Last week I had photos of a couple of monarch butterflies taken during a midmorning walk last August. This week I have some flowers from that walk. If you saw last weeks post you might remember that for these photos I wasn’t using the Sigma 105mm macro lens like I almost always do. Instead I went with my rarely used Nikkor 80-400mm telephoto for closeups. Also you might remember that with this lens the closest I can get is 5.7 feet. With the Sigma macro lens I can get as close as 12.3 inches and I am rarely more than 18 inches away so it takes some getting used to the 5.7 feet limit. I am constantly finding myself not able to obtain focus and wondering what is going on and then remember I have to step back a few feet.
Coneflowers on their last legs.
I nearly lost my head when I first saw this and, for a moment, I thought maybe she was carrying hers.
As usual I don’t know what type of flower this is but I thought it made a pretty terrific background for the statuette above.
A coneflower in its prime.
Sunflower just starting to come off its prime.
I think I may have posted something similar to this before; a sunflower processed with Local Tone Mapping in PaintShop Pro X8 pumped up to give it a van Gogh-ish vibe.
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