Flower Photo Competition 3 2019 : Entry Number 56

Judges Comment

This time the winner of this competition is a black and white photograph. This image is filled with stories. Light, composition, framing and tonal expression - it all lines up and is truly superb. The little bug sitting on this blossom is an important detail. It adds layers and makes our mind wonder. Thank you for submitting, and congratulations to the photographer of such a quality photo!

Photographers Comment

Thank you! I took this picture during a walk in the woods. In a shadowy area among the trees I saw this huge, beautiful calla lily. The few sunbeams that filtered through the trees created a "spotted" light, and the holes in the petals and the irregular perimeter made it unique. After a first shot the insect arrived, inviting me to shoot again. So here's the picture! Canon 5DMII + 24-105mm @105mm 1/320sec f/11