Winter flowers

Winter blooming camellia.
A red witch hazel.
Edgeworthia chrysanthemums “Grandiflora’ – originates from the Himalayas.
Red witch hazel abstract.

13 thoughts on “Winter flowers

    1. It can happen that I take 400 to 500 pics per session. Because I don’t trust my lens when shooting an insect I usually take 5 pics in a row in a very fast manner. So u can see where the 500 pics come from 🙂

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    2. Yes, that’s a good idea. Sometimes I use a tripod and the Live View on the back of the camera for flowers and enlarge the detail and focus it and it still doesn’t come out right! It looks ok in the field, but you put it on the computer and it looks rubbish! I haven’t taken many insect macros, but when you get them right, they can be quite amazing. I read recently that some scientists are estimating that insects are declining at a rate of 2.5% a year, so in 100 years, food chains may collapse as a result.

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    3. U are right what photography concerns: Sometimes i need 30 shots to get a pic that satisfies.

      We in Bavaria/Germany have succeeded today: More that 10% of the population voted for direct measures to save the insects! Now the government has to deliever!

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