Monday, July 04, 2005

Flowers: Fuchsia Budding

Fuchsia Budding

Judi - my wife - has worked hard on our garden this year to turn it from a square of grass into something beautiful (well I did all the rotavating/digging/wheelbarrowing and she did all the planting).

Here is a shot I took yesterday of one of the many fuschias she has grown, taken from a low angle. I love the various pinks and the way it is just full of latency about to burst. Just playing around really with my new macro lens and tripod.

Perhaps this week's series should be dedicated to wives - Judi likes these kind of photos better than some of my stuff - I think I will also dedicate it to Bren who I guess will like them better than the abstracts too!


Blogger MP said...

Nice flowers. I like partly shadowed images.

4/7/05 08:27  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice... they kinda look like aliens. I like it. Very soft colours.

4/7/05 08:34  
Blogger Metallyptica said...

Judi did a great job! :)

And you too, photographing it! :)

4/7/05 09:25  
Blogger Kim said...

Nice shot, I love fuschias but can't ever keep them on my porch, too sunny. Congrats on the new macro lens and tripod!

4/7/05 12:59  
Blogger ChickyBabe said...

I agree with bcw, they look like creatures from a sci-fi movie!

4/7/05 13:23  
Blogger jane said...

I can't grow a thing so I'm quite envious of this! Lovely shot.

4/7/05 13:43  
Blogger Ronalyn said...

Great shot! Not much of a green thumb here.. I wish I did.. I love pics of flowers.. (infact I had to do one, you inspired me, nothing nearly as awesome as this..but I can try!)

Congrats on the new micro lens and tripod! These series of flower photos are sheer perfection! Always a fan! Have a good day!

4/7/05 14:36  
Blogger Potpourri said...

Well composed. Congrats on the new garden..

4/7/05 15:57  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The DOF really makes this one pop. Beautiful to see them just opening. And the rose was gorgeous too, Ian.

4/7/05 16:16  
Blogger Judy Birmingham (Seeing Anew Blog) said...

You caught this at just the right time!

4/7/05 17:45  
Blogger KMJ said...

"I love the various pinks and the way it is just full of latency about to burst."

Well described! Lovely. I really like your abstracts, but I will love this "Judi" series, because it is something to capture and display something to its full natural beauty. (Hi Judi)

4/7/05 17:48  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't think I've ever seen these before. Maybe I'll recognize them when they open up. Your perspective here really works awesome. I like the sky in the background vs. more green.

4/7/05 18:05  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

pastel pink color shade is beautiful touch with the nice soft light and shadow. interesting shape and angle.

4/7/05 18:21  
Blogger Adventuring through Florida's WILD life! said...

I like the shot looking skyward. The soft background and crisp foreground are nice.

4/7/05 20:18  
Blogger Joel said...

They look threatening... :)

4/7/05 22:37  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amazing that you should do this post and mention Judi and Bren. We are on vacation and both are viewing your photos at the same time (which is rare!) Neither of us knew that fuschia was anything but a color! We'll have to visit the Franklin Park Conservatory when we return to Columbus and check out a fuschia.



Hi Ian - I have learned to have a greater respect for, and to really enjoy some abstracts, but you are right in that I do like this style of photography much more.


4/7/05 22:47  
Blogger makuahine said...

These are absolutely beautiful!

5/7/05 01:20  
Blogger Kamakshi said...

beautiful macro shot. i love the tender buds and the deep fuchsia shades fm within.

5/7/05 03:53  
Blogger Unknown said...

great shot

5/7/05 06:18  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Perfect!!! What camera do you use? I hope you dont mind me asking :)

5/7/05 11:46  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oops! That comment was for your next post--the pink flower! I mustve pressed wrong link. SOrry!


5/7/05 11:47  
Blogger ian said...

Thank you all as ever.

bcw - I used a Nikon D70 for the images this week.

6/7/05 06:33  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not just your wife, Timurilenk :) Me too... love these flower photos you've taken.

8/7/05 19:03  

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