I feel the special characteristic of this photo is the colors. I don't like altering and spending time working in image edition to create something new from it. I like to do the best I can to create when photographing and the computer edition is used only for minor and quick adjustments. This color effect is sure because of white balance adjustment (the temperature of the color of the light). While the setting of my camera was adjusted for the straight sunlight which has a warmer color, I came across this flower when the sunlight was gone, hiding behind the clouds, so the shade cool light temperature combined with the setting of my camera created such an effect which I like.
This cool color effect feels pleasing and comfortable to my eyes but I can't tell why. It may have something to do with petals' colors as well.These two pink Dahlias have a charm of their own and they are what makes the photo attractive.
The bee on the flower adds a special touch to it because it feels the scene is more "honest" and not staged, it is real nature and not a studio with staged subject. But the bee helps confirm a visual sensation created by the arrangement of the flowers in the image frame. The diagonal line created between the two elements in the image, one up left and the other down right. This creates the classical dynamic feeling which in this photo in particular is not very strong but light, specially because the Dahlia on the right is already on the background, not sharing the same importance and attention as her companion on the foreground. The bee on the main subject suggests action, that something is happening, which confirms the dynamic visual effect; Again in a very subtle way which I believe to be what makes the image comfortable to look at.
Species: Dahlia merckii Lehm
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