Nature is an explosion of riches.
To see, appreciate, and capture these richesespecially Natures color palette of blossomson film [and digital] is a challenge.
As with any kind of photography, good flower images begin with training the eye and learning how to see.
This means to really look at what youre going to shoot. Examine your flower from the side and notice the curve of the stem, the balance of the blossom. Look at it from the top, and imagine youre an insect coming in for a landing. Note the symmetry of the petals around the middle. Peer even closer and notice how grains of pollen cling to the center, spilling haphazardly onto the petals. Lie on your back and study the flower from its underside, and discover the variations in color and texture. Look at the leaves, the veins, and the joining at the stem. As you develop the habit of careful observation, images will form in your mind. Your creative juices will start to flow, and thats when the fu