Springtime

21 05 2012

Another month has passed and I had only one new photo to post.

~ Born To Be Wild ~
1/3 sec. @ 100 mm, f/5.6, ISO 100

My wife bought these tulips some 2 months ago. It wasn’t really possible to guess their colour(s) but those ruffled petal edges looked interesting to her. When they opened I really liked the torn edges and colourful blossoms with bright yellow centers and red petals or green petals with red streaks in them as you can see it on the photo. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to find any suitable composition without the pistils which may seems as distracting to someone. The photo was taken with afternoon sun behind the flower making the colours really glow.

With nice almost summer weather of last weeks I went outside with a camera couple times to practice but guess what, wind, the spoiler of good photography has been blowing almost all the time! Sometimes so strongly that it did not make sense to go outside with camera at all, sometimes so slightly that not a leave stirred but still too strongly for persisting a fragile flower under 1/100 of second. So after some attempts and failures I decided to work through older unprocessed images and found this one of lily pistils.

~ From A Hand ~
1/8 sec. @ 100 mm, f/2.8, ISO 100

I liked the unusually colourful petals which makes nice background in my opinion. The pistils looks to me like an open 6-finger hand from which center grows the stigma. With the bright fresh colours reminding me a spring it matches the tulip photo above even though the processing and feel of both photos differes a lot. At least they match in my eyes.

Have a wonderful springtime!

Technical information: all photos in this post were taken with Canon EOS 450D camera and Canon EF 100mm USM macro lens mounted to a tripod, under natural conditions, indoors.

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10 responses

22 05 2012
Anita Bower

Lovely images. I like the soft look, the semi-abstract quality, the colors the composition.

22 05 2012
Tomas Turecek

Thank you, Anita.I appreciate it.

29 05 2012
milkayphoto

GORGEOUS images, Tomas! Love them both but that second one…WOW. Has a sense of movement. Really lovely.

29 05 2012
Tomas Turecek

Thank you, Tracy! I’m glad you like them.

29 05 2012
oneowner

I have had the same problem with wind. A tripod does help as long as your patience holds out. Great shots, btw.

30 05 2012
Tomas Turecek

Thanks, Ken. Yes, the wind is our eternal enemy 🙂

11 06 2012
Adventure Travel Editor

amazing colors

13 06 2012
Tomas Turecek

Thanks!

19 07 2012
fotograf bryllup

I love your work!! Amazing

19 07 2012
Tomas Turecek

Thank you, I really appreciate it!

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