” Pastel Stamen “

I thought I might post something a little warmer than I have lately, things have quieted down recently but the cold has returned, this is a shot of a lily stamen shot  in macro mode. I used my Sigma 150 with an additional ext. tube to get the desired result for this image. It was shot 2.8 to get the blurred background along with the soft appearance in the color.

I figure in about another month the temperatures should increase enough to bring on early wildflowers. I don’t think moisture will be a problem this year as we have gotten quite a bit of rain and snow over the winter. Now if the temperatures would start to warm things would be well on their way to spring, I have noticed quite a few geese and cranes flying back north, hopefully that is a good sign.

Hope you enjoy the image it was a nice diversion from the cold winter we are experiencing, thanks for stopping by !!


17 thoughts on “” Pastel Stamen “

  1. Would love it if you would start a daily photo blog for your city! Your photos have so much thought and technique behind them– delightful!

    Stop by for a visit if you have time and want to learn a little about Greensboro, NC.


    Greensboro Daily Photo

  2. I love macros of this type and this one is no exception. Beautiful image. Excellent colors. The stamens are the star of the show. Very well done, Bernie.

  3. Very pretty! The colors are “Easter-ey.” Guess I shouldn’t mention that our wildflowers have already been blooming for a couple of weeks though, eh? 😉

  4. I like the colors in this one – I haven’t seen too many that were green – they are usually yellow. Can’t wait for spring either!

  5. hey coach, this is so refreshing, love the pastel palette. The days are getting longer and longer and I agree that spring can’t some too soon! Thanks for the beautiful color-fix 🙂

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