14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Three Generations

I captured this image of chrysanthemum from an angle that shows the gradation of focus. I wanted to convey the three generations from a bud to the fully bloomed, a subtle reminder of our youth into adulthood. I used my macro lens with a wide aperture for that shallow depth of field. A daylight-balanced lamp enhanced the shadows to give the petals, form.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2015
Date Uploaded: 10.2016
Photo Location: Northridge, California, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D610
Copyright: © Ed Photography