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Thu Apr 30, 2020, 05:28 PM

A few more photos of that columbine flower

Hello,
Here are a few more photos of the columbine flower I entered in the contest. Been years since I posted here so these are from summer 2018. Unfortunately soon after I took these we had a 114 degree day here and that did the poor plant in. Since I later found out this is an alpine plant I doubt I will replace it, but there are always the pictures to look at






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Reply A few more photos of that columbine flower (Original post)
Tom Kitten Apr 2020 OP
Uben Apr 2020 #1
Tom Kitten Apr 2020 #4
CaliforniaPeggy Apr 2020 #2
Tom Kitten Apr 2020 #6
Soph0571 Apr 2020 #3
Tom Kitten Apr 2020 #7
Karadeniz Apr 2020 #5
Mira Apr 2020 #8
Tom Kitten May 2020 #11
Talitha May 2020 #9
Tom Kitten May 2020 #10
Talitha May 2020 #12
Callalily May 2020 #13
mnhtnbb May 2020 #14
warmfeet May 2020 #15
Mars and Minerva May 2020 #16
niyad May 2020 #17

Response to Tom Kitten (Original post)

Thu Apr 30, 2020, 05:43 PM

1. I've had columbines for years!

Never had that color though. Bright yellow ones right now. Im in Texas, so I know how susceptible they are to a hot sun. About 5 hrs of morning sun for these and they do great!

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Response to Uben (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 30, 2020, 05:59 PM

4. I had this one in a morning sun area also

Facing east on my front porch. Listed it that day but it was too hot, kind of a freak event it being so hot just that one day! These were even bluer in reality, the lighting or angle must have given it the purplish tinge. Now I've never seen the yellow ones! Now I'm tempted to give them another try, I know how hot it can get in Texas!

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Response to Tom Kitten (Original post)

Thu Apr 30, 2020, 05:49 PM

2. These are wonderful photos, my dear Tom Kitten!The

The colors, the sharp details and the composition overall are just amazing.

Thank you for sharing these.

It's great to see you back here.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #2)

Thu Apr 30, 2020, 06:06 PM

6. Thank you Peggy!

Nice to hear from you, I guess we're sort of neighbors now that I live in So Cal too! I have been working on a small garden here I will try to post photos of it soon. I'm still trying to upload phone photos to imgur,maybe some day I'll figure it out!

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Response to Tom Kitten (Original post)

Thu Apr 30, 2020, 05:53 PM

3. Nice!!!!!

Photo essay beauty!

So glad you came back so I could meet you

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Response to Soph0571 (Reply #3)

Thu Apr 30, 2020, 06:34 PM

7. You are welcome

All it took was a little encouragement I guess! I'll be glad to post more photos, why not when you're home all the time!
Unfortunately my camera lens has a scratch tonight in the middle of it so I guess I'll have to replace it whenever a semblance of the old days comes back and I can go buy one.

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Response to Tom Kitten (Original post)

Thu Apr 30, 2020, 06:01 PM

5. Beautiful! I'll have to look forwthem...thanks!

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Response to Tom Kitten (Original post)

Thu Apr 30, 2020, 11:29 PM

8. My breath is seriously arrested

these photos have so much life and color. I loved your entry with a passion the second I saw it.

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Response to Mira (Reply #8)

Fri May 1, 2020, 01:23 AM

11. Thank you Mira

Flowers are a good subject, they don't move around too much!

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Response to Tom Kitten (Original post)

Fri May 1, 2020, 12:50 AM

9. Love the intensity, what eye-poppers!

Did you run the pics through a photo program to kick up the color? Sorry to hear they died. The wild ones up here in northern WI aren't as showy but they do just fine in the heat - even when it hit the low 100s a few times in years past.

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Response to Talitha (Reply #9)

Fri May 1, 2020, 01:19 AM

10. Pop Art color

Hi! It's a setting on the old camera I had that intensified the colors. To my perception it just looks closer to reality sometimes... If a photo is too saturated I could tone it down in Photoshop, I have an archaic version on my old steam powered pc...

I have these pink primroses blooming now and my current camera doesn't have this setting, and all the photos of them come out bleached out and white...but then it's just a cheap point and shoot. I actually think my phone takes better pictures...

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Response to Tom Kitten (Reply #10)

Fri May 1, 2020, 01:54 AM

12. Well it certainly did 'Pop Art' the color - wow, it jumps off the page!

Since I'm frugal (read:cheap, lol) I just dug up our native Columbines and planted them in my garden. Can't go wrong with something already pre-approved by Mother Nature.

About the pink primroses - post a few, ok? Use the point and shoot, and your phone. It'd be fun to see the actual difference. The little digital camera I have has more settings on it than Heinz has pickles, for heaven's sake. I can't remember all that stuff, so I set it on 'Auto' and just do little tweaks in my photo program.

Years and years ago an online friend sent me an old disc with the photo program he preferred, called Picture Window Pro. I only know how to use probably 10% of it (if even) but it does a pretty good job at making pics look more natural - like things looked to my eye when I took the picture.

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Response to Tom Kitten (Original post)

Fri May 1, 2020, 07:11 AM

13. Very nice!

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Response to Tom Kitten (Original post)

Fri May 1, 2020, 12:03 PM

14. Such a gorgeous color.

I had columbine in the yard when we lived in Lincoln, NE, but never the color of yours.

It's just stunning.

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Response to Tom Kitten (Original post)

Fri May 1, 2020, 01:39 PM

15. Just beautiful. K & R

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Response to Tom Kitten (Original post)

Fri May 1, 2020, 11:09 PM

16. Collect the seeds...they are easy to grow from seed! nt

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Response to Tom Kitten (Original post)

Sun May 3, 2020, 09:45 PM

17. Absolutely beautiful, Tara. Thank you so much for sharing.

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