18 Dec 13. I was subtly reminded today that I have been somewhat remiss in sharing macro/close-ups this year, so for #8 today in our count down to year's end, we'll look at what would best fit the category close-up. This one is from July during a trip to the Moments-in-Time Trail next to Crescent Lake. Jan was walking with the cherubs and I was concentrating on lesser things like flowers, insects, and fungi. Near the beginning, or end, of the trail, depending on how you approach it, there is a large bed of wild sweet pea. The day we were visiting this patch was swarming with pollinators, and it was just a case of which insect was going to offer the easiest shot for the better part of the 15 minutes or so I was shooting them. This is pretty much one of those straight from the camera shots, save for a bit of cropping for appearance. Every once in a while it is nice to be in a location where the biggest problem you encounter is having to decide which shot to take, over and over again. Nikon D300s; 18 - 200; Aperture priority; ISO 200; 1/640 sec @ f / 7.1.
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