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Lens: A50/2.8 Camera: K5 Photo Location: Knoxville, Tennessee ISO: 80 Aperture: F2.8 
Posted By: CreationBear, 05-18-2016, 12:59 PM

Indian Pink is about the showiest bloom in between the Spring extravaganza of trilliums and Showy Orchis and Summer's profusion of asters--pretty rare in the Smokies, fairly common here in the limestone rich Valley (including my backyard.)








I'm definitely going to have to get a macro rail to do it full justice--without one, and standing in a mat of poison ivy in my Crocs, a "stack" just wasn't in the cards.
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Lol. Pretty flowers!
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Pretty flowers!

I'm definitely partial to them--we don't quite the stand that we had last year, though. I would have thought they might be found in the Edwards Plateau, given their preference for "sweet" soil, but I think their range extends only to East Texas.
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Beautiful and nice DOF.

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I like the compositions a lot, good job!
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Very nice. Great bokeh.
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What a beautiful flower!
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Great bokeh.

Thanks for the comments, guys! Most of it is the lens just doing its thing, of course--the A50/2.8 really seems to fit what I need out from a "flower lens"...1:2 is plenty for me, and it does seem to know what to do with OOF areas if the light isn't harsh.

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