©David A. Ziser
This image is from my fine art collection. It was made a few years ago when LaDawn and I headed over to a local park at the height of the Spring color.
The challenge to myself for this photo walk was to ONLY use my 70-200mm lens and a wider aperture. Those constrictions would force me to look at the scene differently and hopefully be inspired to get some cool images. Constraining yourself to focal lengths and F stops is a great way to exercise your creative talents.
I spotted an iris and began taking a series of images. This one is my favorite, I love how I’m only seeing wisps of focused leaf tips in the overall composition. The iris pedal itself is also reasonably sharp but it’s the contrast of the rich blue/violet color against the softly focused vibrant greens that makes this image work.
Camera specs: Canon 7D fitted with 70-200mm IS lens at 160, F 4.0 @ 1/500 second, ISO 400. Enjoy! -David