Take Ten - Delightful Dahlia

 

A few months ago, I planted my first ever bulb - a Dahlia.  I had absolutely no idea if it would even grow, but my efforts were rewarded with the most amazing flower, that is still looking beautiful a week after the first petals were showing.

For my latest Take Ten challenge, I photographed this flower over several days and at different stages of opening.   

My images were taken from a variety of angles with both my dSLR and my iPhone and processed in different ways using Lightroom and Mextures.

Canon 7D  |  Canon 100mm f2.8L macro  |  f/4.0  |  1/500 sec  |  ISO 400

Canon 7D Canon 100mm f2.8L macro|  f/4.0  |   1/640 sec|  ISO 400

Canon 7D  |  Canon 100mm f2.8L macro  |  f/5.6  |  1/320 sec  |  ISO 400

iPhone 5C  |  ProCamera  |  Mextures

iPhone 5C|  Olloclip  |  ProCamera  |  Mextures

iPhone 5C  |  ProCamera  |  Mextures

iPhone 5C  |  ProCamera  |  Mextures

Canon 7D  |  Canon 100mm f2.8L macro  |  f/5.6  |  1/250 sec  |  ISO 400

Canon 7D  |  Canon 100mm f2.8L macro  |  f/8.0  |  1/125 sec  |  ISO 400

Canon 7D  |  Canon 100mm f2.8L macro  |  f/5.6  |  1/250 sec  |  ISO 400

 

Hope you enjoyed the latest Take Ten challenge and remember to make everyday beautiful.