Donna Severson submitted this photo to EarthSky in July, 2015. She wrote:
My neighbor told me about his artichoke that was about to bloom and wanted me to capture its beauty. Using a ladder, macro lens and nature’s sunlight, I attempted to do so.
Canon 5D M III, Canon 100 M lens
Lightroom – cropped, adjusted exposure, did not touch colors.
Beautiful, Donna. Thank you!
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