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May, 2020 photo contest #165, Flowers
Contest Number: 165 Contest Theme: Flowers Lens: Pentax 18-135 Camera: K-3II Shutter Speed: 1/45s Aperture: F7.1 
Posted By: gwd4YQL, 05-05-2020, 04:08 PM

Here is a delightful red cala lily we purchased from a local greenhouse (Lethbridge, Alberta) CANADA. I LOVE to shoot flowers. I like to see something different, especially in the lighting. I tend to go with dramatic lighting in my pictures of flowers; whether it be backlighting with soft shadows, or in this case harsher side lighting. Backgrounds are as important as the subject; I like to present a clean light, or in this case deep dark background with few details, to draw the viewer straight in to the heart of the pictures. I find this to be a very versatile lens; it's got a nice sweet spot for me at f7.1. The joys of seeing, and sharing. 😃 "Every day is filled with new things just waiting to be discovered" ~gwd.

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