Elisabeth Feldman, aka hurleygurley@Flickr submitted today’s photograph via the BPotD Flickr Group Pool (original image). While I very much appreciate viewing photographs of plants without scientific names in the Flickr group pool, it generally makes it difficult for me to use them on BPotD (I need to ID them, which takes time I often don’t have). On very few occasions, though, the requirement of a scientific name can be set aside when an exceptional body of work exists and I can post under the BPotD category Botanical Art. Elisabeth’s photography and digital art easily meets the criterion of an exceptional body of work.
Of Elisabeth’s nearly 1400 photographs on Flickr, many have a botanical theme. If you want to concentrate on her botanical work instead of discovering them by happy circumstance while browsing through all of her photographs, Elisabeth makes it very easy – she’s organized her photographs into over a hundred photo sets. My personal favourite is this one: BW & Duotone Botanica, but there are many others with a botanical theme, including: Natural Scenes – Cream of the Stream, Autumn 2006, Nature Up Close – Cream of the Stream, Jes Flowers, Natural Details, everything but the flowers, fairyland, Fungi!, Liking Lichen, Macroscapes and blossfeldt inspired – a subset.
Many thank yous for contributing to BPotD, Elisabeth.
Photography resource link: While browsing through Elisabeth’s work, I learned she was a member of Utata, “a collective of photographers, writers, and like-minded people who share a compelling interest in the arts”. Visit the site and overdose on creativity – my first impression was that it is one of those top-tier photography sites where one can spend a lot of time learning from the quality work of others. As one example, while reading through the articles, I came across Transcending Photography, an interview with Maureen Shaughnessy, who you will recognize (if you’ve a good memory) as a frequent BPotD contributor, MontanaRaven@Flickr.