This past week I have been concentrating on making some of my shots work in a 1 by 1 or square ratio. I think this format works particularly well with flowers. Here are some of the results of this exercise.tiger lily
rose detai

In Second Place

This picture was taken at Naples Botanical Gardens in Naples, Florida in April. I was quite startled by what I thought was a giant grasshopper (4+ inches), but recovered enough to enjoy the wonderful light-and-dark contrasts, shadows, and lines of the setting. I later found out that the grasshopper-like creature was a lubber. This variety is found throughout much of the southeast United States. Anyone know the name of the plant in the photo? I also enjoy hearing your thoughts.

Number 1 will be revealed next Monday.

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