CALAMONDIN ORANGE BLOSSOM, CHICAGO BOTANIC GARDEN, GLENCOE, ILLINOIS, JANUARY 25, 2011
Tamron SP AF 90mm DI Macro
1/45 sec. f16
It's hard to believe, but that tiny nubbin in the center, somewhere between 1/32 and 1/16 of an inch in diameter, will grow into a 1 3/4-inch calamondin orange (see last Wednesday's effort). Little by little, I'm getting closer to my subjects in the sometimes vexing macrophotography class at the Botanic Garden. When things are that small, holding the camera rig steady, even on a solid tripod, isn't easy.