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Cactus flowers and shadows

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Another one from my trip to the Huntington Gardens on Sunday. The desert section of the botanical gardens has nice light from the west late in the day, creating some nice contrast between the blooming flowers and the shadows. 

I took the photo with the Nikon 10-24 wide angle lens on my Nikon D5100 at 1/100th shutter speed, f/20, ISO 200 and with the lens at 18mm while shooting in RAW. I could have easily eliminated a lot of the shadows in Lightroom but kept them and even embellished them a little.

Another pretty good pic from the Huntington--bee versus artichoke plant. Here's my SmugMug site. Me on Twitter.


This photo is ©Steve Hymon and may not be used elsewhere without my advanced written permission. All rights reserved. 

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