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The Bulb Guy of San Jose, California

Discussion in 'Nature' started by eno789, Apr 8, 2013.

  1. eno789

    eno789 TalkEmount Top Veteran

    720
    Jan 1, 2012
    NoCal, USA
    Brian
    Rich Santoro, grows thousands of bulb flowers in his back yard. Every Spring, he opens his garden to all visitors. See The Bulb Guy

    I was one of hundreds of happy visitors yesterday.

    His wonderful garden (18-55mm kit lens)
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    He asked me to take a picture of him in his cloak (18-55mm kit lens)
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    (below all using an inexpensive Phoenix 100mm f/3.5 macro lens)

    People talking with him, listening to his stories, and thanking him
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    Flowers
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    Tulip
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    Muscari
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    Snowdrops
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    Alysum
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    Anemone
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    Iris
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    California Golden Poppies
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    Poppy
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    More in the photo album
     
  2. eno789

    eno789 TalkEmount Top Veteran

    720
    Jan 1, 2012
    NoCal, USA
    Brian
    One more from the album

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    Even though I missed focus on this one, but I still like it.
     
  3. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    Greats shots. It's awesome that he does this. :)
     
  4. ChangshaNotes

    ChangshaNotes Super Moderator

    Aug 15, 2012
    China
    Colin
    Superheroes in San Jose seem a little different than in Gotham.
     
  5. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    David
    Oh man, if my wife ever finds out about this guy... Great shots, Brian.
     
  6. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    Very nice, these gardens are always a fun way to spend an afternoon.

    The "GUY" needs a matching hat.
     
  7. kaptnkain

    kaptnkain TalkEmount Regular

    156
    Feb 4, 2013
    Ilya
    If you're into this sort of thing, I suggest you visit Filoli. It's a little bit of a drive, but it's beautiful.
     
  8. eno789

    eno789 TalkEmount Top Veteran

    720
    Jan 1, 2012
    NoCal, USA
    Brian
    Thanks for the suggestion. I know Filoli is a beautiful garden. I'm actually more into spring wildflowers, so I've been to Edgewood (very close to Filoli) open space preserve a couple of times.

    In this case, it's not just pretty flowers. It's this bulb guy, who shares his passion and happiness with other people.
     
  9. freddytto

    freddytto TalkEmount All-Pro

    Dec 2, 2011
    Puebla, Mexico
    very good, very colorful and beautiful photos, as always the best of you mate, the kit works great right?
     
  10. eno789

    eno789 TalkEmount Top Veteran

    720
    Jan 1, 2012
    NoCal, USA
    Brian
    The kit works fine, flexibility is why I keep mine.
    Freddy, I saw your pictures with the kit lens in the other thread, excellent work!
     
  11. freddytto

    freddytto TalkEmount All-Pro

    Dec 2, 2011
    Puebla, Mexico
    thanks buddy, I think sometimes we have to use a single lens for some time to get to know him completely. The Sigma, now is my favorite, also the Industar-50.