LADY'S SLIPPER ORCHID, CHICAGO BOTANIC GARDEN, GLENCOE, ILLINOIS, FEBRUARY 16, 2014
Tamron 90mm f2.8 macro
1/80 sec. f5.6
"No tripods or monopods," the nice folks at the annual Orchid Show at the Botanic Garden asked. "Too crowded." That wasn't a problem in the dimly lit space. Jacking the ISO to 3200, relying on the camera's antishake feature, and denoising with Lightroom 5 yielded an usable photograph.