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When we first moved into the home where we live now one of the coolest things was the tiny little pond on our property. One of the things I enjoyed the most about that little pond was that Water Lilly flowers grew there. This was one of the first times I ever photographed a Water Lilly. The photo featured here is from way back in 2007. I don’t get to photograph them… Read More

I love going out exploring and finding just a little something unexpected. When we think of flowers we often think of beautiful flower gardens. Wildflowers growing in an open field. Other wildflowers growing along the forest floor often along a path or trail. But nature is full of surprises. Plants and flowers are hardier than we expect. This Trillium flower is growing out from between the roots of a large tree that… Read More

I have this fascination with flowers that have not yet fully bloomed. In this image I like the contrast in texture between the outer green protective layer and the inner yellow petals. The green looks tough and spiny. The yellow Sunflower petals look soft and silky. Contrast between the light and the dark space in the photograph. Soft line son the petals. Bristly spine son the green. If you have the opportunity… Read More

I had never heard of a Strawflower until a couple of years ago. I really like them. So different than other flowers. The petals on the Strawflower are the opposite of most other flowers. Instead of being soft and delicate the petals on a strawflowers are firm and strong. Firm but not brittle. The petals hold their shape as they unfold from around the center. I love the pointy spikey shapes and… Read More

My wife loves roses. We have tried to grow rose bushes at our house on multiple occasions. We have not been successful. We look for beautiful plants. Then we dig a hole in the ground and plant them. WE had one bush that was clinging to life for a few years. Each year it would grow one small new branch and get a tiny flower. Then that one finally fully died. I… Read More

Queen Anne’s Lace is an interesting flower from just about any angle you chose to photograph it. From the distance Queen Anne’s Lace looks like a large white flower. Up close it looks quite different. When you look closely the Queen Anne’s Lace is actually comprised of many tiny little flowers. I couldn’t even begin to guess how many tiny flowers compose each larger flower head. The wild growing flowers make for… Read More

Brightly colored flower blossom. Close up. It almost looks like a star to me. The center of the flower blossom. Color radiating out from there. The color is most intense in the center. As the streaks of color emanate farther from the center they lose their intensity. The same way the light from a star does. Photo details: Nikon D300. Nikon 60mm f/2.8. Focal length 60mm. ISO 400. 1/2000 sec. f/3.8. Thank… Read More

I don’t know if the type of flower that is the subject of this photograph is evident in this image. And maybe that is exactly the point. Getting a nice close up look at a Peony flower blossom dissolves the type of flower we are looking at. It renders it into petals and shapers and textures. Perhaps completely unidentifiable if you are not an expert. Enjoy the image for the beauty, the… Read More

Often in my flower photography I focus on detail. More likely one specific detail. This image is different. I focused on one specific element. But that element almost completely erases detail. The focus in this image is the very tip of the closest flower petal. At a shallow depth of field this puts everything else out of focus. This image is more a study of shape and color than anything else. Photo… Read More

The New England Aster is one of my favorite wildflowers. I like them because they appear in late summer and into the fall. The New England Aster petals folded up like this give the flowers a different type of look. Normally the petals are extended out to the sides from the yellow center. Focusing on the center with the petals protruding forward creates more depth to the image. Photo details: Nikon D500…. Read More

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