Saturday, September 12, 2009

Lily Pad Study #5 - Missouri Botanical Gardens

I've seen some nice shots of the Chihuly glass onions in the Missouri Botanical gardens lily ponds, but I really don't like them.  A long lens helps to shoot around them, but it isn't easy!  The wind blows these pads around quite a bit.  I got set up, then had to wait about 20 minutes for the second pad from the top to drift back into the frame.  My Manfrotto 486 RC2 ball head was also drifting quite a bit because the camera/lens combo is just too heavy for it.
Technical: Nikon D700, Nikkor AF 180mm f2.8 ED-IF, ISO 200, Cokin circular polarizer, f/16 @ 1/30s, tripod, ball head, cable release.

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