Flowers From Below

Challenge #100 in the Life in the Natural World series. Hosted by RuthC.
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We tend to look at flowers from above, as they display their beauty to the sun, and be attractive to insects, birds etc. However, they can look quite different from below. Show us examples of upward-facing flowers backlit by the overhead sun. Get your camera down to ground-level, and see these flowers from a different aspect. White daisies are often shot this way, but they are just too easy for this challenge; too "Hallmark", and will probably be DQ'd. Please search out other flowers from below, and show us what you've found. The flowers should be outside, in their natural environment. Small insects or spiders may be present, but shouldn't be dominant in the picture. Flowers with their heads hanging down had their own ('Don't Be Shy') challenge recently, so they won't be accepted here. Macro and close-ups welcome. 1,600px MAXIMUM on the entry's longer side.
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One of the onion fields in our polder landscape here in The Netherlands. In order to have a different point of view, I mounted my super wide-angle lens and laid myself down in the mud ... In combination with the typical Dutch sky, it resulted into this somewhat threatening atmosphere in which the onions look a bit like Aliens ;-)
Submitted: Thursday, 29th May, 2014 09:42 (GMT)
Taken: Saturday, 30th July, 2005
Focal length: 24 mm
Shutter speed: 1/350 sec
Aperture: F9.5
ISO: 100
Notes: Taken with Minolta 7D with Sigma 12-24 lens mounted.
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