Grass Bokeh Chloride, Fluoride Toned Bee Rides, Purple Butterfly Bush New York Summer Morning - IMRAN™, originally uploaded by ImranAnwar.
The grass in my backyard provided the ideal nearly uniform green backdrop.
The interesting thing was the way a growing patch of drying grass (the sprinkler guy needs to adjust the way they distribute water) makes the background look like a fake gradient fill in Photoshop! It is not. It's, sadly, a patch of dry grass I need to manually water soon but looks great in this photo!
Against this really natural gradient of a somewhat chloride tinged backdrop, a fluoride tinged yellow bee, made more bright by the rising sun's rays from the left, savored the glowing purple flowers on the butterfly bush on my back deck.
This shot was taken with a NIkon D300 on a (by my standards) early morning of this Long Island, New York, summer of 2010.
I actually had to reduce the saturation on this photo or you would have thought the original photo was a fake colored image.
This 2' tall bush I planted has now grown to 10-12' and hosts a flood of butterflies in the summer months.
Enjoy the rest of summer.
© 2010 IMRAN