Sprouted Sunshine

I LOVE these guys. It is such a gorgeous and vibrant yellow that these spider orchids just scream”LOOK AT ME.” They are so pretty, I approve that message! I love the wonderful blur caused by the “soldier” like placement of the blooms, and the way it draws your eye up the image.

I can’t recommend visiting a botanical garden whether you are learning to shoot or just trying to practice. It is definitely an exercise in composition and focal length. It presents a good opportunity to experiment with different options and see an obvious difference. And, most importantly, it’s just fun.

Camera: Canon EOS Rebel XS

Lens: 15-55 mm IS

Date: July 2010

Location: Atlanta, Georgia

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“The yellow glistens.
It glistens with various yellows,
Citrons, oranges and greens
Flowering over the skin.” 
― Wallace Stevens

 

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