Like A Flower

© Cesar J. La Rosa

Like A Flower

Uploaded: August 01, 2007

Description

Aperture: F7.6
Shutter: 4
ISO: 50
Brassica oleracea var. acephala (Ornamental Kale)
August 1, 2007
No effects or filters applied

A cronopio runs across a solitary flower in the middle of the fields.
At first, he's about to pull it up, but then he thinks this is useless cruelty,
and he gets down on his knees beside it and plays lightheartedly with the flower:
He caresses its petals, he puffs at it until it dances, he buzzes at it like a bee, he inhales its perfume,
and finally he lies down beneath the flower and falls asleep, wrapped in a profound feeling of peace.
The flower thinks: "He's like a flower."
Flower and Cronopio
Julio Cortazar
(1914 - 1984)



Exif: F Number: 7.6, Exposure Bias Value: +0, Exposure Time: 400/100, Flash: flash did not fire, ISO: 50, White Balance: manual white balance, Focal Length: 36mm, Camera Model: E8800

Comments

Les Rhoades level-classic August 02, 2007

"Let Us" see more! Did you do any macro shots of the upper right corner? I really like your title. Sometimes it's very had to come up with good titles. Yours is pefect.
Les #704308

Autum Rhoades August 02, 2007

Cesar, this is terrific! I think my favorite thing is that there aren't any effects applied. There are sometimes when it's good to just capture something as it is. GREAT work! #4590055

Cesar J. La Rosa August 02, 2007

Thank you for your kind comments, Les and Autum. I appreciate the time you've taken to come and look at this photograph.
Cesar #4591368

John Caruso August 02, 2007

I love the colors here, and I really like the words you paird with it! #4591498

Dolly L. Davis August 02, 2007

Great colors and comp, and title Cesar! #4592461

Daniella Puente August 07, 2007

Tu lo has dicho Cesar, por mas ingratos que seamos con ella, sus colores y detalles son maravillosos...
Un abrazo, Daniella #4616061

To discuss, first log in or sign up (buttons are at top center of page).

Get Constructive Critiques

Sign up for an interactive online photography course to get critiques on your photos.


 

Did You Know?

BetterPhoto Websites: If you see an orange website link directly under the photographer's name, it's totally okay. It's not spam. The reason: BetterPhoto is the one that offers these personal photography websites. We are supporting our clients with those links.

Unavailable EXIF: If there is no other information but 'Unavailable' in the EXIF (meaning no EXIF data exists with the photo), the 'Unavailable' blurb is not displayed. If there is any info, it shows. Many photos have the EXIF stripped out when people modify the image and resave it, before uploading.


 

The following truth is one of the core philosophies of BetterPhoto:

I hear, I forget.
I see, I remember.
I do, I understand.

You learn by doing. Take your next online photography class.


BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick


Copyright for this gallery photo belongs solely to Cesar J. La Rosa.
Images may not be copied, downloaded, or used in any way without the expressed, written permission of the photographer.
Log in to follow or message this photographer or report this photo.