This image was taken in my backyard in Carmel, Indiana. The flowering plant is actually a weed full of tiny little flowers (about 1 cm in diameter) that look like miniature daisies. All of them appeared to have their "faces" turned to the sun.
After studying them closely, I noticed one with 2 petals crossed across its yellow center, looking like it was shading its "eyes" from the bright summer sun.
I had found my subject for nature day...
|Canon 50D, 50mm macro + 25mm extension, 1/320, f13, ISO 400|
I realize it is optimal to photograph flowers in soft lighting conditions, however I really liked the frames I shot in harsh June sunlight to help convey the idea of this tiny flower trying to avoid the hot sun!
While not the most stellar image I have ever made, It means a great deal to me because of how amazing it felt getting back behind the camera and viewing the world through my lens...
Now, back to packing boxes!!