|A flower is the reproductive organ of those plants classified as angiosperms. The function of a flower is to produce seeds through sexual
reproduction. For the higher plants, seeds are the next generation, and serve as the primary means by which individuals of a species are dispersed across the
landscape. After fertilization, a flower develops into a fruit containing the seed
A flower is regarded a modified stem with shortened internodes and bearing, at its nodes, structures that may be highly modified leaves. In essence, a flower structure forms on a modified shoot or axis with an apical meristem that does not grow continuously. The stem is called a pedicel, the end of which is the torus or receptacle. The pictures are large and may be used for print.
Photographing flowersWhen photographing flowers you need to consider whether you simply want to show the flowers in their natural habitat or to create an artistic image. Depending on your aim, you will then need to decide on a few points:
Framing? Take a close up or a wider view?
The main focus? Colour, stem, petal, insect etc.
Depth of field? Blurred background with focus on the flower etc.
Distractions in foreground or background?
Lighting? What suits the subject best?
Format? Landscape or portrait?