Behind the Photo: Mimosa Pudica

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On a lonely stretch of railroad tracks near Westwood Avenue I noticed this Mimosa Pudica backlit by the late-day sun. I was out searching for trains, but this seemed too beautiful to pass up.

What struck me was how this plant thrived in an ugly little stretch of vegetation.

I was carrying an 80-200 mm lens and shot this at 200 mm, 1/500 of a second at 3.3 aperture. These settings nicely throw the background out of focus creating a dreamy atmosphere.

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