Those who know me know I am not a flower guy but while cruising around some back roads this collection of rare and endangered Showy Lady Slippers caught my eye. The rarity of them was worthy of a stop I thought. The lighting conditions where bad. Right at sunset in the shade. I used my 580IIEX mounted on camera. I hand held the camera and a white satin umbrella above the plants to bounce the flash. A little tricky to do while looking through the view finder crouched down but I managed to get what I wanted. The umbrella was essential in taming the shadows from the flash.

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