Saw these red flowers trying to hide in amongst the cacti in the Botanical Gardens . Not the most comfortable of hiding places.

Oh, and also my second attempt at the Orton effect.

Canon EOS 5D
Canon lens EF180mm macro 3.5 L Ultrasonic
Morning light
Focal length 180mm
Exposure 1/250 sec.
Metering mode: Pattern
Exposure compensation: -1 step.

Thanks for looking – view large.

Cheers Crispin.



  • Peter Hill
    Peter Hillabout 6 years ago

    Stunning. Just stunning.

  • Peter Hill
    Peter Hillabout 6 years ago

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    Crispin Gardn...about 6 years ago

    OK, OK, how did you do that frame. Wow, it really…..well, frames it beautifully!! I can see another journal coming up Peter. Thank you.

  • Bill Fonseca
    Bill Fonsecaabout 6 years ago

    Wow crispin…. looks sharp. lol. Cool shot.

  • Funny Bill lol. Thanks.

    – Crispin Gardner IPA

  • Cayannagirl
    Cayannagirlabout 6 years ago

    Very cool…I love how the red draws your eyes to the bottom of the photo…I had to keep lifting my eyes back up to the rest of the photo cause they kept wanting to look at the red flowers :)

  • Thanks Cayannagirl, that’s what attracted me to take the photo when I saw this.

    – Crispin Gardner IPA

  • Peter Hill
    Peter Hillabout 6 years ago

    Ask and ye shall receive

  • Keep this up Peter and people will start to talk :-0!! Thanks, instructions are great. Stand by for my first attempt soon.

    – Crispin Gardner IPA

  • AngieM
    AngieMabout 6 years ago

    very cool!!

  • Hi Angie, thank you.

    – Crispin Gardner IPA

  • DavidMark
    DavidMarkabout 6 years ago

    Fabulous! love the exposure and color!

  • Thank you David, appreciated.

    – Crispin Gardner IPA

  • Diane Schuster
    Diane Schusterabout 6 years ago

    A photo with attitude! I love the contrast between the large prickly cactus and the beautiful flowers!

  • Thank you DD, glad you like it.

    – Crispin Gardner IPA

  • LindaR
    LindaRalmost 6 years ago

    exquisite ~ perfectly comped ~ congrats on being featured ~ this one is a prickly delight :) xx

  • Thank you Linda, and also for the Fav.

    – Crispin Gardner IPA

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