11.02.2014 Peekaboo Daisy

Taking a break from the water for a moment, here’s some backyard daisies showing off their form rather than their color.  Daisy-Peekaboo-Daisy-600WEbClicking will give you a bit larger and slightly more detailed image to look at.  I don’t own a laptop so have no idea just how large is too large for that screen.  I try to keep the size manageable and leave the larger size for clicking by choice.  Is that working out OK?


About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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19 Responses to 11.02.2014 Peekaboo Daisy

  1. I access your blog entries using Feedly app on an iPad mini 95% of the time. You images are embedded nicely in the feeder stream. Clicking on the image yields a slightly larger image on a clean page. It’ seamless for me, Stephen.


  2. Jim in IA says:

    It is a very good size for my 13″ laptop screen. Fine detail shows well.


  3. I’d say the clicked image is perhaps 25% larger than that which is embedded in the post. The clicked image occupies approximately 50% of the screen of my 15″ MacBook Pro and is limited by its height. Nice shot … one which translates very nicely, and dramatically, in black and white. A real beauty. D


  4. shoreacres says:

    I don’t remember seeing a daisy done in black and white. I like the way the spirals show up more clearly. Interesting, too, that a few of the ray flowers are smaller in the front flower. I like that. As I tell customers who complain about irregular grain in their wood, “If you want regularity, buy plastic rather than wood. Trees aren’t extruded. They grow.”


    • I’ve had decent results converting a few flowers into black and white…including some very colorful ones that you would not think of as good candidates.

      I have had similar issues with people not educated in the niceties of wood grain. One customer insisted that some quartered oak doors were defective and would not pay for her china cabinet until I replaced them with nice straight grained ones.


  5. Looks good to me, Steve. The monochrome is gorgeous as usual. Love those daisies.

    Of a different note, i heard and saw 2 white-throated sparrows on October 21st. But they could have been here a bit sooner since I was not outside late for a few weeks. I really like this bird.


  6. Just Rod says:

    The size works well Steve. Very nice B&W study.


  7. Andrew says:

    It looks perfect on an iPad2 Steve. Very good specimens too.


  8. I see your enlarged version of the daisies is roughly 700 x 600 pixels. Mine are typically a little larger, at about half a megapixel. I’ve noticed that many other photographers post smaller sizes, presumably out of fear that someone will swipe their images.

    The way our blog images appear also depends partly on the browser someone uses to access them. If I click on one of my blog photos (or yours) in Firefox, the image appears in a new window, is centered vertically and horizontally, and is surrounded by dark gray. In Safari, on the other hand, a clicked photo opens in the upper left of a white window. (I prefer Firefox’s approach.) I don’t know what other browsers do, nor whether the computer platform (Macintosh versus Windows) causes any other differences.


    • When I had a website of my own creation using Dreamweaver….don’t ask how I pulled that off-it was a total mystery to me….I had to check every image on every browser I could find (Dreamweaver had a tool for that) to see how it would appear. Each looked different and, as you mentioned, popped up in a different place.


  9. yep, perfect. This image is wonderful…kind Alice in Wonderland, with flowers floating in space.


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