One of my readers — an older gentleman of some distinction — made a request to see more flowers on these humble (virtual) pages.
How could I not comply? Plus, as it happens, I just recently had taken the D7000 out for a spin, pairing it with the great Nikon 105mm f/2.8 VR Macro lens. I have been shooting the P900 for over a month now and wanted to remind myself — and my readers — what my regular rig can do and why the P900 — convenient as it is — will not ever fully replace my DSLR. For comparison, flowers from the same area but shot with the P900 are in the gallery for THIS post.
These next two shots are not flowers . . . but they are new leaves of a flowering plant. They reminded me of winged insects.
These next two are flowers but kind of “messy” ones.
As usual, click for a larger version. For them pixel-watchers, the SmugMug gallery is HERE.
Individual flowers offer more of an impact . . . or so I imagine.
There was a time when I would have researched the names of each and every flower . . . that time has passed. Just enjoy them. If you really come to realize you just must know, HERE is a link to Hawai’ian flowers, but know that in the past I’ve not had a tremendous amount of luck with any but the most common varieties.
This next one is again not a flower . . . I just like the look of young leaves.
OK, OK . . . you want flowers. Here be some . . .
You know what? You should have some music to listen while you peruse these photos.
The fruits on this plant look disproportionate to the flowers . . . it’s magic, I tell you!
These next leaves are from the same plant . . .
Aren’t they cute?
This next one is not, contrary to how it might look, a banana plant . . .
Before getting to the succulents, another flowering bush . . .
This next plant — and others like it — always catches my eye as we walk by it.
This is not Cousin Itt . . . but it sure looks like him . . . her?
I mean, Itt obviously has shed some hair, but who hasn’t at our age?
Some of the cacti were flowering . . .
Beautiful flower . . .
Can you spot the gecko in this next shot (not difficult)? Had it not moved, I might have missed it.
The top of the cactus looks like a miniature desert landscape.
Here’s another cactus flower . . .
Notice anything special about it? Watch . . .
It went way in there to where I could no longer see it. I did not know the flower was that deep. I waited and eventually, it made its way out.
If you look closely, this flower also supports insects.
As far as “striking” is concerned, these next flowers jump out at you.
For this next shot, scoot back a bit and squint your eyes . . . tell me you don’t see a Morlock . . .
No, wait . . . it’s one of the Sand People from the original Star Wars.
A different cactus was also flowering and our friend was a bit impatient as the flower had not yet opened all the way . . .
The buds of those flowers also look interesting . . .
These next two shots are of the same cactus. It was not flowering when I was there, but when it does flower, the flowers shoot out from that gray stuff on the side.
The next two shots are also from one plant. The bottom of the hook is about as tall as I am.
This plumeria flower dropped from the tree as I was walking by . . . it’s almost as if it wanted its picture taken. It’s one of those coincidences that people with a tendency to see everything that happens as having a meaning assign a meaning to.
Here they are in their usual perch . . .
Finally, I found this leaf interesting. It was well above my head and I could not get a framing of it with a clear background but it came out OK just the same.
I do like shooting my big rig . . . the results always amaze me. Then again, I’m easily amazed; that’s why I like everything I write.
You know, come to think of it, the old gentleman actually might have said he was tired of flowers and did not want to see any more.
Oh, well; I’m a bit hard of hearing, and it’s an honest mistake.
Here’s the gallery of the above for them who rather not read the words . . .
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