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Bristle and Ball tree shots

Discussion in 'Nature' started by davect01, Apr 2, 2013.

  1. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    No idea the names of these trees, (kids call them the bristle and ball tree), but they make great shots. 70-150mm Vivitar and F3.

    Bristle Tree
    Opening

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    Fully open

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    Looking upwards

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    Ball Tree​


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  2. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    David
    I believe that the red flowers are from the Bottlebrush tree (Callistemon rigidus).

    But I could be wrong. :p
     
  3. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    Thanks, looked it up and you are right.

    Here are a few more of the ball tree.

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  4. Jaf-Photo

    Jaf-Photo TalkEmount Veteran

    484
    Mar 25, 2013
    I really like the bristle tree shots, in particular. They have great clarity and detail and very pleasant bokeh. Your Vivitar is clearly a great lens.

    I also like that you shot the flowers in the various stages of bloom.

    Actually, you opened my eyes to the Vivitar lens... Those warm, saturated colours, do they come from the lens only or have you added some in post-processing?

    When it comes to legacy lenses, I've been a bit singular towards Minolta MD/MC, but clearly Vivitar is very interesting!
     
  5. jarvan

    jarvan TalkEmount Regular

    108
    Jan 27, 2013
    Czech
    Jaroslav
    ...nice shots, nice colors and bokeh!
     
  6. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    That lens is a MD Mount. Hin's Photo Corner: Kiron 70-150mm f/3.8 and 2x matched mulitplier

    If it started at a lower mm, 30 or so, I don't think I would hardly ever take it off. I do do a bit of touch up on pictures but very little.

    Thanks