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Not quite Autumn...

Discussion in 'Nature' started by spatulaboy, Oct 23, 2012.

  1. spatulaboy

    spatulaboy I'm not really here

    Jul 13, 2011
    North Carolina
    Vin
    Had the day off the other day and headed to the local arboretum (JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State). The weather has been very mild for October and many flowers were still in bloom, lots of bees and insects still out. What a great opportunity for some nature shots before the inevitable cold gets here! I will miss the warm light and beautiful sights that summer brings with it though. :(
    I usually only shoot with one or two lenses at a time but decided to go wild and shoot with four!

    1. Olympus M Zuiko 45mm f1.8
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/vftsai/8114964293/" title="Yellow and Blue by Vincent-F-Tsai, on Flickr"> 8114964293_cf6eb42d7f_b. "768" height="1024" alt="Yellow and Blue"></a>

    2. Minolta MC Rokkor 58mm f1.4
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/vftsai/8114970666/" title="Painted Lady 1 by Vincent-F-Tsai, on Flickr"> 8114970666_3397ebee43_b. "1024" height="768" alt="Painted Lady 1"></a>

    3. Sigma 30mm f2.8 EX DN
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/vftsai/8114968750/" title="Enchanting light by Vincent-F-Tsai, on Flickr"> 8114968750_97836e61b2_b. "1024" height="768" alt="Enchanting light"></a>

    4. Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 25mm f1.4
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/vftsai/8114963249/" title="Butterfly by Vincent-F-Tsai, on Flickr">[​IMG]"768" height="1024" alt="Butterfly"></a>
     
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  2. North20

    North20 Mu-43 Veteran

    282
    Oct 18, 2012
    East of the Cascades, PNW
    Pat
    Beautiful stuff - thanks for sharing these :smile:
     
  3. spatulaboy

    spatulaboy I'm not really here

    Jul 13, 2011
    North Carolina
    Vin
    Thank you. Some more:

    5. Minolta MC Rokkor 58mm f1.4
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/vftsai/8114970400/" title="Low level fly by by Vincent-F-Tsai, on Flickr"> 8114970400_20cf6f1e43_b. "1024" height="768" alt="Low level fly by"></a>

    6. Olympus M Zuiko 45mm f1.8
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/vftsai/8114963475/" title="Yellow Flower Skipper by Vincent-F-Tsai, on Flickr"> 8114963475_9a70fc4f37_b. "1024" height="768" alt="Yellow Flower Skipper"></a>

    7. Olympus M Zuiko 45mm f1.8
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/vftsai/8114963731/" title="Nectar-licious by Vincent-F-Tsai, on Flickr"> 8114963731_842ed918a0_b. "1024" height="768" alt="Nectar-licious"></a>

    8. Sigma 30mm f2.8 EX DN
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/vftsai/8114961383/" title="Yellow Flower Blue Sky 1 by Vincent-F-Tsai, on Flickr"> 8114961383_947abe2ea0_b. "768" height="1024" alt="Yellow Flower Blue Sky 1"></a>
     
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  4. North20

    North20 Mu-43 Veteran

    282
    Oct 18, 2012
    East of the Cascades, PNW
    Pat
    Once again, very nice. That 2nd one is really great.

    Both sets are solid considering what looks to have been somewhat harsh lighting :2thumbs:
     
  5. spatulaboy

    spatulaboy I'm not really here

    Jul 13, 2011
    North Carolina
    Vin
    Nothing like a beautiful sunny day to bring out the vibrant colors of nature.

    Last set. I won't post lens info this time. :wink:
    Thanks for viewing. Critique, comments, always welcome.

    9.
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/vftsai/8114960287/" title="Flower Minimalism by Vincent-F-Tsai, on Flickr"> 8114960287_273517f536_b. "1024" height="768" alt="Flower Minimalism"></a>

    10.
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/vftsai/8114969292/" title="Twin flowers by Vincent-F-Tsai, on Flickr">[​IMG]"1024" height="768" alt="Twin flowers"></a>

    11.
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/vftsai/8114970886/" title="Pink and Yellow 1 by Vincent-F-Tsai, on Flickr"> 8114970886_1b1e0db9d0_b. "768" height="1024" alt="Pink and Yellow 1"></a>

    12.
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/vftsai/8114962417/" title="Rose1 by Vincent-F-Tsai, on Flickr"> 8114962417_216ca98878_b. "1024" height="768" alt="Rose1"></a>
     
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  6. jloden

    jloden Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 15, 2012
    Hunterdon County, NJ
    Jay
    Gorgeous shots, all very sharp, clear and colorful ... even some bees "on the wing" too :smile: