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This Bud’s For You! October 13, 2010

Posted by littlebangtheory in Art and Nature, macro photos.
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I got these shots yesterday evening on a hit-and-run mission.  The light was running low and the wind was blowing, so I ditched the tripod, bumped up the ISO and dove right into the hearts of some of the season’s last flowers, concentrating on shallow depth of field and complimentary background blurs.

The resulting images are a bit different from what I usually aspire to, perhaps a bit more like art and less like documentation of the natural world.

I hope you like them.

Roses:

Dahlias:

A variegated blossom, didn’t catch the name:

Another I don’t know, but whose sexy bits beckoned:

…and lastly, a view down the slender throat of a morning glory:

Maybe it’s just me, but I find there’s something especially sensual about these very personal views of flowers which are merely pretty when viewed from a more respectable distance.

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1. Flores Brazil - October 14, 2010

I totally agree with the picture, they are great captures of close up pictures and have cheered me up seeing them 🙂

2. clairz - October 14, 2010

I wish I knew as much about photography as you do. Loved the sexy bits and all the rest. Gorgeous shots.

3. Paul in ABQ - October 15, 2010

Georgia O’Keefe knew about this but when you do it, nasty bits and all, it seems even naughtier. Lovely photos.

4. susan - October 16, 2010

I think flowers and human senses evolved concurrently.

5. littlebangtheory - October 16, 2010

Susan, I can’t imagine you’re wrong about that!

FB, Welcome, and I’m glad they made you smile. 🙂

Clairz, thanks, though I have an awful lot to learn before I’m anywhere near there.

Paul, I never imagined I’d be mentioned in the same sentence as Georgia O’Keefe!! But I know what you mean, there’s a certain distillation there, a peeling away of the superfluous.

And as for the “naughtiness,” there were so many things I might have said about these shots, but hey, this is a family blog. 😉

6. kkryno - October 17, 2010

Something tells me you’re enjoying this photograpy thang! 😉

7. kkryno - October 17, 2010

BTW; I’m enjoying it too!

8. littlebangtheory - October 17, 2010

Why yes, I am, thank you!


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