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Azalea Flowers #1

White Azalea flowers in full bloom

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The story behind this image

It was mothers' day, and one of the presents my wife Liz received from our grown up children was this beautiful Azalea plant.

A week or so later it was in full bloom, covered in delicate white flowers, so I took the opportunity to set it up in our conservatory for a photo shoot.

I took a variety of images, using both a standard zoom lens and a macro lens, keeping a close eye on the exposure level to avoid losing any of the fine detail in the bright petals.

An overcast day helped to even up the side window lighting and I used a white reflector, just out of the frame, to fill in any shadows.

The blooms lasted a week and then faded, and I'm glad I caught them at their best.

Hopefully next year we'll have an even more impressive display.

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Image data

Filename - azalea flowers 01

Camera - Canon EOS 6DMK2 DSLR

Lens - 24-105mm Zoom @ 67mm

Exposure - 0.8 sec @ f/11, ISO100

Filters - None.

Image enhancements - Adobe Lightroom

Comments - Tripod, mirror lockup and remote release used to prevent camera movement.