I took this photo of a flower that is in a state of decay after blooming. It caught my eye, and I thought the way the petals folded into itself imparts an emotional, bittersweet response. I took this photo using the Panasonic S1 and the Sigma 35mm f1.2 at f1.4. in early evening.
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id have rated better had more been in focus. or the head of the stamens
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I personally find the dying as important as the living. Nice Shot.
Thank you so much, James! That's exactly what I was going for.
I love the concept of beauty in the unexpected. My struggle with this photo may be a personal one - because of migraines I'm more light sensitive than most - but the brightness of the light just above the flower makes it hard for me to focus on the flower itself in the full image. When I clicked the image to full size, then clicked once more to zoom in it suddenly became a much more striking photo because it wasn't overwhelmed by everything around it. On a side note... the aged flower reminds me of the photojournalist who takes close up photos of wrinkly old people. I can see why this caught your eye.