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White Plum Blossoms

White Plum Blossoms on black background White plum blossoms stand out against dark background, Curry's Post, KZN, South Africa. © Scotch Macaskill

Camera Gear: Canon EOS 50D; Lens: Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM; Focal length: 300mm; Shutter speed: 1/640; Aperture: f/5.6; ISO: 400; Exposure compensation: -0.3 EV

The peach and plum trees in our garden burst out of their winter slumber with a fine show of pink and white blossoms every Spring.

In fact the blossoms are so abundant that it's difficult taking photos without a background cluttered by branches, leaves, and blooms.

Using an image-stabilized telephoto lens, I was able to isolate this cluster of white plum blossoms against an almost black background. To darken the background and retain detail in the petals, I under-exposed slightly.

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