My friend Abby brought the most beautiful peony to work this week. I couldn't resist the opportunity to immortalize it. It is sitting in front of a window with light coming in from the overcast sky. I like the way it almost seems to fade away into nothing. I used the macro feature of my lens. I find macro photography enjoyable because it has a way of taking the most ordinary of objects and finding something interesting in it.
I could have set up a bounce card to catch some of the light from the window to fill in some of the shadows. I think I will try that next time.
Canon 5D Mark II
Promaster 70-300mm f/3.5-5.6
300mm - ISO 400