When I walked up to the front door at work I couldn't help but notice the magnolia tree starting to bloom. It probably had to do with the fact that it was nice out and I wasn't in hurry to go inside to start working. But then I did run inside so I could borrow work's camera and get a few shots (okay a lot of pictures). I really like the look and feel of the fuzzy cocoon covering the flower. There were a few flowers that had bloomed but most were still just starting to break through. By Monday this tree should be bursting with colors!
I realized after taking pictures that my camera was set to 400 ISO. On such a beautiful sunny day it should have been set to 100 ISO. Oh well, the shot still came out, although it would have been even sharper at the lower ISO. I also used a macro lens which I'm not use to. One slight movement and everything is out of focus. I wasn't using a tripod and it was a bit windy so I guess it was good that I was set to 400 ISO.