Here is one of my favorite photos I took last Sunday. Sometimes you just get lucky, the ladybug makes the tansy photo a lot more interesting. I've been doing this wildflower series for a little over a month now so I wanted to share some of the things every single photo I've posted has in common. All the photos were taken with my 180mm Sigma macro lens, thats how I get the nice soft backgrounds, I don't do any blurring in Photoshop. Depth of field is limited when you're shooting close up so the background naturally falls off. Another thing all the photos have in common is the lighting, I only shoot flowers when it's overcast, soft lighting is best. Like I mentioned the other day the conditions were perfect on Sunday, it was a bright overcast and there was no wind. I've used my foil reflector to add fill light to every single flower picture posted here. The last thing for every photo, my camera was on a tripod, not one was taken handheld.