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I like my flowers like I like my sundaes. 

"Sprinkles" (Phlox subulata 'Snowflake' aka Moss Phlox) Nikon D300, 105mm F/2.8G Macro, F/5, 1/250s, -0.3EV, ISO 400, SB900 w/Flash Ring, Rear Curtain Slow Balanced Fill, -1.0EV

Topped with sprinkles! 😉



  1. Well Tracy, I guess that Phlox must be the flower du jour today! I think great minds really do think alike! I LOVE your closeup shot and the “sprinkles” give it that extra special touch. Just beautiful Tracy!

    • Ha! Yes, Carol, you are right! 🙂

      When I was double-checking the variety name of the one I shot today, I noticed the candy-striped pink variety so to see your lovely shot of it is deyja vu!

      Thanks! I thought the sprinkles added the finishing touch (just like on a sundae!!) 🙂

  2. Wow that is an amazing shot – I love all that white (but white is my favorite color) so I am a bit biased LOL 🙂

    • Thanks, Mel!

      Really?? White is your favorite color? I suppose then, that really means that ALL colors are your favorite as white is every single color at once! (learnt that in design school). 🙂

  3. Wow, this is awesome Tracy, I do like the sprinkles too 🙂

    • Thank you, Consuelo!

      Made getting rained upon soooo worth it! 🙂

  4. Great minds think alike… we both posted white flowers yesterday 🙂
    Beautiful shot! You can’t even tell that you used flash! Now I want that ring flash even more!

    • Yep, I agree!! Thanks!

      The flash ring made ALL the difference in this shot (tried it with and without). It made all those teeny tiny raindrops ‘pop’. Who knew?? It is still heavy (was a relief when I took the SB900 and flash ring off) but I can definitely see its worth. I did use a tripod for this shot and yes, sigh, it did make things easier…I may have to change my lazy ways… 😉

  5. Whoa ! Gorgeous ! My problem is when I try and take flower photos outside the wind always moves them at the last second and I get great photos of fuzziness. Not your photos, beautifully, stunningly crisp. Love the raindrop detail and the sheer simplicity of white, yellow and a touch of background green. Another excellent photo and yet another reason to smile. Thanks!

    • Thanks, Kiwi!! Awwww, I do love making people smile so thank you for that! 🙂

      Yeah, that happens to me ALL the time (wind is my nemesis!!). You see that slight fuzziness of the petal on the upper right? I am sure that is wind! The use of flash really helps here. Stops any action (or tries to) as well as makes anything reflective, aka those sprinkles, really stand out. Good thing it started to rain or else the shot would not have been as interesting! 🙂

  6. Sprinkles… lol.. And there was me gonna be all boring and such by calling them plain old droplets.. but I guess “plain old” doesn’t really cut it eh.. lol.. Another class shot Tracy, complete with spattered sprinkly bits.. 🙂

    • Ha! Thanks, Brian! I did go through a few image names before settling on this one. I thought it was pretty darn clever! 🙂

  7. I love white on white, the dreamy feel as the sharpness falls off into the background.

    • Thank you, burstmode!

      I actually find photographing white to be the most difficult for me so I was really pleased when this turned out so well! 🙂

  8. Hey, I thought black was all colors at once, and white was the absence of all color? Eh, what do I know, I’m a social studies teacher not science or art. 😉

    Lovely! I took a pic of a white flower with rain droplets yesterday too! (Not posted yet, but will be soon)

    • Hey, Karma, looks like you’ve learnt something new today then! Yippee! Now don’t we all feel smarter? 😉

      Thank you! Looking forward to seeing your white flower with droplets! 🙂

  9. “i like my flowers like i like my sundaes…” i was wondering how you were going to incorporate “drowning in chocolate syrup” as a description of the photo. but you took it a different direction…

    very happy shot! nice little pops of orange and implications of green.

    • LOL! Don’t get me wrong….if flowers tasted like ice cream, you can be sure I’d like them drowning in chocolate!!! 😉

      Thank you, Stephen! For the comment and the laugh! 🙂

  10. This is so sweet and delicate. Your have a wonderful personal photo-style, very easy recognizable. 🙂

    • Awwww, thank you Birgitte! You always say the sweetest things. Really?? You can recognize my photo-style? For me, that is a high compliment as I’ve always wanted to have a unique point of view. You have made my day – thanks!! Hugs! 🙂

  11. Mmmm beautifully delicious 🙂

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