D200 + Extension Tubes + 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 200 mm — 1/80 sec, f/18, ISO 320 — map & image data — nearby photos
D200 + Extension Tubes + 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 200 mm — 1/160 sec, f/13, ISO 320 — map & image data — nearby photos
These first three pictures were taken a year ago by hooking up a bunch of extension tubes between the camera and my big Nikkor 70-200 f/2.8 zoom. I didn't yet have my good tripod, so this big, heavy combination on my previous (tiny, flimsy) tripod made for a comical view.
D200 + Extension Tubes + 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 190 mm — 1/160 sec, f/16, ISO 200 — map & image data — nearby photos
The three pictures above are fairly so-so – nothing special – but I've included them here to delay you a bit so that the images in the feature below have time to load. Drag your mouse over the image below to see a month-long time-lapse that shows just how fleeting blossoms at full bloom really are....
scrub mouse side to side over image to see movie
(If you're reading this post via an aggregator, you'll likely have to come to the post on my blog to get the time-lapse to work.)
I took these fairly haphazardly last year, just walking out onto my veranda and aiming at the bush you can see in the center (most clearly in the first shot). I've been sitting on this time lapse for the last 10 months, just waiting for this year's season to approach so that I could post it.
I really should figure out a way to mount a camera that can automatically take a picture each day for a year. That would be cool...