Botanical Gardens Treasures

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I went to our local Botanical Gardens to photograph the butterflies. Saw this flower which was nicely spot lit by the sun with a naturally dark background. I chose to underexposed by -1 2/3 to really push the background down.

Olympus EM-1 Mark II, 300mm f/4 1/500 @ f/4, ISO 400 handheld.

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Such a beautiful portrait of this flower! I really like the contrast between the light on the flower and the darker background.

A striking portrait for the contrasts of lights and colors. I love the image.

Hi Keith,

The dark BG is provides some wonderful contrast with the lavenders in this coneflower…Jim

Keith: A terrific find and a superb capture. I like all of your decisions on this. Most excellent.>=))>