Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Flowers and more flowers

My younger daughter grew me these lovely Cosmos - aren't they gorgeous? they are now dancing amongst the geraniums, roses, poppies, fuchsias and osteospermums and looking wonderful.


I was using the camera on its macro setting with the addition of a 10x magnifying lens. I really like the way these cheap little lenses have such a shallow depth of field and throw the background out of focus and the way it just becomes abstract shapes at times, as below with the poppy seedhead. It isn't a great photograph technically - but I really quite like it!















and now I need to go and paint ..............

5 comments:

Katherine Tyrrell said...

I love Cosmos!

daviddrawsandpaints said...

Looks like you've just found subjects for my dancing theme!

vivien said...

well spotted David! yep that's what I'm thinking of doing :>D I knew I shouldn't have mentioned the word 'dancing'!

me too Katherine

Billie Crain said...

wonderful macros, Vivien! i finally have the camera with the macro feature. i just wish the wind would stop blowing. it's been impossible to get a good shot with things blowing in the breeze! any tips?

vivien said...

the wind is unfuriating isn't it Billie?

I haven't taken any more for the same reason - the flowers are dancing and swaying like mad at the moment - and now it's raining as well ..... summer!!!! huh!

No tips other than a photographers assistant to hold the stem still, just out of shot!