Recently in the desert

CornflakeCornflake Major grinsPosts: 1,940 Major grins



It's wildflower season.


Note the bugs.



My trusty and dusty Jeep in the land of the giants.


  • David_S85David_S85 Spotter of Dgrin Spam and Oddities ChicagolandPosts: 11,506 moderator
    edited March 15, 2017

    I like No.3 a lot, for it's subject, color, and it's bokehliciousness. I want to like No.4 but those stems coming from nowhere are a distraction.

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  • CornflakeCornflake Major grins Posts: 1,940 Major grins

    David, thanks very much for the comment. Your reaction to the fourth one hadn't occurred to me but it makes perfect sense.

  • EiaEia Major grins Posts: 3,545 Major grins

    The lupine is stunning! Poppies are the hardest wildflower for me, the least bit of wind makes them whip around! your Jeep looks protected by the mighty sagauro. Is no. 2 from a cactus? Nice!

  • CornflakeCornflake Major grins Posts: 1,940 Major grins

    Thanks, AnnaMaria. The second one is not a cactus but I don't know what it is. The flowers are about two inches across.

    Poppies are a challenge. These were never entirely still. I had to use a high ISO and wait for a lull in the breeze.

  • RichardRichard Mildly bemused Madrid, SpainPosts: 17,622 moderator

    #2 is gorgeous. The color in #3 almost looks like a glass sculpture. Nice work.

  • CornflakeCornflake Major grins Posts: 1,940 Major grins

    Thanks, Richard. I pushed the color in #3 farther than I usually do.

  • JonaBeth RussellJonaBeth Russell Major grins MauiPosts: 537 Major grins

    Very nice set!

  • roaddog52roaddog52 Major grins In the sticks, NE of SeattlePosts: 849 Major grins

    Great set. Beautiful wildflower images. I really like the poppies shot, great color and the black background, stunning. I agree about the stems, I'm sure so PS hotshot could clone in the stems, but I personally wouldn't know how.


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  • StumblebumStumblebum I shoot, therefore I am Posts: 6,540 Major grins

    Very nice Don!

  • CornflakeCornflake Major grins Posts: 1,940 Major grins

    JonaBeth, Phil, Taz, thank you. I'm gratified by the responses.

  • Jørgen_BjerringJørgen_Bjerring Copenhagen, DenmarkPosts: 1,445 Many Grins

    Lovely collection. No. 1 and 3 are my favourites. About no. 2: I am wondering whether you wanted a pic with sharpness on the hole flower or a macro of the center.

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  • CornflakeCornflake Major grins Posts: 1,940 Major grins

    Thanks for the comment, Jorgen. I knew that I would not get the entire flower in focus and that didn't bother me. I just wanted the center to be sharp.

    It was a very small flower and I don't own a macro lens. The shot required my telephoto lens and two extension tubes. When the camera is as close as it was here, the depth of field is narrow.

  • joe-bobjoe-bob Major grins Posts: 368 Major grins

    Don, your 1st and 3rd shots are outstanding.

  • CornflakeCornflake Major grins Posts: 1,940 Major grins

    Thanks very much, joe-bob.

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