Spring is my usual time to shoot the flowers at the Garden and Arts Center. The poppies just make me swoon. But I stopped in this week to what was going on. The rudbeckia were just phenomenal. I had taken my 70-300 lens by recommendation of Kathleen Clemons. I used to use it on my flowers but had gotten out of the habit.
I love the rich moodiness of this.
f/5.6, 1/350, ISO 320.....f/4.5, 1/180, ISO 160
f/5.6, 1/350, ISO 320.....f/6.7, 1/180, ISO 320.....
I was also pleased with the shots using my 100mm.
f/4.5, 1/125, ISO 160
f/2.8, 1/250, ISO 100
f/2.8, 1/125, ISO 320
f/2.8, 1/125, ISO 100
These babies were surrounded by gaillardia, also known as blanket flower. They had planted several species. I don't think I got shots of all the colors.
f/2.8, 1/180, ISO 100
f/2.8, 1/180, ISO 100.......f/4, 1/180, ISO 160
Back to the long lens. Taken at 300mm, f/5.6, 1/350, ISO 800
I may just have to go back.
I took a ton more with my phone so maybe you'll see more on Mobile Monday.
Have a great weekend everyone!