Tag Archives: Photo of the Day
From a recent trip to Aspen after fighting the rain and snow for several days. This is The Devil’s Punchbowl located near Independence Pass in the Rocky Mountains.
Most people use a macro lens to take pictures of flowers but on this day I was out in the field with just a 500mm lens as I was photographing birds. What’s a guy to do? Improvise! This shot was taken at 500mm, f/16, ISO 2000 from about 15′ back. The problem with long telephoto lenses such as the 500mm and 600mm is that their MFD [minimum focus distance] is very large. In the case of the Nikon 500mm f/4 VRII it is 13 feet so you have to stand back quite a bit from your subject. For shooting things at a distance this isn’t a problem but it does look funny taking a photo of a flower that is 13 feet away from you! Despite being a long telephoto it doubles as a great flower lens oddly enough. The out of focus areas [bokeh] and sharpness are wonderful.
Most people think of Hawaii and think of beautiful sand beaches, ocean views, and palm trees. Those are there yes, but there is also a vast variety of things to be seen on the interior portions of the island. This shot is from Kauai in the Waimea Canyon area. Enjoy!
We’ve had a heat index over 100 degrees [and often temperatures over 100 degrees] for the past few weeks here in Omaha so I thought something “cool and refreshing” was in order. This little guy is in the National Tropical Botanical Gardens – Allerton Garden – in Kauai. Enjoy and stay cool!