Flower Photo Competition 4 2018 : Entry Number 9

Judges Comment

So delicate, the textures, the colours and also the green leaves. The I-Shot-It team has not come across of many photos of this kind of flower. We appreciate this photo very much!

Photographers Comment

Much thanks for the recognition! My name is Fon, and I live in North Carolina. I have been a photographer for nearly 40 years. I shoot portraits and headshots, as well as events like concerts, horse shows, and sports. I also love wildlife and nature, and on this day I was in a local park looking for birds. I was shooting with my Nikon D7500 and 200-500mm lens. Not what I would normally shoot flowers with, but, the Mimosa, is a tree. Also known as the Persian Silk Tree, it is an imported decorative, that has come to be considered invasive, because it is highly adaptable and easily spread. Still, I find them beautiful and fascinating. The smell is wonderfully sweet, and the beautiful green leaves actually fold up at night. I took this shot of a branch caught in a ray of light, at 500mm using a monopod, ISO 400, 1/200, at f/10.