There’s no way around it, those are some seriously blue balls. And so many, it was basically a yard filled with blue balls.I love these flowers, but they’re so freaking difficult to shoot. Their stem is two feet long, but only as thick as the lead in a pencil. So any breeze harder than heavy breathing sets them off on a chaotic, frustrating and randomized sequence of movements. So, using the macro, I took nine shots. Surprisingly most of them came out.
…I could have gone really dirty with this post, like porn dirty, but I surprised myself and held back. You’re welcome.
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Excellent capture, I love it! Do you know what kind of plant this is?
I’ve been curious what kind of camera and lens you use, if you don’t mind sharing.
Thank you very much. I have no idea about the flower type. I walked past them today and the stems are closer to three feet long, maybe a bit more.
I always like talking about cameras. Since January I’ve been using a Samsung WB600, but for the four years previous I had a Kodak C533, which is about the size of a pack of cards, but still a nice usable little camera. The shot of my girlfriend and I in the hospital bed [link], the bloodletting [link] and the hot dentist [link] shots were all with the C533. The shot of my friends in the bar [link] was taken with my Minolta 450si, my big boy camera with the 70-210mm zoom. I also had a sweet 28-70mm with a macro. I had a pure 28mm, 2.8 lens for my Pentax K1000, that was nice.
I should make the camera type a tag or category, since I’ll be posting from all three cameras… the WB600 has a real macro feature, which cuts the focal plane down to like two inches. It also has a 15x zoom, and a working stabilization feature, which makes the zoom work. And for every setting there’s a manual option. Me like.
That’s a Globe Thistle, or Echinops sphaerocephalus. I snapped one in The Regent’s Park, London the other day then spent an hour trying to identify it online! I’m no expert, so I may have overlooked something, but it seems to match the photos.
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…if it’s not, it’s a close cousin. Thanks, Trevar.