Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Pure Color

Poppy red. Macro shot.
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"Nowhere in nature can you find purer color than sunlight passing through the petal of a flower." ~ Larry K. Stephenson
I know this shot is partially out of focus and the edges a bit fuzzy; but the color is spectacular. Red is so hard to photograph. This poppy grew in our patch of wildflowers with petals tissue paper thin and translucent. White siding on the house in the background and the dark black stamen and rounded pistil front and center, make the red petals pop! Early afternoon photography with the sun just at an angle over the roofline and a slightly drooping flower, the result? True red color and a central halo of light.

Submission for Thursday Challenge topic "color". (end of post)

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