Flowers are always imagined as very colorful and cheerful, this however shows a very subtle view, a different beauty. Really makes you look at the shape, and not the different vivid colors of most flowers.
Awesome comment! The sky was so blue, I found that I was having a hard time looking at the flowers. Without the color, all the little details in the plants came out. The backlighting buy the sun really did the work here. Thanks!
I was lucky with these flowers. They were about a foot and a half high, on a slope. I was able to just put the camera near the ground and start firing. I agree about color defining shots. Most of my B/W stuff came from color shots that were just too overwhelming. The color photos of these flowers came out great, but it was more about the feeling of Spring than the structure of the plants. Do you shoot film or digital?
Digital. I have an old Pentax K1000 that I'd like to get going again for the very reason you stated. I think that we pay more attention to what we are doing if every shot costs us money!!! Of course, I haven't shot film through a SLR in... 20 years? All the more reason, I suppose!
I think I may even like this more than the inverted one! I do agree that the blue sky distracts where as this picture you can see the small details on the daisy like the green stem & the way the light is filtering through the petal.