Announcement

Collapse

December's CHALLENGE

The topic to inspire your creative juices this month is BOXES

See more
See less

Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread

Collapse
This is a sticky topic.
X
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread

    This thread is to run alongside the previous communal natural history threads which have been running now for several months on birds and insect life. It comes out of a request on those threads to include other areas of nature.

    The aim is for anyone to join in and post their pictures of flowers, trees, plants and fungi for general enjoyment and discussion. So please join in, share images, poems, or add your comment and share your thoughts in a communal, supportive place.

    You don't have to be a committed flower photographer - everybody is welcome to contribute if they have a photograph which they are proud of (or disappointed with and would like some advice). It will be fun to learn about plants from around the world, botanical collections or from your garden.

    So have a root about on your hard drive and show us what you've got.



    To start us off I love this time of year for the wonderful blossom, bluebells and catkins


    Blossom
    by Peter Willmott, on Flickr


    Blossom and Bluebells
    by Peter Willmott, on Flickr
    Peter (Art Frames)

    You can see some of my things on Flickr

  • #2
    Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread

    A close look at a Kenilworth Ivy flower (Cymbalaria muralis, with common names ivy-leaved toadflax,[2] Kenilworth ivy,[3] coliseum ivy,[3] Oxford ivy,[3] mother of thousands,[3] pennywort,[3] wandering sailor,[3] is a flowering plant native to Mediterranean Europe and widely naturalised elsewhere.).



    Focus Stacked in camera, E-M1 & 60mm macro lens.
    Ross
    I fiddle with violins (when I'm not fiddling with a camera).
    Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ross-the-fiddler/
    Cameras: OM-D E-M1 & Mk II, Olympus Stylus 1, OM-D E-M5.
    Lenses: M.ZD7-14mm f2.8 PRO Lens, M.ZD12-40mm f2.8 PRO Lens, M.ZD40-150mm f2.8 PRO Lens, MC-14, MC-20, M.ZD45mm f1.8, M.ZD12-50, M.ZD60 Macro, M.ZD75-300 Mk II, MMF-3, ZD14-54 II, Sigma 150mm F2.8 APO Macro DG HSM.
    Flashes: FL36R X2, FL50R, FL50.
    Software: Capture One Pro 10 (& Olympus Viewer 3).

    Comment


    • #3
      Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread

      Hi Ross, had to look it up as I recognised the flower but not the name. I read it has several names including Toadflax which is more familiar to me.

      With my EM5 mk2 I don't get the in camera focus stack. I would use it all the time! It does seem to work well.

      Thanks for joining in.
      Peter (Art Frames)

      You can see some of my things on Flickr

      Comment


      • #4
        Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread

        Do you have any bluebells?

        Peter (Art Frames)

        You can see some of my things on Flickr

        Comment


        • #5
          Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread

          Originally posted by art frames View Post
          Hi Ross, had to look it up as I recognised the flower but not the name. I read it has several names including Toadflax which is more familiar to me.
          If you see caterpillars which look similar to those of the Large White butterfly, take a closer look:

          http://e-group.uk.net/forum/showthread.php?t=39511

          Harold
          The body is willing but the mind is weak.

          Comment


          • #6
            Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread

            Abutilon vitifolia 'Flowering Maple'.

            This is one of the mallow family, together with Hollyhocks. It makes a tallish (2-3m) spindly shrub, which whips around a lot in the wind. It was a windy day and I was standing on a stool to get this flower to fill and effective 210mm frame. I had to wait for calmer moments.

            My regular software is out of action but I am happy to post this version, uncropped.

            EM-1, Aperture priority, f11?, 1/500, ISO 500, hand-held.

            Harold


            The body is willing but the mind is weak.

            Comment


            • #7
              Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread



              Foxtail Barley detail, Saskatchewan, Canada.
              It's the image that's important, not the tools used to make it.

              David M's Photoblog

              Comment


              • #8
                Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread

                Originally posted by art frames View Post
                Hi Ross, had to look it up as I recognised the flower but not the name. I read it has several names including Toadflax which is more familiar to me.

                With my EM5 mk2 I don't get the in camera focus stack. I would use it all the time! It does seem to work well.

