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HCS

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Theme - Withered flowers
« on: March 26, 2021, 21:49:01 »
While fresh flowers are really nice, i kinda like to photograph them when they've withered a bit. Only thing i have to make sure of is to do this before my wife throws them out  ;D

So, i thought ... let's make a theme out of this  8)
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Re: Theme - Withered flowers
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2021, 13:36:25 »
Only thing i have to make sure of is to do this before my wife throws them out  ;D

Indeed !

Here with Meyer Optik orestor 100mm f/2.8
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Re: Theme - Withered flowers
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2021, 21:37:30 »
Indeed !

 ;D ;D ;D

Great addition Francis!
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Re: Theme - Withered flowers
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2021, 22:05:39 »
Thanks, Hans ! ;)
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Re: Theme - Withered flowers
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2021, 08:00:45 »
October on the Paria Plateau, after a rainy summer. AF-S 300/4.
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Re: Theme - Withered flowers
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2021, 11:03:02 »
I am going to enjoy this thread!
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Re: Theme - Withered flowers
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2021, 12:24:40 »
They may not necessarily be withered because of the abundance of water.
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Re: Theme - Withered flowers
« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2021, 13:47:05 »
I was planning to add flowers in this condition -and beyond- to the death and decay section (which regarded mainly humans and animals), but then since you created this thread, I will put my additions here.
Congrats for the idea!

Here's a recent one (2021-03-26), from one of the strolls on the hilly slopes around my hometown Bologna

Nikon Df, AFS-VRII Zoom-Nikkor 28-300mm/3.5~5.6

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Re: Theme - Withered flowers
« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2021, 18:19:16 »
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Re: Theme - Withered flowers
« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2021, 20:41:15 »
This  Hydrangea saw better days...

D800E  AF-D  200/4

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Re: Theme - Withered flowers
« Reply #10 on: April 07, 2021, 16:26:15 »
June 5 2014

D800, 35mm f/1.4ai

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Re: Theme - Withered flowers
« Reply #11 on: April 07, 2021, 18:30:33 »
Thank you Colin.

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Re: Theme - Withered flowers
« Reply #12 on: April 07, 2021, 19:58:15 »
Great additions you all, i'm really enjoying this  :) :) :)
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Re: Theme - Withered flowers
« Reply #13 on: April 09, 2021, 18:16:39 »
In this area we usually see the first daffodils bloom about the 5th to 15th of February. Despite being a bit late this year the flowers were killed by a record frost (though the plants have survived.)

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Re: Theme - Withered flowers
« Reply #14 on: April 09, 2021, 19:56:36 »
Caper flowers

Capers are an essential ingredient in some pizzas, and also in some pasta sauces

But they are collected from the plants before the blooming of the flowers.
This one escaped collection, and it's almost at the fruit stage: in a couple of days the petals will fly away, and a green cherry-like fruit will develop.
There are at least three ready-to-pick capers underneath the flower.

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