Delicate Columbine

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #46 – Delicate by Leya (Leya)

We have buried so much of the delicate magic of life  – D.H. Lawrence

On my walks in the forest, I love everything fresh, fragile and delicate that spring brings to nature – the feeling of looking at the world for the first time. Rebirth. Renewal. The importance of a living planet Earth for our children and grandchildren to be a part of, echoes with every step.

This week, the challenge must be Delicate. To me, Spring itself reveals something of the very essence of the word – Delicate. I hope you will enjoy walking with me, meeting some spring flowers from my ramblings!

Sherry Felix posted a recent blog entry with an assortment of flowers and plants in Central Park. I commented that I had planted some Aquilegia canadensis aka Wild Columbine in a deck planer a while back, that I was considering moving to my garden. Sherry was helpful in calming my worries about deer eating the…

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flower, sourland mountain, rue anemone

Macro Moments Challenge #36 Bokeh

Macro Moments Challenge #36 by Susan Gutterman (Musin' With Susan)

Congratulations to Khürt, a relatively new participant, for submitting the winning entry to Challenge #35. Khürt’s beautiful photo is called Rue Anemone and he includes lots of information about his settings and taking the shot in his post.

The word bokeh is a Japanese loanword to the English language. The word refers to the visual quality of the out-of-focus areas of a photographic image. Note that bokeh is not the same as blur. Bokeh is the quality of the blur. Visible bokeh is often achieved by shooting at very wide apertures to blur…

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rue anemone, flower, sourland mountain

Macro Moments Challenge #35 Rue Anemone

Macro Moments Challenge #35 by Susan Gutterman (Musin' With Susan)

It’s good to be back. March had five Wednesdays, so it’s been three weeks since the last challenge posted! Congratulations to justpat1 of for submitting the winning entry to Challenge #34.

Over the weekend I went hiking in the Sourland Mountain Preserve and observed numerous wildflowers along the trail. The flower in the post header is rue anemone. Rue anemone (Thalictrum thalictroides) is a herbaceous perennial native to woodland in eastern North America. Once again I used the Kenko Auto Extension Tube Set DG but mounted…

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Wild Sunflowers

My photography and post processing skills have improved in the last few years so I decided to go back and re-process some of my older images. I'm not certain, but I think this is a wild sunflower. The image was taken several years ago while driving along Wargo Road. It was pickup day at the…

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