Instead of the using the 35mm prime lens to photograph the garden flowers as has been the norm lately, I switched to the long lens. Compositions are a bit more difficult with the prime lens as the lens does not get as close to the subject as I would like resulting in the need to crop the image to magnify the details. Of course, cropping throws away pixels. While the lost pixels have minimal effect while displaying on the web, the maximum print size before pixels become noticeable is smaller.
The advantage of using the long zoom is the ability to use the zoom to “move” the camera and composition more easily compared to the fixed prime lens.
EXIF data: Nikon D7000, spot metering mode, ISO200, 300mm, f/5.6, 1/10 sec
Cameron Park (CA), Purple Bearded Iris, Close-up Details. Cameron Park, CA. May 06, 2017. © Copyright Steven Tze – all rights reserved.