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Just a flower...

Just a flower...
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People's Choice in My best orchid Photo Challenge
People's Choice in O is for Orchids Photo Challenge
Peer Award
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Outstanding Creativity
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Absolute Masterpiece
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All Star
jleosadauskas Treecy rickmcfadden
Magnificent Capture
Sunshinesherry hardybrielbeck

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Vash01Photo Platinum
Vash01Photo November 29, 2020
This looks like a Kenna or a hibiscus to me, but may be it is an orchid if you say so.
Joviaal PRO
Joviaal November 30, 2020
Hi John, Congratulations on your win with just this flower. 😉
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Behind The Lens

This was taken in a nice little rose-garden park by my house. I go there often to shoot folowers and urban fauna :-)
Wow, this is a very old shot, I really don't remember the time of day!
This would have been all ambient lighting
This was taken with a Canon 70D and 85mm F1.8 lens. This is an older shot, I wouldn't have had much other equipment back then.
The park is a pretty place to hang out and learn! It's only about 1/4 mile from my house, so it's a good place to go unwind and play.
I'd have still been shooting in JPG when this was taken - I would have used Photoshop Elements to massage this a bit, but I wouldn't have had enough data in the JPG to take it too far
In my camera bag
These days my 'walk about' setup is a Canon RP Mirrorless with a 24-240mm lens, but I'll also carry a 5D Mk III with any number of lenses if I'm looking to shoot something specific. I do have a couple of crop sensor bodies if I want a bit more reach, the extra magnification from the 1.6 crop factor helps there. I'm usually looking for cool things at random while traveling, so I often don't plan shots beforehand - I'm a pretty impromptu/opportunistic photographer. I've found I spend the most time with a 16-35mm wide angle, various prime lenses, or some sort of zoom depending on what I'm shooting. I also tend to use super-zooms a lot I don't have to changes lenses out in the open.
Shoot in RAW when possible. Even if you end up converting straight to jpg, you'll at least have more room to correct light and white balance issues

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