Cluster Amaryllises 2006
I've visited the famous colony of cluster amaryllises in Kisa-Town,
Miyoshi-City in late September, 2006. Unfortunately, full bloom timing
did not match with my holidays and I had to take photos slightly before
full bloom. I've already taken various photos there for years, thus I tried
to make composition as fresh as possible.
The first 3 photos are overview of the colony. I think the key to make
composition of colony overview is position of trees. I made an effort to
make composition stable in various focal length of lens from 20mm to 200mm.
The next 3 photos are macro photography, however, resultantly I did
not use true macro lens. 4 and 5 are taken with EF70-200mm F2.8L plus x1.4
tele-converter which gives us sufficient magnification and working distance.
I make these photos as fantastic as possible. 6 is taken with Sigma's cheap
zoom lens but picture quality is sufficient.
The next 3 are photos focus only on one flower. Feel loneliness of
The last 3 photos were taken from lower position. 11 and 12 were taken
from extremely low level, by placing a camera on the ground. This
angle gives us energy of flowers toward the sky, I think.