When I go for a hike in Summer, I often can’t resist the temptation to pack a macro lens to photograph nature’s detail from a close distance. You never know what you run into, and it provides an excellent alternative for when the light is not ideal for shooting landscapes!
I shot the above alpine flower close-up mid-August when I was hiking along an Alpine meadow near Schönried in the Swiss canton of Bern. To be honest, I don’t have a clue what type of flower it is and in what flowering state it was. It did stand out amongst the neighbouring coloured flowers though, and I really liked it, so I was happy I brought the macro lens for the hike.
Please do drop me a comment if you know what type of alpine flower it is!
This flower photograph is an extreme close-up, also called a macro photograph. Interested in seeing more? Then, have a look at the photo titled Soaking up the Sun, for example. Alternatively, visit our Flower Power photography theme. This theme consists solely of flower photographs like this one, both in colour and black & white.
Cheers, Johan 🙂