Five Minutes with Narcissus

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DesleyJane – a lovely arty scientist now living in Melbourne – is also a wonderful photographer and a huge macro fan. She has a new weekly challenge called “regularrandom for anyone to join in with which involves spending 5 minutes with the subject matter.

Choose a scene or an object and keep fixed on that object, and shoot for just five minutes.   You can move around the object or scene but try not to interfere with it. See what happens in that five minutes, what changes, how the light changes, what comes into the frame or leaves the frame, or what other parts of the object you can focus on or use to your advantage.

Still on the spring theme, this week I am having a play with a vase of narcissus which are currently bringing cheer to my house.

Narcissus is a genus of predominantly spring perennial plants in the Amaryllidaceae (amaryllis) family. Various common names including daffodil, daffadowndilly, narcissus, and jonquil are used to describe all or some members of the genus. Narcissus has conspicuous flowers with six petal-like tepals surmounted by a cup- or trumpet-shaped corona. The flowers are generally white or yellow (orange or pink in garden varieties), with either uniform or contrasting coloured tepals and corona. Wikipedia

All photos were taken using my Macro 60mm lens and an art effect on the Olympus E-10 camera.

If you would like to join in then please visit DJ’s site where you will find more information and ideas about this fun challenge which doesn’t have to involve macros.

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12 Comments Add yours

  1. Morgan says:

    I have always loved Narcissus 🙂 So beautiful!

    1. Heyjude says:

      And some are scented too!

  2. Fabulous! I love narcissi. The effects you have used on them are very effective. 🙂

    1. Heyjude says:

      Straight out of the camera!

      1. Really? That reminds me that I must take a closer look at what my camera offers. 🙂

  3. Su Leslie says:

    These are fabulous. I love the pop-art editing!

  4. restlessjo says:

    Z:)ingy, and the effect changes it up a bit.

    1. Heyjude says:

      I thought so! I tried every art effect whilst taking the photos and liked this one the best.

  5. Lucid Gypsy says:

    I guessed you might have used a camera effect, it works well doesn’t it? Are you pleased with the results? i must get to grips with my camera soon!

    1. Heyjude says:

      I like this one and the film grain (b&w) and one that has a vintage feel, though that can make the sky look peculiar. There are a lot of other effects that I have only touched on, one or two I quite like. I must experiment more!

  6. desleyjane says:

    Ooooh, I love the arty settings that Olympus has – they look fabulous. I especially like the stems in the base of the vase. Brilliant Jude x.

    1. Heyjude says:

      I quite like the stems too – glad you do 🙂

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