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Group Description

Flowers. flowers, flowers! Be they seedlings, full-grown, fading or gone to seed, if you have taken a photo of a flower by intent or as part of a larger project and you want to share it, you are welcome to do so, here. No restrictions, no limits.

I would like to encourage members of this group to ask for and provide feedback on photos. If you like what you see, say something. If you feel a photographer in our group could use constructive feedback, provide it and if you are looking for specific feedback on flowers or photographic technique, do not be afraid to ask for help.

As to our theme and guidelines. Photography of flowers is the theme. Not fruits or veggies, unless in the flower stage. Photos of large open spaces (meadows etc) in which you can not identify the type of flower(s) being photographed are perhaps best left elsewhere but if you feel your photo of flowers will be enjoyed, you be the judge! I would very much like to see everyone try to identify the flower(s) posted by formal and common name, which will help us to learn.

From Hurleygurley: (re: tagging protocol) "here's how I think: name the specifics, including common and/or latin names, general category (botanica), and then down to specific, keeping plurals and singular separate, i.e. flower vs. flowers, and always add colors and any type of patterning. Then any perspective qualities like macro, which you've done, or light/shadow qualities. You'll get the hang of it. Tagging stuff these days is pretty important. If someone was lookiing for hybrid lilies they wouldn't find them by searching tags, which a lot of people do now vs. hunting for things in pools."

About the Administrator: I am neither a master photographer or master gardener but am experienced in both arenas.

I have been a 35mm photographer for 25+ years and have formal training and experience as an intelligence photographer for the Navy. I started out with a Minolta SRT202, moved into increasingly complex cameras, including Nikons and now operate exclusively in the digital world, shooting with a "prosumer" Olympus C5060 Wide Zoom, 5 MP. Although I have yet to shift to RAW, I do shoot at low compression, high quality. I will at some point upgrade to a D80 Nikon. I am learning the ins and outs of post processing but much of my work remains as shot.

I have been a gardener for much less time. My partner, Kenny and I, purchased our first home in 2002 and learned by trial and error. We now have a garden which recently won Best Front Garden in the city for its design and mixture of plants. At last count, our small slice of paradise includes 9 flower and veggie beds of various sizes. We tend to plant, plant and plant more! The photography of flowers, especially macro-photography is a new experience for me. I like it!

Enjoy and thanks for stopping by!

Additional Info

  • This group will count toward the photo's limit (60 for Pro members, 30 for free members)
  • Accepted content types: Photos, Videos, Images, Art, Screenshots
  • Accepted safety levels: Safe
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