“Queen Anne’s Lace”

“Queen Anne’s Lace”“…lace is formed from the absence of substance; it is imagined in the spaces between the threads. Lace is a thing like hope. It lived, it survived, and it was desired for what it was not. If faith, as the nuns said, was the substance of things hoped for, then lace was the outline – the suggestion – of things not seen.”
― Iris Anthony

How appropriate is the name of this common wildflower, with it’s beautiful. complex flowers. You’d expect to see them pressed flat as doilies, under fine teacups.

I’ve observed them and photographed them on many occasions, but it was not till I used this black background technique that I noticed the complexity of the small flowerettes that make up the larger bloom that we see. As with many of my recent photos, I’ll never see them the same way again.

Nikon D800
Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD
 @ 200 mm
1/4 sec, f/25.0, ISO 200

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