Yellow flowers, blue hours

The light was incredible this morning, but that didn’t stop me from getting frustrated with the wind (a noble pursuit). I think before sunrise is good for pictures. After sunrise is good for video, especially if the flowers are small and moving too much for the macro lens.

 

Yellow flowers, blue hour: close-up of Caesalpinia virgata

Yellow flowers, blue hour: close-up of Caesalpinia virgata

We were able to get some decent shots after sunrise on stalks that were a little sturdier. The sunrise itself was an almost spiritual event; the warmth of the sun, then the gentle breeze rolling up the hill, that set all these little flower spirits to dance.

Closed Caesalpinia virgata flowers

Closed Caesalpinia virgata flowers

The gentle curl of Caesalpinia virgata's top petal and sepals

The gentle curl of Caesalpinia virgata’s top petal and sepals