Today was a very calm overcast day – perfect for flower photography so I made the effort to wander into town with my camera to hunt the elusive magnolia.
They can grow to be quite big trees and often the blossoms are too high for me to get a nice side on view, but there were a few that I found well within range of the tripod.
Specifically shot with a fairly open aperture – ranging from 2.8 to 4 to soften the background and blur it nicely. Some of these shots are taken with my new Lensbaby Velvet56 which does a great job with the soft background.
Anyone else using a Lensbaby?