Orange is one of nature’s brightest and most vibrant colours. Humans associate the colour orange with happiness, creativity and stimulation, and it is easy to see why. The colour orange has many natural sources. The Sun appears orange at particular times of day, many flowers are bright shades of orange, many animals such as tigers have orange coats, and the sand of many deserts appears orange. And how can we forget the Orange fruit? It is the epitome of orange-ness. (By the way, I did some research to quench my own curiosity, and I can confirm that the colour orange was named after the fruit orange, and not the other way around.)
Of the four photographs above, two are of orange flowers, one is of an orange flame, and one is of burning coal that gives off an orange-ish colour. While all of the images possess the colour orange, the exact hue, texture and feel of the orange in each of the images is slightly different.
(Entered in The Daily Post’s Weekly Photography Challenges: “Vibrant“, “Vivid” and “Orange“.)
My first entry in The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge, this photograph captures the essence of the colour yellow. While the colour yellow can range from a dark ochre to a pale cream, the quintessential shade of yellow is the one in the above photograph. It is the shade of yellow which comes to mind immediately when someone says “yellow”.
The flower in the photograph is a dandelion, and a prime example of one at that. It is almost perfect in its shape and no petals and broken or bent. Once again the perfection of nature expresses itself.
(Submitted to the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenges: “Details“, “Vibrant“, “Circle“, “Vivid” and “Yellow“)
After doing a little research I have learnt that this is the Allium Hollandicum plant which is native to Iran and Kyrgyzstan but which has, in recent years, been cultivated worldwide for its ornamental appeal.
The perfectness of the spheres of small flowers is the one aspect of these that is so pleasing. Nature often gives examples of perfect symmetry and proportion, and this is one of them.
(Entered in The Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenges: “Pure“, “Vibrant“, “Circle” and “Vivid“)
This ant somehow found its way up onto this flower. It looked unsure about what to do though, and ran around the edges of the flower.
(Entered in the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: “Close Up“.)