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Lens: Pentax A 70-210mm f4 Camera: Pentax K-3II Photo Location: Healdsburg, CA ISO: 1250 Shutter Speed: 1/640s Aperture: F7.1 
Posted By: ToddK, 04-16-2019, 05:25 AM

I was in Healdsburg last week and was photographing these beautiful flowers, Echium. The bees were very attracted to them.

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Wow, great shot
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QuoteOriginally posted by ToddK Quote
I was in Healdsburg last week and was photographing these beautiful flowers, Echium. The bees were very attracted to them.
Excellent shot! :-)
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Wow, great shot
Thanks Bengan!
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Excellent shot! :-)
Thanks for the comment Charlie Victor!

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Sharp with good detail
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Sharp with good detail
Thanks eaglem!
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Excellent result with that lens ToddK...colour, detail, bokeh & framing all good.

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Excellent result with that lens ToddK...colour, detail, bokeh & framing all good.
Thank you for the comment photomax7! I have been pleasantly surprised with the A70-210 results, and it is just a fun lens to use.
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Wow, that's a great shot! A wall hanger!
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Wow, that's a great shot! A wall hanger!
Thanks for the great comment Jerry! I think it is a compliment to my old Pentax A70-210mm lens. I have only recently started using it again, and it has impressed me when I use it in the right conditions.
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Yes a great shot, but don't you know that lens has hopeless auto focus and only expensive modern lenses can get pictures like that? But seriously, that is a fantastic lens (I have one as well) and you have used it very well.
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Yes a great shot, but don't you know that lens has hopeless auto focus and only expensive modern lenses can get pictures like that? But seriously, that is a fantastic lens (I have one as well) and you have used it very well.
Thanks for the comment Arnold!
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Wow, Todd. An amazing photo!!

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Wow, Todd. An amazing photo!!
Thanks Jer!
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Someone called this a "great shot" - no: it is an astonishing shot!!

Image quality - pin sharp; colour - a perfect example of where less is so much more. Depth of field just perfect for the image.

Fascinated that a 70-210 zoom could be used for such a macro type of shot, especially without extension tubes or similar.

I am seething with jealousy!!
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