west coast of Jutland near Rømø

Lovely great find, but sideways?!
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Post by: Bent Hjarbo on May 12, 2021, 20:02:10
Lovely great find, but sideways?!
Must see if I can correct it, upload from my phone ;)
Edit: Didn’t succeed  :(
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Post by: golunvolo on May 12, 2021, 21:35:35
I like it!
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Post by: Birna Rørslett on May 12, 2021, 22:58:07
... and I fixed it for you, Bent :)

These are quite common on the southern coastline in Norway, by the way. Arrived via ballast from the tall ships hundreds of years ago.
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Post by: Akira on May 13, 2021, 02:37:43
Eventually to become persimmons.

Shot with K Nikkor 400/5.6 ED and SIGMA fp.  Heavily cropped.
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Post by: Fons Baerken on May 13, 2021, 08:06:33
... and I fixed it for you, Bent :)

These are quite common on the southern coastline in Norway, by the way. Arrived via ballast from the tall ships hundreds of years ago.

Tulipa sylvestris they spread in the northern part of our country, Friesland, and in the west, Holland and Zeeland, i have never seen them.
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Post by: Bent Hjarbo on May 13, 2021, 10:38:44
... and I fixed it for you, Bent :)

These are quite common on the southern coastline in Norway, by the way. Arrived via ballast from the tall ships hundreds of years ago.
Thank you Birna, I am travelling so have only phone and iPad
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Post by: David H. Hartman on June 08, 2021, 05:11:32
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51233015903_51cf73d007_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2m4hAGp)
Globe Artichoke (https://flic.kr/p/2m4hAGp) by Dave Hartman (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mr_speedlight/), on Flickr

Globe Artichoke (Cynara cardunculus var. scolymus) or so I surmise.
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Post by: Lars Hansen on June 13, 2021, 14:09:54
Kalmia: beautiful but a bit weird.

I agree Akira - don't remember having seen that flower before.

Globe Artichoke (Cynara cardunculus var. scolymus) or so I surmise.

Nice Artichoke flower David.

------

Every summer I look forward to the blue spots appearing in the fields  :)



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Post by: Akira on June 13, 2021, 16:25:10
I agree Akira - don't remember having seen that flower before.

Every summer I look forward to the blue spots appearing in the fields  :)

Thank you for the comment, Lars.

Nice blue color.  Bachelor's buttons?
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Post by: Lars Hansen on June 13, 2021, 19:11:11
Thank you for the comment, Lars.

Nice blue color.  Bachelor's buttons?

And the same to you, Akira - yes, correct  :)
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Post by: David H. Hartman on June 13, 2021, 22:14:41
Here is a shot of an Austin Davis rose with visitor in my friend's garden. It was take with a friend's D300 and AF-S 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX Nikkor...

(https://live.staticflickr.com/7568/15937817648_23a0415dd5_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/qhntVs)
Off of My Cloud! (Reprise) (https://flic.kr/p/qhntVs) by Dave Hartman (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mr_speedlight/), on Flickr
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Post by: mxbianco on June 15, 2021, 09:33:47
Ophrys sp. (apifera?)

A rare wild orchid in my area, various types impersonating different insects

Nikon Df, μNikkor 70-180mm

Ciao from Massimo
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Post by: David H. Hartman on June 21, 2021, 05:34:02
(https://live.staticflickr.com/5651/20538323771_9a60d124cf_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/xhUh7x)Dahlias with Interloper (https://flic.kr/p/xhUh7x) by Dave Hartman (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mr_speedlight/), on Flickr
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Post by: Lars Hansen on June 23, 2021, 18:31:25
The eye catcher of today's midsummer afternoon walk.
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Post by: Lars Hansen on June 23, 2021, 18:46:45
When I was a kid these where both weird, wonderful and lots of fun when throwing them at friends - especially at girls with long hair  ;D   
These needs more time to become "sticky" enough for that.
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Post by: pluton on June 24, 2021, 08:10:21
The eye catcher of today's midsummer afternoon walk.
Kudos, Lars...This is one of better wide angle flower close up shots I've seen.
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Post by: Lars Hansen on June 26, 2021, 00:59:30
Kudos, Lars...This is one of better wide angle flower close up shots I've seen.
Many thanks Keith! - a kudos from you makes a difference :)
Akira's mantra "Limitation is inspiration" seems to have become an inspiration to me  ;)
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Post by: Lars Hansen on June 26, 2021, 01:12:19
Weird and wonderful enough for this theme. Haven't nailed the species yet, but probably ordinary. 
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Post by: Zang on June 27, 2021, 01:32:23
I have never seen these before in my life. Just found some today during hiking.
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Post by: Tom Hook on June 28, 2021, 04:02:21
I do not know this flower's name
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Post by: Akira on June 28, 2021, 09:11:58
I have never seen these before in my life. Just found some today during hiking.

