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Jun 11

Flora Photography Number 16 – Wildflowers

Prairie FlowersTo me, the best thing about shooting flora photography is that it can happen just about anywhere at any time, which is why I try to have a camera with me at all times because a good opportunity could be right around the corner.  That is why one of the first tips that I have discovered when starting my hobby of taking pictures is to always be ready.  This picture came when Karen and I were on a hike and we came across these tall wildflowers. 

What I like about this picture is that I was able to add the perception of depth by having a layered look.  I got close to the flowers in the foreground, the tall prairie grass serves as the middle ground, and the trees in the distance as the background.  I also used the trees as a natural frame on both sides and the sky cooperated by not being whitewashed with complete cloud coverage or the fact that there is some texture in the sky because there is at least one cloud breaking up a completely blue sky.  While flora photography to me is not the greatest medium there is, it is a simple subject and a good way to practice my tips that I have picked up along the way.

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2 comments

  1. freda

    I didn’t know weed flowers could look so pretty. I suppose The photographer made all the difference.

    1. Kenny and Karen

      Thanks, I was just being in the right place at the right time.

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