Magnolia Blossom's Fleeting Perfection by Gene Walls
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My neighbor’s magnolia tree was in full bloom on a beautiful day last spring. These gorgeous flowers turn brown and wilt within just a few days, so they have to be photographed at just the right time to catch them at their peak of perfection. This one was still flawless!

This photo was taken on April 22nd using a Canon EOS 10D DSLR camera / Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro lens. The exposure was 1/125 sec. at f/8, ISO 100. The camera was mounted on a Bogen monopod with a Manfrotto “Pistol Grip” head. I snapped the shot from a tall stepladder, to get the exact angle I wanted. The monopod was resting on a step of the ladder to prevent any vertical movement of the camera.

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© 2009 Gene Walls

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Hello, My name is Gene. I live in the Susquehanna river valley (West Branch), in the mountains of north central Pennsylvania. I strive to produce photographic images that are simply “true” to the subject, usually with minimal post processing. If something is beautiful or interesting enough to deserve a viewer’s attention, it justifies being captured just as it is …or as close to reality as possible.

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Comments

  • christiane
    christianealmost 6 years ago

    wonderful composition and color

  • Thank you so much!

    – Gene Walls

  • Alison Badgery
    Alison Badgeryover 5 years ago

    Just lovely – amazing capture

  • Thank you very much, Alison!

    Best wishes,

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtalmost 5 years ago


    Your cohosts Cee and Chris

  • Thanks, Cee!

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

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