Nicole Fox's picture

Pink Garden Flower

Observed: 20th September 2013 By: Nicole Fox
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Rachy Ramone's picture

Agreed...

... but we really could do with more photos than just a head-on flower shot, please.

Foliage is usually helpful, along with pics of the back of the flower, and any fruits (ex-flowers) that have formed. An overall shot also gives an idea of size, proportion, etc. as there is little sense of scale from just one photo.

It's a bit tricky to make a strong ID from just one "pretty" shot.

Rachy Ramone

How to take close-ups with cheap phone and hand-lens:
http://tree-and-shrub-id.blogspot.co.uk/p/how-to-close-ups.html
Field Guides for Budding Botanists:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/-/e/B01A8YB0WY

lavateraguy's picture

If the observer ...

... is using a digital camera, perhaps she could consider taking identification shots in addition. I can't criticise her artistic judgement, but the resulting images aren't ideal for identification.

Rachy Ramone's picture

Oh, they're beautiful pics...

... no doubt about that, but not very helpful for ID.

I'm hoping that the observer will come back to the site today to check on progress, and will see the various comments. She may even already have more photos, not realising that the more, the better, as far as ID is concerned.

Rachy Ramone

How to take close-ups with cheap phone and hand-lens:
http://tree-and-shrub-id.blogspot.co.uk/p/how-to-close-ups.html
Field Guides for Budding Botanists:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/-/e/B01A8YB0WY

Nicole Fox's picture

Sorry guys :(

I will definitely remember for next time to try and get more identification shots. With these ones I currently only have what I've put.
Promise to do better in future :3

"The Soul That Sees Beauty May Sometimes Walk Alone - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe"

Rachy Ramone's picture

Thanks, Nicole!

You take lovely photos - wish I could do as well! - but for ID, we need a few specific things to check. I've made a few suggestions which might be helpful, check the link below my signature, if you are interested.

Now get out there and take some more photos of more plants for us!! *thinks: how do you do that smiley face thing?* :)

Rachy Ramone

How to take close-ups with cheap phone and hand-lens:
http://tree-and-shrub-id.blogspot.co.uk/p/how-to-close-ups.html
Field Guides for Budding Botanists:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/-/e/B01A8YB0WY