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Here is another shot that I took for my introduction to photography class. This one was a runner up for the depth of field assignment (I didnít turn it in). To minimize the depth of field, I used an f-stop of 4, a 200mm lens and was as close as possible to the subject.

The subject in this case is a carnivorous plant in the arboretum at California State University, Fullerton. The plant has flowers that are white with dark red splotches (almost the color of dried blood). I think that the way they probably work is that the bottom of the flower has a stinky and sticky digestive liquid that attracts insects. When they go into the flower they canít get out and the plant absorbs them.

This print was pretty basic; I did a little bit of dodging in the center of the flower and slightly burned the background.

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