Flower Photo Competition 5 2016 : Entry Number 143

Judges Comment

Fresh, crisp and full of life - this is a new beginning! The tight crop in this image works well and was chosen wisely.

Photographers Comment

Thank you very much fo the award. And thank you for your comment as well. My name is Guido Colombini and I'm based in Bergamo (50km east of Milan, Italy); I'm not a professional photographer but just an amateur. Who is interested to have a look to my pictures can visit my site on Smugmug. This image is a sort of metaphore of the spring, with new life popping out from the darkness of the winter. I took the photo last spring, in the morning, on my balcony. There was a very nice radent light. The photo was taken using a Nikon D700 on a tripod with a macro lens 105mm f:2.8 using natural direct sunlight and a white reflector disk. Minor post processing adjustments of the raw flile were done using Lightroom.