Rather bright today. So bright that it would have required at least a two stop ND filter to use the Summilux wide open at f/1.4 even at the max 1/4000th sec shutter speed; and this is a lens definately at its best without anything between its front nan-coated optic and the subject. So I stopped down to f/4 for this shot, which turned out to be the best aperture for it anyway, allowing practically the whole of the nearest flower to be within the DoF and giving a sharpness to the stamen area (selected with manual focus) that will only be really appreciated here if zoomed in a New Window. F/4 (at near closest focusing distance) also leaves the background flowers, trees and sky with enough identifiable structure to compliment the main subject.
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