The Failing Spring

by Jon on June 30, 2011

With what’s left of our listless Vancouver Spring now receding, it’s as if we were robbed of the usual impressive array of flora that usually pops up all over the city after the snow has gone. Except that this year we didn’t have snow – we had rain. And instead of Spring – rain. I can get that kind of Spring back in New Zealand.

There’s still plenty to shoot though, in the plant kingdom alone. A change of lens to a Canon Macro 2.8 and we’re ready to open a window onto a whole other world. I love this lens – at about $550 it’s relatively cheap, at f/2.8 it’s nice and fast, and with a focal length this long you can shoot things at a distance of a single inch. There’s lots of stuff at that scale that you normally wouldn’t even notice.

We were lucky to get a break from our lovely Spring weather and see some sun for a couple of hours, and I took advantage. Here’s a couple from this afternoon:

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