What a difference a lens makes!
For those of you who follow this blog, you might recall a post I made a few weeks back entitled “Bored Photographer” (5-10-13). It was a not-so-clear photo of a bee in flight taken because I was….around the house and bored. I was almost in the same situation today but I had a new toy to play with – a new telephoto prime lens that arrived this week. Two of the aspects of this lens that are supposed to make it special are its sharpness and its nice bokeh (the blur in the background). So I went into the backyard with the intent of waiting for a hummingbird to fly by when I noticed some bees hovering around one of our bushes. Long story short – I wanted to duplicate the photo that I took a few weeks ago with the new lens. I am pleased to say that, at least to my eye, the captures are MUCH clearer and detailed with a very pleasant blur which isolates the subject from the background. I hope you agree. OBTW – this was taken handheld at 1/640 sec on a dull, cloudy morning.