2023-08-01 Field Trip

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We had perfect weather for this field trip. Some son for back lighting and some cloud shadow for even lighting and colour. The flower beds were were kept in perfect conditions by the Silver Springs gardening volunteers.

43 Responses to 2023-08-01 Field Trip

  1. della says:

    I went on a different afternoon as I had another appointment on Tuesday. Only brought my 105mm lens. The sun was still quite bright at about 6pm -7pm. There were many bumble bees around.
    ISO 800 105mm f4 1/3200

  2. della says:

    trie a close up of the sunflower
    ISO 800 f8 105mm 1/250

  3. della says:

    a different kind of bee
    ISO 800 f14 1/400 105mm

  4. Della 朱世芸 Ho says:

    this sunflower was back lit,
    ISO 800 f7.1 105mm 1/1600

  5. della says:

    I like the rich colours of the snap dragons
    ISO 800 f13 105mm 1/320

  6. della says:

    a beautiful hollyhock
    ISO 8– f5.6 1/400 105mm

    • Henri says:

      Great example of isolating the subject with DOF. The out of focus background is nice and uniform. Love the leading line towards the two open flower heads.

  7. Henri says:

    Leaves on a colourful bush. Enhanced specifically for colour in Photoshop with exposure, contrast and gamma correction. Histogram adjusted with levels tool.

  8. Paul Fesko says:

    1/1000, f3.2, ISO 100

    • Henri says:

      Wow, an albino hover fly? Or did you do some major post processing? Love the composition and the desaturation effect.

  9. Paul Fesko says:

    1/160s, f9.0, ISO 100

  10. Paul Fesko says:

    1/1250s, f4.0, ISO 100

  11. Beth says:

    Dragonfly posing for me on a leaf. Taken with my 50-230mm lens at f/6.7, 1/320 sec, ISO 250. Wonderful garden, Henri, thank you for organizing the trip.

  12. Beth says:

    The flowers were so beautiful. Here is one taken with a bee hunting for pollen. Taken with my 50-230 mm lens ai f/6.7, 1/150 sec, ISO 250.

  13. Beth says:

    Loved the sunflower garden. Taken with my 50-230 mm lens at f/6, 1/160 sec, ISO 250

  14. Henri says:

    Clematis composition at the labyrinth flowerbed. 1/640 sec, f/8, ISO 1600. I liked the juxtaposition of near, partially shaded flowers and the brightly lit flowers visible through the mesh on the other side of the structure.

  15. Henri says:

    Lilies, diagonal composition with a focus on the stamens and the variegated cups. 1/1600 sec, f/8, ISO 1600 taken with my 70-200mm zoom at 200mm. Denoised and distractions removed with Photoshop 2024 AI.

  16. Karen McDaniel says:

    I went to the Gardens this morning and what a cacophony of colour! I didn’t know what to photograph next! I chose this little bumblebee checking out the pollen because of his fuzzy little body! The lilies are amazing right now! Picture is cropped only. I had my 90 mm Macro lens, F8, S 1/1000, ISO 320, Auto WB, CW Metering.

  17. Fred Schwering says:

    The flowers were not the only colourful things.
    Zoomed in at 600 mm and then cropped.
    f/4.0, 1/800 sec, ISO 100, spot metering

  18. Fred Schwering says:

    Captured this bee in flight but I was shooting in Aperture Priority so the shutter was too slow to freeze the wings.
    f/4.0, 1/640 sec, ISO 100, 547 mm, spot metering

    • Henri says:

      I really like the blurry wings, it gives a sense of the flow of time on a static image. I would have cropped a bit of the righthand side to take out the distracting dark tendrils, and also to focus more on the bee itself. Great image, well done!

  19. Fred Schwering says:

    Insect on a diagonal with the leaves.
    f/4.0, 1/1000 sec, fl 600 mm, ISO 100, spot metering

  20. Fred Schwering says:

    Orange Lilly
    f/4.0, 1/3200 sec, ISO 100, fl 330 mm, spot metering

  21. Fred Schwering says:

    f/4.0, 1/1250 sec, ISO 100, fl 500 mm, spot metering

  22. Ron says:

    Sorry I couldn’t make the field trip in the morning, but went in the afternoon (very hot!).
    ISO 100, f/11, 1/125

    • Henri says:

      Beautiful composition and colour against a dark background. A tighter crop or removal of right hand bottom corner distraction would greatly improve this shot in my opinion.

      • Ron says:

        Yeah, I thought about that, but decided to leave it in to provide a bit of balance to the image by completing the diagonal line and forming a triangle.

  23. Ron says:

    ISO 100, f/16, 1/60

  24. Ron says:

    Taken with the backlit setting on my Canon – it takes 3 shots and automatically combines them. ISO 100, f/5, 1/800

  25. Paul Fesko says:

    Zoomed in, cropped in, edited and sharpened.

  26. Paul Fesko says:

    A creative attempt at editing. 1/500s, f4.0, ISO100. I duplicated the layer in photoshop, then applied a swirl filter to the bottom. I masked out the bee and flower to set them above the swirl. The image was sharpened in Topaz AIPhoto.

  27. Geoff says:

    I just got to the gardens today. I liked the colour and shape of this pair.
    1/250, f9, ISO 400, 80mm

  28. tony campos says:

    f/6.3, 1/800, iso500

  29. tony campos says:

    f/9, 1/200, iso400

  30. tony campos says:

    I like the color variety
    f/5.6, 1/400, iso100

  31. tony campos says:

    My try at DOF isolation
    f/6, 1/400, iso180

  32. Robert Scott says:

    Lavatera at Silversprings Botanical
    1/400 sec, f6.3, ISO 100 70-300mm telephoto

  33. Robert Scott says:

    A second Lavatera composition at Silversprings Botanical
    1/400 sec, f6.3, ISO 100 70-300mm telephoto

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