I shot a bit of Real Estate today, and these flowers were blooming nicely on the front walk, so I grabbed a shot.

Lucky I did, since I didn’t make the time to shoot any more today. Shame on me.

I’m not too impressed with this shot, but I do like the buds and former blooms in the middle bottom and lower left. And it’s nice to compare the bokeh from the 10-24 with my usual performers… usual adjectives like ‘creamy’ or ‘luscious’ don’t seem to apply here.

This had more post-processing than normal, with a double round of burning in the sky and background, and some localized definition, but I didn’t take it out of Aperture (this version, anyway… I did play around a bit in various Topaz Labs plugins, but didn’t get anything I liked).

Also, this was cropped significantly, so the distortion from the wide end (shot at 10mm) is not readily apparent, though the car in the middle left is my Golf, parked maybe 15 meters away…

D7000. Nikkor 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G. ISO100, 1/50th, f/3.5 (everything chosen by the camera, as this was shot in my super-secret special Real Estate user profile, though this was made from the RAW file, as the supersecretspecialrealestate profile was a bit garish to my eye…)

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