Thursday, July 29, 2010

68/365 Stargazer lily

One of the aspects of macro photography that I love is the ability to focus on minute details that often go unnoticed.

Take this stargazer lily, for example. Have you ever noticed that its dark pink spots are three-dimensional extensions on the petal? Honestly, I hadn't until I studied it with my camera in hand.

It's not the first time I've viewed a plant up-close and been reminded of a sea anemone. I suppose they're probably distant cousins ten-times removed, though, so it shouldn't be terribly surprising!

Camera: Canon 40D with 60mm macro lens, 1/60s, f/2.8 at ISO 500 by a west-facing window at about 3:30 p.m.

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