Flowers, Flowers, Flowers

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Because the soul is like a flower that folds its petals when dark comes, and breathes not its fragrance into the phantoms of the night.

― Khalil Gibran, Spirits Rebellious

 

Posted on September 26, 2014, in Colorado, Flowers, Macro, Photos, Plants. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. oh yes… that mobile theme is much better 🙂

    I wondered if the brown flower was more of a dried up weed/thistle, but couldn’t tell… up close, it looks downright beautiful… I love macro shots of bugs and flowers…

    I’m working on my own photography site as well… I don’t have much on there yet, but you can take a sneek peak preview if you like: http://kettlewellphotography.com/gallery/

    I’m getting some images processed tonight to upload tomorrow of a dog shoot I did… it was fun 🙂

    I didn’t even realize that you had a flickr account… not sure how I missed that :p

    • I’m not sure how you missed it either. Both post to FB.

      I checked out your photos, and they’re great. What are YOU using for the bug photos — the red dragonfly, in particular. Those are some incredible shots. I left a message, but not sure how that went — so am responding here.

      Happy weekend!

  2. Hi, Kettlewell!

    Good to hear from you! I know it’s been awhile. I’ve been so busy going to school, doing a bookkeeping internship downtown, working my graphic job, and everything else one has to do to get by. I read you’ve been extremely busy, too!

    This afternoon I tried to change the theme to Twenty Fourteen. I kind of like that, but I think I have to format the photos differently to fit that theme. I gave up and went back to Twenty Ten. I did just now enable the mobile theme. I wasn’t able to get anywhere with the iPhone app, but when I logged on with Safari on the phone, it seems okay. The flower “gallery” is a link, but even in the iMac’s browser version, they seem to have collapsed the gallery to one image, saying the gallery contains 6 images.

    For most of these flower pics, I used my fixed 2.8, 40mm. I got that over a year ago, and have enjoyed the hell out of it.

    That brown “flower” is probably a past-prime thistle. That’s what it looked like. I was on the Grand Mesa at the overlook as you are about at the top. That was last Sunday, early evening.

    You can see, at https://www.flickr.com/photos/djsmorton, camera settings and lenses if you’re interested. Somewhere I posted another picture of a flower with a bee in it. It’s almost always accidental, although in the shot you’re talking about, I was trying to really get a good bee. 🙂 A lot of the more recent pics on there are actually iPhone photos. Once I quit trying to use the zoom feature on the iPhone, I started to get some pretty decent pics.

    On flicker.com, I believe I have another of those pink cactus flowers with a butterfly on it. It looks kind of artsy. Maybe I had to fiddle with the noise and had to do it too much. Still — it’s a butterfly. 🙂

    Thanks for commenting! Let me know if the site works better for mobile now. If not, I guess I need to find one that’s more suitable. I just can’t seem to find one I really like.

    Donna

  3. Hey PhotoGranny – Long time no post!

    Love the flowers… what kind is the brownish one in the upper left? What lens were you using on these?

    I’m especially envious of the one with the bee in it… I was trying all summer to get a bee in a picture… think I only got one or two decent ones all summer…

    Also – I was looking at your site on my mobile, and I’m thinking it’s time to upgrade your theme to a responsive one 😉

    Keep the pictures coming!!

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