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Floral & Nature

Good morning from Minneapolis! I have one last floral photo to share with you all from this set. There’s more in the archive, from a different day, but I haven’t gotten around to editing any of those yet.

I’ve found these large colorful daisy looking flowers really fun to shoot in recent years. I have no idea what they’re called though.




Floral & Nature

Some more floral shots from my trip to Lowe’s a couple weeks ago.

I always enjoy photographing small flowers and plants with multitudes of levels that the lens picks up different depending on where I focus. I think these make the most interesting pictures.

I’ve got a couple in this lineup today.


F-stop: f/3.8 Exp: 1/500 ISO: 250


F-stop: f/4 Exp: 1/400 ISO: 250


F-stop: f/3.8 Exp: 1/400 ISO: 250

Early Summer Flowers

Floral & Nature

I’ve been meaning to edit and upload some more flower photos from earlier this summer, and I finally had the energy/time to do so this morning.


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F-stop: f/1.8 Exp: 1/800 ISO: 320


F-stop: f/1.8 Exp: 1/640 ISO: 320


F-stop: f/1.8 Exp: 1/320 ISO: 320


F-stop: f/1.8 Exp: 1/320 ISO: 320

Summer Flowers at the Zoo

Floral & Nature

Hey guys! Yes I totally have been MIA from this blog for a month, but I also have meant to update it several times and just never got around to it.

I’m currently sick at home so I have spare time to do just that today.

I don’t recall if I’ve mentioned this previously, but I purchased a yearly pass for the Detroit Zoo this spring, so I’ve been going to the zoo more frequently than usual and all the little gardens they have along the trails are perfect for my floral photography.

Here are a few shots from my most recent trip, on my birthday.

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Playing with DIY Photo Tricks

Floral & Nature

It is OFFICIALLY spring time which means it’s OFFICIALLY time for me to spend a lot of time photographing flowers. Because in case you haven’t realized by now, it’s my favorite subject and my best as well.

I recently bought a pot of these purple daisy looking flowers. I forgot what they’re actually called, but they were stunning and I wanted to admire them for longer than ten minutes at the store.

Additionally, last night while I was browsing the interwebz, I came upon a DIY photography list, and one of the tricks was making your own “light box” by using a piece of paper and a window. So for this photo (and probably a few more to come) I taped up a blank piece of paper on my bedroom window, and shot manual.


Lens: 85mm NIKKOR AF-S Micro
F-stop: f/3.8
Exposure: 1/125
ISO: 250

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