Little and Large in the Garden


Lubbyman

Link Posted 10/07/2019 - 14:27
The littlest and largest individual flowers in the garden (so far this year...) - Common Cleavers (AKA goosegrass and other local names) and Rosa Rugosa (AKA Japanese rose). The cleavers is a crop from a 1:1 shot with the Irix 150mm macro (and no tubes...), the rose is 8+ft above ground in a hard to reach place and needed the DA*300mm + 1.4TC to get a decent angle on it. If nothing else, it justifies having a wide range of lenses.

Comments welcome as always.

Common Cleavers



Rosa Rugosa



Steve

Chrism8

Link Posted 10/07/2019 - 15:00
The common cleavers for me out of these two Steve, is it worth a closer crop ?
Chris

www.chrismillsphotography.co.uk

" A Hangover is something that occupies the Head you neglected to use the night before".

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K1 - Sigma 85mm F1.4, Pentax 150 -450 F4.5 / 5.6, Pentax FA 24 - 70 F2.8

Sigma 100-300 F4, Samyang 14mm F2.8, Sigma 70-200 F2.8,

K5iis - Sigma 17 - 70 F2.8, Sigma 70 - 300 F3.5/F5.6, Sigma 18 - 200 F3.6 / F4.5.

Lubbyman

Link Posted 10/07/2019 - 19:21
Chrism8 wrote:
, is it worth a closer crop ?

You mean like this?




Steve

Chrism8

Link Posted 10/07/2019 - 19:25
Yes, defiantly, although it perhaps needs to be sharper from the original to get that close.
Chris

www.chrismillsphotography.co.uk

" A Hangover is something that occupies the Head you neglected to use the night before".

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K1 - Sigma 85mm F1.4, Pentax 150 -450 F4.5 / 5.6, Pentax FA 24 - 70 F2.8

Sigma 100-300 F4, Samyang 14mm F2.8, Sigma 70-200 F2.8,

K5iis - Sigma 17 - 70 F2.8, Sigma 70 - 300 F3.5/F5.6, Sigma 18 - 200 F3.6 / F4.5.

derek897

Link Posted 10/07/2019 - 22:54
I like the rose , well I like both, but the rose is lovely
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I know what i like, If not always why.

Lubbyman

Link Posted 10/07/2019 - 23:01
Chrism8 wrote:
Yes, defiantly, although it perhaps needs to be sharper from the original to get that close.

Couldn't get sharper than that, there was slight movement of the plant due to light breeze (not much, but more than enough for this minute flower). Might be a candidate for flash, but that changes the challenge!

Interesting that you prefer just the single flower. I rather liked having both flower and seed heads in the same picture. Having seen the single flower, though, there's definitely something going for it. Just need to find another flower on a day with good light and perfectly still air so a tripod can be used....

Steve

Lubbyman

Link Posted 10/07/2019 - 23:05
derek897 wrote:
I like the rose , well I like both, but the rose is lovely

The rose is a weed, spread from next door and took up residence in an almost inaccessible spot at the back of a flower bed. It has ferociously prickly stems. The flowers are the only good thing about it!

Steve

Sry

Link Posted 11/07/2019 - 21:59
I like the first one as is, the contrasting heads make it work.
Lubbyman wrote:
The rose is a weed [...] It has ferociously prickly stems [...] The flowers are the only good thing about it!

My thoughts exactly, regarding rosebushes. Even the flowers don't do much for me (they don't even taste all that good - too sweet!)...
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