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Orchid #8


Orchid #8

From the University of Michigan’s Matthei Botanical Garden.  Taken with Nokia Lumia 900 Windows Phone.

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Orchid #7


Orchid #7

Taken last weekend at the University of Michigan’s Matthei Botanical Gardens with a Nokia Lumia 900 Windows Phone.


Orchid #6


Orchid #6

Visited the Matthei Botanical Gardens today with the family.  Figured I shoot some photos while everyone looked around, but I neglected the battery on my D80 and it died after just a few shots.  I reverted to my Nokia Lumia 900 for photos the rest of the day.  Not the approach I expected, but some of them came out alright!   Taken with Nokia Lumia 900 Windows Phone.


Orchid #5


Orchid #5

Taken at the University of Michigan’s Matthei Botanical Garden in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  This shot was taken about a month ago, back in early March.  Nikon D80, Nikkor 50mm, f/1.6, 1/800 sec, ISO 200, EV -0.3.

Sort of off my usual topic, but if you flip it around it also makes a great lock screen for my PC (the pic below).  In Windows 8, which is still in beta, the lock screen works sort of like the lock screen on a  smart phone — it shows you key things like calendar appointments coming up, how much battery you have left, unread messages, etc., without having to unlock the PC.  Cool!

Lock Screen on Windows 8

This shot is of my Samsung Series 9 PC running the Windows 8 beta.  Taken with my Windows Phone (Samsung Focus).


Orchid #4


Orchid #4

Last orchid pic for a little while.  This is the same orchid from Orchid  #1, Orchid #2, and Orchid #3.  The Orchid 2-4 posts were all taken the same day.  Orchid #1 was taken a few weeks ago.

Taken at the University of Michigan’s Matthei Botanical Gardens in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  Nikon D80, Nikkor 50mm, f/2, 1/250 sec, ISO 200.

Incidentally, the setup for these orchid shots was super simple.  The light and dark backgrounds in previous photos are simply a sheet of white and black construction paper that I manually held behind the orchid.  The camera was mounted on a tripod, and I leaned back to press the shutter button with my free hand (accidentally left my wireless “remote control” shutter release at home).


Orchid #3


Orchid 3

High key shot of the same orchid featured in yesterday’s post (and also this orchid photograph).  Taken at the University of Michigan botanical gardens in Ann Arbor.  Nikon D80, Nikkor 50mm, f/2, 1/640 sec, ISO 200, EV +1.7.  Lit by sunlight filtered through the roof of the greenhouse.