First Floral with My New Lens

© Michael S. Lazarus

First Floral with My New Lens

Uploaded: March 30, 2008


This is my first flower submission with the 18-200 VR. I took this during a walk of several hours in Palm Beach, FL getting some good time in with the lens. I used Apple's iPhoto to edit the image. Enjoy!

Exif: F Number: 9, Exposure Bias Value: 0.33, ExposureTime: 1/250 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 400, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 200.00 mm, Model: NIKON D40


isabel C. Zepeda level-classic March 31, 2008

Beutiful flower,sharp colors and a very beautiful picture.
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M.Christine Duncan March 31, 2008

Yes, would like the specs on this new lens of yours! Looks like you're enjoying it. Great photo, nice even tones for that white, great crop, gorgeous species of flower! #5723556

Michael S. Lazarus April 01, 2008

Thank you Isabel and Christine.

Isabel, welcome back from Las Vegas and congrats to your son. So many golds!

Christine, I have tons of photos to submit from Sunday's shooting spree with this lens. Many are of flowers so stay tuned.......... I'll have all my usual settings included as I normally do. I edited this one from my Mom's laptop and did the best I could with it. I like the shot but would rethink the DOF next time I see one like this. My focus here was on the pistol (yellow part) and I'm not sure that what I was trying to do worked here. #5730537

Aimee C. Eisaman April 03, 2008

A lovely flower you have chosen! White and red are difficult to capture and retain detail! You did a nice job with the perfect exposure! I would have left out that tiny green area in the lower right corner. Could just be me and it usually is, but the petal keeps leading my eye there! Nice work as usual Michael! #5739446

Michael S. Lazarus April 19, 2008

Thanks Aimee for the feedback. Yes, I agree I could have cropped and otherwise done a better job on this one. Their will be plenty more opportunities to shoot this type of flower. #5808359

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