Thursday, May 17, 2012

Day 17 May Flower Challenge - Daffodils

 Welcome to day 17 of the May Flower Challenge.

I'm fascinated with flowers. They are all over my tiny apartment. I photograph them all the time. I draw, paint, doodle them, create them out of paper... I also see them all over the NYC. Each day I will post flowers and I hope that you will join in. The only rules are that your blog post or flickr photo that you link must contain flowers. Click above on the May Flower Challenge Page to learn more.  

A few weeks ago the Daffodils were at their prime in Central Park. I remember that I was specifically in Shakespeare Garden early in the morning before the sun was high in the sky. So, in my opinion, great light but not bright white light.

Daffodils to me are sunny, happy flowers. 
They dance in the breeze on their long stems.

I love macro photography. I long to own a really great macro lens for my 35mm camera but until then I play using magnifying filters.

I remember that I had to hold the flower head so that it wouldn't move in the wind.

 I love how the background is black in the next photo. 
This is due to the light and the angle at which I held the flower. 

I love how the same kind of flower can look so different due to changing the angle.  

What have you created recently? What if you changed the angle?

Participate by linking your blog post to my blog post. Each day during May, starting on May 1st, on my blog post I will have a linkytool available so that you can link your specific blog post (not just your blog but the post itself) to my blog post. And, please remember to link back.

Participate by linking to the flickr group - May Flower Challenge- and adding a photo of your flower creation. Make sure you add your photo to the linky below each day that you post.


  1. Beautiful pictures. The last one....STUNNING!

  2. Daffodils are my favourite flowers - full of hope and awakening. Your pics are awesome!

  3. Lori, I love those pictures, so vibrant, i love the first one the most

  4. Lori - those close-ups are amazing! There is just something that is so beautiful and intriguing about getting really close-up photos of flowers. So gorgeous.


  5. Took a different angle today when "drawing flowers" used a sewing machine! Posting photo now!:)

    Striking photos BTW!


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...