2017—Remains Of The Rose
For the past five years, my favorite, workhorse lens has been my Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 lens. It is still an excellent, tack sharp lens, but on my last trip, I realized it needed some TLC so when I got home, I sent it to Nikon to be brought back to specs. In the past year or so, Nikon introduced a new 24-70mm lens with a vibration reduction feature, something my old lens does not have and with reports that it is even sharper than my old lens. So, I bought the new lens and will sell the old one when it comes back from Nikon. On Tuesday afternoon, I wandered around my yard taking images with the new lens. This Winsome blossom, with all of the petals on one side missing, caught my attention. While I was photographing it, what I think to be a paper wasp was drawn to it briefly. I’m not sure I’m happy about a paper wasp in the vicinity, but so far, the lens is living up to my expectations.