Photo Monday – Peonies, I Think

I went out looking for a pretty bouquet of flowers for myself yesterday, mainly for pictures. I couldn’t find what I wanted, something local, not roses or artificially colored whatevers. And not tulips. I love tulips but I did tulips last week. Couldn’t find that anywhere, not even the farmers’ market. I ended up with three flowers that look like peonies to me but, like I may have mentioned before, I’m no botanist. I loved how full and fluffy they looked. All white apart from a few petals fringed with bright pink at the center.


I had no idea how they would photograph, especially with the lighting I had to deal with it (it was very overcast and rather dark indoors). I tried a couple lenses and 100mm gave me the images I wanted. Soft and delicate, like a cloud.



I wish I could have reduced my ISO. It’s at 1600 for most pictures because I wasn’t in a very stable situation. These kinds of close ups require a slightly smaller aperture or the depth of field is about 1mm. And smaller aperture (higher number) means slower shutter speed. It’s either get stable which I couldn’t do or bump the ISO. So the pictures have a little bit of that high ISO noise.



You can probably tell I’m still in a blurry mood. I think it relaxes me after trying so hard to get sharp pictures of the girls.


Creative mommy at home to two wonderful little girls, trying to juggle family, sewing, exercise, family, knitting, photography, and did I mention family?

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2 comments on “Photo Monday – Peonies, I Think
  1. Charity says:

    These photos remind me of clouds too! Or layers of chiffon ruffles. So pretty!


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