A Simple Pretty Flower for a Sunday – 8
Here’s the eighth installment of “A Simple Pretty Flower for a Sunday.” You can view all the earlier Sunday flower images/posts on this page.
Today, we’re back to a Dahlia flower. After shooting some of these beautiful flowers at the Santa Fe Farmer’s Market, I went back the following weekend and bought some Dahlias to shoot at home. I wanted to better control the light, but also use my tripod, so I could take longer exposures and get better detail by using smaller apertures (the larger numbers).
The thing that I just think is so cool, and why I love this flower image, is if you look to the petal in the center left, it looks like nature has put some stitches into this flower. That just makes me smile. Franken-flower.
Hope you’ve been having a great weekend, and I hope you enjoy your Sunday.
Shot with the 105mm macro lens at f/22 and a shutter speed of 1/8th of a second. I placed the flower in the sun and the background was in shade, so it turned out black, although it wasn’t black or particularly dark; that’s how the camera interpreted what it saw.
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