Nov 4, 2010

Flower Friday

Nikon D7000, 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR lens @ 300mm, f/7.1, 1/320s, ISO 800. That Hong Kong greenhouse has been treating me well. I've got to find some other greenhouses, too, or I'm going to run out of Flower Friday fuel before winter has even begun.

I liked this picture as an incredible design found in nature. It's like a silk screening of an entire plant on the surface of the leaf--like a little plant climbing skyward. It reminds me of a phrase from biology, "Ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny". Or something like that. It's also kinda purdy with the sunlight shinin' behind and the far wall hidden in shadows. Please keep your Haeckeling to a minimum.


  1. What was purple in the background? Or did you add that later?

  2. The background was mostly in the shade, which is usually very blue light, and it was quite dark. With some white balance adjustment and a little hue tweaking it becomes purple pretty quick, and some fill light brightens things just enough.