Thursday, August 04, 2011

Garden Phlox

Garden Phlox
Phlox paniculata
(floks) (pan-ick-yoo-LAY-tuh)

This picture is from the Brooklyn Botanical Garden. They had some amazing Phlox blooming although I couldn’t find the name of this one anywhere. It was interesting that they had the lighter pink planted in front of a darker pink types. It was very effective way to show off the lighter colored one.

The Sigma 24mm/1.8 lens and the D70s camera teamed up for this shot. I am not sure how many photos I have taken with the D70 but it has to in the 50 to 75 thousand range and it is still going strong. Of course the more modern D700 has several things that it does better than the D70. The noise control is much better on the 700 as is the viewing screen and of course the file size is almost twice as big. Having larger files is nice for cropping especially in cases where you don't get the composition exactly right.

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