Last week, you were tasked with taking photos of plant life. Let’s take a gander at everyone’s entries.

Jobjoris

“As the subject was ‘Flora’ I got out my Macro lens, got out early into the garden to capture some morning dew. And here it is:

Camera: Sony Nex-5

Lens: Sony SEL30M35 (3.5/30 Macro)

Edit: fiddled a little with the coloring to give it a more natural look.

Story: Not much, just like mornings!”

“ If you want a Flora ‘story’ I could start about my next-door neighbor trimming his un-stoppable ‘Common Ivy’. After only a few cuts it fell of the wall with a lot of cracking sounds, resulting in this:

But there’s no ‘composition’ in this one, it was just a quick shot with my iPhone5. So more of a local-newspaper-shot.”

Eddie

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“This is my first submission for a challenge on Photography. I know this is a super quick submission, but I actually did this challenge over the weekend (Saturday) at a local botanical garden.

Camera: iPhone 6 Plus (645 Pro; dRaw Tiff; Manual Shoot Mode)
Edited: Snapseed. Lightly edited to give a medium contrast black and white look.
Location: Asheville, NC (5/16/15)

P.s.: I would give specific ISO/Shutter Speed/etc., but I forget and I won’t have access to that information until Snapseed allows my edited photos to once again be uploaded to my computer!”

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Tony Ram Riot

“Both photos were taken in my backyard after days of rain. I wanted to get some pictures with water droplets. I was not pleased with how most of the pictures turned out, but these were two of the ones I felt liked the most. The pictures have been edited in Lightroom.

Bike After the Rain:

Lens: 18-5mm f/3.5-5.6

1/200 sec

f/4.5

ISO 400”

“Flower Droplets:

Lens: 18-5mm f/3.5-5.6

1/250 sec

f/4.5

ISO 400”

 Diecast Photography

Camera: Canon 60D

Lens / Settings: 18-135mm w/Polarizer f5.6 ISO 640 1/45 sec

Location: Boerner Botanical Gardens - Franklin, WI

We are lucky to live about a mile away from a 667 acre park. We talk many walks during the summer time. This image happened to be captured on 6/14/2014 on one of those walks. I found it interesting because the stem and leaves were black. No photo tricks applied to this image.”

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Agrajag

I’ve got two to submit.

​Photos taken with a Nikon D3300. Tips of pine tree branch taken at night with an LED flash light providing light. 1/30 iso 200 f8 with a +10 macro filter for both.”

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I’ll take 911 RS for $5000

“ Submission for this challenge. Both on Sony a7 w/ 28-70 kit lens, as I wanted to travel light. All from a hike today.”

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“ Bonus round, cause I don’t live by the rules!”

McSeanerson

“This is the pond at my local park downtown as they start the kickoff for the Feast of the Flowering Moon. I shot this on my T2i with my fancy new 18-55 kit lens I bought used for $60. I took this at 49mm f/5.6 at 1/80 and iso 3200. I use a filmmaking picture style for all my photography because I just like the way it looks. In Lightroom I adjusted exposure and contrast a little to get a base and then played with the highlights, shadows, whites, and blacks. I bumped up the clarity to about +20 and the vibrance and saturation to around +10. Then I tuned the colors to really make the greens pop. Lastly I turned my sharpness to +50, luminance noise reduction to +40 and color noise reduction to +50.”

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“This is Grandview Cemetery, I wanted to get some of the trees overlooking the town and I figured this would be a good spot to line everything up on the stump. I took this on my T2i with the same kit 18-55 lens. I was at 18mm f/3.6 1/160 iso 400. The first thing I did was to crop the photo because I got more of the clouds than I really wanted. Again, in Lightroom I adjusted exposure and contrast a little to get a base and then played with the highlights, shadows, whites, and blacks. I bumped up the clarity to about +20 and the vibrance and saturation to around +10. Then I tuned the colors to really make the greens pop. Lastly I turned my sharpness to +50, luminance noise reduction to +40 and color noise reduction to +50.”

CB

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“I took these photos in downtown Ottawa, along the Rideau Canal and by the National War Memorial. There are quite literally millions of those tulips around the city due to the annual tulip festival, which is a result of Canada’s part in liberating the Netherlands. The way they show their gratitude is by sending us quite literally millions of tulips every May.

Photos shot with my Nikon D70s with the 18-70mm lens at an ISO of 200.

FlowerGirlH4v0c

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“Indian blanket flowers, otherwise known as Firewheels. They’re in this field I know where literally tens of thousands of them are blooming. I kept trying to make it there in late afternoon, way before sunset, but couldn’t ever make it before Magic Hour. That, and persistent daily rains meant I wasn’t ever able to photograph them under the lighting situation I wanted to, but shot what I could, anyway.

I shot both with an iPhone 4S and a Canon 50D with a 17-35mm f/2.8 sigma. These two, though, are iPhone shots taken at Magic Hour and edited in snapseed.”

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Excellent work by everyone this week! I look forward to next week’s mission!