I like to experiment with flowers as everyone surely knows by now, I am enamered by the beauty deep within a flower, that we do not always see with the naked eye. We miss so much, of the intricate detail that shapes the bloosom from within. These things are small as the veins in the flower, leaves, stems and buds. The anthers, pistols and stamens. It is amazing what we see when we get closer in.
Yesterday at the store I saw a hydrangea, (a slower I absolutely love) for its subtle tones and soft delicate masses of flowers. I also saw some stately yellow lillies, I love all colors, but yellow reminds me the happy times in life. However, I saw the Eryngium (Sea Holly) I picked this due to its high contrast as compared to the others.
You can only get better at what you do by practicing, so I shot these flowers this morning early around 7am on my deck in natural bright light, without direct sun, using one or more extension tubes. Finally, the colorful textures and veining of the Caladiums. I am sure I am not done with the flowers from this bouquet, as I just replaced my camera card this morning and it says I have room for 1,100 images. I am really surprised at how many RAW files fit on a single card.