I love Azaleas! This is the last of this variety of Azalea blossom that I was able to capture this spring (I miss them already). It is a shame that these gorgeous blooms are so short lived. The photo was taken at the very end of April. I used a wide aperture to create a soft background behind the featured sprig of flowers.
This macro photo was captured with a Canon EOS 10D using a Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro prime lens. The shutter speed was 1/500th sec at f/4.5. The camera’s ISO was set to 400. A Manfrotto tripod was used with a remote shutter release.
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