Weekly Photo Challenge: Delicate


This week’s photo challenge is Delicate.  I love to photograph flowers because of their delicate appearance, even though many of them have rough edges and prickly bristles and thorns.  I’ve had just such a flower, a Schlumbergera brigesii, commonly known as a Christmas Cactus, for a few days now.  This week’s challenge gave me an opportunity to take some snaps of it.

I particularly like how the delicate flowers grow from a rough-looking stem.

Schulumbergera bridgesii

Schlumbergera bridgesii

I like the idea of soft delicate things with harder looking backgrounds.   I tried to achieve that by layering some textures behind the image.  I thought that there was too much of a contrasting edge between the flower and the background, so I applied a watercolor brush filter to it, hoping to soften the entire image without losing the soft/hard contrasting textures.

Christmas Cactus

Christmas Cactus

The result:   Meh.   Liked the concept, not the final product.  May need to give this one another go some other time.

Be sure to check out what others have posted for this week’s photo challenge.  Here are just a few; you’ll find more in the comments section on the Daily Post.

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18 responses to “Weekly Photo Challenge: Delicate

  1. Gorgeous flowers and color… TY for the ping back! 🙂

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  4. Wonderful. I’ve never had any luck growing these.

    • Ha! We’ll see what kind of luck I have — I bought this in full bloom at the grocery. It has lasted a week and there are new buds on it, so maybe it will last through the holidays. I may need to give it to someone with a green thumb though for long-term care. 🙂

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  6. Beautiful images, Anne!

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  9. Thank you for the pingback. I love your images. Very delicate. 🙂

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  11. Very pretty. Thanks for the like of my submission representing “Delicate”.

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  15. Aww my mother always had a magnificent Christmas Cactus and now my sister’s friend keeps the descendant of that plant. I will have to ask her to capture a bloom. Yours is delicate!

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