That looks unique for sure.  I like the way you arrange them!


I do not know this flower's name

Looks like Spiraea cantoniensis which can be commonly seen here in Tokyo.
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Post by: Tom Hook on June 28, 2021, 14:51:57

Looks like Spiraea cantoniensis which can be commonly seen here in Tokyo.

Bingo! I agree, my flower looks like Spiraea cantoniensis. Must have been planted by the previous homeowner. We bought the house twenty years ago, why now does it make an appearance? One of life's mysteries...

Thanks Akira.
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Post by: Tom Hook on June 28, 2021, 14:53:47
I have never seen these before in my life. Just found some today during hiking.

This looks like some variety of the wild onion family. There are similar plants here.
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Post by: Zang on June 29, 2021, 04:26:03
Thanks Akira, Tom. I learn a lot about flowers and plan here :)

Another one from today.
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Post by: Chris Betson on June 29, 2021, 10:37:06
Aquilegia -

(https://nikon-dslr.net/gallery/590/aquil.jpg)
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Post by: pluton on June 30, 2021, 23:59:28
Thanks Akira, Tom. I learn a lot about flowers and plan here :)

Another one from today.
Nice on, Zang.  Lovely 'white on white' graphic look.
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Post by: Zang on July 01, 2021, 15:57:43
Nice on, Zang.  Lovely 'white on white' graphic look.

Thank you Keith! Glad you like it.
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Post by: Zang on July 03, 2021, 21:26:39
I don't know their name either but they are everywhere here...
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Post by: Brute on July 04, 2021, 06:45:57
I don't know their name either but they are everywhere here...

We call it teasel. Here it is dried out in the summer.
Have seen it used in floral arrangements.
I think of it more as a weed though.

Title: Re: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
Post by: Zang on July 05, 2021, 04:12:00
We call it teasel. Here it is dried out in the summer.
Have seen it used in floral arrangements.
I think of it more as a weed though.

Thanks Ken. Good to know.
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Post by: Brute on July 11, 2021, 18:26:26
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Post by: JohnMM on July 11, 2021, 19:12:30
Aquilegia -

It's called Thalictrum aquilegifolium. The second part of the name means that the leaves look like those of Aquilegia.
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Post by: Lars Hansen on July 12, 2021, 23:56:14
The same as #154. Arctium species.

 
Title: Re: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
Post by: Lars Hansen on July 17, 2021, 21:41:16
We call it teasel. Here it is dried out in the summer.
Have seen it used in floral arrangements.
I think of it more as a weed though.

Thanks Ken. Good to know.

Zang and Ken,

found a Danish specimen the other day :)

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Post by: Zang on July 18, 2021, 04:38:05
Zang and Ken,

found a Danish specimen the other day :)

Wow, they look exactly the same despite a vast geological distance. I found some of the flowers have purple rings around them.
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Post by: Zang on July 18, 2021, 04:41:48
From yesterday. I do not know the name either.
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Post by: Hans_S on July 18, 2021, 06:15:12
Wow, they look exactly the same despite a vast geological distance. I found some of the flowers have purple rings around them.

The S.E. Australian version in summer.
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Post by: Tom Hook on July 18, 2021, 06:23:13
Flower along driveway
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Post by: Michael Erlewine on July 18, 2021, 11:55:20
Flowers
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Post by: Fons Baerken on July 18, 2021, 15:57:36
I saw some Monarda flowerheads on the page!

Ammophila arenaria, wild helm, marram or E. beachgrass

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Post by: Zang on July 28, 2021, 03:51:26
A few from today...
Title: Re: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
Post by: golunvolo on August 01, 2021, 00:03:20
Being part of everyday life.

  Colorful windows.
  Z6, 24-70mm f4S
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Post by: Michael Erlewine on August 01, 2021, 00:28:52
How about just wonderful. Nikon Z 105mm Macro.
Title: Re: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
Post by: Lars Hansen on August 07, 2021, 16:14:27
I found some of the flowers have purple rings around them.

Nice! - when I saw your shot with purple flowers I went back to check - also found flowers and busy bumble bees.
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Post by: Brute on August 07, 2021, 19:05:51
Quote from: Zang on July 17, 2021, 19:38:05
I found some of the flowers have purple rings around them.

Nice! - when I saw your shot with purple flowers I went back to check - also found flowers and busy bumble bees.

