Early morning in a summer garden to capture the last iris before it fades, plus a poppy and a Peony.
One of the joys of spring is what blooms in the garden…
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.
The early bloomers of spring always serve as a reminder that winter is fading away, more is yet to come and soon the garden will be filled with a riot of color.
Center of a peony blossom.
Canon 5D Mark ll, ISO 50, 50mm, f/ 2.5, 1/8000 sec, processed in Adobe Lightroom CC
…before they fade away.
Canon EOS 5D Mark ll, ISO 50, 45mm, f/2.8, 1/320 sec.
The results of an experimental nine shot photo merge.