Wild flowers. There is something very simple and very powerful about them. A force of nature, they just grow whenever, wherever, however they fancy. Very easy to overlook, just as I overlooked this picture when I first took it, last year (April 2009) in Greece. Actually, as I’m going through my archives I discover more and more wild flower shots that I have not really paid much attention to. Hm…

[Sony a350, Sigma 105mm, f/4, 1.640sec, ISO-100; LR3]

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My grandfather was a serious amateur photographer in the ’20s and ’30s, leaving me a legacy of stereoscopic pictures and equipment. The bug passed through the genes to my father and to me. I started taking pictures seriously when I was 11 and I spent most of my teenage years in and out of the darkroom. University, work and kids put photography on pause but my first digital camera in 2006 re-kindled my interest. RB has given me a vehicle for sharing my work and for learning so much.

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  • JanT
    JanTover 4 years ago

    Very appealing curve and composition, George. That bud is just on the thirds axis, I’ll bet. I never really liked flowers until I began shooting them. What else do you have to which you haven’t paid much attention?

  • You know what? It probably is on the thirds! ;-) I have tons of stuff that I need to re-visit. It seems that from every holiday shoot, about 10 shots for every 1000, makes it through before I get bored with them. I just need the patience to go through it a second time with a more critical (or creative) eye. Many thanks my friend, I’m glad you like it.

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • Johanne Brunet
    Johanne Brunetover 4 years ago

    Gorgeous colours and DOF, George! The focus and focal point are perfect and I love the square format.

  • Thanks Johanne, glad you like the square, it just seems to work better for some reason :-)

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • Lisa Williams
    Lisa Williamsover 4 years ago

    Beautiful image!

  • Thank you Lisa :-)

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • Brenda Boisvert
    Brenda Boisvertover 4 years ago

    Beautiful capture!!

  • Thanks Brenda :-)

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • Nathalie Chaput
    Nathalie Chaputover 4 years ago

    Beautiful shot George!!

  • Thanks Nath, sorry I’ve been busy for a while, we’ll talk soon!

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • 1stImpressions
    1stImpressionsover 4 years ago

    excellent george

  • Thanks my friend :-)

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • Vikram Franklin
    Vikram Franklinover 4 years ago

    Beautiful shot George – that is so true – there’s just something about wild flowers that just brings a smile to one’s face. Love the gentle curve leading up to the thirds – spot on composition – but double that for the smile it brought to my face.

    “about 10 shots for every 1000, makes it through before I get bored with them.” << That is just soooo true!!

  • LOL – Yes, I know you are suffering from the same ailment. I’ve seen the gems that come from your “seconds” :-)) Glad it made you smile, I thought about adding some layered texture originally and then decided that it’s perfectly fine as it is.

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • KParapantaki
    KParapantakiover 4 years ago

    I like the excellent composition “that just happened”….

  • It’s true! Mother nature made the composition, I just recorded it ;-) Good morning xx

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 4 years ago

  • Thank you Ray :-)

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • Poverty
    Povertyover 4 years ago

    Simply beautiful. You achieved a fine result when you took this shot. Regards. P.

  • Thank you very much :-)

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

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