My God-daughter brought me some lovely pink lilies when she and her Mother came for lunch on Wednesday. It was such a thrill to see her as I couldn’t go to her wedding in Spain in May of this year.
The buds were all closed, but with the warmth of the wall heater, they have quickly opened and brought a welcome array of Spring colour into my home.
I started off with my Sigma 17-50mm f2.8 lens on an ISO of 800 which was what I’d been using the day before with the birds on my dark shady balcony. I did have a bit of trouble getting enough light onto the flowers with a hand-held shot, so the aperture was left on f2.8.
Note: I don’t why this lens exif data keeps showing Canon 17-55mm lens, but it’s definitely a Sigma 17-50mm lens. I love this lens for getting a little closer to flowers.
I don’t know what variety of lily these are and Mr Google images had more than one description of this pink lily so we’ll just call it Pink Lily.
I probably would have done better to put the camera on a tripod and use the remote shutter release cable so I could step back and let more of the light source in but was happy enough with the 2 differing shots.