Flower Walk

During the lunch hour, I sometimes head out for a walk. After I purchased the macro lens, I’ve taken my camera out with me more often. I encountered this white flower along the way.

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Nikon D800, AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED, ISO 100, 105mm, f/16, 1/160s

One thing I’ve discovered is that with the macro lens in hand, I am more cognizant of my surroundings. I take time to look at all the flowers and search for any bees or other insects nearby. The macro lens also slows down the photographic process. Because of the narrow depth of field, I often end up in manual focus mode. So, I have to select which part of the flower I want to keep in focus. I’m also aware of flowers that have dropped after a previous encounter. No flowers = no bees = boring green plant.

The same photo as above, but cropped more closely.

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Even a routine roadside weed can be intriguing.

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Nikon D800, AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED, ISO 100, 105mm, f/16, 1/160s

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