I photographed these cacti at the University of California Botanical Garden in Berkeley, CA. If you are in the area I highly recommend to visit this beautiful garden.
Enjoy and keep on working on your images!
February is in Central California the time when the trees are starting to bloom. This creates endless opportunities for great images. I used a fill in flash to illuminate the blossoms. Using a flash makes the blossoms really stand out. Most of the time I used a manual exposure setting or as an alternative one can also set the manual override to -1 in aperture priority. Then you can play with the strobe setting. I would start with +1 to compensate the -1 on the camera.
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Springtime is a wonderful time to photograph and to experiment. I am currently photographing with an old Russian lens which produces a wonderful background blur. Also, this image is edited on my little Android tablet. Currently I am learning to edit images on a much smaller device that I can take with my wherever I go.
This is Slinky, our tomcat. he was watching closely what I was doing with this strange instrument called camera in my hands. I was holding the camera close to the ground using a 60mm prime lens at f2.8. The strobe was on a stand creating a beautiful omni-directional light.
Enjoy the image and keep on photographing!