Dazzling Astrantia

Macro Art
Dazzling Astrantia by Annemarie Farley

Image details - Dazzling Astrantia

Photographer: Annemarie Farley (see profile)
Competition: Competition 9
Category: Macro Art
Location: Preesall, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom


Astrantia is a genus which has been cultivated in Britain since the 16th century and has several common names such as; melancholy gentleman, Hattie's pincushion and the more well-known - masterwort.

I have been trying lots of new techniques recently with bokeh. The challenge here was to get a bokeh effect with my 105mm lens. To get a strong effect I tried water on the leaves and flower heads, then gel, followed by glitter and water. The glitter worked a treat but it had to be very sunny to get this effect.


Highly Commended - Macro Art