E-330 does Iris, Day Lilies, and a hummer.
In protest of today's impending snow (4 to 8 inches, 40+mph winds), I dug around and reprocessed some old garden shots. All with the E-330 and 50-200, comments and criticism welcome as always, probably best viewed enlarged.
great colors, I planted a butterfly bush several years ago, and get hummingbirds there,
Brad Ross wrote:
great colors, I planted a butterfly bush several years ago, and get hummingbirds there,-- hide signature --
Thanks Brad, I'd love to try one of those, but I don't think it'd survive the winters up here.
A nice, bright, colourful and WARM looking set Nate. -12 C today, no snow yet but it did yesterday and suppose to get more tomorrow. My wife can't wait for spring and summer. I told her they were the two days last week when the temperatures broke zero! She wasn't impressed!
We have a butterfly bush here that I planted years ago. In our climate they say they should be treated as annuals. Our is still alive but truthfully we would likely be better off to replant a new one yearly.
Those are all beautiful, Nate, but the sixth, the yellow and magenta iris is really something. I must find one like it. I took years of wonderful and satisfying pix with the E330, only the lack of IS and increasing decrepitude made me move on. Rich
....planting one as an annual. I wonder if the summer would be long enough for it to get any size?
but truthfully, I'm beginning to wonder if IS is all its cracked up to be. Almost like it lulls us into a false sense of security, you know? As an experiment, I think I'm going to try turning it of in the E-M1 and play around a little, maybe reacquaint myself with my tripod and monopod.
PM me your address, and I'll try to send you some of the toes from that Iris! Trouble is, I won't know which ones are which until they bloom, so it'd be next year before you'd have them growing for you.
Nate, when I first got the E3, my first IS camera, I really experimented with the IS. The advertising claims of three stops, were over rated, of course. But, I did find it made a difference in hand held macro and bird in flight shots. Now the EM-1 has five axis IS and I wonder about that, too. Still, back to basics, tripod, mirror lock up and remote control are best when practical. And, if you have a pack animal, a tripod with wooden legs is far superior. Watch for P.M. Rich
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