More exquisite close up flower photos!

As always, click through the images to see the full size versions on Flickr!

All 3 photos taken with a Nikon 1 V2. Click through for more details.

Forget-me-not flowers in macro close upRed and Pink tulips, after a rain stormOrange / red tulip

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Widely reported problems with Apple Final Cut Pro X 10.2 update

Apple just introduced updates to Final Cut Pro X,  Compressor and Motion. Many who have installed the updates report that Final Cut Pro X is no longer working with AVCHD files created by at least some Panasonic cameras, and reports that some Red Epic files are not working either. There are some indications this impacts 1080p 30 fps files only; however, that is probably the most popular video format for AVCHD!

Read through the Apple Support Community discussion thread for more info:

after 10.2 update- imported clips displaying black | Apple Support Communities.

I updated a Macbook Pro to OS X 10.10.3, and installed the FCPX, Compressor and Motion updates. My 1080p60 and 3840p30 (Ultra HD) clips, all shot on a Lumix GH-4 (Panasonic camera) are all working okay, so far. I have not tested 1080p30 files.


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Deals on Nikon D750 and Nikon 1 J5 Mirrorless cameras

I do a lot of shooting with the Nikon 1 cameras and love’em.

Adorama is featuring package deals on the newly announced Nikon cameras:

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Red tulips, yellow daffodils and more!

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Photo taken with Nikon 1 V2 and Nikkor 30-110mm lens.

Red tulip


Photo taken with Nikon 1 V2 and Nikkor 30-110mm lens, with -0.7 ev exposure compensation.

Yellow daffodils in the setting sun


Photo taken with Panasonic Lumix GH-2 and Lumix 20mm f/1.7 lens.

Closeup of Rose, Lumix GH-2


Photo taken with Olympus XZ-2 “point n shoot”!

Bleeding heart flowers and rain drops


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Orange tulip flower in close up

This orange tulip is in my backyard. Photographed with a Lumix GH-2 and a 20mm f/1.7 lens at f/2.2. Had to use my left hand to shade the lens from the backlit sunlight source.

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Backlit Orange Tulip Flower

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A dual 3D camera mount concept

Here is Brian Flint’s neat idea for a dual 3D camera mount that positions the lens centers closer together than mounting cameras side by side: check it out here, including photo and discussion.

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Rhododendron in bloom after a rain storm (closeup photography)

Photograph taken with an Olympus XZ-2 in macro lens mode. This is a single flower in extreme close up, after a thunderstorm came through.

Click on the photo to see a larger version at Flickr. Thanks!

Rhododendron bloom in closeup

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