Aquilegia

Quite a pleasant day here in Godzone today and I couldn’t resist taking a few more shots of the aquilegia in the backyard. You may recall a snap taken with my tablet yesterday … well, today I thought I’d try a camera and see if there was any difference 😉

The light was similar to yesterday, but perhaps a little more intense. Exposure was taken for the blooms themselves and by carefully positioning the camera I could find a shadowey background which, as you may notice in the images below, gives the impression that the blooms were shot against a black backdrop.

No tweaks or twiddles in Photoshop. These images are straight off the camera. I used a tripod to keep things steady and a 200mm telephoto lens. For the first two images the aperture was set to f4, but the last shot was taken at f2.8 (and has a few Color Efex filters applied).

Quite amazing really that these plants survived the droughts last year and such a lovely surprise to see them flowering.

Backyard aquilegia #1

Backyard aquilegia #1

Backyard aquilegia #2

Backyard aquilegia #2

Backyard aquilegia #3

Backyard aquilegia #3

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