Spring Beauty

April 15, 2013  •  1 Comment

Woods April14 0010 I have been photographically uninspired recently despite the emergence of Spring buds and blooms. Not because I have not seen subjects to shoot but because I wanted something different. Yesterday while walking with the granddaughters in the woods, I spied this not quite open bud and obviously returned to capture it. I found it interesting but I will need to wait for the leaves until I can identify the tree. The other subject that emerged this last week were the tiny  Spring flowers named Spring Beauty. The flowers are only about 0.5 inch across but marshy areas of the woods are almost blanketed in them. Between being small and very low to the ground photographing them in a way that captures their beauty and impact is challenging. I recently I had read a photoblog describing a challenge of capturing a "worms eye" view. I think this turned out to be a good approach. The group of flowers in the foreground about 1/3 up from the bottom, I also shot from the top to give a better idea of the "Spring Beauty" these tiny flowers have. And having looked up the flowers on the internet I learned that the flowers, leaves and "corm" root are edible with the corm resembling a "sweet chestnut" in flavor according to none other than Euell Gibbons. Woods April14 0121 Woods April14 0119


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Ann Littlefield Coleman(non-registered)
David, maybe what I like best about your art, through the lens of your camera, is that your heart goes into each object. Who else would have patiently found so much to share with us. The surprise of each shot gives jewels seen no where else. How special is that? Thank you for the surprises only you see and bring them to life for us to experience. What a wonderful God given trait in a person.
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