The Green Fuse

The first line in the poem by Dylan Thomas “The force that through the green fuse drives the flower. . .” came to mind when I took this photo. Chives about to bloom are pretty mundane but I caught them at the right time, with their soft purple color contrasting nicely with the deep green of the foliage.

Depth of field is tricky on a shot like this given that my goal was to try to get several of the “flowers” in focus while blurring the rest. I took 10 or 12 pictures but ended up liking this one.

Canon 5D f/5 1/60 ISO 400 Canon 70-200 2.8L (200mm)

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