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Flower Photo Gallery
Redwolf5150 - 27-5-2009 at 12:17

This thread is so everyone has a place to post their flower photos to and discuss them. It's also a good place for exchanging ideas on how to make your flower photos better.

This is not meant as a competition, just a gallery. If, for some reason, the photo salon thread has flowers for a theme, it would just be a coincidence for the period of the contest.

Have at it, everyone. You know I will.

Redwolf5150 - 27-5-2009 at 12:24

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As part of our wanderings on Memorial Day we went to Grandfather Dam on the Wisconsin River to see what the rapids looked like. (We were about a month too late for PEAK water flow).

When we were walking up the trail back to the parking area we spotted bunches of these white flowers and I, being the photographic admirer of flowers that I am, snapped a few pictures. Sometimes you get surprised by things in the woods, even in an area you've been to repeatedly for over four years.

This is the best of the take (crop is for an 11x14 print).

[EDIT] For those interested, it's a Trillium (for the three petals). Thanks Dori for enlightening me on the type. It is NOT the endangered Snow Trillium, which only grows in four counties in the southern part of the state.

DeWitch - 27-5-2009 at 16:15

Red Trilliums
not the best photo but was amazed at the large cluster

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DeWitch - 27-5-2009 at 16:30

This is what our white trilliums look like,
this is an old photo.
Didn't get any photos of the white ones this year, sorry I missed them since they are prettier than the red ones.

Redwolf5150 - 28-5-2009 at 02:22

According to the wiki there are between 40-50 species of trillium.

DeWitch - 28-5-2009 at 04:07

Originally posted by Redwolf5150
According to the wiki there are between 40-50 species of trillium.

I believe it

Dreamweaver - 28-5-2009 at 07:42

Have topped this thread,along with the bird gallery,


Mary2 - 28-5-2009 at 12:13

Originally posted by DeWitch
This is what our white trilliums look like,
this is an old photo.
Didn't get any photos of the white ones this year, sorry I missed them since they are prettier than the red ones.
I love this one DeWitch. :)

Redwolf5150 - 28-5-2009 at 13:39

Originally posted by Dreamweaver
Have topped this thread,along with the bird gallery,


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DeWitch - 28-5-2009 at 17:29

Originally posted by Mary2
Originally posted by DeWitch
This is what our white trilliums look like,
this is an old photo.
Didn't get any photos of the white ones this year, sorry I missed them since they are prettier than the red ones.
I love this one DeWitch. :)

Thank you:)
They are lovely - wish I had my better camera when I took that one. It would be a nice print in a bigger size but too small to bother with as is.

Redwolf5150 - 12-6-2009 at 21:51

Our first lily to bloom this year (so far)

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Redwolf5150 - 29-6-2009 at 12:58

Took about an hour Sunday to go out and properly "harass" the flowers. This is when I go out and spend a little quality time with them using a piece of foam core as a background and really work the light, etc. to get works of art.

Here's a couple examples of one of our lily varieties that starting blooming recently. Same black background only lit at different angles.

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Early morning sun on a partly cloudy day yielded the spotlight effect in both shots.


Redwolf5150 - 12-7-2009 at 18:16

We added this plant to our garden yesterday

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It's a foxglove and unfortunately, it's a biannual, meaning it only blooms every other year.

We have several younger versions that won't bloom until next year that we will put in the butterfly/hummingbird garden in a couple weeks when we start working on it in earnest. (We're currently killing the grass where it's going in at with an inflatable pool to keep the use of chemicals down.)

LSemmens - 13-7-2009 at 13:08

I tried to look at these in Opera, but the images wouldn't load. And I couldn't post a reply. Loverly piccies BTW.

Redwolf5150 - 31-7-2009 at 14:15

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Not one of ours. Taken at a bank 1 block from our house. Sometimes living three blocks from the center of downtown has its advantages.

