Friday, August 27, 2010

Photographing Yellow Flowers (Cosmos Orange) at Banasura Sagar Dam

As a thumb rule, I do not photograph flowers. I do not hate flowers, but I am more of a travel photographer who takes spontaneous pictures rather than setting it up and capturing different frames of a still subject.

However, this time around I made an exception as I was totally mesmerized by the gentle sway of these yellow flowers I saw at Banasura Sagar Dam.

Banasura Sagar Dam is the largest earthen dam in India and the second largest in Asia. It is situated about 20 kilometres from Kalpetta, the district headquarters of Wayanad district in Kerala, India.

These flowers slowly attracted me towards them to such an extent where I could see the dew drops on them clearly.

The flowers were very pretty, but photography was very difficult due to the heavy wind that kept lashing these flowers.

Now, I had no tripod and hence had to do a mix n match of high shutter speed and high ISO settings to capture my subject clearly.

Ideally, I would have loved to have some bit of additional sharpness and focus on the core part of the flower. But, I guess given the breezy conditions and me being a first time flower photographer, I did ok.

What do you think? Do I click well to continue photographing other flowers? Would love to hear your comments.

Also, would anyone know the name of these flowers?

Thank you Mridula for helping in the identification of these flowers. 

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