Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Feed Me Seymour


This picture kind of gives me the feeling that this flower bud is hungry and looking for food. I can imagine seeing teeth if the bud opened up right now and that the hungry thing would gobble up anything in its path.

My boss gave me the amaryllis bulb planted in a blue mixing bowl at Christmas time. The flower has finally started to bud and bloom. So I have pointed the camera and taken a couple pictures to share. Hopefully this spring and summer I will get some better chances to take some flower pictures. I think these came out pretty good considering I took them at the kitchen table in the middle of the afternoon.

I really love the way the red velvety texture of the petals came through in photos and the way the background blurs and goes to an almost black. I am starting to get a better handle on the mechanics of my camera. Once I get all that figured out - I'll have to figure out all the artistry involved too. I know I still have a long way to go.

10 comments:

Mintyfresh said...

ha! that totally recalls the Audrey II. Beautiful shots.

Bezzie said...

Well if you've got a long way to go, I'm very impressed with your allegedly beginner shots. Those are amazing pics! The intensity of the red is what really gets me.

Julie said...

Gorgeous photos!

Julie said...

Gorgeous photos!

Bobbi said...

What beautiful pictures! Great job. Oh and if you haven't already seen - I tagged you for a meme :)

Monika said...

Yeah, they turned out pretty good! I can tell you are having fun with your new camera! ;o)

Christy said...

Beautiful and sensual

Mom said...

The first shot is rather mysterious in a "dark" sort of way. Colors are very intense. Good job....

Angela said...

Wonderful pictures, Shannon:) I love flowers. What an amazing color this amaryllis is! I like the way to detail is so sharp. I need to get you to help me with my camera!

Ang

Dipsy said...

Oh my gosh, how very beautiful these photos are! Thanks for sharing!