Sunday, May 11, 2008

Day 133 Mother's Day Begonia

I hope everyone got to celebrate mother's day in a way that felt satisfying and meaningful, as daughters (or sons) or mothers.

I got to pick out this really pretty begonia for Mother's Day, and coincidentally, the name of the variety is "Angela," so how could I resist it. Do you have a preference among these 3 shots? I used my 105 mm 2.0 lens. I like this begonia so much that I may need to take more photos of it, slightly further back, so I can crop it at a good size for a header for my blog. I think my header is long overdue for a make-over!


f/11; 1/160

f/32; 1/25

f/5.6; exp 1/800

14 comments:

pat said...

Angela, I like the first shot--I think because of the darker background behind the curled bud. What a gorgeous begonia! It will be a great model for you.

Nicole said...

so velvety I just want to touch them.

Becky said...

I like the first one because of the black behind the blossom. I also love your tulip shots in the post below, especially the composition and bokeh of the first one. If you feel you have to change that banner, couldn't you incorporate your snorkeling gear shots? :-)

Mom2Drew said...

Lovely color!

Amy said...

So pretty, I like the third one best! Such a pretty begonia you have named after you!

jewels said...

I like the first shot the best! It has nice color (they all do) and it has good depth!

Cheers,
jewels

PS... I hear you with the header, I was just thinking the same thing about mine today! :)

Shanna Jones said...

Very nice! I can't really tell the difference between them though...LOL I guess that's my untrained eye for ya. :

Diana said...

i also like the first one better. and very nice shots

Melissa said...

Love Begonias! I like the first one best - darker tones I think

Kristina said...

Well, how fun that there's a flower named after you :) They're beautiful!

Debbi said...

I think I like the first one the best - Love the color of this flower! Hope you had a terrific day! I'm glad the snow melted so quickly! :)

Jen said...

Very nice! I have a friend who grows these... and is an avid member of the American Begonia Society!

Bobbi said...

This is so pretty, I really love the colors here. Everyone impresses me so much by knowing the names of flowers. I know roses and tulips.

Jeanne said...

So very pretty! I think I like the first one best, but I cannot tell you why! Go figure!

Happy to hear you had a nice Mother's Day. :o)