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JohnKoerner

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« on: March 19, 2009, 02:57:24 AM »


Delphinium





Abutilon Pink





Blue Plumbago
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LoisWakeman

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« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2009, 08:49:18 AM »

What's with the off-topic spamalike signature, David - or is that Brian? But welcome anyway.  
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JohnKoerner

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« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2009, 10:39:36 AM »

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« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2009, 12:28:38 PM »

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I believe that Lois made reference to the signature of a deleted post (spam) not to your signature.
That is correct. I have removed the post & suspended that member until his/her spam signature is removed
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JohnKoerner

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« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2009, 12:39:26 PM »

Oh, please forgive me then Lois. I did not have the opportunity to see the previous post or signature.

I thought I was being made fun of and didn't understand how a post enjoying flowers could turn to controversy

I only wanted to post pretty pictures



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LoisWakeman

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« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2009, 06:39:20 AM »

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Oh, please forgive me then Lois. I did not have the opportunity to see the previous post or signature.
No need to apologise at all - the post being deleted in the mean time made it very confusing. And thanks for cheering up my day with such beauty  
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JohnKoerner

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« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2009, 09:57:10 PM »

PassionFlowers

 


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« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2009, 04:34:53 PM »

I love passion flowers. They have got to be the most interesting and different looking flowers of all time (at least in my humble opinion). Great shots!
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JohnKoerner

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« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2009, 01:18:04 PM »

Thank you very much, and I agree, they are amazing flowers.

I sent these photos to my parents over in California, and they loved them, but what was interesting is my father (82 years old) is eating a supplement for insomnia that has Passion Flower in it.

Apparently, not only is Passion Flower stunning in its beauty, but it also has medicinal properties to it ...

Jack



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« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2009, 01:46:56 AM »

It's been cold near Lake Erie, so there aren't many flowers as yet. This flower was one of about 4 or 5 in several acres of forest. I don't know the type, but the size is about half an inch wide.
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« Reply #10 on: April 05, 2009, 02:34:45 AM »

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It's been cold near Lake Erie, so there aren't many flowers as yet. This flower was one of about 4 or 5 in several acres of forest. I don't know the type, but the size is about half an inch wide.

Round-lobed hepatica.  One of the first flowers out in the spring in that part of the world.  They'll even push their way out through the snow...

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P.S.  Nice work!

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JohnKoerner

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« Reply #11 on: April 08, 2009, 01:06:28 AM »

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It's been cold near Lake Erie, so there aren't many flowers as yet. This flower was one of about 4 or 5 in several acres of forest. I don't know the type, but the size is about half an inch wide.


Nice Dale


Here is one I took of a Butterfly Blue, just starting to bloom ...







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dalethorn

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« Reply #12 on: April 08, 2009, 01:55:44 PM »

That's a very odd-looking flower, Jack.  I don't think they have time to grow that much here.

Here's another - the only other flower I've seen this spring.  It's a small cluster right on the ground, and I would have preferred some surrounding foliage, but no such luck.  I used the LX3 macro for this and the other flower, with aperture priority f8.  I'm not a fan of rapid DOF falloff, at least on clusters of flowers.
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dalethorn

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« Reply #14 on: April 10, 2009, 02:34:00 PM »

Flowers on someone's front gate - Charleston SC - March 2009.
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JohnKoerner

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« Reply #15 on: April 11, 2009, 02:05:14 AM »

Quote from: dalethorn
That's a very odd-looking flower, Jack.  I don't think they have time to grow that much here.
Here's another - the only other flower I've seen this spring.  It's a small cluster right on the ground, and I would have preferred some surrounding foliage, but no such luck.  I used the LX3 macro for this and the other flower, with aperture priority f8.  I'm not a fan of rapid DOF falloff, at least on clusters of flowers.

Yes, it has a bizzare look to it, especially with the black background created by the ringlight flash.

Sorry there's no foliage to go with your flowers, but in a way it is rather nice also. I think emerging flowers from a past cold is very symbolic and evocative, actually.




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From this last weekend
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Beautiful shot --- beautiful flower!

Purples and lavenders are my favorite colors




Here is another shot of a passionflower ... this time with a honey bee on it ...










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JohnKoerner

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« Reply #16 on: April 13, 2009, 02:49:41 PM »


Wild Thistle





w/ Bumble Bee ...
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