Moody Nature Shots

A collection of “dark” flower shots.

📷 Canon EOS 60D

All photos were taken in direct sunlight around noon. I love the dark bokeh background effect in photos, but I never take these shots intentionally because getting the right lighting and angle is difficult without flash. And I don’t use flash.

So these are basically accidental shots that turned out quite pleasing to me. I hope you enjoy them too.

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Will You Remember Me in the End?

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Flower Lives

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Reaching for the Light

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Drops in Time

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The Forgiveness Flower

Hyacinth

Hyacinths are common Easter flowers and are famous for their sweet scent. According to popular legends, the purple hyacinth symbolizes sorrow and seeking forgiveness. This meaning may have been derived from the Greek legend about Apollo and Hyakinthos. When Hyakinthos was accidentally killed, a Hyacinth grew from his blood, and Apollo’s tears turned the Hyacinth purple.

I found this particular Purple Hyacinth blooming alone at the base of a large tree. I was quite intrigued by the way this vibrant flower was surrounded by dead leaves and barren soil, which not only provided a nice contrast to the photo, but also seemed to carry out the symbolism.

Since these flowers only bloom around March and April, Easter is usually a great time to appreciate these lovely forgiveness flowers.

 

Small Beauties

Tiny wildflowers tend to bloom and fade completely unnoticed. I’m trying to change that. These small beauties may only be a few centimeter wide, but on camera, they are just as noticeable, and just as lovely, as their larger relatives.