Category: <span>bokeh</span>

Blue chicory remake

After they were lost in a terrible accident I tried a remake of the blue chicory shot, which was not easy since we are past their season. But I managed to find some, in deep shade where they resisted more, but the light was quite bad. So I don’t really count this as a success.

Blue chicory / cicoare albastra

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Yellow close-up

Those look pretty much like some flowers from my garden, but I don’t know their name anyway.

Flowers in Berlin

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Mmmm…. chocolate… and raspberries…

Tried to remake an older shot, from about a year ago, but there are some differences: the chocolate is weaker (Heidi Dark versus an almighty Lindt) but the fruits are more interesting, both as color and taste (raspberries versus strawberries). What would you take?

Raspberries and Dark Chocolate

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Daisies

One of the things I wanted to shoot was some daisies but finding only a few dried ones I started to worry about a missing opportunity. Until Saturday, when walking in the Herastrau Park I noticed the daisies, not some great ones but good enough for photography.

Daisies / Margarete

Now am I supposed to do something with its petals?

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Linen tree blossom: another honeymaker

We know the Black Locust flowers are used for honey making, but also the Linded tree blossom are used for a popular variety of honey. Now here is the dilemma: you can use linden flowers for a nice herbal tea, so you sweeten the linden tea with linden honey or with black locust honey?

Update: the high resolution of the photo(s) here were lost in an unfortunate accident(human error made by be) and a bit later the only copy remaining (resized for web use, hosted on flickr) was deleted by the yahoo bastards. I am very sad about the lost content, but is out of my control. My only hope is I will be able to replace them with more and better shots.

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Blue chicory

Some time ago I set myself the target to try shooting a chicory flower as best an I can so a few days ago in the morning, I saw from the windows of the tram a chicory bush on the side of the road. It was to late to try something that day, and in the evening when returning was already too dark. The next day I was in a rush, so skipped again, but the third day I finally took the shoot: left the home earlier, walked instead of using the tram and enjoyed the photoshot:

Update: the high resolution of the photo(s) here were lost in an unfortunate accident(human error made by be) and a bit later the only copy remaining (resized for web use, hosted on flickr) was deleted by the yahoo bastards. I am very sad about the lost content, but is out of my control. My only hope is I will be able to replace them with more and better shots.

I got the opportunity to remake this shot.

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Poppy head

Lately I tried a few shoots of poppy flowers, but yesterday morning I had the opportunity for a composition about this. Made just in front of my house, early in the morning when leaving for work.

Update: the high resolution of the photo(s) here were lost in an unfortunate accident(human error made by be) and a bit later the only copy remaining (resized for web use, hosted on flickr) was deleted by the yahoo bastards. I am very sad about the lost content, but is out of my control. My only hope is I will be able to replace them with more and better shots.

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Roses

I think those roses are pretty cool, I like them.

Rose close-up Rose close-up Rose close-up

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Orange flower

Too much girl portraits lately? How about interrupting for a flower close-up? Yes, it is also from my garden and I don’t know its name…

Update: the high resolution of the photo(s) here were lost in an unfortunate accident(human error made by be) and a bit later the only copy remaining (resized for web use, hosted on flickr) was deleted by the yahoo bastards. I am very sad about the lost content, but is out of my control. My only hope is I will be able to replace them with more and better shots.

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Forget-me-not. Blue.

Blue Forget-me-not are one of my favourite flowers, no wonder I can’t stop my camera when viewing some…

Blue Forget-Me-Not / Nu-Ma-Uita Albastre

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Magnolias

Is relatively easy for me to shoot white magnolias, since there is (still) one in my garden, so I have a lot of shots with its flowers:

White Magnolia and More

But I like better the pink ones, so I had to search the city:

Pink Magnolia

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Senbonzakura Kageyoshi

What can I say more? Those are yoshiro cherry trees (染井吉野) in full blossom in the "Japanese Garden" from the Herastrau Park in Bucharest. Ah, there is something more to say: it was a warm day and the bees were flying from flower to flower. So Chire, Senbonzakura Kageyoshi.

Sakura: Japanese cherry tree blossom Sakura: Japanese cherry tree blossom

Sakura: Japanese cherry tree blossom Sakura: Japanese cherry tree blossom

Sakura: Japanese cherry tree blossom Sakura: Japanese cherry tree blossom

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Willow

Among other trees and flowers, the willows are blossoming to, making the walk near a lake into a beautiful experience.

Willow in spring

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Buds

We are into the astronomic spring already, the bulbs (like this magnolia from my garden) are ready to explode, they need probably one or more hot sunny days, not the cloudy today. But there is a good thing to that: I have not managed to uplaod al ths shots from yesterday in the park…

Buds in my garden, waiting for the spring

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Spring yellow flowers

I could use some help from my readers, even if those flowers, probably the first trees blossoming in the spring, are practically everywhere, including in my garden, where I took the shoot, I don’t know their name, not the Romanian name and not the English name.

Update: thanks to a comment on flickr, I learned the name: "Forsythia" in English respectively "Forsiția" in Romanian

Yellow flowers

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