Sitting in my camera bag is a $500 100mm macro lens. I can count on one hand the number of times I’ve pulled it out of my bag–I want to shoot wide open with the lens and, seemingly, this is when I get the shakes. I can’t get a sharp picture to save my life. I know, tripod, tripod, tripod.
For what its worth, sharp or not, here she is–the bumblebee. She was resting on the bee balm in my herb garden. A patient poser, she stood as still as she could whilst I twittered away at her, modeling one pose for me after another. I wish I could tell her a star had been born. Instead, she remains simple, as nature intended her. A gatherer of pollen and nectar.
Sometimes simple is best. We’ll try again another day.
Or we’ll sell the damned lens.
Have a nice weekend.