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    I went with my local camera club to Bok Tower in Lake Wales. Bok Tower is a natural stone structure built in 1929 and it is considered a historic site in Florida. The site also has a historic home built in the 1930 but I did not tour that this trip. I did on a previous trip and think that is posted here http://forum.simplydiscus.com/showth...er-and-Gardens. Hopefully there has been some improvement in my photography and post processing skills.

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    The magical Golden Door

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    What an interesting tower. It hasn't changed much over the years. I liked the pictures in both threads Pat, but I'm sure you look at things with different perspective now. Keep the great photos coming.
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    Some of the gardens.

    Note the turtle under the right-most lily.

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    Looks like snake heads in middle of this flower.

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    Loved this blond bee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by two utes View Post
    What an interesting tower. It hasn't changed much over the years. I liked the pictures in both threads Pat, but I'm sure you look at things with different perspective now. Keep the great photos coming.
    Thanks Joe, I suspect it will change little since it is considered a historic site. I would say my perspective and skills have both matured a lot even in the last year. I am more in turn with composition etc, not that I always get it right lol. Still learning to look for that different angle etc so a journey.
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    A fellow photography had a diffuser and show me how it use it as the sun gets bright plus we did a little playing around.

    Sunflower life

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    Sunflower and shadows

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    Internal reflection.

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    Pat, You had some nice pics your first trip, but you have definitely come a long way. The practice you put into it has paid off !

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    Quote Originally Posted by brewmaster15 View Post
    Pat, You had some nice pics your first trip, but you have definitely come a long way. The practice you put into it has paid off !

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    Thanks Al It is amazing what a year has made. Beside practice nothing can replace what you guys have invested in me. I really appreciate the mentorship
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    Let me get this straight, a D5 and no diffuser set?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SMB2 View Post
    Let me get this straight, a D5 and no diffuser set?

    Where did I go wrong?
    Ok, so there are still a few holes. Lol
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    Amazing! Thanks for sharing Pat

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clawhammer View Post
    Amazing! Thanks for sharing Pat
    Thank you Eric
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    Awesome Pat! Love the tower shot of the gold door, looks like an image from a fairy tale magical garden. First sunflower is my favorite.

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    Thanks Matt, that first sunflower is my favorite also.
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    Wow you actually see the pollen on the bee.Some beautiful pics.Sure looks like a pro to me Pat

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yamyort View Post
    Wow you actually see the pollen on the bee.Some beautiful pics.Sure looks like a pro to me Pat
    Thanks Yamyort, not a pro but getting better
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