Sunflower (II)

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

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 & Time13-AUG-2011, 13:03
LocationUnterhaching, Germany
CameraCanon EOS-1Ds Mark III
LensCanon EF100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Exposure1/4000 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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