Portraits of Wildflowers

Perspectives on Nature Photography

Chiaroscuro

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I’d like to finish up this group of pictures taken at the Arbor Walk Pond on November 8 with one that includes the type of flower that began the series, the water-primrose, but this time it appears only as a featureless yellow glow behind the aster that is the primary subject of the picture and that presents its own smaller yellow in detail, surrounded by an asterisk of violet-tinged white.

© 2011 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

November 20, 2011 at 5:10 AM

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  1. WoW!!!! great detail!!! 🙂 **

    xandreverkes

    November 20, 2011 at 7:15 AM

    • Thanks for your enthusiastic comment, Xandre. Happy late spring to you in South Africa. Here in central Texas I’m waiting to see how many more wildflowers come up before a first freeze, typically in early to mid December, kills them off. So far I’m still finding plenty.

      Steve Schwartzman

      November 20, 2011 at 7:25 AM

  2. The background perfectly mirrors the flower’s center, yet I didn’t notice it till I read your description of the shot. There is a subtle beauty here.

    pixilated2

    November 20, 2011 at 7:46 AM

    • I’m grateful for your pointing out the subtlety, Lynda, and how it worked well for you here.

      Steve Schwartzman

      November 20, 2011 at 8:21 AM

  3. Beautiful enough to bring tears to my eyes….

    shoreacres

    November 20, 2011 at 6:30 PM

  4. A very beautiful flower!

    Вадим

    November 21, 2011 at 2:32 AM

  5. Great detail and depth of field. Beautiful image.

    KatiesCameraBlog

    November 21, 2011 at 12:50 PM

  6. Love, love, love this beautiful photo. Great shot!

    Angela@chasing now

    December 1, 2011 at 6:53 PM

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