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Monarda / Bee Balm, Close-Up | by Rick_in_the_QC
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Monarda / Bee Balm, Close-Up

Monarda / Bee Balm, Close-Up

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Location: My mother's garden in Davenport, Iowa

Camera: Nikon D90

Lens: Nikon Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED AF-S VR Zoom

Supplemental lenses/filters Sunpak UV filter & Opteka Close-Up Filters (+2 and +4, connected with a Bower 67-52mm step-down ring)

F-stop: f/16

Exposure time: 1/ 60 sec

ISO speed: ISO-400

Exposure bias: +1 step

Focal length: 86mm

35mm eq. focal length: 123mm

Handling: Handheld with VR on

Lighting: Pop-up flash diffused into styrofoam bowl in an attempt to mimic a ring flash

Priority: Aperture

Photoediting: Minor contrast adjustment and a few areas cleaned up with cloning/blurring

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Taken on June 26, 2009