I think you scared Jay away (he prolly went to bed).
Thanks jaymc for your reply. Pardon my ignorance, would I have to use
long exposures to need a tripod?
What apertures did you use if I may ask? Is there an ideal one?
Here is where it gets "scary".
We now know that you don't need advice about taking pix of Tulips, you need advice about how to take pix. There are THOUSANDS of books written on this subject. We know little about you and your abilities, thus don't know where to start!
To answer your question directly, the aperture selected depends on the light available, the required exposure time (ie, is the wind blowing), and what DOF you need/want...in other words, it's too broad to have an answer in the limited space Phil allows. Sorry.
Any focal length would be good. I just came back from the Tulip
Festival in our state and used anywhere from 8mm - 400mm. Best
suggestion ... bring a tripod.
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