Snowfire Tulip with the 50mm

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Snowfire Tulip with the 50mm

I haven't had much chance yet to use my brand-new 50mm 1.8 on people, except for a very uncooperative ham-it-up Eva yesterday afternoon LOL....but I briefly used it with macro for some of my newly-opened tulips yesterday. Here's my favorite.

1/500, F/4, ISO 100, 50mm, cropped and resized, no other PP. Maybe it could use a little sharpening for web....I usually do that when at home but I downloaded this one while at work.

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Very, very pretty! Hope you get to use it on some cooperative subjects soon! Lol

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absolutely LOVELY!!! I love tulips and this is just so pretty!

TFS,
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Thank you both!! Sadie, I sure hope so! haha. Gigi, I just started getting into tulips a few years ago and with so many varieties they are addicting! Just like daylilies! Unfortunately the deer also love most of mine so this is the only Snowfire that has bloomed as of now despite my planting a small bagful last fall Sad

Here is the pic sharpened at Flickr:

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I like flower images vertical rather than horizontal. Get that looong stem inthe picture and it really changes the perspective.

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nice shot and nice flower! Smile someday I hope to have a garden with nothing but flowers. Then I'll have lots ot take pictures of. Biggrin

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Yes well unfortunately these tulips are blooming on only a couple inches of stem thanks to the deer. and this particular one is growing amongst a patch of yarrow leaves as well as being short already.

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cool tulip! sucks about the deer though, as I like Stacey's suggestion.

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OOh nice.

Reminds me of a candy cane

Cazz

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OK I managed to get some "stem" vertical shots of a couple tulips, short as they are....so I figured I'd post them here too....

These shots seem too dark to me so I might work on them a little more. *EDIT* I replaced them with SLIGHTLY brightened copies lol. The color of the 2nd one seems wonky to me but I tried WB correction 2x and it didn't help....

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They're both VERY beautiful, but I *adore* that first one ... that soft pink is to DIE for! And the bokeh is PERFECT here! They don't look dark to me, but I'm not calibrated here at work. So take that w/ a grain of salt. Wink

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Georgeous tulips! I never really noticed the difference that sharpening for web makes, but WOW. Thanks for posting both. You can REALLY see what a difference it makes.

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Thanks GiGi and Tara! GiGi it's funny because those pink ones are sooo beautiful and I just planted them last fall but I don't know what variety they are--they weren't what I ordered--they must have been replacements to another type that I wanted but the company was out of. LOL