Shutterbug Photo of the Day: “Joy’s Scream” by Louie Rochon

Our Shutterbug Photo of the Day is a beautiful macro shot by Louie Rochon of a vividly colored flower in glorious full bloom.

“A Blue Dahlia, which I shot in complete darkness using a single hand held halogen light which I 'breathlessly' move around my flower with 'very' long exposures (15-30 seconds, on average) ... a process that many of my friends kid me as—The Dance.

This process allows light to shine through the flower, allowing the glow and color of the actual flower to show its true color. I call this it's natural essence—the spirit,” writes Rochon.

For more images by Rochon please visit his website.

See a larger version of the photo in the Shutterbug Photo of the Day gallery here.

If you want to enter Shutterbug Photo of the Day, post an image in the Shutterbug Photo of the Day Gallery and include your real name and some background on the image (how and where it was shot; the story behind the image; gear and settings used etc.) in the description field to qualify.

We will select one Shutterbug Photo of the Day image every month to run as a full-page feature in the magazine.