Dahlia Photos: the sublime to the blurry forum: Macro & Artsy images of Dahlias

 
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ImageDarcyD
Aug 20, 2014 4:56 PM CST
Name: Darcy D
Green Oaks, Illinois
Woo hoo! Look out creepy critters!

You will love it for dahlia shots, too. Is it a 100?
Imageteddahlia
Aug 20, 2014 7:48 PM CST
Name: Ted
Oregon
We enjoy breeding new dahlias!
It is a 50mm film lens from the 1990s. Since it is a full frame lens it is about the equivalent of a 75mm lens on my APS-C camera. My other 50mm prime lens works very well and is a 1.7. This one is a 2.8 but is a 1:1 macro and closest focus is 7.5 inches. It is supposed to be even sharper than my 1.7 prime lens. And it is auto focus too.
“Flowers are like friends; They bring color to your world.” – Unknown
ImageDarcyD
Sep 12, 2014 11:00 AM CST
Name: Darcy D
Green Oaks, Illinois
Monarch on Ben:

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Imageteddahlia
Sep 12, 2014 11:31 AM CST
Name: Ted
Oregon
We enjoy breeding new dahlias!
I bet this one looks really good when it fills the entire computer screen.
“Flowers are like friends; They bring color to your world.” – Unknown
Imageteddahlia
Sep 29, 2014 10:43 AM CST
Name: Ted
Oregon
We enjoy breeding new dahlias!
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Picture of Woodland's Taco Time and Hollyhill Regal. I believe that the true purple color of Regal is the result of using the Adobe rgb setting on the camera and then I saved the picture after cropping using sRGB. For those of you who have cameras with lots of settings on your camera, you can try this to get true purple colors in dahlias.

And would Darcy post a copy of her winning photo of the bug?
“Flowers are like friends; They bring color to your world.” – Unknown
ImageDarcyD
Sep 29, 2014 11:10 AM CST
Name: Darcy D
Green Oaks, Illinois
Wow, you got great color there Ted!

Lady & the Colonel (Colonel Winkie):

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Imageteddahlia
Sep 29, 2014 11:37 AM CST
Name: Ted
Oregon
We enjoy breeding new dahlias!
It deserved to win the big prize!
“Flowers are like friends; They bring color to your world.” – Unknown
ImageDarcyD
Sep 29, 2014 4:48 PM CST
Name: Darcy D
Green Oaks, Illinois
Thanks Ted! Big Grin
Imageluvflowers
Sep 29, 2014 5:31 PM CST
Darcy, that's a really cool picture, you captured the red perfectly with the superbly posed ladybug. Thumbs up Thumbs up
anniecan
Sep 29, 2014 5:40 PM CST
Name: Annie Luck
Apex, North Carolina
BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE IN TH
How much did you have to pay the ladybug? Whistling
Imagehonnat
Sep 29, 2014 7:43 PM CST
St. Paul, MN
If I had more say in my house decorations, I'd definitely be hitting you up for purchasing dahlia photos. :)
ImageBenny101
Sep 29, 2014 9:07 PM CST
Greenville MI - zone 5b
Way to go Darcy , congratulations ! Hurray!
ImageDarcyD
Sep 30, 2014 7:18 AM CST
Name: Darcy D
Green Oaks, Illinois
Big Grin Thanks my friends!

Honnat, you ever find that room I'll trade for tubers Whistling
Connie1973
Sep 30, 2014 2:53 PM CST
Greenville, MI

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addicted
Oct 1, 2014 4:14 PM CST
Name: Em
NY
Fantastic photo, Darcy!!! What contest did you enter and what did you win? I love Winkie Colonel (but lost it this year) and the ladybug is so perfect with it!! Congratulations!

Em
Dahlias -- the gift that keeps on giving!
ImageDarcyD
Oct 1, 2014 6:53 PM CST
Name: Darcy D
Green Oaks, Illinois
Thanks!!

Our Dahlia show (Central States Dahlia Society) has a photo contest.

Here are some of the entries. You may recognize some of my others because I shared them here:

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anniecan
Oct 1, 2014 7:08 PM CST
Name: Annie Luck
Apex, North Carolina
BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE IN TH
Awesome images, but I just cannot relate to black and white dahlia photos Blinking
We're all so different I agree
portia
Oct 1, 2014 7:42 PM CST
Southern PA, Brandywine
Darcy what macro lens do you shoot with?

I use a 35 mostly on my Nikon 99% of the time, but am contemplating getting a macro for fun.

Love that ladybug photo.
ImageDarcyD
Oct 1, 2014 7:43 PM CST
Name: Darcy D
Green Oaks, Illinois
anniecan wrote:Awesome images, but I just cannot relate to black and white dahlia photos Blinking
We're all so different I agree


I know! I thought the same thing & almost didn't enter any. I mean...Dahlias are all about color, right. Then I decided it was a challenge & I do like a challenge. So, I thought...if you can't see color what would make a Dahlia look good? And, of course it was form. So, I picked my favorite "form" Dahlia's & shot those.
ImageDarcyD
Oct 1, 2014 7:46 PM CST
Name: Darcy D
Green Oaks, Illinois
portia wrote:Darcy what macro lens do you shoot with?

I use a 35 mostly on my Nikon 99% of the time, but am contemplating getting a macro for fun.

Love that ladybug photo.


Thanks Portia!

I shoot Canon & have the 100 Macro 2.8. Macro isn't for everyone, but I LOVE it. I could sit for an hour at one bloom, and still find different shots. It really makes you look at things differently.

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