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Old 08-30-2009, 07:16 AM   #1
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Real men dont go to botanical gardens pics

One of the things our photography hobby did is get me to go to places id never go. the thought of me in a botanical gardens or an art museum was rediculious to me. no blood or broken bones to hold my attention...
now i find we spend our time going all around and spending our time actually photographing these things






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Real Men Don't ?
I wouldn't go that far.
Not exactly on photo shooting subject but:
I just heard about a craft beer fest being held at the botanical gardens in Huntsville, Al.
I just may have to attend the garden scene

Great pictures by the way.
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Old 08-30-2009, 07:39 AM   #3
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BEER FEST. now theres a real reason men go to botanical gardens.
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Beautiful pictures. I can't wait for my new camera to get here so I can start taking lots of pictures.
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Real men don't photograph butterflies either! Well - my husband, fortunately, ignored that one. And it seems plenty of other butterfly photographers are men.

Are they "real men" though? I only know that my husband sure is...... LOL!

We both love doing macro photography - it's so amazing! He uses a 180mm macro lens to shoot dragonflies as well as butterflies. And occasionally he has to shoot a flower too!

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BTW - really nice sharpness and fine detail on your subjects.
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Old 08-30-2009, 01:09 PM   #6
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bugs are cool. boys like bugs...llol
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Yeah - but a lot of boys don't consider butterflies to be "bugs".

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I've got a photo of a praying mantis that I took. It is so close up it fills the frame. Wild looking creature up close like that. Now kids, boys and girls seem to like that one. For different reasons, I suppose. Going by the fact you may get laughs or screams, never know.
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Real Men Don't ?
I wouldn't go that far.
Neither would I. Great hobby, equal opportunity.
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I wouldn't go that far.
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Give him a break. Maybe he doesn't know any real men.
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Wow, great eastern tiger swallowtail shot!
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Wow, great eastern tiger swallowtail shot!

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Ok, I have to admit that I've been to a botanical garden

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Great photos!

And now that digital makes it less expensive, shoot away!

BUT - on each outing, don't forget to take a snapshot of the person or people you are with also. Do it each time.

When we break out the photos and old movies from sixty years ago at my FIL's house, I want to see what the people looked like. I don't want to watch ten minutes of ducks swimming in a pond.....

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Great pics!

Real men do whatever the f*** they want to...
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When we break out the photos and old movies from sixty years ago at my FIL's house, I want to see what the people looked like. I don't want to watch ten minutes of ducks swimming in a pond.....

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I have an otherwise dear friend who offered to show me his slide show of a trip to Wyoming. Sure I wanted to see that but all it was was seemingly hours of road signs, ending with, "you are entering Wyoming."
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I can't let a thread on macro photography go by without bragging on my husband's amazing insect photography. Here's a cheery hello from a Cardinal Meadowhawk. It was the cover for his Dragonflies 2009 calendar.



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excellent, i looooove it....... nice focus ,the wings are so cool
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