Flower Photo Competition 1 2013 : Entry Number 241

Judges Comment

The first few words which come to our minds, when looking at this image are: Natural beauty. Lovely and delicate, non pretentious and just stunning. Beautifully balanced and lively.

Photographers Comment

Thank you very much for this honor! You are correct, this tiny plant is a natural beauty - and a very special one. Euphrasia (Eyebright) is wellknown for its healing capabilities, especially of inflammatory diseases like conjuncititis or sinusitis. I took this image in the Austrian alps in Tirol with a Sony A700 and a Minolta 200/2.8 APO lens with distance rings at f8. Almost no post processing, only noise reduction and a bit contrast optimization was done. Christian Bernfeld, Austria