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Challenge for Pictures in a Series: Motif or Concept Portraits of Nature’s Flowers

Asher Kelman

OPF Owner/Editor-in-Chief

Will Thompson: “Two Roses”
Canon 5DIV, EF 50mm F 2.5 Macro

I found this on my iPhone and realized it would be superb for starting a thread on outstanding flower portraits.

It has no exif and I had no recall of that picture.

Well it appears that it’s from a camera I don’t own, LOL and Will Thompson must have sent it to me 2 years ago!
Very pretty work. To me, flowers are always holding beauty in their ephemeralness! :) <3 Maggie
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Jim Olson

Well-known member
WOW! That is an awesome shot.

I must apologize, I started a new job 2 weeks ago and I haven't been posting. But I have been shooting a lot of birds in my yard 🤣

Asher Kelman

OPF Owner/Editor-in-Chief
I like the ones you have shared, Will!


This includes the bg from Holmby Park with part of the joy of walking there.


Asher Kelman

OPF Owner/Editor-in-Chief
Again, the background of the parks trees is important to me. This presence of huge trees and seasonal flowers makes the park delightful!



Asher Kelman

OPF Owner/Editor-in-Chief
A mostly unwelcome flower but a symmetrical one.

My children and grandkids were always mesmerized the these white dandelion puffs of seeds!

They would bend down, and blow hard and send a cloud of seedlings flying off in the air!

Actually, no “flower” gives more pleasure to parent, grandparents and little kids!