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Old Mar 19, 2008, 5:13 PM   #1
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1) Dutch Iris
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Old Mar 19, 2008, 5:15 PM   #2
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2) Orange (entry in Pentax Forum March Monthly Challenge)
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Old Mar 19, 2008, 5:17 PM   #3
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3) Spanish Lavender (bees love these)
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4) Sparaxis (for some reason these are hard to photograph)
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Old Mar 19, 2008, 9:56 PM   #6
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Very beautiful photos.
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4) Sparaxis (for some reason these are hard to photograph)
Would like to know what the causes behind are.
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Old Mar 20, 2008, 12:20 PM   #8
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Thanks flutelady.

As to the difficulty of getting satisfactory images of Sparaxis (for me, anyway- my wife thinks these are good) I suspect it is the broad tonal range from white to yellowto a dark, reflective (shiny) red,to black, plus the fact thet the yellow areas are not sharply defined. They closefor thenight in the late afternoon, so the choice is either full sun or open shade which often has spots of sunlight filtering through.Fill flash is too contrasty and blows the highlights. Plus the stems are very thin and the slightest breeze stirs them into motion. If Icutthem off, took them indoors and put them in a light tent, I might have better luck, but I prefer to photograph things in their natural state.
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Lovely pics, striking contrast.....................musket.
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Old Mar 21, 2008, 12:47 PM   #10
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Thanks, Musket, for looking and commenting.
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