E.J.Wilkins

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Cranesbill / Geranium


This week I am ...

... playing around with a new lens.

This is a standard sort of picture of a Hardy Geranium, sometimes called a Cransebill. I can't remember which variety and the label is long gone.

The colour is difficult for cameras to capture correctly, something to do with the blues - same as with Bluebells.

Quite pleased with the detail though, but accept that the "composition" is a bit lacking.
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Cranesbill / Geranium


This week I am ...

... playing around with a new lens.

This is a standard sort of picture of a Hardy Geranium, sometimes called a Cransebill. I can't remember which variety and the label is long gone.

The colour is difficult for cameras to capture correctly, something to do with the blues - same as with Bluebells.

Quite pleased with the detail though, but accept that the "composition" is a bit lacking.
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comments (11)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 20 Oct 2009, 01:45
I feel you are much too tough on yourself, Ellie.
EJWilkins: There's another new something, which is taking even more getting used to - and it focuses differently.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 20 Oct 2009, 06:05
Heck Ellie - the detail is stunning: you can even see those minute hairs & flecks of pollen clearly. I often wonder what it is about blue that digital cameras can't cope with
EJWilkins: Quite astonishing really, isn't it? Goes to show what something 'good' can do, even in my hands!
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 20 Oct 2009, 08:23
Great details and I think the color is absolutely right.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 20 Oct 2009, 08:41
Detail is superb Ellie and as l do not know the colour anyway...looks great
EJWilkins: I should have tried to take a picture of one of the pink ones, but all the flowers were a bit broken or had been eaten!
Very striking and pretty.
It looks like the sun is shining out of it, very pretty.
EJWilkins: The sun was shining almost directly on the front of the flower, and it was glowing.
Beautiful shot Ellie...and to get detail like this as a close-up..composition doesn't really come into it!
EJWilkins: I've got to get my head round the concept that sometimes it doesn't matter. smile
Simply wonderful with this fabulous light Ellie!
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 20 Oct 2009, 11:27
Super photo Ellie great colour and detail captured
  • Mary MacADNski
  • Beautiful Prince Edward Island, Canada
  • 20 Oct 2009, 11:59
Glad to know that others have problems with blues. I have problems with purple. I took at least a hundred shots of purple petunias this summer and not one looks right.

Your new lens is doing a fine job with clarity. The center of this flower looks quite like a spider.
EJWilkins: It's, apparently, always been a problem - even in the days of film it was difficult to get bluebells the right colour. It may have been the pigments used. Now I suppose it's sensors, and may have something to do with the way we see colour and the way technology sees it.
Looks pretty good to me Ellie

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