Weekly Photo Challenge: Admiration

It was a nice afternoon, so I went for a walk in our local park.  I found this wildflower blooming:

ISO 400 4.3mm f/8.0 1/250

ISO 400 4.3mm f/8.0 1/250

Pretty amazing when you consider that this was the same area that was the control burn at the beginning of March.  Here is what it looked like then:

ISO 160 170mm f/5.6 1/640

ISO 160 170mm f/5.6 1/640

I blogged about it here.  I couldn’t help but admire how fast things were growing back.  The photo from today was taken with my point and shoot.  I used the macro setting, which I think does a nice job of shooting flowers in particular.  In Photoshop I cropped the photo and sharpened it a bit.  The photo from the controlled burn was taken with my Canon 50D and was edited in Photoshop into an HDR image.

Pretty amazing how quickly the area changed isn’t it? Do you have a favorite place to go and shoot under different conditions or at different times of the year? Feel free to leave a comment below.

Cheers!

 

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28 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Admiration

  1. Beautiful macro. Very crisp. I like to take photos of the sunset along a river in the city here in Melbourne. The colors of the sky change with the season at blue hour, darker blue in the winter and more light hues in the summer 🙂

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    • I learned about the benefits of slash burning when I was a kid in British Columbia; how it makes forest fires more manageable and fills a natural cycle of the wilderness.

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