WPY 2012

Photograph Details

Runner-up 2012

15-17 Years

Daniel Eggert, Germany

Pasque perfection

Ever since he’d first fallen in love with pasque flowers, among the first flowers of spring, Daniel had wanted to photograph them covered in hoar frost. Now it was pasque-flower time once again. He had already identified a spot of chalky grassland near his home where the plants grew, on the rim of the Nördlinger Ries crater (a meteor crater) in Bavaria, Germany. So as soon as a cold, frosty, sunny dawn was forecast, Daniel headed up the hill. ‘I found the ideal flowers to photograph, but I didn’t have much time,’ he says, ‘because I knew that as soon as the sun rose, the frost would quickly melt.’ He took this image just as the rising sun began to bathe the hill in a wonderful orange light. ‘I love the colours,’ he says, ‘and the contrast between the warm background and the cold ice.’

Technical specification

Canon EOS 350D + Sigma 105mm lens; 1/125 sec at f5; ISO 200; beanbag.


Harburg, Bavaria, Germany: latitude 48.7863, longitude 10.6917 Harburg, Bavaria, Germany: latitude 48.7863, longitude 10.6917

Harburg, Bavaria, Germany

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Daniel Eggert, Germany