Great shots guy's :)
I also saw some like that recently. 
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Post by: Bob Foster on August 08, 2021, 07:48:37
I do not know this flower's name

Achillea millefolium. commonly called Yarrow. A few bloom pink and red, at least one cultivar has yellow flowers.

Df, Cosina-Carl Zeiss Apo Sonnar 135mm f2 T* ZF.2, 1/250, f7.1, ISO 400
Title: Re: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
Post by: Bob Foster on August 08, 2021, 07:57:29
Too windy to stack outside today. Helianthus mollis, known as Ashy Sunflower. Stack of 15, D850, Cambo Actus XL 35, APO EL Nikkor 105mm f5.6, 1/200, f6.3, ISO 64. Elinchrom Studio light in 60 X 80cm softbox.
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Post by: basker on August 16, 2021, 17:57:56
May not be wonderful, but something is weird...

Update: For two years the plant has produced flowers with 5 petals, except for this one.
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Post by: Akira on August 16, 2021, 20:07:22
Hibiscuses in the rain.
Title: Re: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
Post by: Andrew on August 16, 2021, 20:48:57
Lily of the valley...


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Post by: Chris Betson on August 28, 2021, 21:45:33
Oranges & lemons -

(https://octarine-services.uk/DSC_4588.jpg)
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Post by: David H. Hartman on October 16, 2021, 23:22:40
There is a little cheat in this image. Can you spot it?
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Post by: Lars Hansen on October 20, 2021, 15:13:10
Nope David  ???   


Yellow complementing blue.
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Post by: Zang on November 03, 2021, 00:51:37
From my walk today...
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Post by: Birna Rørslett on November 27, 2021, 23:36:55
Standard spring flower.

Tussilago farfara
Colt's Foot
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Post by: basker on November 30, 2021, 16:51:04
Coolpix A, November bee
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Post by: pluton on December 07, 2021, 02:57:31
Standard spring flower.

Tussilago farfara
Colt's Foot
I love to look at this beautiful yellowish orange hue...seems rarely seen on my computer display! (Post #194 above)
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Post by: Birna Rørslett on January 04, 2022, 18:20:09
A bunch of roses, captured with the Z50 and Rodenstock TV-Heligon 50mm f/0.75.
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Post by: Zang on January 06, 2022, 21:08:24
A bunch of roses, captured with the Z50 and Rodenstock TV-Heligon 50mm f/0.75.

Nice one Birna. Suitable for impressionist pictures thread as well :)
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Post by: Birna Rørslett on January 07, 2022, 14:41:41
Cirsium heterophyllum Melancholy Thistle. It shows.

From the Wikipedia page

The plant was considered a possible cure for sadness. Nicholas Culpepper in 1669 said that it "makes a man as merry as a cricket".

Nikon D500, 300/4 PF
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Post by: ColinM on January 07, 2022, 20:12:51
Cirsium heterophyllum Melancholy Thistle.

This wonderful image has cured my January Melancholy - thank you Birna
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Post by: Birna Rørslett on January 07, 2022, 21:04:44
You're most welcome, Colin :)
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Post by: Michael Erlewine on January 08, 2022, 07:33:32
Datura

APO El Nikkor 105mm f/5.6
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Post by: Birna Rørslett on January 08, 2022, 11:00:56
A very crisp rendition of the Jimsonweed indeed. Good that the smell and poisons remain locked inside the photo :)
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Post by: Michael Erlewine on January 08, 2022, 12:49:22
A very crisp rendition of the Jimsonweed indeed. Good that the smell and poisons remain locked inside the photo :)

Yes, I raise these flowers. Here is another variety and, in winter, in a small studio, even the smell of of these flowers (and plants) is overpowering and potentially dangerous.
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Post by: Birna Rørslett on January 08, 2022, 15:21:38
A Christmas Rose Helleborus cultiv. up close. Nikon D3200 (built-in Baader U filter) UV-Nikkor 105mm f/4.5 lens, Broncolor studio flash. 40 frames stacked in Zerene.

(https://www.ultravioletphotography.com/content/uploads/monthly_2022_01/I202201024729_Helleborus_sp_UV_100pct.jpg.235784775e2e1957ca5555b8a7e9b0a7.jpg)

It is recommended to open the image in a separate tag and click it to up to full size. The amount of detail is staggering. Do note this is a 100% crop of the original.
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Post by: Michael Erlewine on January 08, 2022, 16:59:44
A Christmas Rose Helleborus cultiv. up close. Nikon D3200 (built-in Baader U filter) UV-Nikkor 105mm f/4.5 lens, Broncolor studio flash. 40 frames stacked in Zerene.


