Archive for May 27th, 2009



Fringed Polygala (Gaywings)

Fringed Polygala (Gaywings)

This is a somewhat unconventional composition but the subject suggest it. Normally you would want the subject facing into the image, not pushing its way out (not necessarily terms we apply to flowers, but in this case they are apt). And, again, in this case, we violate the rule because it adds a dynamic tension that makes the image (I think) more interesting.

This flower is only about 1 inch in diameter and grows about that from the ground, so I am right down on the forest floor for this shot, with the camera resting among the ferns and other wildflowers (carefully so as not to crush anything).

Sony DSC H50 at full wide and macro. F4.0 @ 1/125th @ ISO 100. Programed auto.

In Lightroom, just my usual added Clarity and Vibrance and sharpen. Blackpoint slid to the right slightly to intensify the color.

From Rachel Carson NWR Seasons.

And the more traditional view.

The more tradition view of Fringed Polygala

The more tradition view of Fringed Polygala