I wanted to be able to select a small aperture with a slow speed to enable hand held photos, I am not a fan of tripods for these type of pictures.
This enabled me to hand hold these two photos of a painted lady butterfly supping nectar on our pyracantha bush at f16 1/40th of a second ISO 200.
The second picture may be the one for purists but I like the first for the sheer detail in such a wonderful creature.
|All the way from Africa|
|The lens with the hood attached useless for macro work far to close to the subject scaring the beastie and blocking the light|