5.8mm, 1/320th at f2.8, ISO 80

Part four of the book is all about color, so I thought it would be an interesting exercise to try and capture each of the colors of the color wheel. Luckily, with Spring roaring in like a lion, lots of different flowers are giving me easy targets for this assignment.

Pixel and I came across this patch of Creeping Myrtle, a.k.a. Lesser Periwinkle, that was in full bloom on a rainy walk by the local creek. I was hand-holding so I crouched down in the weeds and did my best. I kept the DOF as thin as possible to really make the flower pop out of the leaves surrounding it. It turned out alright, but if I had to do it over again I would probably close the aperture down a step or two so that the frontmost petal was in focus.

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