Monday, May 15, 2017

04/24/17 Spring: 2017

"Spring perfection" at a local flower nursery in Peoria, IL 

A few weeks ago, I decided to spend the weekend sharpening up on my macro photography at some local flower nurseries around Peoria, IL. I ended up checking out Hoer Nursery, Greenview, Washington Greenhouse, and Sheridan Nursery. I was quite happy finding some vivid spring colors to photograph. I've added photos from a weekend of shooting to my spring: 2017 collection below:

"Spring tulips"
Some amazing detail using my Canon 60mm macro-lens!
"Spring blooms"
Succulents can provide some great macro photography!
 I love the arrangement in this photo!
 "Bursting in color"
 It wasn't as easy at it looks setting up this shot...
A neat Lightroom preset makes this photo even more engaging to the eye!
Succulent in color...
And in black n' white...
Another neat arrangement!
I took lots of pictures of succulents and cacti this go around...
Insanely vibrant!
It was very difficult to get this shot as it was breezy outside, but patience prevailed!
Cacti are photogenic!
 Another neat succulent!
 Annuals always tend to provide great photos for macro photography!
 A stunning black n white!
 I was quite happy with my results from a couple days of shooting...
 "Succulents galore"
 Love this thanks to the background!
 More annuals...
 It's quite amazing the striking colors these annuals showcase!
 Another neat close-up!
"Don't touch!"
Great color!
Another hibiscus...
Gotta love the variety of succulents out there!
"Tropical Lines"
Another arrangement of colors!
Don't get too touchy here or you'll regret it...
"Hot pink"
A different perspective!
More different colors...
Another succulent...
"Colorful cacti"
Cool colors here...
They all are unique!
The usual spring flowers...
Neat stuff!
Good macro-work!
One more to end my spring collection...

That will end my spring: 2017 post. I'm hoping to get some storm chasing in over the next few months and I'll be taking a nice long vacation for a couple weeks in June. Stay tuned for more photography posts over the spring and summer months.