Afterwards


Photo Information
K10 with 18-55 zoom, my only auto-focus lens. Sadly.

After a session of dead-heading.

It might be as well to view it large, if you've the time.
06/04/2011 - 19:36bwlchmawr
CategoryFlowers & plants
Shutter Speed1/100
Aperturef/5.6
LensN/A
ISO125
Focal Length35mm
Views/Likes70/0

nonur

Link Posted 06/04/2011 - 20:54
Much better when viewed large, Andrew. It's quite good, and my favourite colour. I really like it. I didn't know that daffodils needed dead-heading. Is it for good appearance only?
Regards,
Nezih
Last Edited by nonur on 06/04/2011 - 20:57

bwlchmawr

Link Posted 06/04/2011 - 21:36
nonur wrote:
I didn't know that daffodils needed dead-heading. Is it for good appearance only?

Hi Nezih,
Daffodils should be dead-headed to prevent them setting seed. This weakens the plant. After deadheading, the plants should be given a liquid foliar feed. The foliage should not be cut off but should be left to die back naturally. This takes about eleven weeks in the British Isles (probably five and a half minutes in somewhere as hot as Turkey!)

Blimey, this is beginning to sound like "Gardeners' Question Time"!
Best wishes,

Andrew

"These places mean something and it's the job of a photographer to figure-out what the hell it is."
Robert Adams
"The camera doesn't make a bit of difference.  All of them can record what you are seeing.  But, you have to SEE."
Ernst Hass
My website: http://www.ephotozine.com/user/bwlchmawr-199050 http://s927.photobucket.com/home/ADC3440/index
https://www.flickr.com/photos/78898196@N05

nonur

Link Posted 06/04/2011 - 21:42
Thank you Andrew for the much appreciated info. I only knew that they should be left to die back; and it takes longer even here, but perhaps it is so because I planted them near the wall in a patch that takes only the morning sun until noon.
Regards,
Nezih

Clayboss

Link Posted 06/04/2011 - 23:17
It's amazing what you can learn on this website! Good thinking on the daffodil picture, Andrew. I spent ages getting pictures of daffodils when they were at their best and they look just like a hundred other daffodil pictures. These look a bit more unusual !

Best wishes,

David W

szgabor

Link Posted 07/04/2011 - 05:36
Nice colours and details. I like vignette effect too.
Regards,
Gábor
My website
My PPG site

pauljay

Link Posted 07/04/2011 - 06:35
Instructions duly noted!
Paul.

Photography is not a sport. It has no rules. Everything must be dared and tried! (Bill Brandt)
jaypix
yankee44
PPG

GIULIO57

Link Posted 07/04/2011 - 07:00
Good
PPG

bwlchmawr

Link Posted 07/04/2011 - 08:03
Clayboss wrote:
It's amazing what you can learn on this website! Good thinking on the daffodil picture, Andrew. I spent ages getting pictures of daffodils when they were at their best and they look just like a hundred other daffodil pictures. These look a bit more unusual !

Best wishes,

David W

That's what I thought, David. Beauty in decay!

Thanks again everyone. Next month it's what to do when taking soft-wood cuttings...
Best wishes,

Andrew

"These places mean something and it's the job of a photographer to figure-out what the hell it is."
Robert Adams
"The camera doesn't make a bit of difference.  All of them can record what you are seeing.  But, you have to SEE."
Ernst Hass
My website: http://www.ephotozine.com/user/bwlchmawr-199050 http://s927.photobucket.com/home/ADC3440/index
https://www.flickr.com/photos/78898196@N05

autumnlight

Link Posted 07/04/2011 - 12:14
I never knew you could dead head the flowers i've always left them on and let it all die back, thanks for that info, it is a beautiful pic.
Kind regards Maria

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Maria-Gray-photography/589310071158079?ref=hl
Last Edited by autumnlight on 07/04/2011 - 12:15
Add a Comment
You must be registered or logged-in to comment.