AUGUST 2011 – Close-up photo of a sunflower. © Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com
The story behind the image
Winter approaches quickly now, at least on the Northern hemisphere, so here’s a nice shot of a sunflower, taken with my Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM lens.
I wanted to bring out the blur created by the large aperture and did not shoot the flower frontally but slightly from the side. This effectively blurred the sides of the image while a razor sharp stretch remains in the middle. I like the yellow dominance and the way the leaves expand from the center, remotely resembling a sunrise.
The high resolution image
|Capture Date & Time||13-AUG-2011, 13:03|
|Camera||Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III|
|Lens||Canon EF100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM|
|Exposure||1/4000 sec at f/2.8|
|Digital Image Source Format||Canon Camera RAW (CR2)|
|Edited Image Format||JPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB|
|Edited Image Dimensions||5616 x 3744 Pixels|
|Copyright||© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com|