Many people think I photographed this beautiful Spider flower in studio but it was actually photographed in a park near home, in the later summer of 2019.
I am not the kind of photographer who like to create the idealistic perfect image in image manipulation programs. The less time working in computer the more time I have to contemplate and photograph the world outdoor. So it was very luck to find this elegant flower looking so perfect. I have been looking around for this flower this year (2020) and I haven't found them as beautiful as the this one I photographed last year.
The dark background is an effect archived by using a small but powerful speed light; In short, everything that is lit by natural light is eliminated and only what is lit by the strobe light appears in the photo. The natural light exposure is controlled by the exposure time while the speed-light is controlled by the lens diaphragm aperture (light intensity). It means that the the powerful strobe light can be cached in the photo in its short exposure tume while the natural light can be eliminated because it is not strong enough to be registered in a such short exposure time.
Cleome hassleriana, commonly known as spider flower, spider plant, pink queen, or grandfather's whiskers, native to southern South America in Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, and southeast Brazil.
Its pink petals is thought to be a calming color associated with love, kindness, and femininity. Many people immediately associate it to feminine and girly. It might also bring to mind romance and holidays such as Valentine's Day. Cleome flower is often described as relaxing, bring the peace feeling to your living room, bathroom and sleeping room. It suits well near a cozy sofa and bathtub.
It is a very elegant and delicate flower.
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