Monday, September 26, 2011

Scared Lotus Bud and Flower


Nelumbo cultivar


This cherry red Lotus flower was spotted earlier this summer. I liked being able to catch both the bud and flower. Shot with the 80-200mm/2,8 lens. The lens is a very good one even though it was bought “used”. It really came to me in mint condition and kind of proves that old lenses and new digital cameras do mix well.

From what I can tell the 80-200 was manufactured in the early 1990’s. It features the old Nikon push-pull zoom system, which is a little weird since I am really used to the two ring modern system on the other lenses I own. It is really a minor thing and easy to use once you get the hang of it. One thing about the lens that is a little hard to deal with its physical size. It is huge and heavy but hand holding it for a good shot isn’t too bad but I wouldn’t want to do it all day long. People often do a double take when you are out in public and that is against my incognito policy for picture taking.

1 comment:

DeniseinVA said...

You took a great photo, the lotus is gorgeous!