Nice image.
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Post by: Brute on March 19, 2022, 00:02:05
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Post by: ColinM on March 19, 2022, 09:40:56
I must have missed a few of these.
Outstanding images Michael & Birna
(I only became familiar with Datura after reading Castaneda & have never met one)

Nice one Brute - is it warm with you or is this from last year?
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Post by: rosko on March 19, 2022, 11:21:43
A Christmas Rose Helleborus cultiv. up close. Nikon D3200 (built-in Baader U filter) UV-Nikkor 105mm f/4.5 lens, Broncolor studio flash. 40 frames stacked in Zerene.

(https://www.ultravioletphotography.com/content/uploads/monthly_2022_01/I202201024729_Helleborus_sp_UV_100pct.jpg.235784775e2e1957ca5555b8a7e9b0a7.jpg)

It is recommended to open the image in a separate tag and click it to up to full size. The amount of detail is staggering. Do note this is a 100% crop of the original.

Just stunning!
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Post by: Brute on March 28, 2022, 06:20:21
Nice one Brute - is it warm with you or is this from last year?

Thanks
No that was from July of 2015.
From this evening. Bees getting busy on the wild currant.




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Post by: Fons Baerken on March 28, 2022, 10:29:57
March 25

Bee on Euphorbia amygloides

D850, Voigtländer 90mm f/3.5

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Post by: Michael Erlewine on March 28, 2022, 10:53:49
A nice succulent, I believe some form of Echeveria.
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Post by: Fons Baerken on March 28, 2022, 11:46:14
A nice succulent, I believe some form of Euphorbia.

Maybe a E. horrida type but i am not sure.
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Post by: Fons Baerken on March 28, 2022, 12:36:26
Tulips

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Post by: mxbianco on March 28, 2022, 13:34:40
A nice succulent, I believe some form of Euphorbia.
I would exclude Euphorbias and maybe concentrate on Crassula and Echeveria sp.

Ciao from Massimo
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Post by: mxbianco on March 28, 2022, 13:46:30
... Possibly Echeveria setosa, but the sample I had (a young one), despite having almost the same type of flowers, was not having any branches (possibly branches will develop with age). Branches look very much like those of a Crassula, they have segments which leave a clear cut (with a new skin already at the edges) if you rip off a branch.

Ciao from Massimo
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Post by: Michael Erlewine on March 28, 2022, 13:57:53
I would exclude Euphorbias and maybe concentrate on Crassula and Echeveria sp.



You are correct, my mind-numbness. I changed the word above. Thanks.
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Post by: ColinM on March 29, 2022, 20:47:59
A nice succulent, I believe some form of Echeveria.

Thats stunning Michael.
Both the image and the plant
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Post by: Fons Baerken on April 04, 2022, 11:22:20
Shadbush

D850, 105mm f/2dc

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Post by: Fons Baerken on April 04, 2022, 11:37:55
Betula

D850, 105mm f/2dc

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Post by: Fons Baerken on April 04, 2022, 11:40:30
Acer

D850, 105mm f/2dc

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Post by: Jack Dahlgren on April 04, 2022, 17:13:50
I have a lot of wisteria in the yard, but it can be a struggle to get an image which conveys the nature of it, as it is both linear and a mass of color. Here are some scenes from that struggle. Comments welcome.
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Post by: Lars Hansen on April 04, 2022, 18:24:02
Moss blooming.
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Post by: ColinM on April 04, 2022, 19:36:05
I have a lot of wisteria in the yard,
Comments welcome.

I find the 1st and the last ones convey the most vibrant images Jack
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Post by: Fons Baerken on April 05, 2022, 11:32:36
Shadbush# , Amelanchier

D850, 105mm f/2
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Post by: mxbianco on April 07, 2022, 15:51:58
Magnolia

Taken with an iPhone SE, and then I noticed there was a buzzard passing by at a height of abt 100 m ... (see 100% crop)

Ciao from Massimo


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Post by: Nasos Kosmas on April 07, 2022, 18:19:32


Taken with an iPhone SE, and then I noticed there was a buzzard passing by at a height of abt 100 m ... (see 100% crop)

Ciao from Massimo
Its a nice start, iPhone for BIF :)
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Post by: mxbianco on April 09, 2022, 18:35:01
Its a nice start, iPhone for BIF :)
It's unusual, at least for Italy, to have a buzzard within the city limits. One of the effects of lockdown has been that wild animals (foxes, prey birds, boars, deer, and even wolves) have advanced towards the city from nearby mountains/hills, so an encounter with a wild animal is not-so-unusual...


