Red rhodedendrons are pretty hard to photograph. The sunshine seems to really help me, even though it’s against most photographic advice. I expose for/focus on the bright areas and love how the background falls into shadow. Very mysterious, no?

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rhodendron macro, sunlight on rhodies, stamens, brilliantly lit red rhodendrons