Came across this foxglove while looking for birds (hence the telephoto lens).

Comments and suggestions are appreciated.

Any pertinent technical details:

Canon 7D Mark II; Sigma 150-600 at 226 mm. 1/200 at f6.3; ISO 100

Allen, this is a fine look at these foxglove flowers. I like the age progression and how you caught the bottom ones wide open and showing some detail. The leaves with the touch of black border at the bottom work well. I could wish for a bit more space at the top, but since I wasn’t there, I don’t know what might be lurking just out of the frame. You could add some more black space up there in post, but if you’re thinking about printing this, it’s very cost effective to maintain the 3:2 ratio, especially when it comes to matting and framing.

Hi Allen,

A nice look at these foxglove flowers. You could sneak in a little more black on top as Mark suggested. I wish the shadows were softer than presented, but still a very nice image for the eyes…Jim

I’m a sucker for foxglove, although the whole plant usually makes for an impossible photo unless you back off and crop the sides. What are the big leaves behind? They seem pretty heavy for framing.

Thanks for commenting, Phil. I’m not sure what the other plant was.