Macro Mondays: Line Symmetry

Monday, June 25th, 2018

This week’s theme for the Flickr Macro Monday group is “Line Symmetry.” From this week’s instructions (from Vasanthi Balson):

We will be revisiting a theme that was done in 2012 – Line Symmetry. Line Symmetry is all around us. It creates harmony, proportion and an appealing balance in a photograph. Line Symmetry is also known as reflection or mirror symmetry. An object has line symmetry if there is an imaginary line going through it which divides it into two pieces which are mirror images of each other. This imaginary line can be vertical, horizontal or diagonal.

Line symmetry can be found in Leaves, Flowers, Insects, Faces, Feathers, Buttons, Geometrical shapes, repeating patterns, alphabets, numbers, etc. You can also arrange objects to form line symmetry. While it is acceptable to photograph an object with its mirrored reflection, it is hoped you will find and photograph an object with naturally occurring line symmetry. Line symmetry should be clearly visible in your photo.

Restriction for this week:
• No post-processing to flip and mirror your image

Podcast explaining line symmetry:

Gallery of images featuring line symmetry:…

Tulip Petal Symmetry

Ever since I was a little girl, tulips have been my favorite flower (followed closely by sunflowers). There is something elegant and fragile about tulips that is appealing to me in their simple beauty. Our local grocery store has been carrying tulips for a couple of months and they are almost out of season now. I had never seen a tulip with this pattern before and thought it would be perfect for the line symmetry macro theme this week. One day, I would love to visit the tulip fields in Holland when they are in full bloom… what a sight that would be!

New Braunfels nature macro flower tulip photographer

Nikon D750 | 105mm | f/6.3 | 1/250 | ISO 1000

Thanks for looking!


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