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Challenge: Flora IV (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-7D
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Date: Mar 22, 2016
Aperture: 4.0
ISO: 250
Shutter: 1/640
Date Uploaded: Mar 22, 2016

[Mar. 29th, 2016 07:52:02 PM]

I was crawling around the ground taking pictures of dandelions, when I came across this guy.

My first attempt was with the 100-400mm lens (yes, for flowers), and then the macro lens.

Then it was time to go for a bike ride with my husband. I couldn't find the flower!!

It turns out that the petals had fallen off the flower, and since the flower wasn't there, it was almost impossible to find the bud. That's because This is the size of the buds of this type of flower!:

No wonder it was hard to find.

The main problem was, we really don't have grass. Grass doesn't grow here unless you spend large amounts of money watering it. So we have a combination of weeds, dirt, more weeds, etc. I spend about an hour lying on my stomach propped up on my elbows and arms. I had prickly sores all over my arms for the next number of days. Next time, I will definitely wear a long sleeved shirt (or elbow pads). But it is fascinating what you find when you get down in there.

Thanks for the comments!

Place: 6 out of 70
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03/30/2016 12:44:45 AM
Originally posted by mefnj:

might have flipped it horizontally

That's weird
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03/30/2016 12:43:34 AM
I just knew this was you, had Wendy written all over it :-)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/29/2016 05:04:33 PM
might have flipped it horizontally
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03/28/2016 08:12:13 PM
Gorgeous light on this one, beautiful shallow depth of field, top stuff.
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03/28/2016 01:32:14 PM
Ohhh Wow !!!! The blurry background give all the place to the flower. I give 9 for your amazing composition
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03/23/2016 09:34:47 PM
amazing detain and wonderful BOKEH. the lines in the background (which I assume would be grass are great.
The green background makes the flower really pop. Nice
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03/23/2016 01:00:50 AM
Gorgeous! Love the bokeh in this (along with the great weed of course)
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