Monday, July 1, 2013

photo share: Botanical Gardens

Happy July!

Where did June go? Summer always goes way too quickly, but I'm doing my best to enjoy every minute of it. As you know, lately this has included getting out and taking a lot of pictures. I was able to get out to the Boerner Botanical Gardens last month and capture some of the gorgeous colors. Enjoy.







 



Manual focus: If you have an SLR lens with manual focus, I highly urge you to try it and experiment with blurred vs. focused shots. I cannot get enough of these blurred shots lately as well as the general range of possibilities that manual focus offers.

Some of these blurred floral shots remind me of paintings. For those of us who have very limited painting skills (like me), it's really amazing to achieve this kind of effect through photography.

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19 comments:

  1. They're all so beautiful! The blurred photos make for a fun effect.

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  2. Beautiful photos, something to hang onto for when winter comes! lol!

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  3. I have a blurred shot of the crepe myrtle trees in my post today, but I didn't include it. I'm not a brave as you are!

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  4. One word: Beautiful!!!
    I have GOT to go and visit some gardens sometime soon. Thanks for sharing.
    ~Kim

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  5. Such beautiful blooms and wonderful colours! I especially love the second shot :)

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  6. Cool! I love the shot of the leaves unfolding. Very pretty!

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  7. I have never grown to like my manual focus setting, but eh...I'll try it again, only because you inspired me to. :)

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  8. I love botanical gardens! What great photo ops!
    love the daisy photo!

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  9. That daisy is beautiful! I do like that last photo but am not quite a fan of blurred shots yet. I'm sure you'll change that eventually with all your photos!

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  10. Dear Rose, I agree with you where did June go! I try to be organized and get a lot done, but the days slip by too quickly. I suppose I am accomplishing as much as I am able.
    I do love the blurred shots. I imagine you could make the picture larger and frame the ones you love most.
    Blessings dearest. Catherine xo

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  11. Gorgeous! I love visiting botanical gardens. x

    Melissa
    http://wildflwrchild.blogspot.com

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  12. Look at that perfect daisy!! I'd like to walk through a botanical garden sometime. i like those kinds of things. :)

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  13. What a pretty place! I've been getting more into taking nature photography lately thanks to all of my hikes at the arboretum. My phone is practically a tree catalog now.

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  14. Nice photos!! I really like the daisy picture. I've been taking a lot of photos lately since my brother has been visiting. Hopefully I'll have them on the blog soon.

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  15. Beautiful photos! You even make blurry look great.

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  16. flowers are great subjects for photographs. I especially like the macros! {:-D

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  17. Love the simplicity of the daisy shot. The last shot reminds me of a Monet painting, but with brighter colors.

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