Saturday, June 10, 2017

The Allium episode

So here goes, the long teased Allium photos. I started with this one, having captured it by accident one morning.

It would be cool to set up a time lapse movie of it budding out, but the darn thing keeps waving in the wind. I settled for trying to shoot it at regular intervals, sometimes in the morning, sometimes in the evening. Some close up, some more distant.

Here's a series of shots, featuring a white one and a purple one. These are the winners, 27 out of 243 shots overall, out of 1751 photos since the above shot.

Quite nearby I noticed a purple one coming along too, so started getting shots of it.

200mm. Compared to the 100 mm just below

100mm. I suppose to be fair I should have shot these from the same angle, but the point I wanted to make is the background. In photographic terms, the background on the 100 mm shot is better, more pleasingly blurred.

The much hyped Allium butt. I hope you're happy with it.

Here's the overall view. The featured white Allium is at the far right of this shot, and the featured purple one is the next left big one.

The Alliums are starting to look a little ragged now, what with some of the heavy wind and rain we've had over the last day or so. Sill, they were beautiful. I think of them as the Jetson plants.

There are lots of other beautiful flowers coming along, stay tuned!

1 comment:

  1. From a comment on Facebook. "Great study in allium! I always wondered how the background got artistically blurred. Don't give up on the alliums just yet. I like them best once they have gone to seed and turned brown and dried out. They are truly like Martian flowers."


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