Japanese Cherry blossom

We took the first bike trip of the year to Schwetzingen to see the Japanese Cherry (Prunus serrulata) blossom (the castle’s website has series of pictures with the blossoms: www.schloss-schwetzingen.de/besucherinformation/besuchserlebnis/bluehbarometer). Taken with my x100t.

Cactus blossom

One of my cacti started to blossom last week. Using the natural light in the kitchen I decided to take some pictures of the flowers with my Tamron 90mm Macro lens and my D700.

Red Flower

One of the plants growing here decided to blossom – a perfect opportunity to use my macro lens. Taken with my D700, Tamron 90mm 2.8 and off-camera flash through an umbrella.

Cactus blossom and off-camera flash

My cactus decided to blossom which was a good opportunity to try different kinds of flash photography. All pictures are taken with a Nikon D70s, a Nikkor AF-S 18-70mm 3.5-4.5 G ED DX lens and a Vivitar 285hv off-camera flash. The first picture is taken with a diffuser (sto-fen omni-bounce): The second picture is taken…Continue reading Cactus blossom and off-camera flash