*This is the exact same azalea bloom that I posted as a bud three days ago. Today, May 7th, it has bloomed. I am absolutely certain that this is the very same sprig, because it is the only part of the plant that can be framed with the side of the bridge directly behind it from this position.
It was very overcast, so there was no sun shining on the bridge behind the flower, like it was when I shot the bud. That’s why the background color looks different in today’s photo.
I love it when a plan comes together!*
The same rhododendron branch from May 4th
This particular rhododendron bush is growing right beside the General John Burrows Memorial Covered Bridge across Mill Creek in Indian Park. This is a beautiful municipal public facility is located within the town of Montoursville, Pennsylvania in the good ole USA.
The new macro photo was captured on May 7th, 2010, with a Canon EOS 10D using a Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro prime lens. The shutter speed was 1/30th sec. at f/4. The camera’s ISO was set to 100. A Manfrotto tripod was used with a Manfrotto 222 “pistol grip” head.
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