Not having anything for the theme “thin,” and feeling that all my photos of the African Daisy were looking oh-so-boring — I decided to change the perspective and try to take some of the photos from the “thin” side of the petal.
Later when I looked at the other photos, I realized that no matter how these photos are taken, these African Daisy petals look like the late 60s/early 70s “flower power!”
Last summer I took a lot of photo bike rides. We stayed in Tucson, AZ for two months. As it was the two hottest months, July and August, it was most feasible to get up and out early. Some days I just rode my bike and never stopped; other days, it was amazing I got any exercise at all because I would be so distracted by the photo opportunities.
In this photo, I was experimenting with the camera’s macro feature. I was pleased that I managed to make my little camera behave like an SLR in that the flower buds are in focus and the background is out of focus. And I was happy with the original shot. I was thinking of using this for my “pink” shot, but just as I was getting ready to post, I decided to crop the image — just to see. To my surprise, I like the cropped image better.
Below is the original photo: