The Worlds of Flower Photography
I saw this gazania growing in my garden and I was particularly attracted by the elegant arc of the stem, combined with the perfect construction of the petals.
I snipped the flower with pruning shears, brought it into my studio, and placed it in a bud vase. Using a black velvet background, I made a simple photo emphasizing the classical shapes of this flower.
Photo: 100mm macro, 1.6 seconds at f/11 and ISO 500, tripod mounted
Place and Scale
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