Friday, April 23, 2010

Photos: Tulip and Sky

I took this shot while walking around my neighborhood this past Sunday. I happen to enjoy taking pictures of flowers. However, at the end of the day, a rose is a rose is a rose -- we've all seen flowers before and we're all familiar with the more common types.

The question then becomes, how do you make a picture of a common flower (such as a tulip) more interesting?

One way to do it is to take the picture from an angle that we don't often see. More than 99% of the times that we see tulips, we see them from the top or the side. We don't however, look at the from bottom up. Since we don't often see them that way, that's the angle I chose for my photograph. I laid down on the ground beside the tulip and shot the picture.

Canon XSi, 100mm macro lens, f/2.8, 1/2000

As always, comments criticisms and critiques are welcome, encouraged and appreciated.

The Wolf

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Wolf-o-phile said...

Beautiful shot! I love the way the light filters throught the bottom of the petals (by the stem). You really have a knack for photography. :)

Ari said...

Terrific perspective, color and bokeh.

BrooklynWolf said...

Thank you all!

The Wolf

Bob Miller said...

Using the sky as a background worked very well.

Those without 100mm macro lenses can use a good quality teleconverter behind their 50-55mm normal lens, to magnify the image.

megapixel said...

i love tulips and i love the sky so i wouldnt mind an 8 x 10 of this. you can send it to...