Natural World
arrow left arrow right
Common Beauty
A beautiful flower, gleaming as the sun starts to set.
American Girl Meets Rioja
"Supermoon" of June 2013.
Steam on the Ohio
Italian hospitality... have a seat
Flower Power
A shy baby feeding a girafe
Iceberg at Pleneau
The World is My Horizon
PAddle Near the spray
Beauty Within
Mouthwatering Senegalese Cuisineā€¦.in Spain!
The lonely flower
Elder in B/W
Sail into that good night
Colored dancer with b/w background
The Lake of Dreams
Let me IN! (I need to go back out again)
The Troop of Maritacas
Blue Angels Line Up
Dusk on a Windy City Harbor
A Divine Courtyard
12th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Beauty Within

I took this photo while taking a walk in my neighborhood in Upstate New York. It was late August and the mid-day sun was waning. The last rays were gently illuminating this delicate Hibiscus flower. I was only able to get in a couple shots before the warm soothing rays seemingly fell beneath the earth. The iridescent glimmer of the petals created by the sunlight perfectly mirrored those last days of summer; precious, fleeting, and truly beautiful.

TAGS: Beauty, Flower, Hibiscus, Nature, New York, United States

photographer avatar
Member since 2014
Photo Information
Copyright:
© MICHELLE STIMAK.
All rights reserved.
Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 08.2014
Total Views: 26
Filed Under: Natural World
Camera Information
Date Uploaded: Nov. 24, 2014, 8:08 p.m.
Camera Make: SONY
Camera Model: DSC-HX200V
Focal Length: 7.5mm
Shutter Speed: 1/400
Aperture: f3.5
ISO: ISO100
Report This
SMITHSONIAN.COM COLLECTIONS
PHOTO LOCATION Binghamton, New York, United States of America