WHITFIELDIA ELONGATA "WHITE CANDLES," CHICAGO BOTANIC GARDEN, GLENCOE, ILLINOIS, JANUARY 27, 2011
Tamron SP AF 90mm DI Macro
0.7 sec. f32
That opening bud measures about half an inch high and is easily the smallest thing I've captured in my macrophotography class at the Botanic Garden. The tiny aperture (needed for depth of field) and long exposure required me to hold my breath as I mashed the tit on the cable release, hoping the lightweight tripod was sufficiently steady. Enough of those flowers and you could knit yourself a fuzzy sweater.