The 40-150 2.8 is a new lens to me and I'm still getting to know my way around it. I'm liking it more each time I'm out with it. Works well as a close up lens for bugs, etc. here are two shots of an adult Leaf Footed Bug (first image) and the orange nymphs (second image). Both images cropped.
Yesterday my wife and I went in search of some wild flowers at the Babcock Webb Wildlife Management Area, a 65,000 acre preserve near Punta Gorda, Florida, and a favorite place of ours.
Babcock Webb is an old timber plantation that is traversed with any number of graveled roads, tire tracks-only off the beaten path lanes, and lessor foot traffic only trails. Back on one of these remote paths there was this really small grotto-like clearing that had a flower that caught my eye and I knelt down on one knee to take the picture...….and without ever moving my knee, the rest of these images just seemed to appear around me. And finally the butterfly arrived.
An ancestor of mines
I was asked to take a picture of a painting representing my grand-grand-grand father. The conditions were not the ideal but I did the best I could. The painting is hanged in a room of the town hall.
My ancestor was a popular poet more than 100 years ago in Setúbal, his and mine hometown.