Yesterday afternoon I noticed one of the cactus buds was going to be opening up that night. I got the tripod out, put the camera on to see where I needed to place the tripod once the blooming began, then took the camera off and went back inside. Fast forward to 8:25 when I went back outside with the camera and LED light and got ready to shoot for the next hour or so. With the bloom being about chest high I was able to get a different angle as the flower opened up, and there weren’t any distractions from the surrounding cactus plants.

In the Beginning
In the Beginning

Photo Info

  • Fujifilm XT-3
  • Lensbaby Velvet 56
  • Focal Length: 56mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Aperture: between f/2.8 and f/4
  • Shutter Speed: 1/10 (first exposure)
  • Exposure Compensation: 0.0EV

Post Processing Info

RAW photo was post processed in Luminar 3

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