Show wildflowers, only wildflowers in the wild

melanieylang

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This year I've been slow to get started on the wildflower photos, but it was a lovely day here so I stopped at a favorite spot for an eyes-down ramble. Not much grabbed my attention, and when it did my shooting was pretty ordinary - I'm trying out a Canon FD AC-zoom 35-70mm with Raynox 250 macro adapter, adapted via focal reducer to EM10.2; the lens has no aperture ring, so it has limited usefulness and is far outclassed by any m43 macro lens. However, it was fun, and that's what it's about!

EDIT: I just discovered that the lock switch on the focal reducer operates the aperture (clicklessly), so there's one problem solved!
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This year I've been slow to get started on the wildflower photos, but it was a lovely day here so I stopped at a favorite spot for an eyes-down ramble. Not much grabbed my attention, and when it did my shooting was pretty ordinary - I'm trying out a Canon FD AC-zoom 35-70mm with Raynox 250 macro adapter, adapted via focal reducer to EM10.2; the lens has no aperture ring, so it has limited usefulness and is far outclassed by any m43 macro lens. However, it was fun, and that's what it's about!

EDIT: I just discovered that the lock switch on the focal reducer operates the aperture (clicklessly), so there's one problem solved!
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I really enjoying playing with legacy lens - such different effects, and the softness is nice on the eyes after sharp digital :-0
 

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Choke cherry (Prunus virginiana)
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Sundews wobble around crazy in the slightest breeze.
This morning I got up super early.
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Luckily there was minimal breeze.
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This is the incredibly rare, super hard to find, double bloom, fairy orchid.
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Searched for a lifetime, finally found it!
 

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Kodak 63mm f2.7 "C-mount" lens
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Pheladenia deformis - Blue Fairy Orchid - Tasmania
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I just love sundew plants, and their voracious way of grabbing life with all they've got!
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Olympus EM10 mkII with 60mm f2.8 macro. Edited with Snapseed app.
 

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This pretty flower is Acacia paradoxa (prickly wattle), hated by locals who refer to it as 'kerosene bush', due to it being highly flammable. It makes a good home for small birds, as the thorny branches offer some protection against predators. After kneeling on some by mistake when shooting wildflowers yesterday, I came home and ordered some gardening knee pads!
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With a reinvigorated interest in shooting with adapted lenses and crafting digital photos with a look more reminiscent of 35mm film, I found myself enjoying editing these JPEG photos more than usual. This began with a bit more customisation in-camera, following through with a different editing style from my usual in Snapseed app.

The original JPEG is either on the right or on the bottom of these sets.
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Olympus EM10 mkII with 60mm f2.8
 

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This pretty flower is Acacia paradoxa (prickly wattle), hated by locals who refer to it as 'kerosene bush', due to it being highly flammable. It makes a good home for small birds, as the thorny branches offer some protection against predators. After kneeling on some by mistake when shooting wildflowers yesterday, I came home and ordered some gardening knee pads!View attachment 776558
Your sundews are exactly same as ours..
Boy, so glad we didn’t get your prickly wattles though!
We did get a black wattle, introduced by a church missionary, to tan the leather bound bibles black. I wish he would come and take them back. The wattles and the bibles, no good came of either! Haha.
 

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Your sundews are exactly same as ours..
Boy, so glad we didn’t get your prickly wattles though!
We did get a black wattle, introduced by a church missionary, to tan the leather bound bibles black. I wish he would come and take them back. The wattles and the bibles, no good came of either! Haha.
Here's a tiny sundew I found!
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Cap from 60mm lens.
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Sundews are the best - a nearby patch of scrub, in which the understorey was slow-burned for fire protection earlier in the year, already has sundews re-populating it. I expect the orchids will be fantastic there next year. The prickly wattle takes over, and little pieces break off, getting into sheep's wool and the knees of the kneeling, so it's unpopular. How interesting about the black wattle being used for black bibles!
 

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Thought this was pretty composition for just a random group of wildflowers.
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The Spring season is really starting to take off here in Australia. So many native orchids on show, with plenty more to come.

I will need to restrain myself otherwise I may end up taking over this thread...Just kidding...

Anyway to start off with some lovely little flowers

Hare Orchid (Leptoceras (Caladenia) menziesii)

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