I love Mayapple blossoms but they can be very challenging to photograph because they are under the leaves, and bending down isn’t always easy for me. This blossom caught the early evening light so beautifully that I couldn’t resist taking multiple shots, and I liked this one the best.

Nikon D700 and Nikon 105mm f/2.8 micro lens.

I used RadLab El Capitan Del Cruncho to increase the contrast and Nik Color Efex Pro 4 Color Stylizer to darken the background. I finished it off with Kim Klassen’s Grungeframed and Teatime from the May Trio, and Solstice Cupid from French Kiss Textures.

Featured in Cards: The Best of Your Best (May 26, 2013)

I am a photographer living in Massachusetts and my passion is flowers. I take the time to reveal the special beauty of each flower and I hope that comes through as you look at my work.

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  • Celeste Mookherjee
    Celeste Mookhe...over 1 year ago

    It could be a moon flower for the way it glows. :) It is lovely and a bit mysterious, a most interesting role for a may apple to play.

  • Thank you so much for your lovely comment and the fave too – I love the idea of a moon flower!

    – Anita Pollak

  • dgscotland
    dgscotlandover 1 year ago

  • Thank you so much, dgscotland!

    – Anita Pollak

  • Yannik Hay
    Yannik Hayover 1 year ago


  • Thank you so much for the feature, Yannik – I really appreciate it!

    – Anita Pollak

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesover 1 year ago

    Lovely, and yes they are hard to capture! I have tried several times.

  • Thank you so much for your kind comments and the fave, Angie! Bending down for shots just isn’t quite as easy as it used to be…

    – Anita Pollak

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepabout 1 year ago

    Very beautiful artwork to this!!

  • Thank you so much for your kind comments and the fave, Gena!

    – Anita Pollak

  • Susan Werby
    Susan Werby10 months ago

    Magic light on simply white…Has a rhythm that starts dancing in my head, Anita… Dreamy petals that catch the moonbeams from the starry sky…Love it!!! Fave

  • Thank you so much for your lovely, lyrical comments and the fave, Susan – this is one of my favorites! And now we both have to get to sleep!

    – Anita Pollak

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