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Summer Wildflowers

Postby Ceropegia » Sun Jul 09, 2017 1:00 am

I finally managed to take a walk down to the creeks in between all the thunderstorms that have passed this way daily for over two weeks. The creeks were so high, I couldn't let Otis have a swim, but he always enjoys walking in the woods with me so was still a happy dog. Not a lot to see, though, except for a few flowers, moths, and colorful fungus. The day was dark and overcast, so no sun to make the flowers shine, but I thought I would share a couple anyway.
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Re: Summer Wildflowers

Postby Psjunkie » Sun Jul 09, 2017 1:03 am

Thanks for sharing...#3 reminds me of Duck's spider series...

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Re: Summer Wildflowers

Postby minniev » Sun Jul 09, 2017 2:45 am

Ceropegia wrote:I finally managed to take a walk down to the creeks in between all the thunderstorms that have passed this way daily for over two weeks. The creeks were so high, I couldn't let Otis have a swim, but he always enjoys walking in the woods with me so was still a happy dog. Not a lot to see, though, except for a few flowers, moths, and colorful fungus. The day was dark and overcast, so no sun to make the flowers shine, but I thought I would share a couple anyway.


Nice shots of what's out there right now. I actually prefer cloudy days for flowers. No harsh shadows to fight off! It sounds and looks like you are finding the same things I am - those first two could easily have come from my shoot a couple of days ago! And I have fungus too, it's been a wet summer so far and some odd ones have come forth. You've motivated me to take a better look at mine, thank you!
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Re: Summer Wildflowers

Postby LindaShorey » Sun Jul 09, 2017 1:02 pm

#3 is my favorite for having a less busy background. That, and the flat light show off your yellow flower beautifully.
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Re: Summer Wildflowers

Postby PietFrancke » Sun Jul 09, 2017 1:27 pm

these are very pretty, you did them justice. I agree with Linda that the flat light brings out their color very nicely.

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Re: Summer Wildflowers

Postby Charles Haacker » Sun Jul 09, 2017 3:57 pm

Yes indeed, sometimes flat overcast is exactly right, especially if there are rain-or-dewdrops. I've seen articles recommending carrying a white umbrella and a trigger bottle to duplicate the effect of a (guess what) overcast day! These are perfect and perfectly lovely, Martha, no apologies needed.
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Re: Summer Wildflowers

Postby St3v3M » Tue Jul 11, 2017 5:51 am

Love the third, but you know we have to see Otis! S-
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