BELINDA GROVER PHOTOGRAPHY

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FUN WITH FALL FLOWERS (TWO PHOTOGRAPHS)

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fading-flower

I find that photographing flowers once they’ve begun to fade often more interesting than taking a flower at it’s peak. These photographs are good examples. In the fall new colours emerge and old ones fade. I worked with the backgrounds to enhance the images. Backgrounds can play a central role and frame the subject, hopefully never distracting the viewer’s eye.

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18 thoughts on “FUN WITH FALL FLOWERS (TWO PHOTOGRAPHS)

  1. I don’t know if you follow Steve at Portraits of Wildflowers, but he is one of the best for macros; he gets in all kinds of different positions so that the subject and bokeh are both perfect. Love that last shot.

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  2. Absolutely agree, both about the beauty of fading flowers and the potential for backgrounds to ruin a shot. Especially like the first image here – wonderful colours and textures.

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  3. Excellent shots, Belinda. I like flowers that are on their way out in fading glory. 🙂

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  4. So nice and sharp! I love the patterns on coneflowers especially. Even though different species, they illustrate ‘after’ and ‘before’ bloom in composite flowers.

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  5. Excellent, Belinda! 🙂 That initially blooming cone flower is something i see often here.

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  6. I agree. Fall flowers are very interesting and make good photographic subjects. Great images! Sharp and very detailed.

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  7. You’re so right. In the second photo, some tiny spider has made a home under the petals (or maybe those are called sepals?)

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  8. I take endless pictures of my past zinnias so I really understand your fascination.

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  9. Nicely done. I am heading off to take some flower photos myself today. 🙂

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