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  1. Wonderful photos – I like the pink blossom best and then the insect one. Do you use a tripod when taking this sort of photo? I have problems taking macro as the focusing is so precise and if anything moves it loses it. Maybe it is just a matter of taking an awful lot of photos?

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    1. Annette, you and I share the same favorites ❤
      The pink Crab Apple blossoms were shot with a Tameron 150mm – 600mm lens on a tripod.
      The white Pair blossom with the little insect was shot with a Nikon 60mm macro lens – hand held.
      The problems you experience with macro are also true for me when shots are hand held; and yes! A lot of photos is definitely a big plus.
      Whenever possible, I enjoy using my tripod.
      Your garden photos are lovely… I will pop back with some "likes."
      ~Jane

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      1. Thanks Jane, there is no doubt that a tripod is best for keeping things in focus. I wish someone would invent a really flexible tripod suitable for getting up close to plants on the ground. (Maybe they have and I haven’t found it yet.) I often think I will buy a monopod which might be better than hand held shots.

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          1. On second thoughts I am not sure I would be able to hold it steady enough for really precise focussing. Our local garden club was going to hold a talk on photographing plants but unfortunately it was cancelled. Hopefully it will be rescheduled as using tripods was top of my list of questions.

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    1. Yes, good eye, Ken. Those are blooms on a native Crab Apple growing in the riparian zone of our little wetland nature preserve 🙂

      Thanks for the welcome back! I may remain a bit “hit-and-miss” for another week or so. Been wonderfully distracted… our daughter needs some unexpected “nanny” support. Should be back on normal schedule in another week or so.Loving this special time with 7 month old granddaughter ❤ 🙂

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