This post is just some photos of sunflowers in the evening sun. These were taken in the city park where I walk in the evenings.
The first two were taken with a telephoto lens which makes for a lot of background blur.
For the next two photos I put a manual prime lens on. This is a 25mm lens from Meike that cost less that a hundred dollars, but it has no electronic connector to the camera so it is manual focus and manual aperture, but that isn’t a big problem. I put this on because I wanted to get up close to the flowers as the wider lens has a much shorter minimum focus depth.
I tried to put a flower directly in front of the sun for a sun backlit sunflower, but then I noticed the sun getting through a tiny gap in the petals. So I dialed the aperture down and tried to get a sun star in the flower. Shooting into direct sunlight kind of hazes out the colors, but it is a nice effect anyway.
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