I took back a Tamron 18-270mm lens
because we just didn't bond. I decided on a Canon STM 55-250mm even though I can't take full advantage of its features with my old camera body. My aging human body likes it and I have 45 days to decide.
) originate from central Mexico, easy to remember the Latin name because it sounds like piñata
. They love to be well drained, bath in the sun, and photographed by medium range telephoto lenses.
range from 1/2 to 12 plus inches ("There is even a lime green mini pompon flower called 'Yoko Ono,'" according to gardenguides.com
Their color range is immense but does not include a true blue
|So far 55mm isn't too close for outdoor shots|
|No need to lean in like I'm near sighted. Which is how I think of my old lens|
|It's nice to take a step back|
|It's nice for us too, Hummus Breath|
|But would the cost effective IS II work just as well?|
|So very interesting please push the water dish under my nose|
*Dahlia facts from The University of Minnesota Extension
Lovely! I have several new Dahlias this year, still waiting for them to bloom.ReplyDelete
Have a nice day /Marika
There are yellow ones just across from these that look gorgeous, but they weren't doing as well as the purple the other day for some reason.ReplyDelete
Dahlias have always a favorite of mine, but I'm too lazy to pig them up each fall, store them and then plant them in the spring.ReplyDelete
I hear ya, Tom, fortunately my cousin is not.Delete
Beautiful flowers and comfortable pooch. CuteReplyDelete
There used to be sunflowers in that spot and now this purple dahlia seems to be thriving as well.Delete
Beautiful flowers! Those pups definitely look like they are comfortable.ReplyDelete
They live the life all right, Mitzi.Delete
Hi from Friday Favorites! I have a dahlia photo in my post too :) I have yellow ones that span about 8-10 inches. They're HUGE! I love the color of yours.ReplyDelete
Hi Emma, I had a heck of a time tracking you down, it's that annoying Google Plus link sucking up everything around it. Your yellow dahlia is amaze balls and I'm going to pop back over.Delete
Lovely images - regardless of your chosen piece of equipment - and I like the humour too! Thank you for dropping by. Happy weekend.ReplyDelete
Thanks Valerie, stay warm and watch out for red hot pokers.Delete
Such gorgeous flowers, and photographs! Love your puppies too!ReplyDelete
Thanks Amy my fellow Ched. Watch out for those crazy north woods mosquitos. The pups are my cousin's but think I'm part of their pack.Delete
Your dahlia shots are gorgeous, such a lovely color! And your pups are adorable!!! Thanks for sharing :)ReplyDelete
Thanks, Denise, I'm having a much easier time with this Canon zoom lens.Delete
All your photos are great. I love dahlias, they come in so many different shapes and colors! Personally, I cheat on some macro shots--I always take very large photos with lots of pixels so I can crop them and keep the details.ReplyDelete
I love them too, Betty, and my cousin has yellow ones that are so pretty as well (this is her garden I do NOT have a green thumb). I'd like to see some other colors as dahlias have become one of my favs. I don't think my pics are good enough to cheat with, lol.ReplyDelete
Famous dahlias, what a splash of color!ReplyDelete
The cute dog in the last photo fits well to the underground...
I have only a standard objective, but I've bought a set of macro lenses, that is very useful for me.
Have a nice new week :-)
I bet it's very useful, this is the first macro for the camera I use all the time and I'm loving it. Oliver is a very sweet little rat I mean guy I mean dog.Delete
Dahlias are so photogenic! This was interesting news about how they preferes to be captured :) Nice, lazy dogs, too!ReplyDelete
Think I have to look for 'Yoko Ono'...
I'm finding that out, Villrose. Yeah, I thought that tidbit about the Yoko Ono mini pompon was funny. Bob and Oliver can be lively and love their walkies but after that they are extreme lounge lizards.Delete
Love the macro dahlias -- they're beautiful. It's about time for a new camera here too, mine is acting out. But I hate to have to start over -- always something new to learn. It's nice to be able to try them out like you are doing.ReplyDelete
I have my eye on the Canon 70D which would take full advantage of this lens, but alas who knows if or when that will happen. Sorry to hear about your camera I hope you get it going again or can manage a new one without too much hassle.Delete
Beautiful dahlias. Looks like the new lens is doing the job!ReplyDelete
Thanks for joining us at the Floral Friday Fotos meme, I look forward to your next contribution.
I think it's doing better than the person using it, Nick, haha.ReplyDelete
Delightful dahlias and doggies! I look forward to seeing more flower photos with your new lens. ^.^ReplyDelete
I took some mediocre flower shots with it last week on a very hot day. But I bet they would have been worse with that Tamron or my old lens, lol.Delete
if you've taken these flower pics with your new lens you have done well. A zoom is a great all round lens. Enjoy. Have a fabulous week ahead and thank you for stopping by my blog last week.ReplyDelete
You've convinced me to take some sunflower photos before it's too late, Jill.ReplyDelete