April 18, 2012

capturing wildflowers, casually

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photo by Donald Kinney

Oh, I suppose my parents would been a lot more happy with their son if I had turned out to be follower of their religious persuasion, but I consider myself a rather spiritual person nevertheless. I don't know the nature of the spirit, but I can clearly see it in this wildflower--maybe you can see it too.

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So, if you think I spend hours and hours carefully setting up my camera and composing my images you would be quite wrong. I'm more of a snap-shooter, and in fact I made the pair of photos above, and the photo below while my clothes were in the dryer at the laundromat. My beloved Mount Tamalpais and it's wildflowers isn't far away. I'm a pretty lucky guy.

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With apologies to Monbretia, the Douglas Iris has got to be my favorite.
Each leaf is painted in what I think looks like an art-deco style of design.
Oh, I suppose the decoration makes a good landing-strip for the pollinators.
Life goes on...

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Jennifer said...

Wow, did you ever capture them Donald! Those colors are divine. And I do mean divine, it is in nature where I've had most of my spiritual experiences, where I see magic.

photowannabe said...

Love, love, love that Iris, Don.
Beautiful wild flowers too.
How nice to dry your clothes and see nature at its best too.

MELI. said...

these are beautiful as always donald <3

and thank you

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