These images are of tulips and California poppies (the state flower). The photographs were originally included in Landscapes of the American Southwest [Books]. They’re now in the Florals in the Landscape gallery.
Looking through past posts, I don’t think this image has been featured before, although it is currently on the front page of the site (Home). Dahlias are a favorite of mine to photograph, especially in the extreme closeup here. I like dahlias because of their richness of color and the dense petals. In this image, the light seems to come from inside the flower.
These are Asiatic Lilies and extreme closeups. I find the abstract quality of the images most interesting.
This is a collection of recent images, all macro images of flowers. These have been photographed with controlled lighting, with 28mm/extension tube.
Here is another selection of floral/botanical images in black and white. Black and white photography is the art of exploring the interplay between light and shadow. These floral images provide great opportunities to do so. What is fascinating is that a slight change in one parameter or another can result in a completely different – yet still realistic – image when viewed in monochrome.
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