Five Minutes with a Ranunculus – RegularRandom

Welcome to #RegularRandom. I’m a day early this week because tomorrow is our second Pixel Sisters Studio workshop and we will be doing all sorts of wonderful things in the studio at the time when this usually goes up. I could schedule it, but I’m keen to share this one with you.

A quick squizz at the rules:

  • choose a subject or a scene
  • spend five minutes photographing it – no more!
  • try to see it from many angles, look through something at it, change the light that’s hitting it
  • have fun!
  • tag your post #regularrandom and ping back to this post

 

For this week’s The Daily Post Weekly Photography Challenge (TexturesTextures), Ben Huberman says:

Photography is a primarily visual medium, but we can experience it with more than one sense. This week, focus on the tactile element of the objects you shoot, whether it’s one distinct quality — softness, smoothness, graininess, or any other texture you find interesting — or a combination of several within one frame.

So this week, I’m sharing a Ranunculus flower, which is nearing the end of its time. I think it’s beautiful at this stage. The flower is shrinking in on itself, the colours becoming darker, the petals becoming more textured and wrinkled.

And then we go in very close. I’m using my Olympus OMD EM5 with the 60mm macro lens (120mm equivalent).

And finally, a shot just for scale:

I’d love to see your #RegularRandom.

x desleyjane

 

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36 Comments Add yours

  1. Truly gorgeous Hun….I’m still posting mine tomorrow 😁

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you so much. Yeah I could have scheduled…. tomorrow is good 😜

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  2. These pics are beautiful! Bravo! 🙂

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  3. Tish Farrell says:

    Love the textural quality of these shots, Desley. Makes me think of antique ball gowns.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks Tish. Yes, now that you mention it, I see it too. I was thinking old lamplights but yes those big hoop skirts!

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  4. I love the Really Closeups in the second batch particularly. More with that lens please. And what a magnificent colour.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you Meg. I love those too. I should say that the whole shoot was using that same lens.

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  5. mvobsession says:

    Beautiful

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you so much.

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  6. eyeforapic says:

    Interesting set of photos desleyjane 🙂

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      1. eyeforapic says:

        You’re wlelcome 🙂

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  7. Sue says:

    I’m all for Beauty in Decay…gorgeous images!

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks Sue! Me too, I should do it more often.

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      1. Sue says:

        Well, I used to do it quite often, a couple of years ago, but floral decay is something I need to get back to

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        1. desleyjane says:

          Looking forward to it.

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          1. Sue says:

            You might have a wait….😳

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  8. Su Leslie says:

    Gorgeous. You know how I love flowers reaching the end of their life, and you have totally captured the beauty here. 🙂

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks Su, I love it as well. It’s just so satisfying and the colours are so rich. I buy flowers almost every week and never take the time but I think I’ll start!

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  9. RuthsArc says:

    Interesting subject and exposures, Desleyjane. I’ve joined in #regularrandom this week. Here is my contribution 🙂 http://wp.me/p4X4U3-2jK

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Great, thank you Ruth!

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Loved it, thank you!

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  10. Heyjude says:

    A lovely set of images. Wonderful textures – raw silk and boiled wool – in a gorgeous colour combination too.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks so much Jude. It was a tricky one, just my overhead dining room light and in the evening. But I just loved the colours.

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