Well, it’s not really Rock-n-Rose but rather Rock Rose. This flower (Pavonia lasiopetala), a member of the Mallow (Malvaceae) family, is a native Texas Wildflower. Many people, yours truly included, plant this in their gardens and flower beds. That is where I found this nice specimen yesterday morning and decided it was a great opportunity to shoot this very nice flower. I posted an image of pollen and seeds from this flower earlier this year.
This image was taken with my Sony a7R using my Sony 90mm F2.8 Macro Lens. The camera was set on Aperture Priority mode with the aperture set at f/9, shutter speed at 1/250 and ISO at 2000. It was a bit windy and I don’t have a flash for this setup so I had to boost the ISO to get a faster shutter speed. And, since it was outdoors, I had to go with a higher aperture in order to balance the depth of field and the bokeh. A tricky shot that turned out OK. Processing was done in Lightroom and finished in Photoshop.
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