This is my cheapest piece of photographic equipment, yet it can produce results like this, which you really must see large to really appreciate. I should have listened to you earlier, Brooke, though I still love my other lens. This one, though, I am finding is little like a precocious child.
Not sure that is the right form of “in” to use in French, but in response to Heidi V.’s question from the last post here is the kitty in full color, because, well, this cat is worth seein in full color. He/she? was beautiful and very friendly. He/she was stuck in a tree, how cliche, and one of he Garden helpers had to help. And then it seemed to be a bit aimless, but finally seemed to find some direction. Here is the color. Make sure to click on the cat (perhaps a little scratch behind the ears) to see the full size.
I think, perhaps, the genius of the forms can be better seen in black and white.
I cannot remember whether the water in this picture was in motion or covered in an oily scum, but I think it was the former. I took it though because of the leaves or pollen on the water and the sunny reflection and the lily pads.
Not only did Tanya very kindly give me a ride to the Garden on Friday, but she very patiently stood through my first baby photo shoot, and then, also patiently, agreed to pose for the shot below. Pretty cool. The scultures at the Garden just now are pretty trippy, and some rather gaudy and crazy, but the workmanship is amazing and they can produce some pretty cool photographic effects.