The TAMRON 18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD (Model B008) is quite a controversial lens. I just had to get one to find out for myself what this lens is all about. Follow my blog as I use this lens on a daily basis and discover for yourself if this lens is indeed a diamond in the rough, or if it simply just another average, try to do it all, kit level lens.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Libertia ixioides

Took this photo in wind the weekend while my kids were injoying a play at a park. I just love the colors of the background and how focus causes your eye to automatically be drawn to the little flower. Image taken at very shallow depth of field to force a high shutterspeed to make up for the movement due to the wind. The added benefit is that the rest of the photo is not too distracting due to the narrow focus.

I believe this specific veriety is Libertia Goldfinger. "A native NZ plant. Stunning all-year colour! This Libertia ixioides selection is named for its bright golden strappy leaves. White flowers nestle among the leaves in spring followed by golden seed pods which remain on the plant for some time. Planted en masse it makes a sensational landscapr feature especially when used as an underplanting for slender natives such as lancewood and cabbage trees. Grows to 80cm Height 80cm."

The very good vibration control on my lense helped a lot as well since I've had to take a funny stance to be able to make the shot.

Canon 7D, Tamron 18-270mm f3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD, Focal length 270mm, Exposure 1/800sec at f8, ISO 400, Focus auto, VC on, Flash external, Filter none.

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