An azalea bud had just revealed its first blossom. Each of the closed darker purple sprouts will become a full-fledged pastel hued azalea blossom very soon. This magical process of nature is a wonderful thing to see.
The very closeup macro photo was captured on May 7th, 2010, using a Canon EOS 10D using a Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro prime lens. The shutter speed was 1/20th sec. at f/6.7. The camera’s ISO was set to 100. A Manfrotto tripod was used with a Manfrotto 222 “pistol grip” head.
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