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The California Super-Bloom (Image-Overload)
« on: July 09, 2017, 05:15:23 AM »

My apologies in advance, but this was a once-in-a-lifetime occurrence:

Images taken from the deserts of CA this spring (Anza Borrego & Joshua Tree National Parks) ... enjoy  :)


Anza Borrego (taken with my Samsung Galaxy Edge 2 :D)



Anza Borrego (taken with Nikon D810 + 20mm f/2.8 AI-S)



Anza Borrego (taken with Nikon D500 + 300mm f/2.8 VR II + 2x TC III)



Anza Borrego (taken with Nikon D500 + 300mm f/2.8 VR II + 2x TC III)



Anza Borrego (taken with Nikon D500 + 300mm f/2.8 VR II + 2x TC III)



Anza Borrego (taken with Nikon D500 + 300mm f/2.8 VR II + 2x TC III)



Anza Borrego (taken with Nikon D500 + 300mm f/2.8 VR II + 2x TC III)



Anza Borrego (taken with Nikon D500 + 300mm f/2.8 VR II + 2x TC III)



Anza Borrego (taken with Nikon D810 + Voigtländer 125 Apo Macro)



Anza Borrego (2-image stack, taken with Nikon D500 + 300mm f/2.8 VR II + 2x TC III)



Anza Borrego (taken with Nikon D500 + 300mm f/2.8 VR II + 2x TC III)



Anza Borrego (taken with Nikon D810 + Zeiss 15mm f/2.8 Distagon T* ZF2)



Joshua Tree (taken with Nikon D810 + 20mm f/2.8 AI-S)



Joshua Tree (taken with Nikon D810 + 20mm f/2.8 AI-S)



Joshua Tree (taken with Nikon D500 + 300mm f/2.8 VR II + 2x TC III)



Joshua Tree (taken with Nikon D500 + 300mm f/2.8 VR II + 2x TC III)



Joshua Tree (taken with Nikon D500 + 300mm f/2.8 VR II + 2x TC III)



Joshua Tree (taken with Nikon D500 + 300mm f/2.8 VR II + 2x TC III)



Joshua Tree (taken with Nikon D500 + 300mm f/2.8 VR II + 2x TC III)



Joshua Tree (taken with Nikon D500 + 300mm f/2.8 VR II + 2x TC III)



Joshua Tree (taken with Nikon D810 + Voigtländer 125 Apo Macro)



Joshua Tree (taken with Nikon D500 + 300mm f/2.8 VR II + 2x TC III)



Joshua Tree (taken with Nikon D810 + 20mm f/2.8 AI-S)



Joshua Tree (taken with Nikon D500 + 300mm f/2.8 VR II + 2x TC III)



Joshua Tree (taken with Nikon D500 + 300mm f/2.8 VR II + 2x TC III)



Joshua Tree (taken with Nikon D500 + 300mm f/2.8 VR II + 2x TC III)



Joshua Tree (taken with Nikon D500 + 300mm f/2.8 VR II + 2x TC III)


All right, I guess that's enough.

I hope nobody gets mad at me for posting so many pretty flower photos :D

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Re: The California Super-Bloom (Image-Overload)
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2017, 06:27:27 AM »

Some wonderful shots, but Joshua Tree (portrait) is my favourite.  The balance of the bokeh of the receding flowers is perfect.
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Re: The California Super-Bloom (Image-Overload)
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2017, 07:47:17 AM »

Great set of images, looks like an amazingly no time to experience. I really like the last three or four labeled Joshua Tree


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Re: The California Super-Bloom (Image-Overload)
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2017, 07:52:18 AM »

Some wonderful shots, but Joshua Tree (portrait) is my favourite.  The balance of the bokeh of the receding flowers is perfect.

+1. Joshua Tree portrait is my favorite too.
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Re: The California Super-Bloom (Image-Overload)
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2017, 11:01:52 AM »

Thanks for the comments.

March and April were wonderful times to hike our CA deserts ... flowers materializing with every new visit ... didn't get too hot (could hike for hours).

Now? No flowers ... and you have maybe 2 hours of light before you feel like you're in an oven ;D

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« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2017, 04:45:05 AM »

seems like a wonderful occasion to document. I like some of the close-ups, but I find the light too harsh and uninteresting in the "landscape" ones.

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« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2017, 09:25:50 AM »

Great set, Jack.
One of my favorites is #2192 from Joshua Tree. I like the way the shape of the flowering bush echos the shape of the background rocks.
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« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2017, 09:01:27 PM »

seems like a wonderful occasion to document. I like some of the close-ups, but I find the light too harsh and uninteresting in the "landscape" ones.

Yeah, most of them are snapshots ... not trying to pass them off as "art" ... just nature photography.

Agree, the light in many is harsh; agree again they're not "art-worth"; disagree they're uninteresting.

Just pretty snapshots to share and enjoy ... and I wanted to prove I could post something besides bug pics :)

Will make sure I post only a jaw-dropper next time ;D

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« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2017, 09:02:50 PM »

Great set, Jack.
One of my favorites is #2192 from Joshua Tree. I like the way the shape of the flowering bush echos the shape of the background rocks.

Thanks Eric!

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« Reply #9 on: July 11, 2017, 04:07:20 AM »

Yeah, most of them are snapshots ... not trying to pass them off as "art" ... just nature photography.

Agree, the light in many is harsh; agree again they're not "art-worth"; disagree they're uninteresting.

Just pretty snapshots to share and enjoy ... and I wanted to prove I could post something besides bug pics :)

Will make sure I post only a jaw-dropper next time ;D

Just to clarify, as sometimes the meaning can be lost over the interwebs:)

- I did not mention anything about "art".
- I said the light was uninteresting, not the subjects themselves.
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