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Postby Charles Haacker » Tue May 09, 2017 6:30 pm

Madison, Wisconsin has a great place to visit in winter, Olbrich Botanical Garden. In the greenhouse in December 2008 my little Nikon P5000 and I found a lovely green frond-y thing. It might be a fern. Or not.
Both pictures reedited in Lightroom only, May 2017
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Glaring gleaming glistening glittering glossy (it ain't easy being) GREEN! Nikon P5000, ƒ/3.9 15.7 mm 1/8 sec ISO 400. That 1/8 second is correct. Nikon has a nifty feature on all their P&S's (and maybe others) called Best Shot Selector. It only works with jpegs, but the camera makes 10 rapid exposures, then chooses the sharpest and discards the rest. It's cool because it allows one to shoot ridiculously slow shutters, also assisted by vibration reduction.
Then the following summer I espied a bee on a cone flower.
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I've always liked this picture. I like cone flowers and I like bees, especially bumblebees (I think this is one). The picture is a little noisy and maybe a little oversharpened (if ya pixel-peep), but I've always found it cheering. Nikon P5000, ƒ/6.1 12.9 mm 1/270 sec @ ISO 100
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Postby St3v3M » Fri May 12, 2017 11:11 pm

Charles Haacker wrote:Madison, Wisconsin has a great place to visit in winter, Olbrich Botanical Garden. In the greenhouse in December 2008 my little Nikon P5000 and I found a lovely green frond-y thing. It might be a fern. Or not.
Both pictures re-edited in Lightroom only, May 2017
Then the following summer I espied a bee on a cone flower.

I love the green of the 'fern' and imagine it cropped to fix a computer desktop. Thank you for sharing these with you! S-
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Postby Didereaux » Fri May 12, 2017 11:21 pm

"...a lovely green frond-y thing." Personally I rather like frond-y things! Especially green, and especially in the WInter! ;)
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Postby Charles Haacker » Sat May 13, 2017 1:24 am

St3v3M wrote:I love the green of the 'fern' and imagine it cropped to fix a computer desktop. Thank you for sharing these with you! S-

Thanks, Steve, and you're right; that could be cropped from top to a 16:9. I think I'll try it!
Didereaux wrote:"...a lovely green frond-y thing." Personally I rather like frond-y things! Especially green, and especially in the WInter! ;)

I've just now been looking to see if Lincoln has a hothouse like Olbrich. There are gardens aplenty here but I'm not sure if there's one that can be open all year. In Milwaukee there is a botanical garden called The Domes. There are three geodesic domes housing three different climates with appropriate plants, and it is open all year.
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Postby Didereaux » Sat May 13, 2017 1:53 am

Charles Haacker wrote:
St3v3M wrote:I love the green of the 'fern' and imagine it cropped to fix a computer desktop. Thank you for sharing these with you! S-

Thanks, Steve, and you're right; that could be cropped from top to a 16:9. I think I'll try it!
Didereaux wrote:"...a lovely green frond-y thing." Personally I rather like frond-y things! Especially green, and especially in the WInter! ;)

I've just now been looking to see if Lincoln has a hothouse like Olbrich. There are gardens aplenty here but I'm not sure if there's one that can be open all year. In Milwaukee there is a botanical garden called The Domes. There are three geodesic domes housing three different climates with appropriate plants, and it is open all year.


UNL Botanical GArdens,
Unov of Nebraska Botanical Gardens

...and it's FREE! ;)
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Postby Charles Haacker » Sat May 13, 2017 11:49 am

Didereaux wrote:UNL Botanical GArdens,
Unov of Nebraska Botanical Gardens

...and it's FREE! ;)

Thanks! :)
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Re: Not Dead Stuff

Postby pop511 » Sat May 13, 2017 3:25 pm

WI brings back memories. Lived there for a while, but never got to Madison.
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