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Wine Cup Flower, South Africa

Photograph by Frans Lanting, National Geographic

Wine cup (Geissorhiza radians), South Africa

Photo Tip: When making macro photographs, check your background to be sure that it sets off the subject and is free of distracting objects. If you don’t like what you see, slip a piece of colored paper behind the subject. With the shallow depth of field, your subject will be sharp and the background muted.

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