A Visit to the Botanical Garden

posted by tucker




…And of course, 99% of the time I spent there I had the 100mm macro on! For a guy with a weakness for flowers, a botanical garden is like a car show for some one really into cars… so many different kinds, all looking their best, ready to be photographed. I don’t actually know much about flowers; if these were pictures of cars I could tell you more about them but flowers for me really are just a great way for so much color and line to come together in one shot, and things like composition and slight changes in depth of field decide whether a shot is a keeper or a throwaway. The dragonfly one here is slightly different than the one I posted over on the main site, if you look up and left you will see, very out of focus, another dragonfly entering the shot… I didn’t notice this until I was editing the images, and it adds to it. This shot was also done at f/5.6, as opposed to the other one which is at f/2.8. This is mostly due to the fact that, as time went by and I realized that he was just gonna sit there, I took the time to adjust camera settings after knowing that I’d at least gotten the shot at 2.8. The slightly wider depth of field lets you better appreciate the beauty in those wings.

Double Dragonflies at the gardens (f/5.6 remix).

Oh, that bokeh!

Quick shot of a butterfly, no time to get closer as he zoomed off :(

One of many awesome orchids they have in the Orchid Room.

I'm not sure if I like this one more or the next one...

What do you think?

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