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A spider ambushes a fly in a crab apple flower
 
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I took a few flower pictures over the last couple of months; I'm not that good at it and therefore not sufficiently motivated. I think what I need to do is put my 105mm Micro-Nikkor on my D700 and leave it next to the patio door, since I hardly ever use that combo anyway. That way when the light is right and the flowers look good I can just grab it and go into the garden.


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I took a few flower pictures over the last couple of months; I'm not that good at it and therefore not sufficiently motivated. I think what I need to do is put my 105mm Micro-Nikkor on my D700 and leave it next to the patio door, since I hardly ever use that combo anyway. That way when the light is right and the flowers look good I can just grab it and go into the garden.


That makes a lot of sense. I realized that best light for taking photos of flowers is on overcast days, or when the flower is in the shade. long ago I used a Nikon F3 camera to take photos, but was never good with close-ups of flowers and other small subjects. Then when Canon introduced digital cameras, I switch to this company. I am using a relatively old camera for wildlife and photos like the one above, a Canon 7D with a 100mm macro lens.
 
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I took a few flower pictures over the last couple of months; I'm not that good at it and therefore not sufficiently motivated. I think what I need to do is put my 105mm Micro-Nikkor on my D700 and leave it next to the patio door, since I hardly ever use that combo anyway. That way when the light is right and the flowers look good I can just grab it and go into the garden.


That makes a lot of sense. I keep a relatively old Canon camera with a 100mm macro lens by the back door, in case I need it. Sometimes some of the local wildlife such as moose, foxes, etc., walk through the yard.



 
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Some more wild flowers and other:


Flowering plum (not a wild flower):


Low bush cranberry fruit:
 
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Not exactly what I intended, all I had with me was the 28mm prime and the sun did not come out. But I took some flowers anyway.





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All of these pictures are simply outstanding, gentlemen! tu2
 
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Wink,

Your flowers look great. By the way, overcast days are the best for taking photos of flowers. The same if the flower is in the shade.







 
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Not my garden however. Spent the weekend at a cousin's house in Brittany. He has a green thumb. Since I thought I would only take a few landscape pictures I only had the 28mm lens and I am happy that they turned out OK. I needed more depth of field and a tripod to help.


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One of the first flower pictures I ever took was in my backyard, with my old Nikon D700 and a 16-35mm zoom. Circa 2012.





Probably the next time I took some flower pictures was at the botanical garden in Phoenix. I took a bunch, since cacti in France are not the same. Circa 2016.



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That pink color flower is nothing but amazingly beautiful!
 
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Love your additional pics Ray! tu2
 
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Very nice pics. In the early 90s + did a series with my Nikon on some poppies that I had planted here + did a daily progression of growth, petal openings, etc. It was fun photography + kept me out of trouble.


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