Due to other work and a rebuilding project at home, I haven’t been able to get to far from home lately. But I was able to spend a few minutes enjoying the flowers in the garden.
I had some time while waiting for a family member and, as usual, I had a camera with me. Since I was near Leif Erickson Park and the Duluth Rose Garden, two popular parks in Duluth, I took time to wander around and see what would catch my eye. The roses are not yet in bloom, but other flowers were and there were other subjects that caught my attention. I used three different lenses and once again experimented with depth of field and framing.
Later, when examining the images, I decided that next time I will try expanding my focus points to allow more of certain subjects to be in focus. Some of the flower shots could have benefited from more overall focus. However, the bokeh is pleasing in some and I want to improve upon the selective focus used in a couple of others.
A lucky shot, didn’t see the bee flying into the frame.
Up close, the orchid appears almost alien in nature, perhaps even a bit scary.
Insect interacts with flower, photographer interacts with insect, both interacting with and part of nature.
A bit of color doing its best to stand out against the green background.
A cheerful start to the week, one of many wildflowers that grow alongside roads and paths in northern Minnesota.