Fading amaryllis

Using shallow depth of field and 1 1/2 stop overexposure on the backdrop, I was able to almost totally eliminate the detail of the garage wall behind the amaryllis. The result was a “painterly” effect.

Fading red amaryllis blooms

Lens: Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM at 250mm. 1/80 second at f/5.6, ISO 400.

Canon 5DM3 on the patio at the end of spring.

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