Christmas Poinsettia

December 20, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

Well, it's that time of year again. It's time for my annual Christmas photo.

Technically, these haven't been annual photos. I haven't done this every year. But I did publish a new one last Christmas (titled "Angel Light"), and I plan to do a new Christmas image each year from now on.

This year, I've been concentrating a lot on nature photography, so it seems appropriate that I do a nature shot at Christmas. Naturally, that means a Poinsettia:


Christmas PoinsettiaChristmas PoinsettiaA Poinsettia adds a splash of natural red to a house around Christmas.


I must give credit to my lovely wife for the idea to use a Poinsettia for this year's shot. I was having a hard time coming up with a good idea. The things I was trying just didn't seem to work. She recommended this, and it definitely did work. I just added to the idea by posing the plant in front of our Christmas tree.

The small aperture (f/22) created some nice starburst effects in the background lights. I love doing that.

This and all of my Christmas shots from previous years can be seen in my Christmas gallery.


From all of us here at, have a Merry Christmas.




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