Everglades Swamp Lily in Perspective

Everglades Swamp Lily in Perspective

These Swamp Lilies happily growing in the Florida Everglades are about the size of the palm of my hand but appear much larger. My camera’s wide angle lens was just a few inches from the flowers. The lens was set at its smallest opening (f/22) allowing everything from the lily to the distant clouds to be in focus and giving the appearance that the blooms are much larger than they are. An example of photographic perspective, where objects in the foreground appear larger than those in the distance.

See Jake’s Sunday Post for more Perspective.

Ron Mayhew

Fine Art Photographer specializing in Still Life and Commercial Photography.

This Post Has 15 Comments

  1. Beautiful, Ron. A professional’s approach. 🙂

    1. Hi Jo. Thank you for the thoughtful comment. We try.

  2. This photo is stunning, Ron. You’re really an amazing photographer. 🙂

    1. Thank you Cathy. Your very kind my friend.

  3. It’s a lovely photograph of the lilies in their natural habitat – and to understand how you took it was a real treat.

    1. Thank you Meredith. The Everglades are one of my favorites for photography.

  4. I LOVE it Ron!!!! So beautiful and delicate!!!! Certainly, perspective can change everything…(ven our feelings about our own experiences!!!!)

    1. As always, thank you for your kind comment. I love the juxtaposition of the name “Swamp Lily” and the delicate beauty of the bloom. As you say, perspective can change everything.

    1. Thank you so much and thanks for visiting.

  5. Your position when shooting has resulted in a very effective photo.

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