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Camera Lens – Revisited

Again, I am not a photographer, merely someone who likes to take pictures.
With than disclaimer, I thought I’d show different views of the same flower bed.

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Top photo is with no zoom on the lens of my Nikon Coolpix L620
(whatever that means!).
In the middle photo, the picture is zoomed in half way.
At the bottom picture, the zoom is all the way.
I stood in the same place for all three photos.

Personally, I like the last picture, as you can get a good view of two particular flowers.
Garlic chives bear white flowers, and the pink ones are an unnamed succulent.
While the chives flowers are pretty, imho, they are getting a bit invasive.
I will have to decide who stays and who goes during this winter’s garden rearrangement.

The middle photo is not bad, you get to see the mish-mash of plants in this bed.
I find myself studying my beds in the summertime,
trying to decide how the plants can be moved to show better next summer.

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Colorful Asters

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The original plant is this color, but the camera captures a different color than my eye sees.  I looked at a number of photos I took, and kept seeing the same hue.  In person, these flowers look more purple / blue.  I suppose there is a perfectly logical camera explanation for the color difference :-)* * * * *
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I do like this light pink color, perhaps because there are so few plants with flowers this color.  Can you see the purple asters on the far left of the photo?  The camera was fooled into showing those flowers their true color!

I am inundated with aster seedlings in the garden, since it is extremely time-consuming to dead head these plants.  New blossoms open and others die everyday, from the top of branches going down.

My latest plan is to mark the bottom of the plants with pink blooms, so I will know them after the tops have been cut off.
When they are dug up in winter, I can say decisively, what color flower comes from which plant.
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The one plant with white flowers was the last to bloom.