Ciao from Massimo
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Post by: Nasos Kosmas on April 09, 2022, 22:58:49
It's unusual, at least for Italy, to have a buzzard within the city limits. One of the effects of lockdown has been that wild animals (foxes, prey birds, boars, deer, and even wolves) have advanced towards the city from nearby mountains/hills, so an encounter with a wild animal is not-so-unusual...


Ciao from Massimo
Yes I noticed too, most of my bird photos presented here is in the city limits among them a kestrel :)
Even a fox is coming sometimes to be feed from people near a cantina :D
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Post by: Hugh_3170 on April 10, 2022, 11:56:44
Some wild animals can be most resilient and most adaptive. 

For example, here in Melbourne even in pre-COVID times, foxes were and still are are quite prevalent in most suburbs, eagles have been seen to return to nests on top of high skyscrapers, and Australian animals such as possums and fruit bats have invaded suburbs and the city alike.   Climate change has been cited in the case of the bats, but the general ability of these species to find adequate food sources is I feel the real answer.
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Post by: golunvolo on April 10, 2022, 23:16:26
Olga like this one. "I can see the energy"

    D200 ir, 18-70mm 3.5-5.6
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Post by: Andrew on April 12, 2022, 10:01:23
Larch flowers-femele-pinkish and male-greenish.
Laowa 100/2.8, f/8, Z6 monopod...
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Post by: Fons Baerken on April 12, 2022, 13:02:47
Erythronium 'Pagoda'

Z6, Kiron 105mm f/2.8

Zfc, Voigtländer 90mm f/3.5


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Post by: Lars Hansen on April 17, 2022, 23:40:00
The willow flower.
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Post by: ColinM on April 19, 2022, 13:24:03
Larch flowers-femele-pinkish and male-greenish.

Beautiful Andrew, I've not seen these before
Roughly what size were they?

Meanwhile here's some Pussy Willow from the first weeks of Lockdown 2020 in the UK

(https://pbase.com/celidh/image/170529856.jpg)
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Post by: Lars Hansen on April 19, 2022, 20:19:06
A spring classic around here.



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Post by: Fons Baerken on April 23, 2022, 18:14:52
Water violet (Hottonia palustris)

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Post by: golunvolo on April 23, 2022, 22:12:31
Beautiful space, lines and use of the frame in 3D Fons
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Post by: Fons Baerken on April 24, 2022, 08:58:18
Thank you Paco.
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Post by: Fons Baerken on April 24, 2022, 11:07:03
Some time ago

D700, 50mm f/1.2

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Post by: Lars Hansen on May 09, 2022, 21:39:44
Tulips lined up as eye candy bars ... from Denmark's largest tulip festival.
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Post by: Lars Hansen on May 09, 2022, 21:41:32
Some time ago

D700, 50mm f/1.2

Great flower abstract Fons - the thin edges of the flower leaf reveals it as a flower. 
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Post by: Fons Baerken on May 10, 2022, 11:23:47
Great flower abstract Fons - the thin edges of the flower leaf reveals it as a flower. 
Thank you Lars

Tulips lined up as eye candy bars ... from Denmark's largest tulip festival.

Whats the name of the place?
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Post by: Fons Baerken on May 10, 2022, 11:27:48
King's spear (Asphodeline lutea)

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Post by: Birna Rørslett on May 10, 2022, 12:01:13
Flowers can be small in size, however have a big impact :( Birches are bearing catkins now and the heavy release of air-borne pollen makes a lot of people quite sick. Yours truly inclusive, by the way.
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Post by: Fons Baerken on May 10, 2022, 12:22:04
The best remedy is fasting or at least to avoid rich foods etc :)
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Post by: Lars Hansen on May 10, 2022, 15:20:06
Thank you Lars

Whats the name of the place?

It's the castle "Gavnø" south of Næstved city:
https://www.gavnoe.dk/en/event/denmarks-largest-tulip-festival/

There is also a Lily festival during the summer - and other flowers in the gardens. Also a beautiful castle in beautiful surroundings :-)
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Post by: Lars Hansen on May 10, 2022, 23:14:16
A bit weird, but a popular perennial - bleeding heart or fallopian buds (Lamprocapnos spectabilis).
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Post by: Fons Baerken on May 15, 2022, 15:43:35
Ragged robin, Lychnis flos-cucli, Silene flos-cuculi

Z6, 105mm f/2.8Z

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Post by: Fons Baerken on May 16, 2022, 09:49:42
Wisteria

Z6, 35mm f/1.8s

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Post by: Lars Hansen on May 16, 2022, 12:18:54
Wisteria

Z6, 35mm f/1.8s

Very nice Fons - this shot definitely belongs to wonderful :) Also for bees! 
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Post by: Lars Hansen on May 16, 2022, 12:20:42
The horse-chestnut trees are in bloom here now.   
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Post by: Fons Baerken on May 16, 2022, 12:48:47
The chestnut trees are in bloom here now.

