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Old Aug 6, 2014, 10:25 AM   #1
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With everyone posting so many wonderful images from exotic locals, I thought I'd share a few from (get ready) Buffalo!

These are from the Erie Basin Proving Gardens, where various horticultural companies grow a selection of plants testing for how they perform in the region. Folks vote on their favourites, results tallied daily. Test gardens such as these help determine what you will eventually find at your local nursery.

I was under strict instructions not to waste time changing lenses, taking light readings, shooting raw; we had another 250 gardens to visit.

Did not make a note of the first one, the second is a Dahlia 'Hypnotica Lavender' and the last is an Echinacea 'Double Scoop Bubblegum'

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With everyone posting so many wonderful images from exotic locals, I thought I'd share a few from (get ready) Buffalo!

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Hee, hee, hee.

Wonderful shots all. I particullary like the combination of colors in #1 and I look forward to finding it on the shelf of my local nursery soon. It's got my vote. Also interesting PP.
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It gets warm enough in Buffalo to grow flowers?

250 gardens! Makes me tired just thinking about it.
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....me too! I really like the Bubblegum

I'm wandering why shooting RAW might slow the parade.
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Thanks for the comments. Warm enough to grow flowers in Buffalo -- a micro climate taking advantage of the Lake Erie cooling breezes during the summer months and a good blanket of snow in the winter protects the perennials.

Raw slows things down 'cause I take more time and care with the shots, shooting on full manual. My wife was quite clear that I had to keep up. I think we barely managed 50 gardens out of the over 280 on this year's tour. Left to my own, maybe 10-15 tops

Oh, the "post" was done in iPhoto using the edge blur effect...

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Nice serie !
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nice shots kula, what lens was used?

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lol - I'll remind you of that comment next time you're complaining about "frying like steaks" in the Texas summer!
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Ram, I was mainly using the Oly M.14-42mm F3.5-5.6 L, the original kit lens. I'm still doing my research for a full review on this lens. But I can say that with enough footcandles and vibrant subjects with no fiddly bits, it ain't bad.
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