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My first flower, in memory of Grandpa

 
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Feb 06, 2012 18:30 |  #1

I shot my first flower today. The photo is taken at 1:1 magnification... the flower was only about 6mm in diameter.

My Grandfather was a professional photographer; he had thousands of macro flower shots; I grew up looking at his photos hanging around our house. I never felt the urge to take photos of flowers but I saw this little guy today and I thought of him. I think he would be proud and I'm really sad he isn't here to see it. I know it isn't technically all that great but I still wish I could share it with him.


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Feb 06, 2012 19:16 |  #2

I'm sorry for your loss :( I like the pic though!


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Feb 06, 2012 19:56 |  #3

Very nice shot, I'm sure he would be proud!

I'm sorry to hear about your grandfather. One of my friends just lost his grandmother yesterday :(


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Feb 07, 2012 10:59 |  #4

Lovely shot!


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Feb 07, 2012 19:40 |  #5

Sorry for your loss. But, what makes you think he didn't see it?

A professional photographer ... took thousands of macro flower photos ... you NEVER took a flower photo ... and you spot this small flower.

Sounds like he was there ... guided your eye to the flower ... you captured a moment that everytime you see it will remind you of him ... You made him PROUD!!!

Great photo! Keep making your grandfather proud!!!




  
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Feb 08, 2012 06:32 |  #6

Very nice shot....beautiful little flower.


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Feb 09, 2012 07:38 |  #7

Thanks guys. I appreciate the kind words.
I have really been impressed with the quality of work in this macro thread. I even drooled over some of the flower shots I've seen posted here. I have never been that into flowers but some of these have made me stop and gawk...

I don't know what the policy is for posting other peoples' work... but here goes. If anyone has beef, I'll take the photo down in a heartbeat; just let me know.
THIS IS A PHOTO LORDV TOOK:

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I especially like the more abstract-ish flower shots like this and I could easily see myself doing more of this type.

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Feb 09, 2012 14:25 |  #8

I believe this is speedwell. They are so tiny, even 1:1 doesn't fill the frame. You captured it nicely.


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Feb 09, 2012 14:54 |  #9

After a short bit of research I believe you are correct; good eye!


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