mmmee By: mmmee

Inside the Snowdrop

Galanthus Nivalis f. pleniflorus - Snowdrop

 

In Explore: Feb 27 #303

k, Bunny Kasper and 22 more people faved this
  • k 7y

    Perfection in photographic art. Wonderful dof.
    I had no idea these little jewels looked this way.

    What a beautiful example of Nature!


    We would love to have your picture in The Nature Reservoir .
  • amlapedalemap 7y

    wow, outstanding photo
    love it against the weathered wood
  • Bunny Kasper 7y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Everyone an Admin, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.

    Lovely capture!
    Great detail!
  • Melissa Thompson 7y

    Stunning! Contrasting the weathered wood with the fresh new flower - amazing! There's an implied echo between the knot and the flower, and the wood grain and the petals. It's perfect!
  • Alina Deacu 7y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Ghiocei || Snowdrops, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.
  • M'sheArt2 Photography 7y

    Omg this is such a lovely shot, beautiful!! ❤~!
  • stephen4503 7y

    So beautiful!

    I bow down to the master!


    What a beautiful example of Nature!


    Seen in The Nature Reservoir photo pool.
  • vintage.olio 7y

    Impressive ! I love your compostion --this incredible snowdrop on the grey wood is lovely ! It reminds me of the corsages we used to see in the "olden days" !!
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  • melepix 7y

    Wow there is a special pool just for these flowers.
    Very creative angle on this. I didn't think I'd ever seen one.
    Like the contrasts.
    Congrats on Explore. !
  • The Astrid 7y

    Beautiful - fantastic creation of Nature - background colour perfect match
  • fishin' 7y

    This is an amazing study in contrasts, similarities, and contradictions. The snowdrop and the quarter sawn plank have many similar texture elements but great texture contrasts too, tying everything together wonderfully and making it very interesting to the eye. For example, the grain in the wood and the veins in the flower both have somewhat regular ridges that are accentuated by the light and dark lines, but the grain in the wood is hard and almost straight while in the snowdrop it is softer and curved. On the other hand, that little bit of soft focus on the plank in the foreground corners makes the depth of field really stand out, and with the out of focus background tends to soften the wood while the sharp focus of the flower gives it more substance. The cracked knot is perfectly placed to echo the shape of the central bloom, almost as if the plank is attempting to emulate the flower, only in vain. The perspective (probably accentuated by the grain flowing around the knot) is pronounced enough to make it seem that the snowdrop is being cradled by the wood. The color in the bloom draws the eye immediately to the subject without overpowering the gray shades in the negative space. The backlight accentuates the separation the bloom from the background, but all the pieces combine into a seamless whole so well. I could go on for quite a while. It is simply a great piece of art. Little wonder this made Explore.
  • mz dee1 7y

    Awesome
  • Hartmut 7y

    Just beautiful.
  • mmmee 7y

    Thanks so much for the Faves and invites and lovely comments, Everyone.
    Thanks so much fishin' for that outstanding critique. I now wish I had turned the blossom just a bit to have the curved in petal at the top and moved it over just a tad to show the knot in a central position. But that might have put the lines of the grain in the wood off ... not sure.
    I had only 3 of these little snowdrops bloom, as they were a new planting from last Fall. Now I know I must get more of them. I guess I will leave the other two to enjoy in bloom as they are right by the front entry.
  • Jann 7y

  • Alina Deacu 7y

    Thank you! Lovely snowdrop!

  • Bad*Wolf* 5y

    Wonderful.
  • Katie-Rose 5y

    Stunning!
  • Anna-Maria 5y

    so fab! love it!
  • jacki-dee 4y

    Found on a tag search: this is beautiful.
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Taken on February 26, 2008
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