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    Artful pics of flora...

    Not just flowers, all things flora. Large format, small format, digital or film.

    I have taken photos of flora for many years, but a recent trip to Holland (the Keukenhof Gardens) renewed my interest.

    I would love to see your photos here too.

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    Re: Artful pics of flora...

    Glad to read you enjoyed your visit to the Keukenhof, Gary.
    Frankly, I fear my flora pics are just ordinary snaps far from artful ...
    So for now I'll be watching this thread with great interest.

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    Re: Artful pics of flora...

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    Re: Artful pics of flora...

    Okay, I'll play. This one was captured using a Sony A7r converted to full spectrum. Added a little bit of flash from a Qflash T2

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    Re: Artful pics of flora...

    Well, here is one from Zion National Park with Nikon D3 and 24-70/2.8 lens, June 16, 2009.



    If I remember correctly my daughter took this one.
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    Re: Artful pics of flora...

    I find it hard to think of my pictures as 'artful' ... but rather just like them ...
    This is one I myself think of as "better than my average" :-)



    I'll go through my Flickr account in the next days, and may have a few others to share ...

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    Re: Artful pics of flora...

    Rafael,

    Artfully excellent! Thanks.
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    Re: Artful pics of flora...

    Artful is dubious, but here is a Jasmine flower, from near Chitwan, Nepal, Sigma DP3:


    _SDI0247-cooked-Jasmine-Flower by rimacdonald, on Flickr
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    Re: Artful pics of flora...

    Quote Originally Posted by f6cvalkyrie View Post
    I find it hard to think of my pictures as 'artful' ... but rather just like them ...
    This is one I myself think of as "better than my average" :-)

    I'll go through my Flickr account in the next days, and may have a few others to share ...

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    Wonderful image Rafael! Here's a similar, though less impressive, photo I took quite a few years ago.

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    Re: Artful pics of flora...

    tulips have always been a favorite of mine, Gary, but here's a B/W conversion of a rose ...



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    Re: Artful pics of flora...

    from the garden, last year ...



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    Re: Artful pics of flora...

    Some very nice and creative images here!

    Foliage in B&W....Hasselblad 501CM
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    Re: Artful pics of flora...

    Agricultural flora and a sunset ...



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    Re: Artful pics of flora...

    From last winter ...



    E-M1 with the 12-40/2.8

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    Re: Artful pics of flora...

    Tulips from Brussels, not from Amsterdam :-)



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    Re: Artful pics of flora...

    Quote Originally Posted by f6cvalkyrie View Post
    Tulips from Brussels, not from Amsterdam :-)
    They're pretty nevertheless, Raf !

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    It's no art, still ...
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    Re: Artful pics of flora...

    I've taken one similar few years ago at the same place, this one looks better to me:

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    Quote Originally Posted by simonclivehughes View Post
    Here's a few for your viewing pleasure...
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    number 6 for me please !
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    Re: Artful pics of flora...

    an old image, but I like it. Betterlight Super 6K scan back behind a 9" Cooke:

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    Re: Artful pics of flora...

    Thanks for this thread folks - inspirational.


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    Re: Artful pics of flora...

    Based on a discussion in the Sony forum I think I'm going to post a bit more in the "general" non-branded photo forum here.
    In the end it's about the pictures, not the gear. Gear is just a means to an end, not the end itself.

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    Re: Artful pics of flora...

    True. However, to me the state of the art of technology is interesting by itself.
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    Re: Artful pics of flora...

    Quote Originally Posted by k-hawinkler View Post
    True. However, to me the state of the art of technology is interesting by itself.
    Fuylly agree, this will not be the only spot to show my pictures and I won't resign from the gear threads either. As long as it is a good discussion on pro's/con's and possibilities of different types of gear and brands there's nothing wrong with that. I hate bashing and uncritical fanboys, but usually my scroll wheel takes care of that quickly enough
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    Re: Artful pics of flora...

    Several stages of a developing Magnolia flower

    1: buds


    2: cover leafs gone


    3: slowly opening


    4: looking in


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    Re: Artful pics of flora...

    hopefully Sigma cares to develop an FE-mount version of their 180mm macro lens ...
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    Re: Artful pics of flora...

    Quote Originally Posted by Knorp View Post
    hopefully Sigma cares to develop an FE-mount version of their 180mm macro lens ...
    I agree, it's a lovely lens and since I have it my Minolta 100/2.8 macro sees very limited use. But it's also so big that adding an adapter is hardly significant, so I can live without an E-mount version if I absolutely have to

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    Re: Artful pics of flora...

    from the Botanical Garden in Leuven, Belgium in August ...
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    Re: Artful pics of flora...

    from the E-M1 with a 80-200/2.8 Nikkor lens ... a very lonely flower



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    Flower or bird?


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    Terrific light and colors, the last two images! Thanks.
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