Sea Lavender

Still Life

Rock Sea Lavender

Part of the same bouquet of flowers with the erygnium; this is sea lavender or rock lavender, and it is a member of the heather family.

The bouquet was expensive, with some boutique pink and white roses. I believe the expensive bouquet had more to do with its packaging – plastic….’who will take our plastic mountain?’ China won’t anymore.

I actually bought the bouquet because  I wanted it for the eryngium as I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it. When I got home I knew I could something with this lovely lavender, to capture the highlights on the tiny flower heads.

The first image above, I back-lit behind with the flash gun sitting on small table under the dining table. I covered the flash with another backdrop which was translucent and one diffused continuous light facing the flowers at a slight angle, exposure at 4 seconds at F/16 and ISO100.

The one below  is a much softer image than the second image;  firing the flash behind diagonally opposite the diffused continuous light, and one diffused continuous slight, exposure at 3.2 seconds at F/16 and ISO100.

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And Finally Another Purple Flower

And Finally Another Purple Flower

Macro Photography

 

purple flower

And finally my last purple flower of this little series. It looks like anemone to me, I am probably wrong in my assumption. I like the contrast of the two shades of purple from the dark stamens and anthers against the lilac petals

Thanks for calling in to my wee blog 🙂

Purple Flowers Again

Purple Flowers Again

Macro Photography

little purple flowers

 

I used to have some of these in my garden before we moved. They were the first flowers I experimented with using macro extension tubes. Three threaded rings of different sizes that attached directly to the barrel and could form one longer tube. This probably messed up my sensor; they attach at the lens mount with nothing to protect it from dust etc. Such naivety. The tubes; the more you add, the bigger the image.  That post was deleted some time ago when I had clear out after making a mistake on uploading to the web, people could download your full size images and potentially infringe copyright. I upload all my at around 600 x 300 pixels with a watermark. These were photographed with EF Canon 100mm F2.8 L Macro lens

 

Purple Flowers

Purple Flowers

Macro Photography

I haven’t a clue what they are called however I photographed it in my parents garden during the Easter weekend.

I was demonstrating composition and shallow depth of field to my nephew who is professing an interest in photography as a GSCE subject.

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