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Primula Cortusoides Primadiente photos


Well since it is all quiet after the hustle and bustle that is Christmas and the run up to the New Year is in full swing. Along with awaiting the next invasion of family guests for the next few days I have been trying to get to grips with the camera I was bought in November as a birthday present.

I want to be able to take some really good close ups of flowers and insects.

However not wanting to spend a lot on equipment that might not end up getting used. So for the moment I have a 18-55mm lens that should be more than adequate for what I want to achieve.

Here are some pics of one of the ‘Primula Cortusoides Primadiente’ that I bought a short while ago.

These should be asleep by now. But since I put them into pots they decided to flower, so they have been living indoors.

As for the pics, I am trying lots of different things. Learning all the jargon for cameras is harder than trying to learn latin plant names.

I am waiting for some dry days to be able to practise outside.

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well nothing wrong with that lens and set up. These are excellent quality shots.
Lovely plant too.

29 Dec, 2009


You are getting in nice and close there, treesandthings, the pictures are showing a lot of the fine detail. When it comes to learning a camera I find that I can do reasonably well with the book on the table beside me but as soon as I go outside I forget everything I have read.
Do I understand the the P. cortusoides is still in flower? It should have finished months ago. My problem flowers for photographing are white ones. As I have just received some more guidance on this I am now hoping to find a white flower to practice on!

29 Dec, 2009


I bought these in the run up to Christmas, I really went to buy some more Cyclamen and I saw these. I had potted them up in some small terracotta pots and kept them in the utility room.

Since it looked like they were showing some interest I thought I would let them flower away and plant them in the garden in the spring.

I am aware they should have died down and not be putting in an apperance until lates spring early summer.

29 Dec, 2009


Bulbaholic I found this web site which is full of advice on photographing flowers.

Hope this helps.

29 Dec, 2009


I've got an 18-55 lens too, they're good lenses.
That Primula's a lovely colour :-))

29 Dec, 2009


Great closeups. Now you've made me want a camera that does that :o)

30 Dec, 2009


Thanks for the link, T&t, I will enjoy reading that.

30 Dec, 2009


lovely close ups............

30 Dec, 2009


I long for mine to be in flower, seeing your great pictures of this very pretty plant. SIGH. I HAVE to be patient, don't I........

30 Dec, 2009

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