Never let be said Camellias can’t take a punch. Down for a mandatory 8 count after a killer frost blanketed the farm this past weekend, they’re back in the ring. Sort of a floral rope a dope. This closed bloom caught my eye in the waning light of the late afternoon.
The closed center coupled with the variations of pink lend a little winter elegance to an otherwise pretty drab time of year. I shot this with the workhorse of my bag, a Nikon 18-200mm which pretty much lives on the new D7K Camera. Unlike the full frame 28-200 which stays with my F100, this digital or DX lens allows very close work even at the extreme focal length. If I could have only one lens on a digital camera, that would be it. See you next time on most of this same blog.