LSemmens - 31-7-2009 at 14:23

I wouldn't admit to taking piccies at a bank. You might become the prime suspect if it ever gets robbed! At best, they might want to charge you for looking at their flowers. waveysmiley

Redwolf5150 - 7-7-2010 at 04:18

How do I unwind after a hard Tuesday putting the paper out shorthanded by one person (and still adjusting to wearing contact lenses)?

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I go out in our gardens and commune with the flowers, of course.

Miss me?


Nimuae - 7-7-2010 at 08:36

How absolutely lovely !

marymary100 - 7-7-2010 at 08:47

V. nice RW. waveysmiley

LSemmens - 7-7-2010 at 12:58

Commune away, you have our blessing with photos like that!

giron - 7-7-2010 at 14:44

Originally posted by Redwolf5150

Miss me?


Who the devil are you? :D

Redwolf5150 - 10-6-2012 at 01:35

Thinking of having an 11x14 inch gallery wrap made of this image (full frame uncropped would allow for the edges).

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LSemmens - 10-6-2012 at 01:40

I like!

marymary100 - 10-6-2012 at 10:11

Have you managed to sell these as gift cards Red? Clinton Cards over here have just been bought over by an American firm so I think there must be a market for nice photography over there?

Redwolf5150 - 12-6-2012 at 23:12

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A happy accident.

For the photographers out there: Canon 40D with a 70-200mm and two closeup tubes and flash set at -1/3 stop utilizing a "Shooter's Stick" with exposure at 1/60th @ f9 and a gust of wind caught the lily just as I tripped the shutter.

Redwolf5150 - 12-6-2012 at 23:35

For those who like their floral images a tad sharper.

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Redwolf5150 - 13-6-2012 at 05:05

GOTTA love closeup tubes.

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Nimuae - 13-6-2012 at 07:09

Those are stunning, Redwolf, what are the white ones in the first picture ?

LSemmens - 13-6-2012 at 11:35

You know that you are a show off, Red?nananana

Redwolf5150 - 13-6-2012 at 14:05

Originally posted by Nimuae
Those are stunning, Redwolf, what are the white ones in the first picture ?

Those would be white variations of the Foxglove. Each bloom is about the size of the tip of a finger from the tip to the second knuckle. There is a photo of a purple variety further up in this thread.

I literally had to lay on my back to shoot up into the center of the bloom to get the hairs.

Redwolf5150 - 13-6-2012 at 14:07

Originally posted by LSemmens
You know that you are a show off, Red?nananana

My ego is like a cat.

Requires near constant stroking.


Redwolf5150 - 13-6-2012 at 14:23

My shameless plugs for my professional photography know no bounds.

See what I mean?

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Nimuae - 13-6-2012 at 15:34

Originally posted by LSemmens
You know that you are a show off, Red?nananana

He has a talent worth showing off, Leigh. Photography at it's best.

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Nimuae - 13-6-2012 at 22:15

Beautiful !

Redwolf5150 - 13-6-2012 at 22:43

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The last two are scaled down versions of 16x20 inch posters I have designed using my images.

Redwolf5150 - 13-6-2012 at 23:35

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Another poster I designed from an image I shot today.

Redwolf5150 - 14-6-2012 at 00:16

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One more poster for the day.

(All four were shot this morning, BTW)

Redwolf5150 - 14-6-2012 at 01:41

"The flower in the vase smiles, but no longer laughs." ~ Malcolm De Chazal

Which is why I RARELY photograph cut flowers. I like to listen to them laugh as I take their pictures.

Redwolf5150 - 14-6-2012 at 20:56

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Poster created about 20 minutes ago from an image I made July 2, 2010.

Dedicated to everyone in my generation who thought Danny Kaye WAS Hans Christian Anderson.


Nimuae - 14-6-2012 at 21:19

Those are just so beautiful, Redwolf, thank you so much for bring a smile to my day !kissykissykissykissy

Redwolf5150 - 15-6-2012 at 02:19

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Image captured August 3, 2009.

