Friday, March 7, 2008

Wasp and Bouganvilla Blossoms



I don't have a macro lens and was experimenting to see how close I could get with my Nikon 18-200mm lens. Not too shabby. These were taken at 200mm, and I set the focus manually to as close as it would go, and then slowly moved forward until the objects were in focus.

I was better with the top photo, the bottom one is a bit soft, but I like the wasp in there, so it makes the cut for me.

These are both full-frame; no cropping.

10 comments:

imac said...

You did well John, love them both. well captured.

isabella said...

You don't have a macro? I thought all cameras came with it!
I love bougainvillea in all shades and forms...although a lot of my neighbors call it a weed ;-)

Anna said...

That is pretty darn good John! The colors are great...that is one of the many reasons I LOVE Nikon!

'JoAnn's-Digital-Eyes'NL said...

Hey dear John
It doesn't matter that you have NOT a macro lens, its great to see your photo's anyhow:)
But when you ever can, buy a macro 100 mm lens , they are also good for portrait's photography...

Thanks for visiting my skywach Friday, and enjoy your weekend too!
Greetings from JoAnn Holland

Kerri said...

I LOVE these two! The wasp in the 2nd on is AWESOME!! Great Capture!

Daniel J Santos said...

Beautiful details, beautiful colors, all together made two excellent photos.

Anna said...

Wow the wasp photo is really cool. I am usually scared to approach them, honey bee will do. Great shot. Anna :)

CG said...

Really great work; you obviously don't NEED a macro!

Bob-kat said...

Great pics! I love the one with the wasp especially. Probably because of the relationship between the wasp adn the flower. Great colours!

photowannabe said...

Terrific shots John. They look like macros to me. I'm not looking forward to the wasps coming this summer. Nasty critters.