Peacock Flower, in my Apartment Complex
The Peacock Flower shrubs are in full bloom in my apartment complex these days. The showy blossoms are of different colors. I focused on this yellow one. The bright stamens extending away from the corolla seemed to make a nice composition to me. These actually bloom in clusters, but I focused on a single one. Experimenting with different camera settings, I wanted it to look as if it was emerging out of darkness. The shot was taken in broad daylight, I hope you like it.
Camera Settings for the Peacock Flower:
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Tv (shutter speed) 1/100
Focal length: 194mm