Flowers By Request – Nikon D7000 and 105mm f/2.8 Macro

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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16 Responses to Flowers By Request – Nikon D7000 and 105mm f/2.8 Macro

  1. Indeed, thank you for sharing.
    Warmest regards, Ed

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  2. sandra getgood says:

    Fascinating post… the photographs are wonderful, especially the journey of the bee…and the captions and explanations are, as always, great fun. Thank you, and thank you to the gentleman for whatever he said to encourage this delightful post !


  3. I’m obviously not the older gentleman of some distinction mentioned in the opening sentence which means that you must now have at least two of us!


  4. That little gecko is blending right in, hiding. :-)
    Some of those flowers and leaves ARE sci-fi-other-worldly looking! So cool!
    Hugger that I am…even I don’t want to hug Cousin Itt. I’ll smile and wave from a distance. :-)
    What a beautiful, fun group of photos, Emilio! And perfect music to peruse beauty by!
    HUGS!!! :-) Happy Whee-kend to you and Melisa! :-)
    PS…I didn’t know we could request to see a certain theme of photos on your blog! :-)


  5. colonialist says:

    The pictures are all a pleasure to dwell upon, with clarity I can only dream about. Trouble is, if I splashed out on an improved rig I’d still have to learn to drive it, and as one who manages to mess up quite often with a point-and-click, I’d probably have a collision or something.


    • disperser says:

      Thank you . . . really, not that many things to learn, but lots of practice.

      . . . just like writing . . .


      • colonialist says:

        Some innate skill is also a prerequisite!


      • disperser says:

        Eh, I don’t know if it’s innate skill or an innate desire to learn and put the effort into achieving something. Studies show the latter to be true, but people resist the idea hard work will get you pretty close.

        Facility with certain things can and does make a difference between being good and great. That is, to a certain extent, innate insomuch that brains differ.

        That said, the photos I take and share are the result of practice and dedication as can be easily demonstrated through my thirty years progression in the field of photography. Indeed, it can also be demonstrated in writing.

        . . . no, wait . . . I was always a great writer.


  6. AnnMarie says:

    A very beauty-filled selection of photos. I like that multi-colored plant that looks like a “pianta grassa” with thick leaves! Also, all those vibrant red flowers are gorgeous and those “different” kinds of flowers/plants are very interesting.


    • disperser says:

      I go through stages where I end up not paying too much attention to certain photos . . . and then, I rediscover them. Such is the case with these flowers. They sat for a long while before I looked at them again and thought “hey, these aren’t bad!”


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