I recently acquired a new and sort-of-exotic lens; a Pentax 100mm “Macro”. This is what people my age may remember used to be called a “telephoto”. When you look through it, you don’t see much of the landscape; so it’s for zeroing in on a flower not a bush, a face not a crowd, a ship not a harbor. I’ve been having tons of fun with it so I’ll load up the Internet with a few more pictures and share some.
When people are showing off the capabilities of “Macro” lenses, it’s traditional to start with a close-up of a flower or an insect. So let’s do both!
Yeah, there’ll be a few more flowers in this series; but telephotos are useful for lots of other kinds of things too.