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Back in the Garden Part 2

Back in the Garden Part 2

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[Sony A57 with Sigma 18-250 Macro at 210mm f/6.3 ISO-2000 1/400sec]

I would have preferred the tip of the flower to have remained in focus as well. Those little flying critters just don’t give you a whole lot of time to work with.

The Spider’s Web

The Spider’s Web

The Spider's Web
[Sony A57 with Sigma 18-250mm at 75mm f/5.6 ISO-1000 1/125sec]

With the amount of bugs swarming around, it shouldn’t have taken that spider too long to catch it’s meal.

Common Whitetail

Common Whitetail

Common Whitetail
[Sony A57 with Sigma 18-250 Macro at 250mm f/6.3 ISO-200 1/400sec]

My new lens arrived while I slept yesterday, so I couldn’t wait to get home and take it out for testing. And for the most part, it did not disappoint. For those times when I can only carry one lens, this will be it. A wide range (18-250mm) and a short minimum focusing distance compared to my other lenses.

Today’s subject is a male Plathemis Lydia, otherwise known as the Common Whitetail. I wasn’t quite sure what he was when he landed near me, but I know I wasn’t thinking dragonfly, but now that I’ve done my research, I can definitely see the family resemblance.