Posted: August 17, 2015 in 60mm lens, Canon 60D, Details, Flowers, My Backyard, Photography, Rain, Wabi Sabi
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Five images

I do believe that an elegant match for Queen Anne has been discovered in the garden.


Oh my gosh! I just realized that I could stage a production of “Wicked” right in my very own backyard using flowers instead of sock puppets! Quickly…begin humming “Defying Gravity” as you continue to read.

If you have not met before, or if you are not familiar with our glamorous subject for today’s post, may I present the delightful Miss Anethum Graveolens.

Dill, to her friends.


Amazing, yes? If your familiarity with dill begins and ends with Kosher Dills, these shots of flowering dill should be a lovely surprise.


As a bonus, today’s portraits were taken right after a storm, so Ms Graveolens appears appropriately bejeweled.



If I might make technical small talk for a moment, these were shot with such a shallow depth of field that there is generally only one point that is in perfect focus, with the rest of the picture fading off into a soft blur. This might not be to everyone’s liking, particularly if you are someone who prefers a crisp clean edge-to-edge focus, but I like the resulting dreamy effect it produces with some flowers.


  1. Schwister says:

    Dill-ightful photos! I like the effect of the shallow depth of field.

  2. jean says:

    Yowzer,,,,,,,,,these are great! Very intimate. Do you use a tripod for such closeups?

    • That’s a good description. Thanks, Jean.

      No, I did not use a tripod for these because it was sooooo far to walk back to the house…and as a result, the majority of my shots were unusable. For Tuesday’s post, I hauled my monopod out to the garden and that produced much better results.

  3. andykidd says:

    Okay, I just have to respond with an image … soon. But my favourite are all taking images of flowers. Why?

    • As a rule, you know I like to go with rust and splinters, but Mother Nature is in manic-mode at present and with so much color around, there is a tipping point for even the most devoted photographer of broken stuff. 🙂

      • andykidd says:

        yes, and I have an image on my laptop ready to post. But too late at night to get it. Why I said that is even Noir (Gavin) has a colour image of a flower. My world has shifted.

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