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At the Butchart Gardens

At the Butchart Gardens
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emileabbott PRO
 
emileabbott June 18, 2013
Gorgeous and great details in this macro and nice use of DOF
AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta July 19, 2013
Beautiful shot with lovely colors. Congratulations.
jleiweke
 
jleiweke July 20, 2013
Congrats!
Tkay PRO+
 
Tkay July 21, 2013
I love the colors! Beautiful! Congrats!
ThompsonsPhotography
 
ThompsonsPhotography July 21, 2013
great shot congrats on the award
sweetpea72 PRO
 
sweetpea72 July 21, 2013
Simply stunning... Congrats! :)
MaryAnne306 PRO+
 
MaryAnne306 January 18, 2014
Gorgeous shot of a truly beautiful flower.
lisalsilva
 
lisalsilva April 10, 2014
Beautiful!
YvonneJeaK PRO+
 
YvonneJeaK May 10, 2014
Incredible.
mickeyherd
 
mickeyherd May 10, 2014
What a wonderful color.
onyanita PRO+
 
onyanita May 12, 2014
divine! Congrats on Runner Up Award.
onyanita PRO+
 
onyanita May 12, 2014
divine! Congrats on Runner Up Award.
Behind-the-Fire-Scene PRO+
 
Behind-the-Fire-Scene May 14, 2014
beautiful
YvonneJeaK PRO+
 
YvonneJeaK June 07, 2014
Still think this is amazing! Voted
rmr731 PRO+
 
rmr731 July 25, 2014
Beautiful macro shot! Congrats on runner up!
shema
 
shema July 27, 2014
great dof, congrats!
kasper PRO
 
kasper August 19, 2014
Congrats. What a winner photo.
ncpcov PRO
 
ncpcov August 19, 2014
My personal favourite of the Fstopper2 finalists - congrats on making that list and good luck in winning the award outright...superb photograph indeed.
AlannaDphoto
 
AlannaDphoto May 07, 2015
gorgeous photo
Got2CaptureTheMoment
 
Got2CaptureTheMoment May 07, 2015
wow what an awesome photo. Fantastic lighting, depth of field and composition. Keep up the great work my friend.
thenickelwell
 
thenickelwell May 21, 2015
Beautiful
ahmedfouadibraheem
 
ahmedfouadibraheem August 16, 2015
Awesome.
Inspire4More
 
Inspire4More August 17, 2015
Beautiful
annevyhagen
 
annevyhagen August 22, 2015
Awww the color are amazing. Love this very much.
nandicmb
 
nandicmb September 26, 2015
Congratulations on your Contest Finalist win in Shades Of Blue Photo Contest!
kathyk_abq
 
kathyk_abq November 04, 2015
Gorgeous use of color and focus - just beautiful!
cara53 PRO+
 
cara53 November 09, 2015
WOW! This is beautiful..
thrumyeyes2016 PRO
 
thrumyeyes2016 April 18, 2016
Stunning!!
mragan
 
mragan May 16, 2016
Beautiful
BrianneMendenhall PRO+
 
BrianneMendenhall February 23, 2018
Beautiful

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Behind The Lens

Location
The photo was taken at The Butchart Gardens in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.
Time
This would been about mid-afternoon. We were at the gardens all day dodging the raindrops.
Lighting
The day was overcast (hence the raindrops on the flower) so I think it helped with the color and bokeh. If it had been naturally sunnier the color might not have looked so stunning.
Equipment
This was taken with my Canon XTi with my fantastic f/2.8 macro lens. It is a seriously awesome lens! It was a hand-held shot (I'm terrible about wanting to lug around a tripod!).
Inspiration
How could I not be inspired to shoot a flower so beautiful?? A blue poppy? I'd never seen the like and still have never seen another blue poppy. Right time, right place.
Editing
Very little post-processing. I think I sharpened it a little bit in PhotoShop. I'm not a PhotoShop expert so most of what I post has minimum editing.
In my camera bag
I recently upgraded my camera body to a Canon 5D Mark III and unfortunately my favorite f/2.8 macro lens that took this shot is no longer compatible. Wah! So I have my trusty 35mm lens and a 70-300. I've got to get a new macro lens!
Feedback
Shoot, shoot and then shoot some more! When it comes to flowers I find that I like to shoot a lot so that I have a lot to choose from in the end. And if you're lucky and its been raining, get those water drops on the flowers! And then try to find an unusual angle if possible. And bokeh, I like f/2.8 the best for that.

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