                Thanks for joining in.
                Thanks, I've now edited it so that all the names are covered. I should have included the botanical name though. While it's not a native in Australia it grows & spreads rather well here & some people rip it out as a weed, but we love it. It can be pulled up easily (but may grow back readily perhaps ) & it sneaks inside through door & window cracks, but it is so delicate & lovely we don't mind.

                Ross
                I fiddle with violins (when I'm not fiddling with a camera).
                Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ross-the-fiddler/
                Cameras: OM-D E-M1 & Mk II, Olympus Stylus 1, OM-D E-M5.
                Lenses: M.ZD7-14mm f2.8 PRO Lens, M.ZD12-40mm f2.8 PRO Lens, M.ZD40-150mm f2.8 PRO Lens, MC-14, MC-20, M.ZD45mm f1.8, M.ZD12-50, M.ZD60 Macro, M.ZD75-300 Mk II, MMF-3, ZD14-54 II, Sigma 150mm F2.8 APO Macro DG HSM.
                Flashes: FL36R X2, FL50R, FL50.
                Software: Capture One Pro 10 (& Olympus Viewer 3).

                Comment


                • #9
                  Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread

                  Originally posted by Ross the fiddler View Post
                  Thanks, I've now edited it so that all the names are covered. I should have included the botanical name though. While it's not a native in Australia it grows & spreads rather well here & some people rip it out as a weed, but we love it. It can be pulled up easily (but may grow back readily perhaps ) & it sneaks inside through door & window cracks, but it is so delicate & lovely we don't mind.

                  Purple Toadflax grows in our garden each year. It never spreads much but is always present and we find it attractive, as do bees.

                  Harold
                  The body is willing but the mind is weak.

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread

                    Originally posted by Harold Gough View Post
                    Abutilon vitifolia 'Flowering Maple'.

                    This is one of the mallow family, together with Hollyhocks. It makes a tallish (2-3m) spindly shrub, which whips around a lot in the wind. It was a windy day and I was standing on a stool to get this flower to fill and effective 210mm frame. I had to wait for calmer moments.

                    My regular software is out of action but I am happy to post this version, uncropped.

                    EM-1, Aperture priority, f11?, 1/500, ISO 500, hand-held.

                    Harold


                    Harold, a stunning looking flower. Well worth the effort.
                    Peter (Art Frames)

                    You can see some of my things on Flickr

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread

                      Originally posted by Ross the fiddler View Post
                      Thanks, I've now edited it so that all the names are covered. I should have included the botanical name though. While it's not a native in Australia it grows & spreads rather well here & some people rip it out as a weed, but we love it. It can be pulled up easily (but may grow back readily perhaps ) & it sneaks inside through door & window cracks, but it is so delicate & lovely we don't mind.

                      Hi Ross,

                      That is very kind to go the extra mile for us. I personally learned something and look forward to seeing this in the wild.

                      Hope to see some more native Australian stuff as we go. Have always enjoyed those posted elsewhere on the board and hope to get some more here.

                      Peter (Art Frames)

                      You can see some of my things on Flickr

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread

                        Originally posted by David M View Post


                        Foxtail Barley detail, Saskatchewan, Canada.
                        David

                        Very beautiful. Looks like it might come alive with 3D specs.

                        I will start a mammals and others thread shortly. I am thinking up an all inclusive title (ensuring we get everything covered).

                        In the meantime keep them coming.
                        Peter (Art Frames)

                        You can see some of my things on Flickr

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread

                          Originally posted by art frames View Post
                          Harold, a stunning looking flower. Well worth the effort.
                          Thanks, Peter.

                          My favourite colour. These were the first of the season, right at the top. There will be plenty more, but further down, with no chance of a blue sky background.

                          Harold
                          The body is willing but the mind is weak.

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread

                            Originally posted by David M View Post


                            Foxtail Barley detail, Saskatchewan, Canada.
                            David,

                            A lovely blend of abstract and impressionist.

                            Harold
                            The body is willing but the mind is weak.

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread

                              Originally posted by art frames View Post
                              David

                              Very beautiful. Looks like it might come alive with 3D specs.

                              I will start a mammals and others thread shortly. I am thinking up an all inclusive title (ensuring we get everything covered).

                              In the meantime keep them coming.
                              I was thinking Communal flora and Communal fauna.
                              It's the image that's important, not the tools used to make it.

                              David M's Photoblog

                              Comment

                              Working...
                              X