Wednesday, May 22, 2013



May 22, 2013

Fishing Guy chose "flowers" for this week's Headbanger's theme.  Take your Benadryl and check out my  pals for their interpretations on this theme: Fishing  Guy, Katney, Imac and Lew.

Taking flower pictures is almost intuitive if you have a camera in your hands, isn't it?  By that I mean that if you have a camera and see something nice in the flower genre, it's hard not to snap a pic of it, right?  For me, they represent a challenge, because so many people do such a fine job taking flower pics (like my friend George).  Nevertheless, I can't help myself.  I like the challenge of figuring out how to work the light source(s), shadows and camera settings, so that I capture minute and delicate details without letting the brilliant colors overpower the sensor.  As wonderful as our cameras may be, they still fall far short of the capabilities of the human eye.  Don't forget: you can click on any image to enlarge it.
I liked the little "florets" within the flower here.  Reds are usually hard for me.

Don'tcha love the curly-q filaments?

Forgive me, but these tiny details make me think of nose hairs.  Sorry.
Besides the proverbial "red challenge," I liked how this shot serves as the poster child for the anatomy of the flower.  Here we clearly see inside the petals to the stamen and pistil.

This shot arrested me with its unique direction of sunlight and shadowy background.

They're so full, it's almost fluffy!

Oh, the texture on these petals!

A favorite technique of mine... low flash on the subject with the sunset in the background.

"...not even Solomon in all his majesty was dressed like one of these flowers." (Luke 12:27)


imac said...

Magic man, nice post my friend

Jackie said...

The Scripture from Luke is perfect for these photos!!
Spectacular photography, my friend.

Lew said...

Great sequence of shots and your header is peering back at me!

happyone said...

You did a fine job with those flowers!! Beautiful!!

George said...

Thanks for the kind mention. You take some mighty great flower pictures yourself. Your header is magnificent.

Carletta said...

I love taking flower shots! I have so many right now I'll never be able to post them all.
LOVE your header!

lime said...

the pink one with the curly filaments is outstanding!

Betty Manousos said...

what a spectacular! these are gorgeous! i really like that first one.