Thursday, August 8, 2013

Perfect Poinciana Pods


Ralph Waldo Emerson said it all in this quote.
"The landscape belongs to the person who looks at it"

And LOOK is what I do, they are just to beautiful to ignore. 
 I shot these at 10:33 AM, direct sunlight by setting the Shutter Speed at 1/320 - F/4.5 and ISO 100
which proves we can get good photos in bright sun
I had no idea what I was doing, just kept changing it until I liked it.


and across the yard in another bucket, is the most perfect shaped pod we have ever had. 




28 comments:

Linda said...

Really lovely! I can see why you enjoy the dwarf poincianas in your yard as they respond to the sunshine. Gorgeous flame colours.

GOOSE said...

That is just beautiful beautiful.
Blessings,
Goose

Catherine said...

Those are some great captures Sandra! Morning light is so wonderful.
xo Catherine

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

Great shots~ yes, the sun plays havoc on a photographer.
Were you in M mode?

DawnTreader said...

They are wonderful, Sandra.

TexWisGirl said...

just beautiful.

SweetMarie said...

so pretty! I need to do a photo shoot of your grandplants.:)

RoeH said...

Neat! What is it?

Inger said...

You are surrounded by beauty. How great you know how to share it with the rest of us. Right now I live in a dull and flower-less place, so I really appreciate this.

Blackberry Lane said...

Just beautiful!!!

Ginny said...

Gosh, they have all grown in a circle like a wreath!!! Next to the last is my favorite! You could charge money for people to come and walk around "The Mad Botanical Garden."

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Gorgeous shots, Sandra! That is a beautiful color.

Madi and Mom said...

Mr. Emerson was a genius...too bad most folks don't slow down long enough to enjoy the beauty around them...that is free and there 24/7
hugs Madi and Mom

Susannah said...

Another set of your breath taking photos...they all are beautiful!

Rose said...

I tell you, one bloom of this is equal to a whole vase of other flowers. Besides being beautiful, they are very interesting to look at.

Ann said...

those are so pretty. I would have snapped away at those too

Debby@Just Breathe said...

They are beautiful photos. Thanks for the camera settings.

Jim said...

So beautiful.

SquirrelQueen said...

The poinciana is absolutely gorgeous. Your photos show just how perfect this one is. I love shooting in full sun especially when the colors are bright and vibrant.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

These are so beautiful. I know that I would be taking tons of pictures of them,but since I can't,I'm glad you do and then share them here.Thanks.

Chatty Crone said...

I really don't know too much about photography but I do know a pretty picture when I see one - because the landscape it mine!

EG CameraGirl said...

I like the quote and the fact that you play with the dials on your camera until you get what you like. :))

S. Etole said...

Really like how these turned out. Such an unusual flower.

Deb said...

I love those flowers Sandra...such beautiful colors...

LC said...

God's beautiful world, shared via Bob and Sandra!

Heidrun Khokhar, KleinsteMotte said...

Your passion to create and enjpy what comes of it always comes across in your pictures.

Rebecca said...

So delicate! Love them.

Eva Ason said...

These are really beautiful! Such beautiful colours. I am catching up on my blog reading, am so behind these days. Hope you have a lovely weekend! It's very windy over here again.