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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.
Filename - azalea flowers 03
Camera - Canon EOS 6DMK2 DSLR
Lens - 100mm Macro
Exposure - 2 secs @ f/22, ISO100
Filters - None.
Image enhancements - Adobe Lightroom
Comments - Tripod, mirror lockup and remote release used to prevent camera movement. Small aperture used for increased focus depth of field
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