I was home alone on a partly cloudy summer day in early July. I wanted some photos of my Shasta Daisies which were at their peak.
First a few shots of the mound of flowers.
Then a close up or two.
Then I got the idea to pick one and hold it over the pool to contrast the gleaming white petals with the brilliant blue of the pool.
Next, I put the flower closer to the surface of the water. I like how the sun is glinting off the water in this one.
Then I broke off the stem and floated the daisy on the surface of the water. Here it makes ripples as it settles in. I like how the droplettes are sitting on the petals. The pattern on the bottom of the pool makes for an interesting background.
This is the familiar photo that you will see in my profile and next to my comments. The water had stilled and the daisy appears to be floating on air. I have had people ask me how I achieved the 3D effect. Most folks didnt realize that it was floating on water. I call this shot Oopsiedaisy.
I am sure my neighbours must think I am crazy. They see me in all sorts of compromizing positions. Crawling on my belly around the pool for one. !!!