Through My Lens : Ranunculus

Flower Photography

Besides my dolls, Rena and Ian, flowers are one of my favorite subjects in my personal photography work.  For my floral studies, I like to get up close and treat them almost as if they're abstract objects. The delicate petals fascinate me the most as their arrangement and movement are like visual poetry.  My latest series is a study of ranunculus. I've always thought they were really pretty but this is my first time photographing them and I feel as if I'm seeing their beauty in a new light. I think I may be adding a few of these to my Etsy print shop.

What's your favorite flower? Mine would be peonies.


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59 comments

Simera H said...

Breathtaking shots! Great job.
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Anonymous said...

The first photo is my favourite! The flowers are very pretty indeed!

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Kizzy Von Doll said...

These are just stunning pictures my dear...my favourite flowers are peonies as well...followed closely by lilies, lilacs & sweet peas :) Happy Wednesday xx

Alice said...

really delicate and wonderful pictures!
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Jackie Harrison said...

The details on the flower are beautiful you took amazing pictures.

Stanislava E. said...

Wow, such beautiful flowers! Thanks to you now I know that these are called petals. The photos are amazing, Rowena, well done! My fav flowers are tulips and peonies too! Have a nice day! xo

Monica said...

These flowers are gorgeous! You always take such a beautiful photos Rowena!:)
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Elle Sees said...

one of my faves!!

Lilli said...

Oh my Rowena, have no words to decribe the beauty of these photos, seriously Im so speechless! I think you just caught their pure essence and soul, like they are alive. I remember peonies are your fav blossom, love them too but my fav ever are the timeless red roses, maybe one day your study will be focuses on them :) Hugs! xo

Brighton Hill said...

So beautiful!
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Anonymous said...

Gorgeous. I, too, adore flowers and taking pictures of flowers. I've been trying to shoot poppies for a few weeks now (buying new little bunches when ever I have a few euros) but so far I haven't been able to capture their delicacy....

Emmylou said...

Just beautiful, Rowena:) My fave flower is orchid.

Anonymous said...

Stunning snaps, Rowena!

365HANGERS said...

Wow, so breathtaking. These are everything, and would make the most gorgeous phone cases.

xx 365Hangers

Ivana Split said...

you created magic on these photographs...I especially love the last one, perhaps because of the way the texture of the pedals catches the eye.

I think I know what you say when you say that you see flowers in a new light now...that is what I love about painting. After I have painted something, I never see it quite the same way.

It is one of the blessings art has installed for us...and it better have some, because it can be so energy draining;) I sometimes joke that art is like those french courtesans from 20 century novels...no matter how much you give, always asking for more...

you know what I mean?

Maggie Dallospedale said...

OMG so beautiful Rowena
I love these photos
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Mira Devils said...

Omg these pics are so amazing Rowena! I love to take photos of flowers too but I'm not that good at it. Peonies are my favorite flowers too but I also love ranunculus. Wish you a happy Wednesday!


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Shireen L. Platt said...

Oh wow, these pictures are absolutely stunning, Rowena! May I know what lens did you use? I'm trying to learn more about photography and am planning to sign up for classes in the future.

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Corinne said...

I love taking photos of flowers. These are stunning!

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Paola Lauretano said...

Wonderful pics, so so beautiful flowers!!!
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Kelsey & Kenecha said...

What stunning photos, I love your photos xx

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Lena L said...

So beautiful, Rowena! I adore your photos.
Peonies are the ones that featured in beauty shots most often. They are never overwhelming and just make everything around them look pretty.

Valerie Price said...

Absolutely beautiful images!

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Vonnie Weathersby said...

Those are amazing shots! Flowers are one of my favorite subjects too, since they don't move like my dogs do!

My favorite flowers are tulips, but we don't have the weather for them here in Florida. My boyfriend got me a tulip plant for Valentine's day, and each day a new bloom would open. It was amazing to watch it's progress. And then the heat killed it T_T

We are going to try roses again next. I had a sort called Angel's something or other, I can't remember, but they had an amazing smell and they were tinier and pink. He chose Climbing Don Juan, which is a beautiful plant if the damn thing would ever grow. I'm wondering if we just have bad soil. My hibiscus are growing great, just not blooming. The funny thing is I bought three different hibiscus plants for $10, then kept two and gave one to my boyfriend's dad. Ours look pathetic, but his blooms all the time. He's got such a green thumb!

Vonnie

KP said...

Your photos are amazing, I love the pink one!

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Miharu Julie said...

