Aug 19/20 Field Trip

The Silver Springs Botanical Gardens provided a beautiful late summer opportunity for evening photography. The weather cooperated with a light cloud cover for good lighting followed by a beautiful setting sun for some backlit sunflower pictures.

28 Responses to Aug 19/20 Field Trip

  1. Henri says:

    Silver Springs Botanical Gardens – Shakespeare Garden Sculpture – Aperture preference – 1 stop compensation while using off camera flash at 1/16 flash power to highlight the sculpture and close plants while leaving the background dark. f/8, 1/60 sec ISO 400

  2. della says:

    1/4000f11 1600 35mm

  3. della says:

    1/400 f11 ISO 1600 300mm

  4. della says:

    1/100 f11 ISO 1000 300mm

  5. della says:

    1/60 300mm f11 ISO 1000

  6. Henri says:

    Daylily – Take 01 – Heavily post processed with cloning tool. Aperture preference, under-exposed -1 stop, fill in flash 1/8 power. 1/350 sec, f/8, ISO 400.

  7. Henri says:

    Not sure if this is a western wood lily or a “cultivar” variety. Aperture Preference -1 stop compensation, fill in flash. 1/60 sec, f/8, ISO 400. I liked the interesting contrast between the flower and the strange seed pod immediately to the right.

  8. Henri says:

    Snoozing Bumble Bee. 1/90 sec, f/8, ISO 400

  9. Beth says:

    5 Bees on 1 flower
    1/170 sec

  10. Beth says:

    1/140 sec

  11. Beth says:

    Purple Lily
    1/60 sec

  12. Beth says:

    Orange Lily
    1/110 sec

  13. Geoff says:

    1/250, f4, ISO 400, 80mm

  14. Geoff says:

    Bee “relaxing” on a flower
    1/250, f4, ISO 400, 80mm

  15. Geoff says:

    Two bees, one coming in for a landing – not social distancing
    1/250, f4, ISO 400, 80mm

  16. Geoff says:

    Flower? Cabbage?
    I liked the pattern. Seemed fun to fool around with. In Photoshop Elements I Lightened Shadows, Darkened Highlights, and increased Midtone Contrast.
    1/250, f4, ISO 400, 80mm

  17. Ron says:

    Sorry I didn’t make it on Wednesday evening, but went today instead. Ended up with quite a few bee shots similar to those above, but did also catch a shot of this dragonfly on a branch. Body not quite tack sharp, but the wings are cool. Taken with telephoto lens fully extended to 300 mm, ISO 100, f/10, 1/400. Cropped plus minor adjustments.

  18. Ron says:

    I liked the light on this somewhat rusty girl, but the background foliage was a bit overpowering, so I partially desaturated the greens and yellows. ISO 250, f/4.5, 1/400.

  19. Karen McDaniel says:

    I decided to use my macro lens for this photo shoot. It is a Tamron 90mm F2.8 which means that it has a very shallow depth of field but I can get very good detail on the focus point. In this picture, the focal point was the wasp and you can see that the centre of the poppy is out of focus. Shot at AP, f3.5, s1/200 ISA 360, Auto White Balance and Centre Weighted Metering.

    • Barbara L Amos says:

      Wow! Thanks for sharing the setting and lens. I was wondering how you managed to get the blurred background on such a small depth of field.

  20. Karen McDaniel says:

    Same lens but different settings again. AP, F8, S1/200, ISO1000 Auto WB, CW Metering. Different focal length with a different F stop. More of the flower is in focus.

  21. Karen McDaniel says:

    Same lens different settings again. AP, F3.2, S 1/200, ISO 320. Auto WB, Centre Weighted Metering. Another setting I don’t change is Auto ISO but I will play with the Aperture setting. Again the focal point is different.

  22. Sherryl says:

    iPhone 6s as wanted small aperture and maximal size shot. F2.2.
    Post processing took highlights all the way down, boosted shadows and black point. Added tiny bit of vignette to darken sky a touch more.
    Really tough lighting.

    Unaltered image will be posted next.

  23. Sherryl says:

    Unaltered image

  24. Sarah says:

    Sarah’s first photo

  25. Sarah says:

    Sarah’s first photo resized

  26. Sarah says:

    Day lilly

  27. Barbara L Amos says:

    I was trying to keep detail in the bright whites and still have a dark soft edge background. There are no adjustments but does my shutter speed seem odd ? iso 1600 f6 1/640 spot meter

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