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Calendulas are amazing - they keep on flowering, and flowering and flowering.

I took the first photos of these in June this year, and this was taken just now, despite mildew, no rain and last night's first frost.

I've never grown flowers that "glow" before, they give so much colour it hurts!

Embarrassingly, I realised that the title I gave this photo is the name of a Donna Summer albumn... oh well Grin

Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:EF100mm F/2.8 Macro USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:15 Oct 2011 - 10:22 AM
Focal Length:100mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Shutter Speed:1/250sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:On, Fired
Title:Endless summer
Username:KatieR KatieR
Uploaded:15 Oct 2011 - 1:50 PM
Tags:Calendula, Close-up / macro, Flowers & plants, Garden
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RonnieAG e2 Member 5143 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2011 - 2:02 PM

A lovely bright image to view on another dreich day where I am, Katie.
Your wide aperture and focal length of 100 has allowed selective focussing on the near part of the bloom and captured it in very fine detail.

KatieR e2 Member 106197 forum postsKatieR vcard 6 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2011 - 2:23 PM

Thanks very much Ronnie! The sun may be glorious, but I really wish we had some rain - there's been hardly any through the summer and early autumn and everything is bone dry.

rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2011 - 5:17 PM

Bright impact Katie, full on natureSmile

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