Friday, July 17, 2015

Close up of a wildflower

Macro photography is usually depicted with the photographer crouching on the ground with the camera inches from the subject. There is another way to get "close up" photos and that is to use a very long lens (telephoto lens) and focus in on a small subject. This photo was taken with a 215 mm equivalent lens a few feet from the flower. You might want to zoom in or enlarge the photo to see all the detail. This flower is bee balm or bergamot (Monarda fistulosa). This plant was photographed in the Waterton Lakes National Park in Canada.

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