From the archives
3rd March 2011
Canon EOS 500D (2009 model)
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 macro lens
This is one of the hardest flowers I’ve photographed in the Royal Botanic Gardens. Once the bush is in full bloom (about 8-10 feet high & wide), it’s almost impossible to isolate just one flower as there are so many flowers on the bush). And of course, you’re never quite sure exactly which day the buds will open, so can’t necessarily know when the first bud will open (and not the rest).