Botanical Day

Lilly Arrangement

So enough with the spiders for awhile! Here is an arrangement of lilies for a change of pace. The flowers are side lit for a dramatic flare.

The background has a beautiful, creamy bokeh (the photography lingo for “out of focus”). This is caused when the long focal length of the lens (300 mm) and the wide open aperture (f 4) separates the foreground (flowers) from the background (grass and other vegetation).

A subtle post-cropping vignette ads to the “mystery” of the image. Since this was a grouping in nature (not a formal arrangement), there are several not so attractive petals in the photo (can you spot them). I should have removed them before the shot or done a little “Photoshoping” to eliminate the detracting elements. I will do this for the final print.

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