It’s rare that I use my macro lens wide open at f/2.8. On the contrary, in closeups I’m usually trying for extended depth of field and therefore stopping down as much as the light allows. There wasn’t much light in the forested, canyony part of Great Hills Park where I found myself on the morning of May 9th, so f/2.8 it was for this limited-focus portrait of a sneezeweed flower head, Helenium quadridentatum.
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