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Sunday, 29 May 2016

Garden flowers.

These photos are of flowers that grow on the edge of my front veranda, how they got there I don't know, but I enjoy them very much. Don't ask me what the name of this flower is, I just don't know, maybe someone out there can tell me.

Click on the photos to enlarge.

The photo above was taken two weeks ago. The rest were taken day before yesterday.

All these photos were taken in the middle of the day in bright sunlight. Not the best time of day to take photos according to the experts.

The secret is to under expose, my exposure was set for the light coming of the flower itself, not the background, which is much darker . I used a Canon  85mm zoom lens with the camera on a tripod and zoomed in up close.

One can't believe that a common fly can have beauty, but enlarge this photo and look at the fly in the middle of this flower.

My F stop for all these photos was F20, gives a nice depth of field, with a very high shutter speed. The fast shutter speed excludes most of the background clutter.

For most of the photos I was down low, actually sitting on the ground.


Pumice said...

How about Gerber Daisy. They look like something my wife liked.

Grace and peace.

Gorges Smythe said...


Jo said...

Wow, Phil. So good to see you again! And what wonderful photos. Yes, Pumice is right: Gebera Daisy. I'm out on the golf course (walking the dogs) and taking photos - also midday. I must use some of your techniques to perfect my next photos. Love Jo xx