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Just one of a heap of little flowers I took a photo of yesterday, they are mostly green and purple, very unusual looking, a little alien really, sorry I have no idea what they are, they grow in little clumps or bushes. (I actually think this may be a form of lavender, thanks to izzybeth!)

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  • izzybeth
    izzybethover 2 years ago

    looks like a lavender of some sort.

  • It could be, yes…..it seemed a lot fatter than the usual lavender I’ve seen around tho….I’ll look it up Beth :) x

    – © Karin Taylor

  • Yep, I’m pretty sure it is Beth, I’ve looked it up and I think why it looks different, is that it’s at a stage where most of the petals have come off leaving that fat body bare, and it gives it a different look to what I’m used to seeing with lavender. Usually the ones I see are more slender too ;) But pretty certain it is a form of lavender after googling ;) x

    – © Karin Taylor

  • I forgot to thank you…thanks very much for your help Beth :) x

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  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeover 2 years ago

    Gorgeous and elegant capture.

  • thanks so much Bunny!! :)

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  • Mui-Ling Teh
    Mui-Ling Tehover 2 years ago

    /very heavenly Karin; love your treatment. The petals at the top do look kind of paper-like; and that goes well with the texture! Love how the scent of purple flow around too ~

  • thanks so much Mui-Ling! :)

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  • Sushikant S.
    Sushikant S.over 2 years ago

    very nice concept…!!!

  • thank you so much Sushikant! :)

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  • reflector
    reflectorabout 2 years ago

    It’s definitely a Lavender, but there are many varieties. :)) An excellent photo and a superb treatment! You’ve achieved a great look so simply and highly effectively that it’s made me re-assess how I go about treating photos.

  • ah thank you, it was puzzling as these ones were very fat and unusual so that it didn’t occur to me at all that they could even be lavender, but now I’ve seen some other pictures of lavender, yes, I see it must be. I try to get down really low under the flower and shoot up, you sometimes get the sky in too which is really nice. People are wondering what on earth I’m up too. One lady came out of her house to ask me, so I showed her all I was doing was taking a picture of a leaf unfurling against the sky, she was concerned I might have been assessing the weeds in her garden lol. :)

    – © Karin Taylor

  • reflector
    reflectorabout 2 years ago

    A great story about the Neighbour! :)) You can also get a few pearls of sunlight to bounce off the lens when you point from down low up towards the sky. Those big Bokeh Dots are the result you’ve probably seen lots of on RB – I do that sometimes, too.

  • Thanks, yeah, he was very sweet to do that. I wished I could have taken a good picture of his lovely orchids, but I felt really awkward too, as I was in his environment and wasn’t all that comfortable. The orchids were up high and facing into the sun (about midday) and I’m a shortie …. llol ;) thanks for the tip, I love it when I sometimes achieve bokeh, it’s a thrill :)

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  • reflector
    reflectorabout 2 years ago

    I’ve heard of people attaining a state of Nirvana though meditation, but when you say that you sometimes achieve Bokeh that’s very revolutionary on a Spiritual Level! :))

    Bokeh has to do with the distance from the front of the lens glass to the subject. Naturally the article you are focusing on will be crisp and things in front of and behind that subject will be blurred out. Camera’s aren’t human – they can’t achieve focus for every last bit of a scene from Zero to Infinity. Google Focal Plane if you’re interested – might help? :))

  • Lol James, that’s quite funny re achieving bokeh! :) and I think googling it wouldl help so I will look it up :). Wouldn’t it be amazing if our eyes cod do what cameras can do!

    – © Karin Taylor

  • reflector
    reflectorabout 2 years ago

    It would be great – a bit Trippy, actually! But in many ways our eyes are far superior to the lens of a camera for the reason I mentioned. In a fraction of a second we can focus on the moon, a star, a flower, scenery, anything at all and not just “see” it, but interpret/perceive what we see and react/respond in way that a machine/camera can’t.

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