Saturday, September 26, 2009
TROPICAL DAY-BLOOMING WATERLILY "MRS. MARTIN E. RANDIG," CHICAGO BOTANIC GARDEN, GLENCOE, ILLINOIS, SEPT. 24, 2009
Sigma 17-70 at 70mm
1/350 sec. f9.5
The waterlilies in the artificial ponds surrounding the walkway from the Esplanade to the arts center are always good for striking photographs at the Chicago Botanic Garden. I wish I'd had a 50-200mm zoom rather than a 17-70mm for this shot, though -- the photo is heavily cropped, and its detail and sharpness suffer a little.