A cone flower from our garden after the first snowfall of the season. I was out shoveling snow off of the sidewalk when I noticed these flower, well past their prime but still beautiful as always. I ran into the house and grabbed my camera and made a few images.
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I shot this at f/1.8 which in hindsight I think was an error - there is the OOF ‘glow’ that I’m not quite sure that I like. I think that I should have gone with maybe f/2.8…
The flower is, indeed, still lovely to my eyes. The textures are displayed more clearly that when in full bloom. The snow is a nice contrast to the dried, brown plant. Nice composition and framing.
This image says, “Less is more.” You capture the impact of the snow well. I am OK with the glow, although It emphasizes the flower as the main subject rather than the overall weather conditions. Perhaps this is your vision. Nice image.
Brrr. Looks cold and lonely. Our coneflowers never survive so I’ve stopped trying. Deer love them.
Tom, this is a very nice image. Just enough snow on it. Wonderful browns that show well against the white. Well done.
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I like the snow on this. it’s just the touch it needs. Now if I let my fancy go, I see an old evening gown on a mannequin like in a museum, and with a white furry wrap around the shoulders.
Tom, your coneflower was clearly caught by surprise in this storm, since it looks to have been in full bloom. As a detail “nut”, I’d like to see the petals, clump of snow in the middle and the front of the seeds sharp, but that’s my vision, not necessarily yours.