Lupinus polyphyllus. In the courtyard of Tunxis Community College in Farmington, CT.
The bokeh in this shot is amazing. It’s almost like virtual reality, with everything around the flower defocused and just the flower is focused in the center. It also gives the impression of a safari shot, with the elusive wild lupine finally being captured on camera.
This photo is graded on a curve.
I rested the edge of the lens barrel on the bark where I could get a contrasted view of the tree and the woods. The result was a graduated bokeh effect on the curve of the tree and a distance enhancement on the background woods, which can still be identified, especially in the thumbnail.
I think I also somehow managed to get a landscape into a macro photo.
Just inside the woods near Tunxis Community College in Farmington, CT.