Generally a flower Carnival is a wonderful place for photography opportunities, there is a wide range of subjects and you can either concentrate on close up images or more distant images of the flower beds to get masses of colour.

Here I have concentrated mainly on close up images to emphasise the beauty of the flowers.

The following image of the poppy has been captured with a dark background to help make the flower stand out, it has been captured with a 105mm f/2.8 Nikon Micro lens at f/4.5 with a shutter speed of 1/1,600 second and ISO400.

Poppy, Toowoomba Flower Carnival, 2012

The next image of the iris was captured with a Nikon 50mm f/1.4 lens. Here  I attempted to use a very narrow depth of field to isolate sections of the flower and blur out the rest of the image. The camera settings were f/1.4, 1/1,000 second at an ISO of 200.

Iris, Toowoomba Flower Carnival, 2012

In the last image I tried to isolate the bee also by using a very narrow depth of field.

Poppy and Bee, Toowoomba Flower Carnival, 2012

In the above image of the Poppy and the Bee, I have tried to get the bee in sharp focus with the focus of the poppy blurred in the background due to the large aperture, click on the image to view it larger. The image has been captured with a Nikon 105mm, f/2.8, Micro lens with the lens set at the largest aperture to create a very narrow depth of field.

 

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