We are pretty much rained in all week. Blah. I did take the opportunity to revisit the flowering plant on our front porch.

I put the Minolta 50mm f/1.7 lens I have on the Nikon and went to town. Because math, the Minolta lens becomes a macro when on the Nikon. I had been meaning to use this lens real again real soon, and today seemed as good as any.

There was just the right amount of water on the flower. The lighting kinda sucked, but I happened to have a clamp light with a natural light LED bulb in it already on the porch.

These were all taken from just inches away and have not been cropped at all. I used f/1.7, 2.8, and 4 on these. You can probably figure out which is what based on the field depth. They were all at 1/80 and ISO 100.

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I just love the hexagonal bokeh from this lens.

I also tried to get a few shots of this thistly thing. I was at the wrong angle, the wind was moving it around too much, and then I killed my battery so I just stopped. I’m gonna try again as I didn’t get the shot I wanted and the bright red presents it’s own special challenge. This was the best one of it.

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