Lady Slippers in Bloom

It is that time of year where the Minnesota State Flower is in bloom.  Yesterday after work, I drove up to a spot a co-worker mentioned and found one large bundle of about 10 fully bloomed Lady Slippers.  I spent a little time, and found a few angles to photograph.  While I would normally have a macro lens in the bag this time of year, I have been trying to photograph various birds and other wildlife, so my bag had the 150-600, 70-200 and 24 TSE. 

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BMW Badge

I enjoy photographing cars in general, but I really like photographing the details, and nothing more so than the badges.  When I photograph the brand badge, I try to incorporate the grill, as it adds shape, texture and flow to image.  This image is the front badge from a black BMW with black accents. The light came in from camera top left, just grazing the grill while lighting the badge.

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