Monday, March 22, 2010
RED BOTTLEBRUSH (CALLISTEMON CITRINUS), CHICAGO BOTANIC GARDEN, GLENCOE, ILLINOIS, MARCH 16, 2010
Pentax *ist DS
Tamron SP AF 90mm f2.8 DI Macro
1/125 sec. f11
This spiky display belongs to the Red Bottlebrush, an evergreen shrub native to Australia that is a crowd-pleaser in the Chicago Botanic Garden desert greenhouse. Photographing it is easy, but subduing the vivid red -- a color digital cameras often have difficulty rendering accurately -- took considerable post-processing work in Lightroom.