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Fairchild Botanical Garden

I made a trip to the Coral Gables, Florida area last year to attend a friend’s wedding. We took some time to go to the Fairchild Botanical Garden. I found the facility wonderful for photography, especially the flowers and insects. It was there that I captured this beautiful flower. I’m not sure what it is but I’m assuming it is a Hibiscus, a member of the Mallow family. If you know what it is please let me know.

These were my early days of macro photography. I decided to try a manual focus stack. I took a total of three photos and combined them into one using special software.

Fairchild Botanical Garden Flower
Fairchild Botanical Garden Flower

This image was taken with my Sony A7 II Digital Camera using my Canon 100mm f/2.8 Macro Lens. I used a Metabones IV adapter to enable the use of Canon lenses on a Sony camera. The camera was set on Aperture priority mode with the aperture set at f/2.8, shutter speed at 1/400th of a second and the ISO set at 100. I captured three images at different focus points and brought them all together in Photoshop. I used Lightroom and Nik Color Efex Pro to finalize the image.

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