Flowers are a popular photography subject and understandably so. I know I can’t resist the temptation to shoot them no matter how common. For the most part I like to use a shallow depth of field to create a more abstract composition rather than an image that’s purpose is to record the structure of the flower. The blurrier the (bokeh) background the better. Getting in nice and close with my 100mm macro lens I often choose to highlight a particular aspect of the specimen while allowing the rest to blend into fields of color. I’ve shot flowers in several locations this spring, both in the wild and cultivated gardens. Below each image I have indicated the locations as well as the apertures used.
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