Thank you Lars, i didnt know chestnuts grow in DK thought it was too northern.
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Post by: Lars Hansen on May 16, 2022, 13:36:08
Thank you Lars, i didnt know chestnuts grow in DK thought it was too northern.

Sorry, should have wrote horse-chestnut - they are common in DK. The chestnuts are probably more rare and grown in gardens and parks.
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Post by: Fons Baerken on May 17, 2022, 09:00:49
Foxglove

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Post by: Akira on May 18, 2022, 15:46:44
Foxglove

Well spotted!  The spider looks sensitive and beautiful.
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Post by: Fons Baerken on May 18, 2022, 17:55:24
Thank you Akira
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Post by: Lars Hansen on May 20, 2022, 10:44:55
Foxglove

Very nice Fons - flowers can have interesting visitors :-) I echo Akira's comment, but it looks more like a Harvestman (spiders have two "body parts").   
Last year I had an Odiellus spinosus Harvestman as a visitor in my home - a fairly large Harvestman species called Monstermejer in danish (Monster harvestman)  ;D
 
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This years last cherry blossoms in the local park.   
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Post by: Akira on May 23, 2022, 02:57:21
Cornus kousa.
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Post by: Fons Baerken on May 23, 2022, 10:24:24
May 23

Pelargonium tomentosum, ('peppermint geranium')

Z fc   -  105mm f/2.8s

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Post by: Fons Baerken on May 23, 2022, 11:14:06
Rosa x 'Shropshire lass'

Z6, TTArtisan 90mm f/1.25

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Post by: Fons Baerken on May 24, 2022, 13:59:45
May 24

Begonia

Z6, 105mm f/2.8S

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Post by: John Geerts on May 24, 2022, 14:54:55
A fine example of the possibilities with this lens, Fons. Impressive.
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Post by: Fons Baerken on May 24, 2022, 16:34:21
Thank you John definitely a highly recommended piece of glass!
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Post by: golunvolo on May 25, 2022, 00:49:30
A fine example of the possibilities with this lens, Fons. Impressive.

 Ditto.
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Post by: golunvolo on May 25, 2022, 00:50:49
I haven't use the Rodenstock for a while so I'm going to indulge myself with two images.  :)
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Post by: Fons Baerken on May 25, 2022, 13:02:07
Digitalis purpurea white specimen

May 25

Z6 - 105mm f/2.8S

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Post by: Fons Baerken on May 25, 2022, 13:03:53
Ditto.

thank you
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Post by: rosko on May 25, 2022, 14:00:07
May 23

Pelargonium tomentosum, ('peppermint geranium')

Z fc   -  105mm f/2.8s

Exquisit one, Fons! ;)
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Post by: Lars Hansen on May 25, 2022, 14:12:30
Buttercup (Ranunculus).
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Post by: Lars Hansen on May 25, 2022, 14:15:05
I haven't use the Rodenstock for a while so I'm going to indulge myself with two images.  :)

Great you did Paco - dreamy expression with that lens. 
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Post by: Lars Hansen on May 25, 2022, 14:16:37
Ditto.

One more ditto, Fons.
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Post by: golunvolo on May 25, 2022, 15:44:17
Thank you Lars
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Post by: Fons Baerken on May 25, 2022, 16:34:37
Quote
One more ditto, Fons.

thank you Lars
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Post by: Lars Hansen on June 07, 2022, 18:31:48
I'm currently borrowing a Z7 with the Z 50/1.8 S, Z 35/1.8 S and Z 24-70/4.
This is shot with the 50 at 1.8.

 

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Post by: Fons Baerken on June 07, 2022, 22:14:52
Digitalis purpurea

Many foxgloves this year, D. is used in homeopathic therapy as a treatment for heart problems!
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Post by: Lars Hansen on June 07, 2022, 23:38:29
Digitalis purpurea

.. as a treatment for heart problems!

Very Nice Fons - I guess too much of these will give your heart problems!
I've never seen that many at the same place but sometimes in small groups.
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Post by: fish_shooter on June 08, 2022, 06:19:03
Taken with the Z9 and 105VR F mount - Kodachrome day but breezy so used AF-C to keep them in focus. Many of these are blooming right now but no one here seems to know what they are. Not in Flora of Alaska and not listed in the invasive species list.
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Post by: Fons Baerken on June 18, 2022, 17:58:58
Blueweed, Echium vulgare, an inhabitant of ruderal areas
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Post by: Fons Baerken on June 18, 2022, 18:09:25
Mignonette, Reseda lutea

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Post by: Fons Baerken on June 18, 2022, 18:17:16
Yarrow, Achillea millefolium generally in white, some pink flowers occassionally occur.

