This morning I spent a couple of hours in the Public Gardens with a student, assisting them with their macro photography. The two of us worked in tandem, with them calling out subjects they were attracted to, and me walking them through the process I using my macro work.
While the morning we were working on was bright and sunny, we managed to take advantage of the directional light time and time again, creating compositions of flowers set against dark shadows, as was the case with the above image of a magnolia flower.
Digital Original, two image focus blend
The last composition of the field trip focused on a trio of tulips - one of which had lost its petals. I loved the contrast of the naked stalk and the full, luminous white petals of the other two tulips.