Cactus flowers – Guilfoyle’s Volcano, Royal Botanic Gardens
Don’t know what this cactus is called. If I come across the name label in the cactus bed on the next Gardens walk, I’ll update this post.
I was using my 18-200mm lens (being too lazy to swap back to the 100mm f2.8 macro lens).
Even using two camera bodies with the four different lenses on last Thursday’s walk, sometimes you get a bit fed up swapping lenses from one shot to the next.
Next time I go to this arid area of the Gardens, I will take all the Macro lens shots first, then swap back to the zoom lens to make the image of the cactus plants which are further from the path/ramp. I didn’t actually unfold the tripod at this early stage of my walk, but will do next time I take macro shots. We’ll see if those future macro images on the tripod are much sharper.
I rarely plan my walks or what photos I’ll take along the way, but being only 5 mins from home, I’ll make a specific trip to re-shoot some more Macro images. I don’t use that lens often enough.