Saturday, March 27, 2010

Week 48, Day 332, March 27, 2010, Magnolia Bud

The Sun has been out the last couple of days, but it has been very cold.  I walked around the yard for about 30 minutes today looking at the various changes that Spring brings.

The Magnolia Buds are starting to pop out.  I think that they look a lot like pussy willows when they first start to bud.  Soon we'll have blossoms everywhere.

Lessons Learned:
  • I found myself looking at the blurred background of macro photos, and try to choose something more interesting for the backgrounds as I moved around the subject.
Photo details: Exposure time 1/320 sec, Aperture f/4, ISO 200, Focal Length 40 mm, Lens Canon EF 17-40mm, hand held.

7 comments:

Andrew said...

Wow! The focus on this is superb.

Gallow said...

I'm amazed at what this lens can do, and it's not even a macro lens.

Mike Simmons said...

Very nice Steve! I like the soft lighting and focus.

toledonative said...

Beautiful shot! The buds in my yard are nowhere near as pretty or interesting.

AB said...

A perfect Spring bokeh

RuneE said...

This must be the essence of spring - a bud about to open.

Beaneyman said...

another great shot, super detail !