2014—Purple Salsify

Leaving the gym this morning, the purple salsify (also known as goatsbeard) caught my eye, growing tall above the ornamental plants. I first (and last) photographed goatsbeard almost three years ago to the day (April 15, 2011) in exactly the same place.

The breeze was brisk so the flower shimmered as I shot. And, because I had the lens wide open, the depth of field is very shallow. The 1/5000 shutter speed got some of the stamens and petals at the center of the flower in focus despite the movement of the flower.

Day 104-25

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