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desert blooms

Discussion in 'Nature' started by davect01, Apr 23, 2011.

  1. A few of the blooms from the desert. It is pretty for a few weeks, then its going to get hot.

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  2. hidden marsh/flowers

    as it is getting a bit warm, many of the flowers here in Phoenix are dying off. On my way home today though, I happened to catch a glimpse of these flowers a bit back from the road and in a hidden little marshy area so I stopped, got closer and snapped a few shots.

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  3. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 12, 2010
    Philly, Pa
    Dave, they all look good. Tell us all about how you get the result you do.
    Do you use Macro Mode, which lens, pp work... just wondering.
     
  4. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    I'm not a huge fan of flower shots generally but I grew up in Southern AZ and something about desert flowers really pulls at me. I really enjoyed seeing these and knowing how nice it is in the desert right now (and how hot its already getting and how brutally hot it'll be in another month!). Thanks for posting them!

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  5. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    A great series.
     
  6. lenses

    Thanks guys. A lot of people think there is no beauty in the desert. But march-early may see a lot of blooming.

    As to my shooting, the wider shots are from a 35mm Minolta, (http://www.rokkorfiles.com/35mm.htm), and the close-ups are from a 70-150mm Vivitar/Minolta, (http://www.techtheman.com/2008/12/vivitar-70-150mm-f38-from-kiron-2-touch.html), which has a great close-up macro range.