Redwolf5150 - 16-6-2012 at 00:25

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Redwolf5150 - 23-6-2012 at 17:27

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marymary100 - 23-6-2012 at 19:33

Like those.

Nimuae - 23-6-2012 at 21:05

Stunning photos - lovely sentiments !

scholar - 23-6-2012 at 23:38

They are lovely.

I, too, prefer living flowers to cut ones. My wife loves having a home with growing flowers in our yard.:D

Redwolf5150 - 24-6-2012 at 03:17

To which I reply:

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LSemmens - 24-6-2012 at 12:16

I always decreed that anything with prickles could not live in my yard.... Guess how many roses we have planted..........aaaaaaarrrrrrrrrggggghhhhhhh!

Redwolf5150 - 26-6-2012 at 13:56

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You can't really read them on this small version, but it has the lyrics to the Cat Stevens song "Morning Has Broken" on it. (Which he didn't write, as I'm sure the Brits here know, the lyrics are actually by Eleanor Farjeon and was originally a hymn.)

Redwolf5150 - 27-6-2012 at 01:19

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Redwolf5150 - 28-6-2012 at 01:34

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LSemmens - 28-6-2012 at 06:53

Keep going RW, these are great. I like the Ray Bradbury comment.

Nimuae - 28-6-2012 at 07:44

Originally posted by LSemmens
Keep going RW, these are great.

They are wonderful, aren't they ! This is my first stop in the mornings now - sets me up for the day. Thanks Redwolf !

Redwolf5150 - 28-6-2012 at 14:32

Originally posted by LSemmens
Keep going RW, these are great. I like the Ray Bradbury comment.

It's from "Dandelion Wine."

Redwolf5150 - 28-6-2012 at 21:40

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Redwolf5150 - 29-6-2012 at 04:14

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Shot at night using one studio strobe with softbox high over the lily.

Redwolf5150 - 29-6-2012 at 19:06

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LSemmens - 30-6-2012 at 01:57

That last one, RW, whenever I see those lines always reminds me of HAL from 2001. waveysmiley

Redwolf5150 - 30-6-2012 at 03:23

It's the first two lines of the chorus to "Daisy Bell" written by Harry Dacre in 1892.

It, and it's songwriter, have an interesting history I think you in GB might find interesting.

LSemmens - 30-6-2012 at 03:55

I'm not in GB! I have a recording made early last century with that song on it. Something in the back off my mind seems to say that I did hear the history at some time in the past. I'll look at your link when time permits.

Redwolf5150 - 30-6-2012 at 22:34

The creamy peach colored day lilies in Tranquility Bay started blooming this morning.

We ALSO just came back from our two favorite greenhouses with two MORE varieties of day lilies and a most AWESOME variety of oriental lily that are all already starting to bloom. The oriental and one of the day lilies have the most lovely DOUBLE blooms.

I see dragging the studio strobes out this evening after we get the flowers in the ground.

Redwolf5150 - 1-7-2012 at 16:32

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One of our new lilies from last night's "photo session."

Redwolf5150 - 1-7-2012 at 20:09

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A happy accident from an last evening's photo shoot with one of our new lily species. A moth was drawn to the modeling light from the strobe and landed and got a drink. Fortunately, the strobe had recycled from the last shot and I was able to capture this.

Redwolf5150 - 1-7-2012 at 21:48

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LSemmens - 2-7-2012 at 12:30

Spelling, Jamie, "A raindrop coming in contact with fire loses.....":D

Redwolf5150 - 2-7-2012 at 14:55

Originally posted by LSemmens
Spelling, Jamie, "A raindrop coming in contact with fire loses.....":D

I will double check the quote from another source before I correct it. It might actually BE "looses" for all I know.


Verified by THREE different sources.

I can only surmise that Veda meant looses as in "releases" in this context.

Redwolf5150 - 2-7-2012 at 14:57

Sometime today, I will create my fortieth poster design.

WHAT? You think I've been posting them ALL here?

People who follow me on Facebook have access to the entire collection.

