Lotuses and Dragonflies

Nature, Photography

I went back to Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens yesterday morning. To beat the heat, I started early at 7 and finished shooting at 9 when the heat started to build up (it reached almost 100 degree in the afternoon). I used my Nikon D600 camera with Tamron 90mm macro lens for almost all the shots. I wish I had brought my ND (Neutral Density) lens with me to cut down the bright sun especially on the while flowers.




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10 thoughts on “Lotuses and Dragonflies”

    • shungphotography says:

      Thank you! I’m happy you enjoyed the pictures.

    • shungphotography says:

      Thanks very much. Tamron 90mm macro seems to work very well for not-too-close lotuses. Earlier I had used Olympus 50mm macro that work well for really close-up shots.

      • I’m debating whether to get the Fuji 60 mm or 90 mm for macro shots. One is light; the other is heavy. One is expensive and the other is VERY expensive. I’m going with the 60 mm which is lighter and less expensive. Still, no lens is perfect.

  1. shungphotography says:

    I think you made the right choice. Personally, I prefer using my 50mm macro for flower shots for up close detail shots. However, for moving targets such as dragonfly and butterfly 90mm does have some advantage without getting too close to scare them away. Dragonfly, though usually come back to the same spot so once you set up and just be patient it’ll come back for you!?

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