Last Man Standing


Last Man Standing

I am happy to report that my replacement 100mm macro lens arrived yesterday, so of course I had to wander the yard (and a few neighbors’ yards) to try it out. I took a few flowers, but I had been wanting to get some detail shots of a dandelion in seed as I had seen some good ones on Flickr recently.

Yesterday has a freak set of snow flurries followed by sun, so there was plenty of flowers covered in water and reacting to the precipitation and cold. I have to admit, though, that I helped this one along a bit with a spray bottle. Is that cheating? I don’t think so; but you can decide for yourself.

Canon 40D, 100mm 2.8 macro, 1/50 at f/8 and 640 ISO
see it larger on flickr for more detail