Macro Monday - Volume 23

I have been MIA for a month due to other photography projects that I have been working on. At the end of the year I will share some of my favorites from these projects. However, it was time for me to get my Tamron macro lens back on my camera. I missed having to slow down on my shots; macro photography does that. Since it is Christmas time, I was looking for something red to photograph and found these beautiful two-color pom mums. The deep red/purple/magenta really makes me think of Christmas.

In most cases, I do not play with my shadows to create the matte look, however this time I felled compelled to 'squish' my shadows for the softer look.

Settings: SS 1/200 - f7.1 - ISO 500 - Tamron Macro Lens

Follow the link to more beautiful macro images posted by my friend Tiffany from Tiffany Kelly Photography.

Thank you for stopping by today. Until next time, keep smiling :)

Iris (TGTG)