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Post by: fish_shooter on June 18, 2022, 18:46:18
Since posting a few days ago I learned (thanks to social media) the identity. They are Red Campion (Silene dioica, a plant which is native to northern Europe, that is an invasive plant in Alaska. I made social media posts of this and two other invasive species after further pp in Lightroom and a more obvious watermark. Here is the new version of the image posted earlier in this thread.
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Post by: Lars Hansen on June 18, 2022, 20:07:18
Branched bur-reed (Sparganium erectum) I guess - in dusk light.
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Post by: Fons Baerken on June 26, 2022, 11:12:56
Leonurus cardiaca, known as motherwort,
is an herbaceous perennial plant in the mint family,
Lamiaceae. (wikipedia)
very thrifty on my plot, plant is also used medicinally, nature medicine,
not big pharma.




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Post by: Fons Baerken on June 29, 2022, 12:00:51
Gardenshot

Erigeron, Sanguisorba, Phlox in the mix

Df, 28mm f/2

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Post by: Fons Baerken on June 30, 2022, 08:34:01
Mixed border with  Df  and  35mm f/1.4ai  wide open for that painterly look





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Post by: Fons Baerken on June 30, 2022, 10:57:07
Summertime in unadulterated fashion by

Df, nikkor-s 58mm f/1.4 auto

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Post by: Fons Baerken on June 30, 2022, 10:59:10
Note:
in image 2 you may spot a hummingbird-hawkmoth
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Post by: Fons Baerken on July 02, 2022, 16:41:39
I didnt check the foliage, the Apiaceae or Umbelliferae is a large family of plants and quite a few are lethally poisonous, think of Socrates and hemlock. But our carrots are related family.
Here with Artimisia vulgaris on an industrial site.





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Post by: Fons Baerken on July 04, 2022, 17:08:57
Jacobaea vulgaris, syn. Senecio jacobaea, is a very common wild flower in the family Asteraceae that is native to northern Eurasia, usually in dry, open places, and has also been widely distributed as a weed elsewhere.

Title: Re: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
Post by: Bob Foster on July 05, 2022, 04:52:36
Lilium cultivar called by some tiger lily, by others Turk's cap. Some are vibrant orange, many are pink. This particular plant greatly prefers limited sunlight: it receives about two hours of direct sunshine in mid morning and dappled light through the grove of Post Oak (Quercus stellata) for the remainder of the day.

D850, 1/80, Otus 55/1,4 @ f16, ISO 800. Conditions were far too windy to consider making a stack at a more reasonable aperture. The flowers point down, I used a Saucier FlowerPod to adjust the flower to point perhaps 30° below horizontal.
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Post by: Brute on July 14, 2022, 03:51:31
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Post by: Zang on July 23, 2022, 19:26:30
We got these from someone..
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Post by: Zang on July 23, 2022, 19:49:27
Another one from June...
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Post by: Zang on July 23, 2022, 19:51:20
The same rose from a different angle...
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Post by: aerobat on July 23, 2022, 21:48:45
I really like the second rose - what lens did you use Zang?
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Post by: Zang on July 23, 2022, 23:41:02
I really like the second rose - what lens did you use Zang?

Thanks Daniel,

The Lily was taken using Canon FD 85mm f1.8 that I have rebuilt recently. Both the roses were taken using Contax Zeiss Planar 50mm f1.4 that I ordered new from Germany in 1997.
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Post by: Zang on July 27, 2022, 22:19:45
We are getting free flowers from a friend :) This one from today...
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Post by: Zang on July 29, 2022, 04:51:33
For some reason the photo got lost from the previous post. Adding it again...
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Post by: Lars Hansen on July 30, 2022, 19:28:16
The Clematis in my garden has started blooming.
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Post by: Zang on July 31, 2022, 21:03:22
The site was acting up and the picture got lost some how. Trying again...
Title: Re: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
Post by: Bob Foster on August 02, 2022, 06:22:21
Zang- Thanks for the photo of the rose posted as #294. You've truly captured the pastel delicacy of this cultivar.

Bob
Title: Re: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
Post by: Bob Foster on August 02, 2022, 06:29:00
Setaria parviflora - Knotroot (or Perennial) Foxtail (or Bristlegrass), a problem in pastures and hay fields.

