Taken with a Canon 5D Mark II with a Leica 100mm macro lens with an adaptor.


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For The Curious Ones:
Currently, early images were taken with a Canon Rebel XTi and later with a Canon 5D Mark II -- both with a Leica 100mm macro lens and adaptor. I try to shoot in bright sunlight at 1/500 or faster and then exposure bracket at /8 or f/11 or f/16 on ISO 800 or lower. -- Doug Norkum


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  • Gabrielle  Hope
    Gabrielle Hopeabout 1 year ago

    Wonderful capture Doug, don’t rain drops make such a difference? The black back ground also makes the rose really stand out, beautiful!

  • Thank you Gabrielle! When the flower is dry, I use a very fine mist spray to increase the chances of getting the focus and depth of field correctly— this was done with this rose in my backyard garden.

    – Doug Norkum

  • Valerie Anne Kelly
    Valerie Anne K...about 1 year ago

    Gorgeous capture & a 5 * fave :D

  • Thank you Valerie!

    – Doug Norkum

  • swaby
    swabyabout 1 year ago

    Stunning light, color and capture!

  • Thank you swaby!

    – Doug Norkum

  • Christine Lake
    Christine Lakeabout 1 year ago

    A stunning capture.

  • Thank you Christine!

    – Doug Norkum

  • Shulie1
    Shulie1about 1 year ago

    What a beautiful image – love that colour!

  • Thank you Shulie1 !

    – Doug Norkum

  • RickDavis
    RickDavisabout 1 year ago

    You can see the water droplets very well on this beautiful rose!,,,,its very nice Doug!!!!!


  • Thank you Rick!

    – Doug Norkum

  • Lorelle Gromus
    Lorelle Gromusabout 1 year ago

    Absolutely gorgeous capture Doug!

  • Thank you Lorelle!

    – Doug Norkum

  • Jeanette Muhr
    Jeanette Muhr12 months ago

  • Thank you Jeanette Muhr for your support !

    – Doug Norkum

  • John Velocci
    John Velocci12 months ago

  • Thank you baneling for your support !

    – Doug Norkum

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