Skip to main content.

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Pink Cyclamen


Youth Highly Honored

Nature's Best Photography Windland Smith Rice International Awards


Denver, Colorado, USA

by Elliot Martin Krasnopoler, age 18

Ellicott City, Maryland, USA

“A student workshop on macro photography at the 2006 NANPA conference provided the opportunity for me to photograph this cyclamen. First, I used a tripod and a macro lens to get a close-up of the flower without drops. Then I applied glycerin drops to add interest and improve the composition. I knew I had something special when I shot this one.”

Canon EOS 20D; 180mm macro lens; 1/13 sec at f/10; digital capture at ISO 100, Bogen tripod.

[ TOP ]