The spikes, when dried out, cause ulceration in the mouth of horses. At any stage of its life this plant is of marginal value as feed for livestock. Even spot application of glyphosphate (Roundup) will not surely kill it. Provided that you don't have a severe infestation the most certain way to rid your land of this species is to dig each plant out being sure to remove all of the rhizomes from the soil. Here on the southern plains of the U.S. this weed seems to thrive best following an exceptionally wet spring.

It's a shame that something as attractive as this will halve the value if it is present in hay that you sell.

D850 CV 125 1/20 f11 ISO 400
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Post by: Zang on August 02, 2022, 06:33:59
Zang- Thanks for the photo of the rose posted as #294. You've truly captured the pastel delicacy of this cultivar.

Bob

Hi Bob, you are very welcome and thank you for your kind words!
Title: Re: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
Post by: Zang on August 02, 2022, 06:40:44
Setaria parviflora - Knotroot (or Perennial) Foxtail (or Bristlegrass), a problem in pastures and hay fields.

The spikes, when dried out, cause ulceration in the mouth of horses. At any stage of its life this plant is of marginal value as feed for livestock. Even spot application of glyphosphate (Roundup) will not surely kill it. Provided that you don't have a severe infestation the most certain way to rid your land of this species is to dig each plant out being sure to remove all of the rhizomes from the soil. Here on the southern plains of the U.S. this weed seems to thrive best following an exceptionally wet spring.

It's a shame that something as attractive as this will halve the value if it is present in hay that you sell.

D850 CV 125 1/20 f11 ISO 400

Thank you Bob for the very educational information. This is very interesting and I don't think I have ever seen these flowers in my life. And the picture itself looks stunning as well!
Title: Re: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
Post by: Fons Baerken on August 02, 2022, 08:54:30
Rosa

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Post by: Dogman on August 02, 2022, 17:21:42
Faded, blooming and overgrown.  D700, 105/2.8D Micro lens.

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Post by: Fons Baerken on August 03, 2022, 18:04:41
Hollyhocks, Alcea

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Post by: Fons Baerken on August 03, 2022, 18:06:39
add
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Post by: Lars Hansen on August 03, 2022, 20:02:58
Stay in the light! Japanese anemone.
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Post by: Fons Baerken on August 03, 2022, 21:15:37
Chicoryflower



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Post by: Fons Baerken on August 03, 2022, 21:24:46
Salicornia in flower

Title: Re: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
Post by: ColinM on August 03, 2022, 23:27:02
Chicoryflower

Thats beautiful Fons.
Also the last rose in your collection higher up.
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Post by: Fons Baerken on August 04, 2022, 08:11:25
Thanks Colin
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Post by: ColinM on August 08, 2022, 22:19:16
I've watched these plants become more and more blue over the last few weeks.
Birna may be able to advise, but they remind me of the Eryngium family
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Post by: Fons Baerken on August 10, 2022, 08:50:58
Colin, Eryngium planum i think,

Here i have an image from last month in the dunes of texel of E. campestre.

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Post by: Snoogly on August 10, 2022, 11:40:52
Sunflower
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Post by: Akira on August 10, 2022, 11:58:47
Sunflower

Nice idea and execution!
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Post by: Snoogly on August 10, 2022, 12:13:45
Nice idea and execution!

Thanks :-)
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Post by: golunvolo on August 10, 2022, 16:08:53
Nice idea and execution!

 Indeed!
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Post by: Fons Baerken on August 10, 2022, 18:43:34
Tanacetum vulgare, syn. eng. Tancy

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Post by: ColinM on August 11, 2022, 14:45:35
Colin, Eryngium planum i think,

Here i have an image from last month in the dunes of texel of E. campestre.
Sorry Fons, only just found your reply.
Thanks - do you know if your ones have since changed colour?
Mine started a similar green, but the stalks and much of the flowers are now quite blue - unusual in the plant kingdom
Title: Re: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
Post by: Fons Baerken on August 11, 2022, 19:00:54
Take a look here Colin

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eryngium_planum (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eryngium_planum)
Title: Re: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
Post by: Lars Hansen on August 18, 2022, 19:53:53
Knautia arvensis - Field scabious. 
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Post by: Lars Hansen on August 18, 2022, 20:02:48
Colin, Eryngium planum i think,

Here i have an image from last month in the dunes of texel of E. campestre.

A cousin - Eryngium maritimum: Sea holly. Rare in Denmark. 
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Post by: Ian Watson on August 18, 2022, 21:13:09
A humble sunflower, no longer in the wild.
Title: Re: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
Post by: ColinM on August 18, 2022, 23:32:34
A cousin - Eryngium maritimum: Sea holly. Rare in Denmark.
Thanks Lars
Sea Holly occurs quite a bit in the UK