Arizona Sunflower and more

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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!

Arizona Sun Flower

Artichoke f/2


a Rose f/4- I wanted to get a bit more in focus so stopped it down a stop.

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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

  1. 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.

    1. 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.

  2. 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!”

  3. 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. . .

  4. 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. 🙂

    1. 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 ( 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.

  5. Beautiful Pictures i Must say.. Really Great Job done.. As an Photographer i can understand how much efforts and patience are required to capture Nature & Wildlife Pictures. Really Its a Breathtaking Experience. Even i am also a photographer but not that much good as you. You can have a look at my work at and Let me know how you find it. I would love to hear from photographer like you.

  6. 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.

    1. 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. 🙂

      1. 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! 🙂

  7. 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.


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