There aren’t that many really great pale blue flowers; the object of the game for the plant is to attract the bugs’ attention, which is tough if you blend with the sky. Hydrangeas are a notable exception. Shot with a new camera setup, too.

Hydrangeas also come in pink, but not today.

Hydrangea blossoms in dappled light
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Hydrangea blossoms in dappled light

These are shot with the Pentax, which has been pointed at this plant before. Acting on advice from Dave Sifry, I’ve started fooling around with a prime (i.e. non-zoom) lens; this is the manual-focus 50mm the old film Pentax came with.

Here’s an interesting side-effect: neither of these are cropped. The composition I got by moving the camera around was the one I decided to stay with.


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