A violet flower.  The flower fills almost the whole frame, and is shot slightly from below.  The flower is a deep purple with a white throat and yellow inside it.  The stigma are visible either side of the throat.  The stem rises behind the flower, lifting it out of a blurred background, showing the brown and orange tones of the woodland beyond the out of focus leaves.


DescriptionA single bloom captured in (No) Dragons Wood. The flower is slightly lit from below as I was trying to capture the detail of the stigma (the white fringes). and the yellow deep inside the petals. It was also a dry specimen on a slightly drizzly day, as I wanted to avoid unsightly hot spots from water droplets. Purple is always an interesting colour to photograph, because our perception of it is influenced by how our eyes work, and cameras lack the same peculiar response curves. As a consequence, although we tend to mentally adjust purple, because we know what a violet or a bluebell looks like, it can be hard to get a true colour.
ArtistRob Daykin
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Date Time Created2023:04:04 16:30:01
Lens Info60mm f/2.8
Lens ModelOLYMPUS M.60mm F2.8 Macro
Focal Length60.0 mm
F Number5.6
Shutter Speed1/40