Silly Saturday: To arrange a hydrangea (or not?)

Prowling the garden yesterday, I was drawn to the new flowers of our oakleaf hydrangea (Hydrangea quercifolia), which have just started to open in the past few days.  There was a fair bit of breeze, and I considered using an old trick I learned from articles written by National Geographic photographer DeWitt Jones, which is attaching a pipe cleaner (or similar piece of bendable wire) between a leg of the tripod and a stem close to the object of my interest to minimize its bobbing about in the breeze, but I had the time to be patient, Oakleaf hydrangea10355and so I waited for a momentary lull.  As it turned out, the wind gods smiled upon me and I didn’t need to arrange a hydrangea to avoid the motion blur dangea, thank goodness!.

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12 Responses to Silly Saturday: To arrange a hydrangea (or not?)

  1. That is just a stunning photo – love the colors in the unfolding blossoms . So kind of the wind to calm long enough for your shot. ☺

  2. Mike Powell says:

    Beautiful shot, Gary (and wonderfully terrible word play). You didn’t use the old trick, but it’s one I may keep in mind for my potential future use.

  3. Lovely shot. It is nice to see the beginning of the flowers

  4. If you needed help you coulda called for the Lone Rangea.

  5. seekraz says:

    Very nice, Gary.

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