It is a terrible thing to see and have no vision. – Helen Keller
(Couldn’t resist posting a “bonus” post this morning.)
I set out to take pictures of goldfinches this morning, and ended up discovering a tiny surprise in my flower garden. That’s what sometimes happens if I step away from the norm. I’d prepared my Canon 5D with a 70-200mm telephoto lens, thinking I’d sit off in the shadows a ways and catch the goldfinches breakfasting at the feeders.
When the goldfinches took off, I turned the lens to something else–flowers, which have grown in all directions, thanks to our recent hot temps. Admittedly, I didn’t expect much in the way of flower photos, since I’m so stuck on my 100mm macro lens. A telephoto isn’t my first choice for shots like that. Look what it found for me, though…a tiny mushroom tucked in the folds of a verbena. I’d have probably missed it, had I not been messing around with that lens. You never know what’ll crop up with a little experimentation. Try it for yourself!