Spring! In Stereo!

 

Spring seems a little late where I am.  But there are calves in the fields and things are greening up, and I am ready for the change of seasons.

My little patch is cluttered and weedy, but I decided to capture some of the short-lived blossoms and blooms.  After a while I realized that I have a nice collection of colorful and beautiful things.  The closer one looks, the better the view.

Lilacs were here long before me.  Each bush has a different shade of “lilac.”

I planted this chokecherry tree about 10-12 years ago.  It is finally large enough to provide some nice shade.

The blossoms are individually tiny, but beautiful.

I’m not sure if I planted these tulips or not.  For a number of years there was only one bloom, so I’m thrilled to get a whole bouquet!

Cherry blossoms came a few weeks ago.  It seemed cold for the bees to be out, but they were.

I planted some of these “I forget what they ares” years ago.  Last year they really started to spread.

It’s hard to get low enough for a good angle.

The bees really like the peach blossoms also, but wouldn’t hold still to get their pictures taken.

I don’t know what these bushes are along the back fence.  They really need to be trimmed, but right now they are all that is holding the fence up.

Those pink buds open into these tiny, tiny flowers.

We’ve had a lot of wind, and it really beat up these tulips.  But the missing petals allow light in to admire the stamens.

More stamens…

All of these images, and many more are actually stereo pairs.  Here is a pair that can be viewed (by some people) without glasses or optical aids. While looking at the images, cross your eyes and look “between” them.  You will see multiple images – just focus on the middle one.  You may be able to resolve a 3 dimensional image .

Not everyone can do it, but if you can, Congrats!

Happy Spring!

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  1. Western Chauvinist Member
    Western Chauvinist
    @WesternChauvinist

    Lunchbox Gerald:

    Grape hyacinth.

    Lunchbox Gerald:

    Honeysuckle? Is it really a bush, or possibly vines?

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  2. Jim McConnell Member
    Jim McConnell
    @JimMcConnell

    Very nice photos. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Gary McVey Contributor
    Gary McVey
    @GaryMcVey

    3D? With you all the way, R> brother!

    BTW…great photography! Thanks for posting them!

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  4. Arahant Member
    Arahant
    @Arahant

    Thanks for sharing. That is quite the garden.

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  5. Susan Quinn Member
    Susan Quinn
    @SusanQuinn

    Just beautiful!! No worries on names: I know the names of some of my plants, but many of them are called “the purple ones” or “the orange ones.” 

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  6. She Member
    She
    @She

    Just lovely.  Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Western Chauvinist Member
    Western Chauvinist
    @WesternChauvinist

    Yes, your photos are amazing! What are you using?

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  8. 9thDistrictNeighbor Member
    9thDistrictNeighbor
    @9thDistrictNeighbor

    Western Chauvinist (View Comment):
    Honeysuckle? Is it really a bush, or possibly vines?

    Honeysuckle…Lonicera species.  We have them as large, arching shrubs.  They are very tolerant of wet areas and deer won’t browse them.  They are pretty nondescript,  but touch and beautiful in bloom.

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  9. Lunchbox Gerald Coolidge
    Lunchbox Gerald
    @Jose

    Western Chauvinist (View Comment):

    Yes, your photos are amazing! What are you using?

    Thanks!

    For normal/wide images I used a Fujifilm FinePix Real 3D.

    For macro I use a Panasonic Lumix camera with a Panasonic Lumix G 3D 12.5mm f/12 Lens.  The lens is modified to focus close up, similar to using extension tubes with a more traditional camera.

    And software to correct color, crop, and manipulate the stereo images. Mostly Stereo Photo Maker.

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  10. Lunchbox Gerald Coolidge
    Lunchbox Gerald
    @Jose

    Was anyone able to view the stereo pair in 3D? 

    I have taken the liberty of lightening Gary McVey’s stereo pair and rearranging them for cross-eyed viewing.  It’s very cool.

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  11. Front Seat Cat Member
    Front Seat Cat
    @FrontSeatCat

    Lunch Box – these are wonderful – lilacs my favorite – you have so many fragrant things!

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  12. Lunchbox Gerald Coolidge
    Lunchbox Gerald
    @Jose

    Front Seat Cat (View Comment):

    Lunch Box – these are wonderful – lilacs my favorite – you have so many fragrant things!

    The lilacs hit peak fragrance at the same time as the chokecherry tree.  Unfortunately the weather has been so windy that we only got to enjoy it for one day.

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  13. Gary McVey Contributor
    Gary McVey
    @GaryMcVey

    Lunchbox Gerald (View Comment):

    Was anyone able to view the stereo pair in 3D?

    I have taken the liberty of lightening Gary McVey’s stereo pair and rearranging them for cross-eyed viewing. It’s very cool.

    You did a fantastic job, thanks!

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  14. Lunchbox Gerald Coolidge
    Lunchbox Gerald
    @Jose

    Gary McVey (View Comment):

    Lunchbox Gerald (View Comment):

    Was anyone able to view the stereo pair in 3D?

    I have taken the liberty of lightening Gary McVey’s stereo pair and rearranging them for cross-eyed viewing. It’s very cool.

    You did a fantastic job, thanks!

    I’d love to see your Russian stereo slide show! Maybe at a meet up someday…

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