Macro and Close-up - WickedDark
April 26 - Lily of the Valley study - OM 90mm macro

Why it's in the best of 2010 - I call this one Stagefright and that really sums up how this shot of the emerging flower feels.  As if it's shy and reticent about showing itself.  I love the light and the slight shadows within the leaves. Just look at those leaves - so graceful and elegant. The fresh color and the focus is pretty damn good, too.  I had the camera on my front steps cushioned by a bag of barley.  So high tech.

April 26 - Lily of the Valley study - OM 90mm macro

Why it's in the best of 2010 - I call this one Stagefright and that really sums up how this shot of the emerging flower feels. As if it's shy and reticent about showing itself. I love the light and the slight shadows within the leaves. Just look at those leaves - so graceful and elegant. The fresh color and the focus is pretty damn good, too. I had the camera on my front steps cushioned by a bag of barley. So high tech.

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From Life cycle - Lily of the Valley