I've entered two photographs in this month's EBSQart's Flower of the Month Show. It's on begonias this month. You can see them here along with all the other entries.
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Here's my two entries and accompanying statements:
Floral macros fascinate me! I love to shoot them and I love to paint them. The lines and curves and colours are just so amazing when viewed from so close. It's like a whole other world.
Begonias are so beautifully lush with colour and texture that it's difficult not to be attracted to them. Even though this one is white, I usually have some peach coloured begonias somewhere in my garden! But if you look closely, you can see a myriad of colour in those whites. Magical!
Something else that draws me to begonias is the waxy look of their huge leaves.
I shot this begonia originally for reference use as I like to use my own photographs whenever possible for reference.
I also have on file the original tiff format that I shot this in so that I can enlarge it to poster size. I use a DSLR with excellent macro capabilities.
I call the above photograph "fiery heart".
I love the inner world of a flower. I love to shoot them and I love to paint them. I use a DSLR that allows me to get very deep into the heart of the begonia.
The magical thing about shots like this is that you tend to feel like a little fairy that can actually step into this incredibly beautiful spot.
This begonia didn't have many petals yet when I shot this and for that reason, I was able to get a deep-looking macro like this.
Since this is also in tiff format, I can enlarge this to poster sizes.
The reds and the yellows look so fiery and I love the way the colours blend together.
Mother Nature wields a mighty paintbrush indeed!!!