These flowers have survived the rabbits. Taken hurriedly with an iPhone 7.
Apparently, bokeh IS possible with iPhone. Just have to focus closely.
They are also called buttercups, I believe. These are in morning light, but also known as Texas evening primroses. I crawled around this morning with a heavy Hasselblad and 120mm macro lens. Two ladies walked by on the pathway and said they were concerned that something was wrong with me as a was shooting from below flower level to get the first shot you see here.
The obligatory bluebonnets. Light was too harsh, really. I tried to rescue somehow with bokeh. (Why doesn’t any computer like the word bokeh? Here, bokeh, bokeh, bokeh! Take that!)
The camera was a Hassleblad (no misspelling, believe me, error messages galore!) The lens was the highly ventilated 120 f4 macro.
Do you know the legend of the bluebonnet?
Take care…a flower for you.
I’ve watched this mesquite for years as I’ve passed by but have never had a camera and light together at the same time. Today I was shooting elsewhere and was on the way home when I noticed the light and the bright, green, new spring foliage. It was windy and that probably helped arrest it in some nice configurations in some of the shots.
This was with H5D and 120 macro shot two stops down from wide open at 200 ISO. There was a pestilent wind keeping things shook up, and as I was, in the late evening light, at 1/60 or slower, I had to watch the stamens carefully to see when a pause was in order to fire.
Yesterday I went out to shoot some blossoms with macro lens on H5D just to see if I could successfully find fractions of a second of breaks in Texas’s incessant wind. I got a few shots, but as I was leaving I noticed the sunset only two days from spring. With the fisherperson on the shore, the strolling people on the path, the bare tree silhouetted by the setting sun, I was compelled to stop and grab a quick hand held shot with the 120 macro lens I had been using.
What I suppose mainly supports the title here are two aspects of the subject: