Angel dancing in the garden light

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The pink angel's trumpet tree at South Coast Botanic Garden was in glorious bloom on Friday after my painting class, and so I moved closer to look for image possibilities. I spotted a lovely bloom hanging free and maneuvered among hanging branches until I could capture it with a cascade of bougainvillea that was growing against one of the garden sheds. I opted for a large aperture, purposely sacrificing a little foreground sharpness in favor of glorious bokeh to highlight the dancing angel. Minimal crop to bring this into the correct aspect ratio for a greeting card and no other processing but a touch of sharpening. (Olympus E-5 & Zuiko 50mm macro, f/2.5, 1/400 sec., ISO 200, late morning sun)

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  1. gypsie2 ~ On/Off 33 months ago | reply

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  2. LaTur 33 months ago | reply

    Great capture!

  3. Nature's Poetry 33 months ago | reply

    Honored to be next to you : )

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  4. Thelma Gatuzzo 33 months ago | reply

    Beautiful!

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  5. Thelma Gatuzzo 33 months ago | reply

    A wonderful capture
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  6. Tonton des Iles-Bye bye Everyone 33 months ago | reply

    You found an amazing bougainvillea background to emphasize the angel trumpet. I saw many of these blooming in Tamborine Botanic Gardens, and I thought of you taking photos in this garden of Eden. I hope you're doing well Celeste.
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  8. Ron Hanko [deleted] 33 months ago | reply

    Lovely. Used to grow these but don't have room or the climate now.

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  10. AnyMotion 33 months ago | reply

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  12. nemi1968 33 months ago | reply

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  16. chun @ beijing 32 months ago | reply

    I love the texture here and I love the bokeh!

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