Sonntag, 19. Mai 2013

Whitsunday's floral gems


Yesterday evening I charged the battery of my old Olympus SLR,
because I have a fantastic close-up lens for this camera system with an aperture of 2.0


The idea behind the recharging of the battery was to use the (promised) great sunshine on Whitsunday morning to take some close-ups of flowers on my way to my Sunday breakfast location. Because for the afternoon the weather prophets promised us end-of-the-world weather (we have currently).


Anemone sylvestris (snowdrop anemone) was my first object of desire I found on a piece of dry grassland next to a parking area near a highway.


Next to the anemones I found my first military orchids [Orchis militaris],
a species of orchid native to Europe.


To get the best shooing position I had to go flat, in close contact to some thorns and a lot of creepy-crawlies like ants, bugs and ticks... ;-)


I really like the involvement between nature, light and camera technology,
the game with aperture and focus depth.



Scharfer Hahnenfuss [Ranunculus acris], known as meadow buttercup, tall buttercup or giant buttercup.


Finally: a close-up of a part of my breakfast:
sausage salad with peppercorns.

;-))

Kommentare:

  1. Great macros!! Cool! :)

    I don't own green nail polish.. ;)

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  2. I'll send a flacon with half a liter of mint green nail lacquer to Finland!

    ;-))

    Uwe.

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  3. We travel into another dimension with your photos. Very nice pics!

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  4. Thanks for your compliments, MB, but - no,no, no new dimension. We are still on planet Earth and use the well-known x-, y- and z-axis! ;-))

    Uwe.

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  5. Love your pics!!

    Thank you for your nice hello Uwe! Glad to find your blog.

    Have a nice week!

    Lotta

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  6. ...feel free to cast a glance whenever you want, Lotta!

    Tack, Uwe.

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  7. Your flower photos are delightful - amazing to see such beauties growing in the wild. The weather was certainly helpful and hope it soon returns.

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  8. Thanks a lot for the compliments, Karen!

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  9. Your camera and lens take awesome pics:) Love the close ups of the flowers for sure.

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  10. Your flower pictures are stunning!

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  11. Gorgeous selection of flowers!!!
    As a macro fan I like them all. The one with the aunt is stunning.

    The only thing I don't like is the sausage :/ I don't eat pigs :D

    Thank you SO much for joining Floral Love :)

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  12. First of all: Good morning all y'all!

    And here and now thanxx a lot Emmy, Lisa & Mona for your sweet comments.
    Here in Germany we still have a bank holiday on Whitmonday, so I can slowly start into my day... ;-)

    Uwe.

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  13. was für herrliche aufnahmen!

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  14. Guten Morgen, Tina!

    Auch schon aufgestanden und gleich in die Kiste geguckt...? ;-)

    Danke für die Blumen!

    Dir noch einen schönen Pfingsmontag - bei uns im Taubertal scheint schon wieder die Sonne nach dem bescheidenen Sonntag Nachmittag.

    Uwe.

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  15. Hi there YWB nice to see you again :) super series of macros brilliant DOP! I've just bought myself the Olympus OM-D, loooooove it! We really are lucky here in Perth, we have blue skies even in winter, nice!

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  16. Laura said:

    Your flower images are exquisite!!! I am hosting I Heart Macro for the first time this week. I know visitors to my blog would love to come over and see these. The link is open until 8pm EST (GMT-4) Monday evening if you'd like to still join in:-) Or next week perhaps, Saturday's through Monday's (8pm-8pm) Hope to see you participate:-)

    ******************************

    I'm so sorry Laura, I clicked on the wrong button - and your comment was gone!

    But I was able to restore it, but I cannot revive it.

    So I copied it and posted it this way. No harm meant!

    Uwe.

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  17. Dear Perth friend,

    thanks a lot for your message. I used my "old" Olympus E-3 together with the superb Macro Olympus Zuiko Digital 50mm 2.0 for th shooting of my floral gems.
    I really have to find out if my Olympus lenses - all of them of a great optical quality - fit to the new OM-D as well. I like the retro-style design of this camera, but have no clue about its inner values.
    Uwe.

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  18. beautiful shots, and the one with the ant is exceptional

    Mollyxxx

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  19. Thanks a lot Molly for your kind comment. The next time when I'm going to meet my ant model again I'll ask it(?) / her (!) to model for one of your photographs, too... ;-)

    Have a great Monday evening!

    Uwe.

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  20. For an instant I thought your sausage salad was a magnolia petal.......lovely flower images!

    Ruby

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  21. Sausage salad or magnolia petal...
    ...who cares, Ruby!?!?

    ;-)

    One way or another: both a tasteful photo motif (if you are no vegetarian)!

    ;-))

    Uwe.

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  22. Nice macros!!! I especially like the white flowers!!!

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  23. I'm so glad you joined in at I Heart Macro!!!

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  24. You are welcome, Laura...
    ...and this time I didn't delete your comment! ;-)

    I wish you a spiritual week!

    Uwe.

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  25. Gorgeous photos! I love the orchid.

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  26. Wow, dass sind aber wirklich Klasse Bilder...da folge ich Dir doch gleich mal :)

    LG Timur

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  27. Hi Timur,

    na du lässt dich ja leicht beindrucken... ;-)

    OK, wenn du mir folgen möchtest, dann bin ich also dein Guru und du mein erster Jünger!?!?

    So oder eben anders: Herzlich willkommen hier bei mir zu Hause!

    Alles knorke, Gruß nach Wannsee,

    Uwe.

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  28. Herzlich willkommen / Tervetuloa, Gunilla! Wie gehts? / Mitä kuuluu? Sprechen Sie deutsch / Puhutteko saksaa?

    Don't be too impressed, Gunilla, I found all the stuff in your language on the internet! ;-))

    Thanks a lot for stopping by and leaving your nice comment!
    Hope I see you / read from you again!

    Uwe.

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  29. My dear friend Uwe,
    I wish a had lens like yours... Amazing pictures, rich details! I shall say that my stomach misses German sausages.
    How nice to know you and your wife photograph events such as weddings! If I ever make it to your region, I will get in touch! Maybe not wedding pictures, but couple ones ;)
    Someone is in love here :))))
    My dear, i endep up losing my blog domain cause I forgot to renew it. So please update my blog address to your sidebar and blog list:
    www.apaisagemdosdias.blogspot.com.br
    Im still pretty upset about losing the domain. It ended up in New Zealand. Scheisse.
    Cheers Uwe!
    Alles Gute!
    Márcia

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  30. Danke, Márcia, für deine Nachricht!
    Ich bin froh, dass du wieder unter den Lebenden / Bloggern bist und du uns mit "Edelsteinen" aus Brasilien und dem Rest der Welt erfreust!

    Gruß aus dem frühlingshaften Deutschland,
    Uwe.

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  31. Hello, Uwe! I’m visiting slowly one by one. Your macro lens with aperture 2.0 is so powerful. The flowers are heavenly luminous. These are the effect of the collaborated works of the lens and photographer’s sensibility and skills.

    Yoko

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  32. I think it was mainly the morning sun presenting the flowers on the photos in the right light. If I took the same photos in the high noon sun, they would have looked/appeared quite different. So: morning or evening sun is the magic word for photos to generate a good atmosphere... ;-)

    Have a great day, Yoko!

    Uwe.

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