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And for my 5000th post ... (Original Post) usonian Jun 2023 OP
Pretty! Elessar Zappa Jun 2023 #1
Thanks. usonian Jun 2023 #13
Congrats LetMyPeopleVote Jun 2023 #2
Never thought I'd make it to 5000 without getting banned. usonian Jun 2023 #12
Really nice shot and congrats on completing your 5k! MLAA Jun 2023 #3
Wildflowers make it easy. usonian Jun 2023 #10
Beautiful! 2naSalit Jun 2023 #4
Interesting. usonian Jun 2023 #7
Very Nice BOSSHOG Jun 2023 #5
Just the lighting. usonian Jun 2023 #8
Thank You BOSSHOG Jun 2023 #11
I did a lot of color slide photography. usonian Jun 2023 #14
Thank You BOSSHOG Jun 2023 #15
Cheers! pandr32 Jun 2023 #6
No cake on hand. usonian Jun 2023 #9
Go for it! pandr32 Jun 2023 #25
Nice. Yes, kind of rare and exclusive to the area I believe.. nt TeamProg Jun 2023 #16
These particular ones are somewhat exclusive, but usonian Jun 2023 #20
Congrats on reaching your 5k milestone. brer cat Jun 2023 #17
Mariposa Lilies are not common, and flower for a very brief period. usonian Jun 2023 #21
The golden stuff looks like it could hide fairies. CrispyQ Jun 2023 #18
Now I have to go look up the other plants! usonian Jun 2023 #22
Absolutely enchanting! More please! fierywoman Jun 2023 #19
You talked me into it. usonian Jun 2023 #23
Thank you! Your composition of something so abstract is fabulous. fierywoman Jun 2023 #24


(10,311 posts)
13. Thanks.
Sat Jun 3, 2023, 08:26 PM
Jun 2023

I have posted close-ups now and then.

I'll post some more now that I've had time to review the past week's "work"
It has been windy the past couple of days.
Some photos will show the wire stake I put next to the flowers to mitigate the wind.

Stay tuned.


(87,670 posts)
4. Beautiful!
Sat Jun 3, 2023, 07:52 PM
Jun 2023

Congrats! Sego lilies, I miss those this time of year.

You can eat those. They're a little tart but nice in a wild salad.


(37,346 posts)
11. Thank You
Sat Jun 3, 2023, 08:22 PM
Jun 2023

Every attempt I make at such a picture is like a box of chocolates. I never know what I’ll get.


(10,311 posts)
14. I did a lot of color slide photography.
Sat Jun 3, 2023, 08:35 PM
Jun 2023

I still do now and then. I had the old Swedish camera repaired.
The governor let go after only 50 years of service. Shocking!

I use the mirrorless (previously, the Coolpix P510 that served me over 10 years) to "proof" scenes for film-worthiness. (JK)

I still use the Coolpix, though I upgraded it to the "Yerkes Telescope" model.
I took it with me on a visit to the SF Bay Area, where it took great shorebird photos.
The new Coolpix was just too heavy, what with 2 mirrorless cams hanging on my shoulders.

To save time later, I do preview the images on the spot. That also tells me if I goofed with some setting, or if I left the SD card in the computer. I don't use the bluetooth on the camera, to lessen the battery load. I may change my mind on that matter.

brer cat

(24,811 posts)
17. Congrats on reaching your 5k milestone.
Sat Jun 3, 2023, 09:09 PM
Jun 2023

Thanks for sharing your lovely shot. Those wildflowers are new to me.


(10,311 posts)
21. Mariposa Lilies are not common, and flower for a very brief period.
Sat Jun 3, 2023, 09:43 PM
Jun 2023

I didn't know they existed until I moved here, and had to ask the U.C.Davis Master Gardener(s) what they were.

Pleasant surprise.


(10,311 posts)
23. You talked me into it.
Sat Jun 3, 2023, 10:00 PM
Jun 2023

Last edited Sat Jun 3, 2023, 10:35 PM - Edit history (1)

THREE and a bee.

These flowers are fantastic.
It's like a miniature world inside them.

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