The photographer has so many options to do creative things. Here I will include several techniques I have used with flowers from my garden. So photography and and nature make a great combination. As a friend just said, “To lose oneself in nature is the best cure for anything.”

Calla Lily
Calla Lily with Lamb’s Ear in the foreground and lavender in the background

The following images were all made using the above photo of the Calla Lily

TWIRL is the name of this technique
Kaleidoscope is the technique used to create the above image
This is an orb made using the same Calla Lily photo from above

Following are some more images using flowers to create orbs, kaleidoscopes, and twirls.

I added a texture onto this orb
Same twirl then made into an orb and finally embellished with a puffy ring
Same twirl as the previous but with a squared beveled edge