A combination of technique and nature came together to create a ‘zoom burst’ like effect.
There’s a photography technique called ‘zoom burst’ or ‘zoom blur’ that creates a cool effect of blurry edges around a pinpoint focus. Sometimes it’s an abstract and other times the photographer has more control over the focused and blurry areas.
This is not what happened here.
This puff-like flower before blooming was a perfect subject to create a zoom-blur-like effect. I was zoomed in very close to the center of this flower with a short depth of field. And nature did the rest. The blurry edges of the puffball and the way the individual spines stick out gave the impression of a zoom in motion.
A Couple of Other Things to See:
I think that the swirls in the background add a nice element to this mostly monochromatic photo. And, Look closely and you’ll see a couple of red spots where this flower is beginning to bloom. These subtle points add a little subliminal enticement.
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