Close-up of a Sunflower

AUGUST 2011 – Close-up photo of a sunflower. © Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

Here’s a bit of hope in the middle of the dark period (on the Northern hemisphere) – a nice macro shot of a sunflower.

I received my (then new) Canon EF100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM lens earlier that day and wanted to do just a couple of test shots, nothing serious. Easy! Just go to the garden and see what’s interesting. I noticed the sunflower and thought it would be great to have a yellow dominated image with some copyspace. I could have reduced the ISO further but heck, it really does not matter and I love the result anyway.

The high resolution image

Capture Date & Time11-AUG-2011, 16:26
LocationUnterhaching, Germany
CameraCanon EOS-1Ds Mark III
LensCanon EF100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Exposure1/640 sec at f/2.8
Digital Image Source FormatCanon Camera RAW (CR2)
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions5616 x 3744 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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