Great post

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Say Cheesy Cake said...

Rowena, I love flowers and it's difficult to just pick one. I love lillies, tulips, roses, orchids, and many more. I can just imagine their sweet scent now! I love your shots, you have great talent. Thanks for sharing.

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Alicia Mackin said...

Oh wow I had never heard of these flowers, or maybe I have seen them but didn't this was the name. Oh my but your photos are BEAUTIFUL! You should put them in your print shop!

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Kim Alston said...

Add that first pink one to your shop Rowena! It is absolutely gorgeous :D You capture everything so well!
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Jane @ anothermommablog.blogspot.com said...

Stunning photos! I love them all.

Diana Ashuayem said...

Stunning photography!
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Leslie said...

Rowena, These are incredible photos and ranunculus are one of my favorite flowers. I JUST planted a few in my urns outside the front door:) I hope your week is going well! xxleslie

Angel Pinkoolaid said...

my favorite flower is the stargazer lily :) I love the photo...beautiful shot!

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libys11 said...

wow!! so gorgeous! :D

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My Garden Diaries said...

My heart is just singing right now...those shots are just exquisite!!! You really captured those blooms in such a fascinating way! I am completely at a loss for words!!! Pure magic Rowena! Well done my friend!!! Well done!! Nicole xoxo

Aimee said...

Such stunning pictures - you are so so talented! x

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oomph. said...

i love photographing flowers, too. the yard/garden was where i practiced when i got my first dslr. from spiderwebs to grass to plants and leaves, there were tons of interesting things to photograph.

Priscila Betancort said...

Love flowers!! This post its amazing!! Love it.
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Such pretty photography! Love it! http://ashaopryhirsi.blogspot.co.uk/

Nilu Yuleena Thapa said...

Amazing photography Rowena!
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Gabrielle said...

Rowena, you're a woman of many, many talents! These photos are breathtakingly beautiful and ever such high quality! :)

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Style For Mankind said...

Awesome! Thank you for sharing this to us and have an amazing Friday! :)

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Vanessa Billie-Jill-Jean said...

Wow, stunning pictures. *__*
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Nicoletta De Luca said...

What wonderful shots!

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Midnight Cowgirl said...

So beautiful! Love the way you captured the details :)

Jasmine Hwang said...

These photos are STUNNING! I love how minimalistic they are so that the focus is really on the form of the flower! My favorite flower in all its simplicity is the sunflower :)

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Jane said...

I love flowers as well! The ranunculus are definitely one I love to pick up. I think my absolute favorite are peonies as well but lately I have been loving poppies. I also bought some poppy seeds to plant some! :)

little luxury list said...

Wow, the ranunculus pictures is stunning! I adore peonies as well and they're up there with tulips (though so different since tulips are so simple!)

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Maru Ramirez said...

These are so lovely Rowena! I think my favorites are peonies too :)

Jackie Lee said...

What gorgeous flowers!! The pictures are lovely

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Jackie Lee

Jessica Keala said...

These photos are really breathtaking, Rowena!! Wow! Definitely add them to your shop - they'd be so perfect in a frame!! xoxox

Jenmarie G said...

These are so pretty! You do such an incredible job of photographing flowers. My favorite flower would probably have to be a rose. I think Beauty and the Beast inspired my love for it.

Beauty said...

The flowers are breathtakingly beautiful. Nice shots.

jo said...

Omg, these are stunning photos Rowena! Me too, I'm beginning to appreciate peonies, but definitely my favourite flowers are white roses. Actually, I love calla lily too (I guess any type of white flowers). I'm going to check out your Etsy shop now.

xo Jo

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Heather said...

These are stunning!! I think the first one is my favorite. =)

MaysaAndSunshine said...

Oh my, you captured these beauties in the most stunning and delicate way Rowena. I attempted to grow these flowers last year but none made it.

Candace Shiflet said...

Peonies are my favorite flower, too! These are amazing photos!!!

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Vanessa N said...

As much as I love peonies, they sound like a pain in the arse to grow (plant bulbs, wait next year for them to bloom; and the whole ants situation). I've already started working on my indoor garden, as I planted some seeds a few weeks back and they're already started sprouting!! (EXCITING TIMES) And I've also bought some gorgeous potted mums and hydrangeas, AND I'M JUST VERY CONTENT WITH MY LIFE AT THE MOMENT.

I've never heard of Ranuculus prior to this post, but after some image Googling, I think I might be in love!

Beauty Follower said...

Wonderful!!!