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Wildflower, BioPark Botanic Garden

Wildflower - BioPark Botanic Garden

Wildflower - BioPark Botanic Garden

This wildflower was photographed at the BioPark Botanic Garden in Albuquerque, New Mexico. It was shot in the morning, before noon to capitalize on bright, glare-free light. By using a fast aperture and paying attention to background detail, this image was given a painter-like effect.

Camera: I shot this photo with a Canon Rebel XTi (purchased used on eBay for $50.00), and a classic Vivitar Series 1 70-210mm F:3.5 lens (purchased used on eBay for $35.00). The lens has a Pentax K-mount so I purchased an adapter ($8.00 on eBay) to mount it to my Canon body. If you purchase a Pentax K-mount to Canon EF lens mount adapter, be sure to get one with the focus confirmation chip. It helps out when focusing quite a bit. This is a frugal photographer’s camera kit that gets great results! This rose was shot in the morning, in a bit of shade with no wind for best sharpness. This photo was shot at the widest aperture (F:3.5).

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