Thank you for the feedback Gale, Patrick and Frank. I wasn't able to use the 70-200+500D combination on this last trip to Longwood Gardens, so all of my images are handheld using the 70-200VR only. It was so crowded and zooming was the only way to get candid photos of some of their magnificent flora. The VR paid off on this trip. I hope to test the combo along with the 70-180 one more time next week in Niagara Falls. I understand they have a butterfly conservatory. I am anxious to determine which combination works best with my work flow.
Thank you for the feedback Jonathan. Oddly enough, it was the first image captured with the 70-200VR and turned out to be one of my favorites. Longwood Gardens was especially crowded during the holiday weekend. I was pleasantly surprised with the softness of this image. I tend to create sharp, constrasty imagery. This is a totally new direction for me.
Thank you Gordon. I am really enjoying the variety of flora this summer. I will finally get a chance to take a vacation next week. We are planning a trip to Niagara Falls. I plan to spend a few hours in the Butterfly Conservatory.
Thank you for the feedback. Yes, I agree, those posts and 'do not touch signs' can be so pesky! LOL. I have been concentrating on composition for the past few weeks. There are times when I just want to cross the barrier and rip out anything in my way! :twisted: But, of all the images I shot that day, those two were my favorites.
Thank you for the feedback too! It is extremely strange that of all the images I captured that day, I chose only two for my pbase site. The rest have be archived...BTW, the hybrid lilies were enormous, probably over 2.5 feet tall!