There has been a constant off and on rain here for the past 5 days and both May and June have been a lot rainier than last year. Makes it hard to go out on photo walks. I do realize I am fortunate in that I’ve just been inconvenienced by the rain while many others in parts of the U. S. have been devasted by it with loss of life and property. I heard on TV or the radio that all the rain that fell on Texas during the month of May was enough to cover the whole state in 8 inches of water. Amazing.
On a happier note, here are some spring flowers I photographed in late April. As usual if I know the flower/plant name I use it, otherwise … I don’t.
Let’s start off with a blue flower. I like the pop of orange. Not to be confused with orange pop in some parts of the country.
This is a yellow sun with a large white corona. The sun is being orbited by purple planets and a very rare binary green planet system. These twin planets rotate on their axes so fast that the camera can barely catch a blur. It’s as if Mother Nature created an organic model of a solar system for a science fair project.
No more silliness. I know this flower is a peony and I’m pretty sure the insect is a hoverfly.
One of the very nice things about the 24 megapixel sensor in the Nikon D7100 and a good lens like the Sigma 105mm macro is that you can crop the heck out of a photo and still have nice sharp images with plenty of acuity.
This is a rose and a rosebud.
This is a rosebud and a rose.
Because of the angle on the two photos above I couldn’t get both elements in focus so you will have to choose the one you like best. I apologize for saddling you with that responsibility but I don’t see that I have any other choice. So what’s it going to be: youth or maturity?
This is a glowing azalea; scientifically known as Rhododendron glowum.
All photos were taken with a Nikon D7100 and a Sigma 105mm macro.
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