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Photo of the Day: Starlets

It has been a while since I used my favorite Nikon D90 and Raynox DCR-250 combo. The bad weather loosened its grip last week, and we finally had a few decent summer days perfect for shooting flowers and plants in the

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Photo of the Day: Saxifraga arendsii

So far, we’ve had three (sic!) sunny and relatively warm days this spring, and I spent two of them in our local botanical garden armed with my Nikon D90 and the lightweight budget macro combo. Despite the unusually rough (even by Danish

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Photo of the Day: Alpine violets

I took this photo using my Nikon D90 and a Nikon 50mm f/1.8D AF Nikkor lens. The RAW file has been processed in digiKam. I applied the cross-process effect (as described in the digiKam Recipes ebook) and sharpened the final result a bit. Basic

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Photo of the Day: Coelopleurus exquisitus

There is an embarrassing story that goes with this photo. Right after I took the photo, I sneezed and knocked over the camera mounted on a tripod. Of course, the lens hood of my Tamron AF 90mm f/2.8 SP Di

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Photo of the Day: Eschscholzia californica

The California poppy (Eschscholzia californica) is a perennial and annual plant, native to the United States, and the official state flower of California. It can grow 5-60 cm tall, with alternately branching glaucous blue-green foliage. The leaves are ternately divided into

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