06.01.2016 Backyard Daisy Portrait

There are parts of our yard that are allowed to grow wild to encourage wildflowers.  One spot is home to dozens of daisies every year.  We didn’t plant them, but at one time our yard was part of a pasture, so they are remnants of flowers that grew on a farm…possibly surviving years of cow grazing.

Ox-eye Daisies (Leucanthemum vulgare) are non-natives, but have become summer regulars and do add some loveliness to roadsides and meadows…and backyards.

Daisy-053116-960The end of day sidelight allows for a nice view of the white ray petals and texture of the disk florets.

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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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16 Responses to 06.01.2016 Backyard Daisy Portrait

  1. This is a favorite flower of mine. Don’t have any in my yard though. Wish I had more sun but Huge trees block the sun.

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  2. TK says:

    Very nice tonality and very sharp. I also like darker backgrounds. Well done.

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  3. shoreacres says:

    It looks as though “loves me not” wins out with this one, unless there’s a hidden ray somewhere. No matter — it’s lovely enough on its own. I especially like the contrast in texture the half-opened disks provide, and the faint shadow where the rays attach.

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    • This is a double, so there are quite a few tucked away below. I didn’t think to count them out that way. Hopefully my love for the daisy does not go unrequited.
      I was quite happy with the quality of light in the yard last night. It was a little breezy, so I lost a smidge of detail to high ISO, but I think it worked out pretty well nonetheless. Sidelighting is the best for bringing out the texture’s details.

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  4. I wonder if any ox has ever had an eye that looks like this.

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  5. Beautywhizz says:

    Very nice shot.

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  6. Karen says:

    Lovely shot!

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  7. Dina says:

    Beautiful capture.

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