Inside the Pansy, by Laria Saunders

This was taken in Montreux, Switzerland in 2010. Here I am attempting to capture the essence of the Pansy flower. Using macro mode with low depth of field helped me to zero in on the middle of the flower and blur the rest.

Inside the Pansy, by Laria Saunders

Nikon D90 | Exposure 1/800sec @ f/4.5 | Focal Length 105mm
Inside the Pansy, by Laria Saunders

Award Winner: Photo of the Day | August 03
Award Score: 72.5 (Value 14, Clarity 13.5, Composition 17.5, Style 13.5, Skill 14)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Close-Up Photography
Photograph Location: Montreux | Switzerland

Photographer: Laria Saunders (Oakland, California, United States) Registered
Laria is an emerging artist from Boston, New York and Los Angeles. She comes from a family of artists that span four generations on both sides including 3 professional photographers. Her passion for photography goes back 25 years and she received a BA from University California Los Angeles – World Arts & Culture. She has been awarded for her abstract, wildlife, dance and travel photography by Eden Arts, UK, Momentum: Images of Dance, CT., Art Scene Today, Art Slant and Projekt 30. Laria is co-owner of a portrait studio called City of Angels Headshots. Her exhibits include, “Photos with Words,” a group show at PhotoPlace Gallery,Vermont and also a group show at Grooveworx Gallery. She currently resides in the arts district of downtown Los Angeles and although on disability for chronic pain, it is photography that keeps her spirit alive.


2 reviews
  1. kathy
    kathy says:

    This image is a lovely combination of technical skill and a deeper seeing.
    She has caught the image perfectly and simultaneously expressed the visceral sensation the bee must experience as it enters the sensual, lavender realm of pansy.

    May we all become as present and conscious of nature’s offerings of deep solas and peace as Laria Saunders is.

    Truly exquisite. Thank you ! K.C.


  2. jeff
    jeff says:

    i love the crisp quality of the flower that looks like its bursting with color. the photo captures a feeling of deep peace that radiates out the complex pansy essence. i love it. j

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