It's been such a long time since I last participated in any of the Gardening Gone Wild Competitions. This month the Picture This contest subject is "light in the macro or close up world" judged by photographer Alan Detrick.and I'm submitting my very ethereal photograph of the inner parts of an oriental poppy.
When we think of an oriental poppy I'm sure we visualize those crepe paper petals with smudges of pollen inside. I have many different colours here in the garden but my favourite has to be the white one with purple blotches called 'Royal Wedding'. There is something just so exquisite when you look beyond those white papery petals with a little of the light radiating up through the lower section of the petals. The textures and colours of those inner parts reveal a new beauty of the flower to me and I hope they do the same to you too.
Papaver orientale 'Royal Wedding'
Photography was once described as painting with light. - Anonymous
My post on plagiarism and copyright will be published on NatureBlogNetwork tomorrow so I'll be posting a link to that here with a little twist so keep an eye out for that.
Edit to add: I was so delighted to discover that I won the gold medal for this photograph at Picture This.
Here's what the judge Alan Detrick had to say:
This image is done with technical perfection and without loosing any of the artistic feel. The soft side lighting gives just the right amount of shadow to show off the texture. The color saturation and focus are crafted to perfection. The Gold Medal is well deserved.
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"Ever since the creation of the world his eternal power and divine nature, invisible though they are, have been understood and seen through the things he has made. So they are without excuse." Romans 1:20
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