05.31.2016 A lovely lady’s backside

While many folks rail against our current level of political correctness, I don’t usually have a problem with it and try my best to be as least offensive as possible.  But I do occasionally falter and today’s title is a good example. Bad Steve.   🙂

Anyway, what I am really sharing is that this pink lady’s slipper is just as attractive from this angle.  Most flowers get photographed from the front or above or somewhat sidelong, but rarely from the back.  The obvious reason most are more attractive from the front is that whatever features they have evolved, they are for pollinator attraction and not to entertain photographers.  But Nature’s design is still beautiful even when not as a reason for procreation of the species.

Pink-Lady's-Slipper-backside-053016-960It is not as evident, but this was also yesterday in the rain and a few inches away from the white variant.

Arrggh.  Back to work after 10 days of doing whatever I wanted whenever I wanted…well, with Mary Beth’s approval, of course.   Retirement is starting to look good…still a few years away.



About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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17 Responses to 05.31.2016 A lovely lady’s backside

  1. Jim Ruebush says:

    Your title did get my attention. Clever and I like it.

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  2. We could reply in kind that this is one badass view (following definition 3 at http://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english/badass).

    You did a good job of keeping so much of the green stem in focus.

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  3. Are you saying that you slipped up and photographed the lady’s backside? Nice pic none the less. 🙂

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  4. Gallivanta says:

    The lovely lady’s backside reminded me of the Victorian fashion trend of the bustle https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bustle which was supposed to enhance the waist, the bosom and the behind. (Can you see the tiny waist on the flower?) The cartoons at the end of the article are interesting. I also learned from the article that a bustle is the term for an additional external space at the rear of a tank’s turret used for storing extra equipment. It occurs to me that when you are bustling about photographing the lovely backsides of nature, you could attach a bustle to your rear to carry your extra camera equipment. 🙂

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  5. shoreacres says:

    Oh, shoot. Anything in the world can offend someone. Better to speak your piece and not worry about it. If someone’s offended by your title, it’s their problem, not yours.

    That aside, I love the photo. The brick-like pattern in the bloom makes it look as though the flower was constructed. It’s really interesting. Your comment about the ISO was useful, too. I’m just beginning to get it through my head how that’s related to aperture and shutter speed. In fact, I was looking at a few photos from last weekend where the color just wasn’t right, even though they were (pretty much) in focus. Sure enough, I’d increased the ISO to 200, which seems to have made the difference. Taking bad photos isn’t so bad when it leads to a little learning.

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    • Very true. It seems that people are getting more and more easily offended. But, I try to not do so. Seems the world could be happier with one less offense out there. 🙂
      ISO shouldn’t make a huge difference in tone, but depth of hue might be altered by the shorter or longer exposure depending on which direction you go. This video may be helpful.

      Yup…failure is just a lesson to be learned from. That said, you’d think I would be the brightest guy around.


  6. Beautywhizz says:

    She is looking good from that angle too.

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  7. krikitarts says:

    One of my favorites, and the state flower of Minnesota, to boot. The pseudo-voyeur angle does her admirable justice.

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