Flowers - Ryan Taylor

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Cluster of Yellow Daisies (Bellis perennis)

Sara Lee Arnovitz Nature Preserve, Xenia, Ohio

"Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature." - Gerard de Nerval

Armed with an extension tube and wide angle lens, I was aiming to show an expansive shot of many flowers at once. The bright sunny day worked in my favor here as it illuminated these daisies. The macro technique pulls them ever closer to the frame, making them appear larger than life. While one could argue that there is no definitive subject, I am quite fond of these pattern-esque images where all details are the same and equal. The entire frame becomes the subject.

Being among nature boosts creativity, insight, and problem solving. In a way, taking a photo is like solving a complex puzzle. Taking a good photo requires some forethought about the best angle and lighting to create it. There is a kind of dance you have to give in order to succeed, a snapshot is simply not enough. There's always the saying "the best camera is the one in your hands." Your unique vision is what counts here.

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