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Comment by Ronald G Maxwell z5/MI on May 17, 2014 at 5:04pm
I love the Egret pic! I may have to look at that to finish my painting that I have started. If you have any of cat tails and lily pads pictures post them for my back round in the painting.
Comment by Randy Anderson zn.5/Il. USA on June 24, 2013 at 7:04pm

Great Egret I took a picture of on SundayDragonfly I took todayHover fly on yellow Sedum

Comment by Randy Anderson zn.5/Il. USA on June 22, 2013 at 7:02am

A picture of a Jewel Wing DamselflyBluet DamselflyRobberfly These are some of the subjects I've been taking pictures of this Spring. They were taken with a Canon 50D with a Canon 55-250mm lens. I used manual focus and ISO set at 400..

Comment by Randy Anderson zn.5/Il. USA on April 19, 2013 at 5:18am

A panoramic view of the Railroad Bridge over South Henderson Creek at Biggsville, IL.

Comment by Elizabeth Fowler on April 18, 2013 at 9:13pm

Love the pics of the Amaryllis it is lovely.

Comment by Randy Anderson zn.5/Il. USA on April 18, 2013 at 6:03pm

Kathleen, I don't always do what I say at 68 I have to use auto focus most of the time but on macro shots of flowers and I want a blurred back ground even I'll put it on manual focus. But most of the time I need as much help to get in focus as I can. Kathleen they grow Amaryllis in NC. SC.and Ga. in the ground much as we grow Daffodils or Tulips here. Here is a picture of a Pear Blossom Bud using Manual focus.

Comment by Deborah Hamel (Z9a-9b Arizona) on April 18, 2013 at 9:37am

Thank you Randy and Kathleen for your comments and encouragement. Yes, this amaryllis is in a large, glazed pot by my front door. The covered porch faces south, so it is shaded in the summer and sunny in the winter. It lives in a bed of oxalis (shamrocks) and freesia.

Thank you again for commenting.

Comment by Kathleen on April 18, 2013 at 7:11am

Really? You have amaryllis growing OUTSIDE? That makes me think about moving to Arizona! Very nice picture, Deborah!

And Randy, just a comment--for my 63-yr-old eyes, sometimes autofocus is better! Ha!

Comment by Randy Anderson zn.5/Il. USA on April 18, 2013 at 6:34am

Beautiful Deborah. I think the picture turned out wonderful. I don't shot in the auto format, but use some manual settings to get different effects. I assume you used the flash which usually improves the picture which I should do but don't. I'm using auto focus but manual focus is better. If you don't change anything I'd still be with capturing such a lovely bloom as you did.

Comment by Deborah Hamel (Z9a-9b Arizona) on April 17, 2013 at 11:54pm

I have been nurturing this amaryllis for several years, this year it is blooming. The photograph was taken at dusk for contrasting background. The photo was taken with my Canon Power Shot G11 on auto. Not the best photo, but by far the best bloom in my garden right now. Any suggestions on how to improve the image would be greatly appreciated.


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