Flower Photo Competition 2 2012 : Entry Number 450

Judges Comment

What a wonderful photograph and congratulation to the winner! The moody sky in the background combined with the bright pink colored flower in the foreground create a striking and wonderful photograph. Also having dark mountains (one seems to have snow on top) set far back, makes the photo more three dimensional. The composition with the large flower slightly off-centered gives the image a good and balanced feel.

Photographers Comment

Thank you so much for choosing my photo -- my first win! My name is Tracy Davis and I live in the southwest of the United States. Thistle is a family name, so I love photographing these unusual flowers when I can find them. This photo was taken with a point-and-shoot Panasonic Lumix camera while I was hiking through southern Croatia this last summer. I love this photo for the contrasting moods it shows with the dark skies in the background and the bright pink flowers front and center.