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I took my D810 mounted with my LensBaby Composer Pro out for a walk looking for flowers in the neighborhood the other day. I put the Soft Focus Optic in the Composer along with the 16mm macro adapter; here’s a few images from that walk.
Arizona Sunflower at f/2- I love that blur!
a Rose f/4- I wanted to get a bit more in focus so stopped it down a stop.
It looks like my LensBaby will get along fine with the D810.
I’m off for a “ladies long week-end” with a good friend. We plan to hike in the mountains by a lake, and do a lot of photography. I hope the sky is clear so we can photograph the stars at least one night.
I hope you all have a lovely week-end. I’ll catch up when I return.
More to come…
39 thoughts on “Arizona Sunflower and more”
Thank you so much!
Great shots! I’m reading your blogs backwards so it’s like back to the future 🙂
Hahahaha! Thank you so much Gordon!
Have a great weekend
Thank you! I hope you had a great week-end.
The sunflower is stunning! Yet another lens to bring to Gamble Gardens. If you want to go somewhere next week, give me a call. If you can stay longer in the mountains, though, make it a very long weekend and stop for more photos on the way back.
I happen to be thrilled because yesterday I went to Del Puerto Canyon with two fellow butterfly enthusiasts and got sharp photos of 3 different varieties of hairstreaks, all new species for me! I had to wade across a stream with a lot of stuff growing in it, but I am very glad I went.
Oh my gosh! Your Butterfly experience sounds wonderful even with wading through a stream to get the shots.
I’m not free next week. I have my Little Man home. My week free was this one.
I’m glad you had a wonderful and exciting hike though.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend and find lots of inspiration for taking photos 🙂
Thank you so much Joanne! It was beautiful, but it was not without a bit of suffering for it though this time. 🙂 You get that I know. 🙂 xx
ally = artistically
Not sure why, but my silly cellphone seems to want to shortcut my words as I post comments. 😦 The abbreviations are “all messed up!”
GRRR! That happens to me all the time. I don’t catch that as often as I should. It’s usually after I hit the send button I read what I typed. I need to change that. 🙂
Although not as quality or ally taken, I captured creamy roses with raindrops. If it is okay, I will refer my readers over to see this post, Deb. (?) 💞 Hoping it will allow people to share your neighborhood walk’s lovely views. . .
Thank you so much Robin! You can share the link, but I’d love to see your Roses with raindrops too!
I really enjoyed sharing this walk with you. I was impressed with the artichoke and Arizona sunflower. You created “art” with your camera’s blurring the edges with your new skill and lens. The rose was bright and would be perfect on a birthday card or enlarged in a frame. 🙂
Thank you Robin! The LensBaby lens is so much fun. I’ve been hooked on it for flowers for several years now. My good friend Geo (http://www.geolightstudio.com/) got the system and introduced me to its magic back in 2013 or so. I fell in love
with the Bokeh, and soft focus optic and had to have one too. I got one the following year and have used it every Spring/Summer since.
The new camera is giving me much more depth of field which I’m loving for macro and landscape work so far.
Oh THANK YOU Jodi!! xx
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Thank you so much for your visit, and lovely comment!
Ooh! So pretty! Artful tricks like that only happen to me on accident 😉 lol
I need to get out and snap photos of my roses before the rains come and whoosh them away, thanks for the reminder.
Oh yes Joey, I hope you found some time and inspiration to photography your roses!
You know I’ve not been able to grow roses in my back yard ever. When we added onto our house and redid the front yard a couple of years ago I had carpet roses put in lining the walkway to the front door. They’re thriving!
I’m so happy to have some finally in my own yard. 🙂
Ooh, I’d love to have some carpet roses as well… I have worked at getting my rose to climb properly, and it’s taken three years. Now I must work at keeping it blooming more often! 🙂
Climbing roses are so gorgeous. Sounds like those three years have been a labor of love. 🙂
Lovely shots, Deborah. I hope you and your friend have great weather and a marvelous time. We’ll be here when you get back and looking forward to seeing your photos.
Thank you so much Belinda!
That sunflower photo is surreal, Deborah. I really like that. Nicely done. They are all good but that one is special.
Thank you so much Dan!! I love these flowers. I need to plant some in my own yard. They make great macro subjects don’t they.
🙂 Does the Sunflower feel a little 3D to you? Sometime I look at and for a nano second it seems to want to jump off the page.
Yes, there’s a sense of motion in that image.
I hope you can get some star photos. I loved the starry nights of Northern California.
Me too! Fingers crossed. Thanks John!
I love them.