Maple flowers. The buds measure just under five centimeters. One of the reasons I love macro photography is it forces me to examine plants for the beauty or subtleties that are often very easy to overlook.
This is the third year in a row I’ve attempted to take a photo of these, and the first time I’ve been happy with the image. However, I did “cheat” – I used the Wimberley Plamp that I received as a gift for Christmas. It makes a world of difference for macro photography, particularly so at the garden at UBC. It is a rare day when there is no breeze off the Georgia Strait, and wind is the bane of macro photography.