David Alaniz Photography

Natures turn…….

Crape Myrtle

I wanted to take a picture of something small, unusual or different from my wildlife photos.  It was hot and in the early afternoon so I found some shade under a large crape myrtle.  I felt a nice gentle breeze to cool my thoughts as I leaned against the tree.  As I scanned the area for ideas a low hanging branch with blooms got my attention.  The more I looked the more I like the idea of getting an inside view of the bloom.  Sometimes you don’t choose the subject, it chooses you.

Nikon D4, Nikon 105mm, f/8, 1/1000’s, ISO 2000

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6 responses to “Crape Myrtle

  1. Mary Strong-Spaid July 18, 2014 at 3:51 pm

    I have a crape myrtle tree that rarely has blooms.
    Last year, we actually had about 7 blooms.
    This year I hope for more. My daughter my crepe myrtle would probably like some coffee grounds……..

    • dda53 July 21, 2014 at 6:25 pm

      Thanks Mary for your comment. Sounds like my crape myrtle with only a few blooms. One the other hand my mother in-law has a long row of tree like crape myrtles. They are always thick with blooms and last a long time.

  2. Tim Timmis July 20, 2014 at 11:07 am

    Sweet macro shot David. I like the colors and narrow DOF. Good work.

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