Lilac loveliness

I decided to have an intimate session with our blossoming lilacs this morning, just barely before the calm conditions turned to breezy, after which nothing seemed to be able to hold still for longer than a fraction of a second. Lilac 7996I’m a patient fellow and can wait for quite a while for an occasional lull, but it wasn’t really all that bad today, and I made it out before things got out of hand. The typical lilac flower has four petals, but there are variations. A six-petaled blossom offered itself to me, as well as another with five, right behind it, ready to open very soon. How cool is this?!Lilac 8003By the way, I’m planning a new Webnesday post for tomorrow, featuring a spider that I encountered a couple of days ago. I’m afraid it’s not a cute one, and would like to offer fair warning that those of you who are not arachnophiles might not find the images as pleasing as you might like.

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6 Responses to Lilac loveliness

  1. Hello Gary, I haven’t had time to comment on your posts for a long while…beautiful images, the lilac is one of my favourite spring scents and I can almost smell it look at these! Looking forward to Webnesday :)

    • krikitarts says:

      Hi Lisa, thanks for taking the time to chime in again. I am way behind in commenting on my favorite photographers’ sites, too and get daily conscience twinges, but just don’t have the time to devote several hours to it. I think my two favorite floral fragrances are lilac and lily of the valley. How I love this time of year!

  2. Oh those pesky breezes. Have you used plamps? Quite a nice accessory.

    • krikitarts says:

      I had not heard of plamps, and I thank you for the tip. I now see one on my immediate horizon. I’ve been using a trick I learned from DeWitt Jones (remember him?), which is to use a second tripod and a pipe cleaner (or several) with one end wound around one of the legs and the other around a branch as close as possible to what I’m trying to photograph to keep it still. It works great, but does (usually) require that second tripod…

  3. Lovely photos. What a great find. I love lilacs too.

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