Originally I had planned to divide the frog and hoary puccoon off the moon shot from the camping page; but as I didn't, I had an extra page with a June create date to fill. So I hunted around and decided to feature some pix from my late spring garden:)
all from the SonyRX100/2015RX/20150521RX directory. Solomon's seal, -7/10EV, 1/400sec, f1.8, ‘cloudy’ color balance, shot 14may2015.
I liked the way the sunlight lit up the flowers in the center of the image. I actually prefer the variegated Solomon's seal, but there's no getting around the fact that species is much more robust.
I'm very fond of my striped tree peony, and chose this photo because I thought the folded petal along the left side of the image was interesting—reminded me of ribbons, actually.
If I weren't so darn lazy, I would've cropped the top edge of the image away, but even as is, I liked the composition and arrangement of dew at the base of the blossom.
This one's for the wizard, who likes flower pictures with insects in them. I liked that the honeybee was actually in flight. And in focus, pretty much:)
Just a nicely shaped peony that I thought would make a good reference for a painting, what with the subtle colour shadings in the petals. My friend Cindi B is fond of some earlier shots of white peonies I've featured on the site, so this image is partly for her:)
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