Queen Anne’s Lace
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Queen Anne’s Lace is everywhere I walk. A large number of insects and bugs can be found on it and around it (ants, ambush bugs, bees, wasps, etc.). In general it’s quite ornate stuff with a lot of depth and detail.
I imagine a lot of people photograph it because it looks great. Getting a decent depth of field up close is difficult and taken from a distance the detail can be lost. Nonetheless, there are a number of perspectives you can use for interesting shots.
What interested me here was the lighting. If you walk facing the sun everything is backlit, and if you walk with your back to the sun your shadow warns the wildlife that you are coming. Looking for great light is the goal, and often with animals in nature things are never perfect.
Therefore when walking down a path and seeing the light on this Queen Anne’s Lace I was quite eager to capture it. The flower is mostly lit from behind however my angle of view on the flower dissipated the back lighting that would normally occur.
It is often the case that when you see great light you see great subjects; everything looks better in great light.