Flower Sculpting

Over the years my general approach to photographing flowers has been to take a record shot of the entire plant or a large portion of the plant showing leaf structure and one or more flowers.  Next would be a portrait of one to three flowers.  This gallery, however, is a study of flower details.  Some may appear very abstract but all are flowers or parts of real flowers or leaves.  These digital images were composed in camera.  Photoshop was only used to clean up minor flaws and in some cases to tweak the exposure.  Most images were taken in my Georgia garden, and the others were from nearby local gardens.  My favorite time to photograph flowers is in the still of an early morning with a bright soft overcast sky.  A light misty rain would be my second choice for the perfect time to photograph flowers.