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« on: July 13, 2017, 05:19:50 PM »

Yesterday morning was nice and sunny, so I grabbed my Canon G16 camera and went out in the backyard to check out some of the flowers.  This little bee just refused to quit posing for me on some fireweed.  This camera does real well, but I wish it had a larger sensor, perhaps a 1" sensor.  The 1/1.7" sensor just doesn't make nice sharp images when blown up.  Unfortunately.



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« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2017, 05:32:43 PM »

Here's one taken of another bee on a rugosa rose, with my Nikon D7200 and Sigma 70-200 zoom.  Bit of a difference.



And this white flower (don't know what it's called--I just fill the planter with dirt and PeggySuz plants 'em.

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« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2017, 11:36:24 PM »

Nice.
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« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2017, 11:43:54 PM »

They are beautiful!
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« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2017, 12:33:25 AM »

Ok, so this isn't the back yard.  it's our front yard.  In Idaho, taken the Fall before we moved back up to Alaska.  Us and our Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic Tourers.  Just because this is a scooter/motorcycle forum, and I just don't have any new pictures of my bikes.



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« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2017, 07:08:21 AM »

I like the rose/bug shot. It's high summer here in the desert!
I also like those Kawasakis. My '99 Classic is still on the road with it's 2ed owner.
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« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2017, 12:34:31 AM »

I like the rose/bug shot. It's high summer here in the desert!
I also like those Kawasakis. My '99 Classic is still on the road with it's 2ed owner.

Yeah, I liked the Kawi, but I liked the Vstrom better.
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« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2017, 05:21:43 AM »

I love going into the corner of our back yard that we've left "natural."  There's all kinds of bushes and flowers, including fireweed (which should be the state flower instead of the forget me not) and high bush cranberries which smell like the odor of dirty sox when they're fully ripe.  They do make wonderful jam and jelly, though.  Cinnamon and cloves tame the dirty sox odor.  Anyway, I had the camera out recently on a sunny day and shot some berries and flowers.






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« Reply #8 on: August 29, 2017, 07:02:39 AM »

Berry nice, Greg.
(sorry, couldn't resist)
Good detail on the fly in #2 considering the lighting.
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« Reply #9 on: August 29, 2017, 02:03:11 PM »

I love going into the corner of our back yard that we've left "natural."  There's all kinds of bushes and flowers, including fireweed (which should be the state flower instead of the forget me not) and high bush cranberries which smell like the odor of dirty sox when they're fully ripe.  They do make wonderful jam and jelly, though.  Cinnamon and cloves tame the dirty sox odor.  Anyway, I had the camera out recently on a sunny day and shot some berries and flowers.

Looks great, Greg. That's something we hope to do as part of our relocation, leave some portion of the property natural rather than a mostly grass yard. Those are beautiful pictures of your place.
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« Reply #10 on: August 29, 2017, 02:11:43 PM »

So pretty! I love a yard in it's natural state.
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« Reply #11 on: August 29, 2017, 05:25:50 PM »

We bought the house new, so we had to put in a lawn, front and rear.  We decided to leave one corner of the back yard natural so we could enjoy that part of nature without having to mow it and, of course, for the pics i posted here.  It's nice having just a tiny piece of the "woods" in the back yard.
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