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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Texas Bluebonnets with Family


My first excursion to posting in the Portraits forum...you folks set a high bar. But this is just for fun and I don't claim to be anything but an amateur. Pictures of my wife & daughter...





















Apr 20, 2013 at 11:20 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Texas Bluebonnets with Family


for #1 and #2, I would be wary of the 'squish' face look you get when you rest your head in your hands. Maybe have her gently touch her face or pose her with just her chin resting on her hands. where did you go for the bluebonnet pics? nice pictures btw.


Apr 21, 2013 at 05:44 AM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Texas Bluebonnets with Family


#2 & #3 have different skin colours. #1 & #2 have different flower colours.

Not coincidentally, the whites are "off" in #2 as seen in the white skirt.

Should be an easy fix - white balance change in #2.

#3 has a good feeling - a connection between them - and is my pick of the three.



Apr 21, 2013 at 06:54 AM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Texas Bluebonnets with Family


What's the difference between Bluebonnet and Lupine? They look pretty much the same.


Apr 21, 2013 at 07:47 AM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Texas Bluebonnets with Family


Peter Figen wrote:
What's the difference between Bluebonnet and Lupine? They look pretty much the same.



Easy, Lupine is a werewolf, and Texas Bluebonnets are from the great state of Texas



Apr 21, 2013 at 08:02 AM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Texas Bluebonnets with Family


she is growing shoes out of her head



Apr 21, 2013 at 07:10 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Texas Bluebonnets with Family


My understanding is Lupin or Lupine is a genus of flowering plants, while Bluebonnets are a species of Lupin.
The Bluebonnet is the state flower for Texas.






Texas Bluebonnet in Central Texas



Apr 21, 2013 at 08:04 PM
 



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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Texas Bluebonnets with Family


Okay. That's interesting. When I was shooting in the Texas hill country in '94, I heard a lot of talk of these Texas Bluebonnets, but never saw one, as the season had passed. Now I see them and they look like our Lupine here in California. In the spring, they cover the hills north of L.A. with a beautiful fragrant purple.


Apr 21, 2013 at 09:02 PM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Texas Bluebonnets with Family


Get rid of the shoes in #1 !!!!!!


Apr 21, 2013 at 09:12 PM
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Peter, I don't know if you are old enough to remember Lady Bird Johnson (LBJ's wife/First Lady). She began a program in the Texas Hill Country, which spread throughout the state to save and popularize Texas Wildflowers. Since the Bluebonnet is the state flower, it of course receives the most attention. Since then, people drive to places in Texas that have fields of bluebonnets to take photos just as the OP has done. It is a spring tradition here and why there was all the talk about them while you were in the THC.

Come back anytime, and remember Texas bluebonnets begin blooming in March and last until late April. (Keep in mind the schedule may change due to nature!)

Ray



Apr 21, 2013 at 09:13 PM
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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · Texas Bluebonnets with Family


Narasimhalu, the third one is great. I think the composition in the first two are good, sans the shoes; I like your daughter's pose and the second photo; the way your wife and daughter are positioned. Agree with the white balance comments. What I would suggest in the first one is to get the bluebonnets in front of your daughter in focus too, heck, that's why she is there and the same with the second photo.

I don't know what software you are using for the processing, but if you play with the sliders for contrast, blacks and whites, you might find something you like even more.

Beautiful ladies to photograph, you must enjoy photographing them.



Apr 21, 2013 at 09:25 PM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · Texas Bluebonnets with Family


nice pics,
clone out the shoes on the first!)



Apr 22, 2013 at 09:47 AM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · Texas Bluebonnets with Family


Great feedback everyone - I really do appreciate it. I was not expecting a bonus round on the flora discussion...irony is that my wife and I discussed the same and believed them to be lupines until we saw them and noticed they are much smaller than the ones we were used to seeing. Unfortunately, the drought has hit the blooms a second year in a row.


Apr 22, 2013 at 05:08 PM





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