Sun-Bathed

A pleasant morning in the garden. It will be better if I can be there one hour early to use the softer light.

If I don’t come closer, I would never notice the beauty of uniformity in these tiny flowers.

It’s my favorite Rannunculs, a whole patch of them. I added some gradient to express what’s in my mind: the flowers are fully bathed in the sun.

It may have something to do with my youth experience in the music band. When I saw this flower, I thought about Saxophone. It’s kind of silly, but that is what came to my mind.  These 2mm tubes are so dainty, can you see the mystery hidden inside?

Iris, Iris, Iris

Five years ago when I first came to Shriner’s Iris Garden, I was overwhelmed by the vast varieties of Iris there and did not know where to start. I often think Iris and Rhoderdendron are gorgeous flowers, but they are not my favorite macro subjects. I am glad that I decided to go back and seek new angles to photograph them.

Ruching (wrinkles), to me, is the most charming part of Iris. They look like dancing Flamingo with their beautiful skirts sweeping in the wind. The color combination in a flower is amazing and the delicate details are intriguing.  I have to admit that I have found my new love.

As much as I like the natural look, texturing flower images is one of my most favorite things to do, so I did. I cannot say I like one more than the other. They are attractive in their own way and I like them both. Nature presents her Original and we are here to offer our human touch.