Gallery • Flora

Do you remember how it felt to play when you were a child, to be immersed in a world of imagination and invention, free of inhibitions and responsibilities? We yearn to recapture that feeling, to be refreshed by it. In the world of “Ballet Botanica,” flowers become ballet dancers. They sweep through the air as gracefully as dancers gliding across a stage. They twirl on their toes and leap into the air with the same fluidity, delicacy and strength as ballet dancers. Sometimes, we make delightful discoveries while playing. We might even discover that flowers can dance. Play often. Be refreshed.

These images and more in this series are available as a 54-page, 8 x 10" printed book. Find out more ...

  • Ballet Botanica, fine art photography by Ursula Wedmann
  • Ballon, fine art photography by Ursula Wedmann
    Bounce. The light, elastic quality in jumping.
  • Tour en l'air, fine art photography by Ursula Wedmann
    Turn in the air.
  • Grande jeté, fine art photography by Ursula Wedmann
    Large throw. A long horizontal jump, starting from one leg and landing on the other. A split in the air.
  • Cabriole, fine art photography by Ursula Wedmann
    Caper. An allegro step in which the extended legs are beaten in the air.
  • Pas de chat, fine art photography by Ursula Wedmann
    Cat's step. The dancer jumps sideways and bends both legs up, with knees apart.
  • Pas de deux, fine art photography by Ursula Wedmann
    Dance for two. A duet.
  • Sur les pointes, fine art photography by Ursula Wedmann
    On the points. The raising of the body on the tips of the toes.
  • Battement, fine art photography by Ursula Wedmann
    Beat. A beating action of the extended or bent leg.
  • Rond de jambe, fine art photography by Ursula Wedmann
    Circle of the leg. Actually, half-circles made by the pointed foot.
  • Ballotté, fine art photography by Ursula Wedmann
    Tossed. Steps in a series with a rocking, swinging movement.
  • Glissade, fine art photography by Ursula Wedmann
    Glide. A traveling step in which the working foot slides in the required direction and the other foot closes to it.
  • Pas de bourrée, fine art photography by Ursula Wedmann
    Bourrée step. Tiny steps done very quickly and evenly, often on point.
  • Manèges, fine art photography by Ursula Wedmann
    Circular. Steps executed in a circle.
  • Elevé, fine art photography by Ursula Wedmann
    Rise. The dancer rises directly to demi-pointe or point from flat fee and straight legs to the balls of the feet.
  • Tombé, fine art photography by Ursula Wedmann
    Fall
  • Fouetté, fine art photography by Ursula Wedmann
    Whipped. Either a short whipped movement of the raised foot as it passes rapidly in front of or behind the supporting foot or the sharp whipping around of the body from one direction to another.
  • Plié, fine art photography by Ursula Wedmann
    Bent, bending. A smooth, continuous bending of the knees. The motion is fluid and does not stop in downward bend. As soon as the bottom of the bend is reached, the bend is reversed, and the straightening of the legs begins, equally as smoothly.
  • Pirouette, fine art photography by Ursula Wedmann
    Whirl or spin. A complete turn of the body on one foot, on point or demi-pointe.
  • Arabesque, fine art photography by Ursula Wedmann
    The position of the body supported on one leg, with the other leg extended behind the body with the knee straight, and the arms held in various positions creating the longest possible line from fingertips to toes.
  • Tutu, fine art photography by Ursula Wedmann
    The short classical ballet skirt made of many layers of tarlatan or net. The Romantic tutu is the long skirt reaching below the calf.
  • Prima ballerina, fine art photography by Ursula Wedmann
    Italian term for an accomplished female ballet dancer.
  • Encore, fine art photography by Ursula Wedmann
    Again, some more. Additional performance added at the end.
 
  • Tracks & Tree, fine art photography by Ursula Wedmann
  • Okanagan Winter 1, fine art photography by Ursula Wedmann
  • Okanagan Winter 2, fine art photography by Ursula Wedmann
  • Alone, fine art photography by Ursula Wedmann
  • A Season of Rest 2, fine art photography by Ursula Wedmann
  • A Season of Rest 1, fine art photography by Ursula Wedmann
  • Chevron, fine art photography by Ursula Wedmann
  • Stretch, fine art photography by Ursula Wedmann
  • Lakefront, fine art photography by Ursula Wedmann
  • Lonely Sentinals, fine art photography by Ursula Wedmann
  • Wisps, fine art photography by Ursula Wedmann
  • In the Corral 1, fine art photography by Ursula Wedmann
  • In the Corral 2, fine art photography by Ursula Wedmann
  • Reach for the Sky, fine art photography by Ursula Wedmann
 
  • Procession 1, fine art photography by Ursula Wedmann
  • Procession 2, fine art photography by Ursula Wedmann
  • Procession 3, fine art photography by Ursula Wedmann
  • Procession 4, fine art photography by Ursula Wedmann
  • Procession 5, fine art photography by Ursula Wedmann
  • Procession 6, fine art photography by Ursula Wedmann
 
  • Unfurled, fine art photography by Ursula Wedmann
  • Peruvian Lily 1, fine art photography by Ursula Wedmann
  • Lilac 1, fine art photography by Ursula Wedmann
  • Lilac 2, fine art photography by Ursula Wedmann
  • Flying Saucer 1, fine art photography by Ursula Wedmann
  • Starburst 2, fine art photography by Ursula Wedmann
  • Flying Saucer 2, fine art photography by Ursula Wedmann
  • Glowing in the Dark, fine art photography by Ursula Wedmann
  • Non-conformity, fine art photography by Ursula Wedmann
  • Dancing Hearts, fine art photography by Ursula Wedmann
  • Whisper, fine art photography by Ursula Wedmann
  • Magnificent Magenta 4, fine art photography by Ursula Wedmann
  • Pond Magic, fine art photography by Ursula Wedmann
  • Lilies in Topsy Turvy Land, fine art photography by Ursula Wedmann
  • Purple Rain, fine art photography by Ursula Wedmann
  • Green Dreams, fine art photography by Ursula Wedmann
  • Amaryllis Emerging 1, fine art photography by Ursula Wedmann
  • Amaryllis Emerging 2, fine art photography by Ursula Wedmann
  • Callas in Golden Light, fine art photography by Ursula Wedmann
  • Slender Stalks, fine art photography by Ursula Wedmann
  • Hosta, fine art photography by Ursula Wedmann
  • Curve in Clover, fine art photography by Ursula Wedmann
  • Structure, fine art photography by Ursula Wedmann
  • Desert Miracle, fine art photography by Ursula Wedmann
  • Cross between a Bird and a Flower, fine art photography by Ursula Wedmann
  • Disorderly Order, fine art photography by Ursula Wedmann