Morning Light on Purple Daisies

Posted by on Aug 13, 2012 in Experimental, Macro, Photography, Plants & Flowers | 16 comments

"Morning Light on Purple Daisies" by Caryn Caldwell

I’m sure it will come as no shock that I have fun playing with light. For this one, I was sitting in the same spot as the bee silhouette shot from Thursday – along a roadside in a wetlands outside of Breckenridge, Colorado. I was facing the morning sun, and I didn’t have my macro lens. In fact, I didn’t have any lens but my zoom. Which turned out to be fun to experiment with, as I was able to shoot these flowers through a field, giving the photo itself some fun texture that I never would have gotten had I been a foot away from these flowers. I’ve rarely played with my zoom, since I’m a macro kind of gal, but it was fun, even if I never did see a bear, which was my prime reason for the zoom in the first place.


  1. This shows your mastery of depth of field, for sure. Excellent.

    • @ken bello, Thanks, Ken! Anything to get some pretty bokeh. :-)

  2. wow, impressive control of the light. the gentle coloring is splendid.

    • @sherri, Thanks! It was a beautiful morning, with the lovely mountain light.

  3. I have never seen Purple Daisies before Caryn… they are beautiful… what you captured with your zoom lens were great details… DOF… and a perfectly painted background….peter:)

    • @….peter:), Thanks! The purple daisies are pretty common in the mountains – in Colorado, at least. And since I'm a fan of purple, of course I have to photograph them when I see them!

  4. I love how this type of picture becomes all about composition. Is it just me, or do you feel a bit like a painter when you take these kind of shots? There is a wonderful sense of light with the flower petals ranging from mauve to white, gorgeous!

    • @Rosemary, Yes, it does kind of make me feel like a painter! Kind of a fun feeling, since I've never wielded a paintbrush with any sort of skill.

  5. that purple pinkish is very nice

    • @Chantal, Thanks! It was the color that first drew me to these flowers, and I loved the way the sun really brought those shades out.

  6. Beautiful shot Caryn. I love shooting against the sun, but you really do it well.

    • @Phillip Burrow, Thanks! I'm sure there's some rule against shooting into the sun, but I haven't read it so I do it anyway. 😀

  7. A lovely shot.

  8. you got a really cool shot of this one, nice work!

    • @rian, Thanks! I didn't have a lot of room to move, so I had to compose it as well as I could and hope for the best.

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