I have been interested in macro photography for some time now and wanted to capture the beauty of flowers nice and close up. I used flash to bring out the vibrant colours of this flower. Like many who shoot in macro, no doubt, this shot took a while to get the right feel.
I wanted to get close enough to give the macro feel whilst still showing enough of the flower to recognise it. I love the shallow DOF of the 100mm lens, which, when wide open, allows just a tiny amount of the image to look sharp.
This image was shot with a 100mm f2.8 L Canon Macro lens on my Canon 6oD with the 430 EX Speedlight.