Tag Archives: Gerbera

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“Warm Embrace”

“Warm Embrace”

 

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“Birthday Blossoms”

“Birthday Blossoms”

“All your father ever dreamed of for you was to do something you loved in life. He didn’t care about fancy qualifications or fancy clothes or cars, just that you were both happy and fulfilled. He was so excited about your dreams for a career.”
― Hazel Gaynor

For Andrea, on her Birthday

One of the many joys of photography is the ability to create a gift that can be shared over the miles. In this case, a small bouquet for my youngest daughter who is away at College for her birthday.

Though I will see her this weekend, I wanted to create something for her today. One dilemma I faced today was the arrival of an ice storm in may region which severely limited my ability to get out for new flowers. So, I recycled my previous bouquet, found a suitable stem of Gerbera Daisies, and made this image. A birthday gift, over the miles. With all my love.

Nikon D800
Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD @ 200 mm
2.0 sec, f/25.0, ISO 100

Hi Resolution image on 500px

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“Shine”

“Shine”

“To shine your brightest light is to be who you truly are.”
― Roy T. Bennett

Shine, it’s what they do, is it not? On another gray winter day, I enjoy being able to create these images and hopefully, brighten others’ days as well. Creating these studio images of flowers has become almost second nature to me. They are so enjoyable to make and then look at, long after the flowers have wilted and withered away, and I wonder why I had not done this before.

Then the answer comes. It was not till I got involved in a Cee Neuner photo challenge back in the summer that got me focused on “Isolation” that I had even considered doing this kind of work. Oh yes, I made a lot of mistakes along the way, but once I had figured it out, it be came easy to create these images both in the studio and in the outdoors. So, I hope you enjoy this bit of “Shine” in your day. A special thanks to Cee and my fellow photographers for the inspiration to try something new.

Nikon D800
Nikor 24-70mm f/3.5-4.6 @ @ 35 mm (with 20mm extension tube)
2.0 sec, f/25.0, ISO 100

Hi Resolution image on 500px

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“Pink Gerbera”

“Pink Gerberia”

“Nobody sees a flower – really – it is so small it takes time – we haven’t time – and to see takes time, like to have a friend takes time.”
― Georgia O’Keeffe

Today is a dull, grey day here. One of those days where it can’t figure out whether to rain or snow. So, what better way to brighten it up than with a flower.

I spent a bit of time in the studio yesterday, pulling apart a fresh bouquet and photographing the individual blossoms. The marvel of modern times is that fresh summer blooms are readily available year round.

With this bloom, I found myself really enjoying the pale yellow halo at the base of the petals and the way it glowed with its own light. I played with various exposure settings and finally settled on the one that showed off that effect, without softening the details too much.

I’m still getting used to using my extender tubes, as I don’t have a good macro lens in my bag yet, but that is on the horizon.

Nikon D800
Nikor 24-70mm f/3.5-4.6 @ @ 35 mm (with 20mm extension tube)
2.0 sec, f/25.0, ISO 100

Hi Resolution image on 500px

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“Coral Gerbera”

“Coral Gerbera”

“Always be friendly, always be kind,
Like the most beautiful flower that you can find.”
― Debasish Mridha

This image is a switch back to some of my earlier floral images. I went back through older images that I have not had the opportunity to edit  and found this one of a gerbera that was part of a larger floral arrangement.

I had a hard time with this one, as the coral colour is tough to reproduce to my satisfaction. So, like many images, I return to it once more, hoping to extract the image I had envisioned when I made it. A different day, a different eye, and the results now please me enough to share it. I’m hoping to do a bit more studio work over the winter months, it will help brighten the days for me, and hopefully, those who follow my blog.

Nikon D800
Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD
 @ 70 mm
1/4 sec, f/22.0, ISO 400

Hi Resolution image on 500px

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“Fringes”

“Fringes”

“We live beneath many layers. Some are for our protection, and some are for our control.”
― Russell Eric Dobda

Generally, I stay away from ‘tight’ shots of flowers, preferring to show the entire blossom. This image is an exception. As I was composing some images of a Gerbera recently, I was really noticing the transition between the inner petals and the outer petals and how lovely that transition was. These “Fringes” pull me into the blossom, layer upon layer, each one looking like a beautiful brush stroke, each one unique, so I thought I’d share it through this image, for your consideration.

Nikon D800
Nikor 28-70mm f/3.5-4.6 @ 45mm (12mm extension tube)
1 sec, f/22.0, ISO 400

High Resolution image on 500px:

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