Weekly Photo Challenge: Symmetry

Ok, so maybe it’s not perfect symmetry, but when these petals fully unfurl, this Celandine will be a perfect symmetrical star of sunshine. The centre part is already symmetrical anyway! One of the first spring flowers you see around here and such a welcome splash of colour in the hedgerow. This one is one of the first ones I’ve seen this year. I was focusing on the heart of the flower and lowering the exposure to keep from getting the yellow over-exposed (easily done) and this made the background slip away almost into darkness. I like the effect – like it’s unfurling out of the darkness of the winter into the sunshine of spring 🙂

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Symmetry.”

By Suzy Shipman

I like to take photos and write words ...


  1. That is a good effect. Pure colours are difficult to get aren’t they. My reds always have glare even though I also underexpose them, when I remember. I suspect I will also be entering a plant for this challenge.

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  2. Beautiful shot, Suzy. I love the way you interpreted it too – celandines are definitely a welcome sight as Winter gives way to Spring. Ours are not even showing their leaves just yet 🙂

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