Texas Bluebonnet

Uploaded: April 15, 2018 10:23:20 | Entered: April 01, 2021 06:36:36


It's Bluebonnet season in Texas! My favorite flower of all. Blooms only last a few weeks around the end of March through the first part of April. On the ground with wide open aperture for narrow depth of field. Canon 100-400mm set at 400mm, and f/5.6, 1/640 sec, and 250 ISO.

Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: -0.67, ExposureTime: 1/640 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 250, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 400.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II


Jeff Robinson level-deluxe April 15, 2018

Beautifully composed and captured Dean! #1706833

Dean Campbell level-classic April 15, 2018

Thanks Jeff! #11692883

Christine Greenspan level-deluxe April 15, 2018

So pretty! Love the focus and beautiful background. #11692903

Janet Daniel April 22, 2018

Gorgeous, Dean! #11694459

Mike F. Anderson September 11, 2018

Great shot Dean! Love the perspective and the isolated focus on the single flower. Congrats on your POTD! #11724771

John D. Roach level-addict September 11, 2018

Wonderful image. #11724776

Anita Bower September 11, 2018

Beautiful! Well done. #11724796

Nancy L. Green level-classic September 11, 2018

Just GORGEOUS Dean, I lo0ve the shallow DOF!! We look forward every year to these beautiful flowers. <>< #11724816

Jane E. Miller level-deluxe September 11, 2018

How beautiful! Well done!! #11724837

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe September 11, 2018

Congrats on the Finalist and POTD Dean! #11724858

Chuck Green level-classic September 12, 2018

Congrats, Dean, on your superb finalist and POTD! <>< #11725022

John Koepfer @PresentPleasures September 12, 2018

Wonderful image, finalist and POTD Dean, congratulations!! #11725057

Oscar J. Pung level-classic September 26, 2018

Beautiful pick for POTD. Congratulations Dean. #11727068

Gerri R. Jones December 30, 2018

Really beautiful - I especially love the dof on your background - well deserved potd #11743714

Dean Campbell level-classic December 30, 2018

Thank you, Gerri! #11743715

Janet Criswell level-deluxe May 31, 2021

Congrats on your wonderful First Place win, Dean! #11902605

Mike F. Anderson May 31, 2021

Congratulations on your "First Place" winner, Dean. Way to go!!! #11902658

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe May 31, 2021

Well deserved Dean - Congrats on the Win! #11902739

Leslie McLain level-classic May 31, 2021

Congrats on a beautiful winner, Dean. #11902760

Joannie Bertucci level-classic May 31, 2021

A number one best flower in the union! Gorgeous presentation Dean and congrats on your 1st place win! fave #11902823

Lori A. Nevers level-deluxe May 31, 2021

Congrats on this beautiful winner, Dean! #11902858

Christine Greenspan level-deluxe May 31, 2021

Great to see this win! Many congrats, Dean! #11902866

Dean Campbell level-classic May 31, 2021

Thanks to everyone for all the wonderful and kind comments! It motivates me to keep on trying. #11902908

Kathleen Holcomb Johnson level-addict May 31, 2021

Congratulations Dean! This is a beautiful photo! #11902912

Terry Cervi level-classic May 31, 2021

I love this! Congrats on your beautiful First Place win, Dean! #11902978

Dee Langevin level-classic June 01, 2021

Congratulations Dean on your colorful Gold winner! #11903221

Dean Campbell level-classic June 01, 2021

Thanks Terry. It's my "first" First Place Win". Appreciate the comments. #11903225

Val Feldman level-deluxe June 01, 2021

Excellent technicals to showcase this beautiful bloom in all it's Texas-blooming glory! Just wonderful, Dean - many congrats on your well-deserved First Place Winner! #11903239

Jacquie Palazzolo level-deluxe June 01, 2021

Expertly executed! Such a lovely image! Congratulations on your GOLD, Dean!! #11903294

LJ Corliss level-classic June 02, 2021

Congrats on your beautiful First Place win :) #11903478

Dean Campbell level-classic June 02, 2021

Thanks so much. I appreciate all the wonderful comments! #11903548

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