Lincoln Park Conservatory
For my stint of "Internship," I assisted on a clandestine photographic recording of a marriage proposal. It took place in the Show Hall of the Lincoln Park Conservatory, which is quite a place to walk through, actually. Anyway, during the shoot, I had a moment to snap an image of flower in the orchid house. Since everyone seems to be shooting flowers, this month, I figured I could slip one or two in, also. ;)
Kind of looks like elephant ears and its snout.
Then, while walking around, there was this foliage fan spread that really caught my eye. It was about 6'-7' high. Obviously, with the green house's natural lighting it is cool, but with some well placed strobes with gels, as a backdrop... toss in the girl only wearing a hibiscus in her hair and... mmm, baby!
And then there was this example of "vegetation with a chip on its shoulder," below, which really can clean house: A carnivorous Pitcher Plant! So... I took a picture of the pitcher.
I, then, realized there were at least three of these amazing-looking plants hanging from the ceiling of the orchid room.
Anyway, all of these shots were taken with the TAMRON SP AF 70-200mm f/2.8 Di LD lens on the front of the a850 (ambient light), so my minimum focus distance was limited to around 38-inches (0.95m). Backing up was a little tough on the paths they had laid out in these greenhouses. I suppose it would be fun to go back there with the 90mm MACRO and do some closer inspections, as Eric might suggest. The M.F.D. for the 90mm is all of about 2-inches, in MACRO. That should get us a detailed look, eh?