I know. I know. Who in their right mind uses 500mm to photograph flowers? I was making my way around a large pond photographing birds so I had the big glass on the tripod. These grape hyacinth looked so nice with the background that I had to shoot them. I didn't want to go back to the car for the macro gear in case I missed some birds (I'll post a couple of tanager shots later which I would have missed!). So, I used what I had.