Took a half hour walk at lunch today and it was a bit overcast, so I thought I’d see what was growing in the neighborhood. I didn’t want to go too far onto yards, so this is a smallish selection.
I took the D700 with Tamron 28-75 since I really enjoyed that combo in NYC. The results were alright.
I started on my own yard because I noticed a butterfly in among my Ostrich Ferns. Here, he tries to run away …
He eventually lands and remains stable for a moment on a fern leaf. I am fairly close and I lean in, snapping as I go. These are all crops, of course, since I did not bring the 70-300VR along. Regrets … I’ve had a few … oops, NYC will be posted later on :-)
This is a nice time of year for my front garden. The ferns are very lush.
Some nice Peonys growing in a neighbor’s yard.
Across the street from there is the Bridal Veil Spirea that I’ve wanted to shoot all spring. But I waited too long … still, I shot it for posterity. No longer full bloom, but you can probably imagine what this thing looks like covered in tons of fresh white blooms.
Flowering bushes are always good for a closeup or two …
Some way down the street is a gorgeous Clematis. Since I don;t like walking deep onto yards, and since I was sporting a 70mm lens on a FF sensor, this is a heavy crop :-)
A few doors down is a native Rose bush … looks a little different from my Hansa Rose … there are so many varieties.
And finally, two of my neighbors are into the growing of Poppies. This is from the better of the two crops.
A nice walk and I can’t say enough about the D700. A real joy to use.