It's time to get my hands on a copy of the "2012 Photographer's Marketplace" and start looking for a publisher.

Redwolf5150 - 2-7-2012 at 15:07

Eorl will like THIS quote I just found by Sam Veda:

A scholar's fingers, by being constantly engaged in activities, acquire immense capabilities.


Redwolf5150 - 2-7-2012 at 15:10

Who says I never say anything nice about him?

marymary100 - 2-7-2012 at 15:18

A scholar exercises the mind more often than the finger though?

Redwolf5150 - 2-7-2012 at 15:23

Veda means the following of the words on a page with his fingers as in reading.

But I better be careful here or you will have to take all this talk about Veda's words to the Religion Room.


Redwolf5150 - 2-7-2012 at 16:40

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This image was made yesterday specifically for this quote, which I had found while looking for a quote for a different image.

Redwolf5150 - 3-7-2012 at 00:09

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Poster Number 40.


Redwolf5150 - 3-7-2012 at 13:33

For those interested in seeing the entire poster collection, just go here.

Redwolf5150 - 3-7-2012 at 13:52

I'm sure SOME of you will appreciate this one.

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LSemmens - 3-7-2012 at 15:16

Thanks for side-tracking me, Jamie, I just spent an hour on FB when I should have been in bed! waggyfingerwaggyfinger :D

Redwolf5150 - 3-7-2012 at 15:25

My pleasure.


Redwolf5150 - 3-7-2012 at 17:32

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As a general rule, I try not to repeat quotes or lyrics I've already used. HOWEVER, as soon as I saw this in Tranquility Bay this morning, this song sprang to mind. I had two minutes to get the shot before the light completely changed.

Never turn aside inspiration, I always say.

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Morning has broken, like the first morning
Blackbird has spoken, like the first bird
Praise for the singing, praise for the morning
Praise for them springing fresh from the Word.

Sweet the rain's new fall, sunlit from heaven
Like the first dewfall, on the first grass
Praise for the sweetness of the wet garden
Sprung in completeness where His feet pass.

Mine is the sunlight, mine is the morning
Born of the one light, Eden saw play
Praise with elation, praise every morning
God's recreation of the new day.

Eleanor Farjeon

Redwolf5150 - 3-7-2012 at 18:22

Repurposed for my Facebook cover photo with something that just popped into my head.

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Redwolf5150 - 5-7-2012 at 19:48

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Redwolf5150 - 5-7-2012 at 20:25

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Nimuae - 5-7-2012 at 20:47

Originally posted by Redwolf5150
Repurposed for my Facebook cover photo with something that just popped into my head.

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That would make a great sig pic !

Redwolf5150 - 5-7-2012 at 21:06

I'd use the version that wasn't accidentally sized for a billboard, most likely.


Redwolf5150 - 6-7-2012 at 04:59

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Redwolf5150 - 7-7-2012 at 05:17

Starting to experiment with HDR, just to see what I can get.

After a few missteps, computer crashes (HDR files, by nature, are very large and I output my art images by default at 16x24 inches at 400 DPI from the RAW files) and wrong turns, I FINALLY got this image a few minutes ago that I took earlier today.

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It's a combination of THREE exposures, one for highlights, one for shadows and one in the middle. While it looks like I used a flash, I didn't.

Shooting in bright sun didn't make my task any easier.

I shot almost everything today like this, so I got more to play with.

Redwolf5150 - 7-7-2012 at 06:32

THIS one, however, was exposed normally.

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Nimuae - 7-7-2012 at 07:36

Beautiful !

Redwolf5150 - 8-7-2012 at 12:54

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Redwolf5150 - 8-7-2012 at 13:50

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LSemmens - 8-7-2012 at 14:27

It might be a good idea to start a new thread with your contributions every now and then RW. Only 'cause this is taking longer and longer to load with all the piccies, Scholar will have no hope! BUT! Keep 'em coming!

Redwolf5150 - 8-7-2012 at 14:55