Flowers are symbolic of beauty, love, colour, peace and tranquility. They are used and admired by us in our everyday lives. Their beauty, whether in gardens, exhibitions, vases or elsewhere are known to us all. They are used in social, domestic and religious occasions, births, marriages, deaths, are worn on clothes and are often used in naming children. Names such as Rose & Daisy are common names after flowers. Flowers are often used in cosmetics, perfumes and fragrances.
The value and importance of flowers in everyday life cannot be understated. They form part of the natural world. They feed insects, birds and animals thus facilitating the reproduction cycle by enticing outside pollinators. Without flowers, plants would merely be green, and the world would be a duller place.
Flowers are the cental part of flora art / design. Floral design is the art of using plant materials and flowers to create an eye-catching and balanced composition or display.
Photographing flowers provides a wide range of challenges. It fit well into nature, fine art, macro, abstract, still life and other genres. I hope you enjoy my gallery. You can click for Landscape Gallery and Seascape Gallery.