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Growth of tiny Valerianella
Contest Number: 152 Contest Theme: Springtime Lens: Macro Takumar 50mm F4 preset Camera: Pentax K70 Shutter Speed: 1/160s Aperture: F11 
Posted By: the scout, 04-28-2019, 09:27 AM



This bokeh macro photography was taken on sunday morning 28th of april, under a cloudy grey weather.

Tiny (microscopic) flowers appeared to me at the base of a little cut palm, so I seized the moment handheld.
To me this Valerianella represents the strength of Spring and "Nature" in general, stronger than the human hand (cut palm in the background).
Fauna presence is symbolized by the falling cobweb.

The palm can also represent nozzles of chicks as figurative aspect.
I also see the domination of highlights over shadows, like spring after winter.
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I love this image because of its atmospheric quality, with beautiful bokeh in both foreground and background. The cut palm can represent death (or dormancy), and the Valerianella, renewal, or it might be a mythically rendered wild boar's head charging behind the still delicacy of the tiny white flowers. Either way, this beautiful photograph works for me. Thank you for sharing it.

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