The choice to live ...

steppeland

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Artist's Description

100 steps from my front door
An exiting photography excercise … See my jourmal
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My colourful neighbourhood

Description

Female catkin of the hazel tree (Wikipedia)
Close up of the tiny, warm red flowers of the hazel tree. While the bright yellow male catkins very distinctly are swinging in the wind and spreading their pollen with millions at a time – the female catkins are sitting patiently close to the branch, modestly and with patience, opening up to the warmth of the sun and… the pollen to come their way. True to their deepest selves, they wait… The choice to live, the longing to be fruitful, the wish to be open … so vulnerable, and so incredible courageous…


Technical details
Photograph made with Pentax K10D camera and
Tamron 70-300mm Tele-macro1:2 lens
exp.time 1/350 sec. at f/unknown (tele-macro-mode)
ISO 200 Focal length 300
post edited in Lightroom and Photoshop (levels, curves, and post crop vignette added + cleaning up background)
TAGS : nature plants trees, bushes hazel hazelnut, flowers catkins, seasons spring, macro closeup, dof blur bokeh, red green grey, _

Challenge Winner
Tied Challenge Winner in Spring – Pentax (Oct. 31, 2011)
Thanks so much to the group hosts, and to the other winners, and thank you to RB for the voucher!!

Features and Top10 placements
Featured in Cee’s fun artsy friends (March 9, 2011)
Featured in The Dutch connection (March 16, 2011)
Top10 in Inspired in red – Inspired by life (April 14, 2011)
Thank you so much to the hosts of these marvellous groups and challenges


See more
See more of my flowers
See more of my macro photography

You can now also search my portfolio using
Steppeland Thematic Catalogue


Comments and feed-back always welcome. Thanks for looking :)



When the hazel flowers…” (Can be made public on request)


… spring is on it’s way” (Can be made public on request)

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