Daylilies forum: Macro photography in the garden

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Name: john stahl
baldwin, ny (Zone 7b)
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jqfalcon3
Oct 25, 2012 5:59 PM CST
For anyone interested in macro photography (the taking of close-up photos in the garden), look for my article in the Winter issue of the AHS Journal. Here's a sample photo from the lead page...a carpenter bee gathering pollen from a daylily.

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Name: Juli
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daylily
Oct 25, 2012 6:07 PM CST
That is cool! I know that bees steal pollen, but have never seen one doing it like this! Hurray!
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daylilydreams
Oct 25, 2012 6:35 PM CST
That is a wonderful photo now I can't wait for the Winter issue. Thumbs up
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Name: Michele
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tink3472
Oct 25, 2012 6:38 PM CST
Great photo, can't wait to read the article
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Name: Laura Eiras
Huntsville, AL (Zone 7b)
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Ditchlily
Oct 26, 2012 9:16 AM CST
Really great! I have taken some close up photos, but none of mine look that good.

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sarahbugw
Oct 26, 2012 4:32 PM CST
Great shot! Good luck with your article. I bet it will be terrific. Thumbs up


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Name: Laura Eiras
Huntsville, AL (Zone 7b)
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Ditchlily
Nov 5, 2012 4:35 PM CST
I did find a few of mine. Can't wait until the article comes out.

A visiting bee
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Close up of L. muscadet pistols and stamen


Spider on daylily
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Spider in Web
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Name: virginiarose
Virginia
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virginiarose
Nov 5, 2012 5:38 PM CST
Wow, John great picture. I opened it up and that bee is a happy mess! Do you have a special camera? I just have a point-n-shoot, easyshare. I can blow them up on the computer and do some editing. Check out the Lady Bug on my Rose of Sharon. Thumb of 2012-11-05/virginiarose/694b9f
Susan

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sarahbugw
Nov 5, 2012 8:48 PM CST
Love the ladybug! Smiling
Name: virginiarose
Virginia
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virginiarose
Nov 6, 2012 9:36 AM CST
Thanks! Green Grin!
Susan

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Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
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blue23rose
Nov 9, 2012 6:04 AM CST
That bee picture is amazing! I love macro photography, but have done much lately.

Here is a damsel fly picture that I took in 2006 that I zoomed in on. Not sure if that would be considered macro. I wish I hadn't cut off his lower wing.
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And here is one from 2007 - the dreaded Japanese beetle demolishing a balloon flower Angry .
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Vickie
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Name: virginiarose
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virginiarose
Nov 9, 2012 7:21 AM CST
The damsel fly is amazing, my eye was drawn to his face the wings are irrelevant, maybe because they are clear. I just love it!
Susan

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Name: stephanie king
cut bank, MT z 3a-4b
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rebloomnut
Nov 10, 2012 1:57 AM CST
Great Photagraphy here. I need some lessons as totally inept at it. Look forward to the article.
Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
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blue23rose
Nov 10, 2012 7:02 AM CST
Sarah, that is a beauty of a daylily. I feel like I could just dip into some of that pollen!

Laura, the muscadet lily looks like it has tentacles and wants to grab that bee:)

Susan, point and shoots work too! That is a very nice picture of the ladybug.

Vickie
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sarahbugw
Nov 10, 2012 2:44 PM CST
Thanks so much Vickie! I'm sure you've got some beauties too. Smiling
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Name: virginiarose
Virginia
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virginiarose
Nov 10, 2012 4:45 PM CST
Thanks Vicki!

Beautiful flowers Sara. Lovey dubby
Susan

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Name: Margaret
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mcash70
Nov 10, 2012 5:17 PM CST
Great photos everyone! Thumbs up
Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
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blue23rose
Nov 11, 2012 7:51 AM CST
Sarah, I have a few, but I think the crispness of yours is better. For macros I would probably have better luck if I picked the bloom, took it in the house for the picture. I also don't use a tripod, which would absolutely make a difference too.

Really like those pictures you posted. That last one (a tiger lily I believe?) is gorgeous!
Vickie
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Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
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blue23rose
Nov 11, 2012 7:52 AM CST
On second glance maybe it isn't a tiger lily. I didn't see the pink edges before. What is it?
Vickie
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Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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bluegrassmom
Nov 11, 2012 1:48 PM CST
Frameable!!

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