Before leaving for my trip I had become increasingly frustrated by my 55-250mm kit lens, the lens I use the most, because I was finding the auto focus was becoming decidedly inconsistent and unreliable. Altho I shoot in manual mode, I do tend to use auto focus a lot because I like to shoot moving critters and because I don’t totally trust my eyesight to get it right all the time. I was thinking I would have to get the lens serviced, but didn’t have time before the trip.
But since I arrived here the auto focus has been behaving beautifully! It must have liked the flight over…😊 Today’s post is a series of images that I probably couldn’t have captured with this degree of sharpness in the weeks leading up to my trip…or even in the past year. It’s SO nice to be able to find a subject I want to capture and have a decent expectation that it’ll be in focus! I was delighted with the clarity of this series of images that I captured earlier in the week, a hoverfly (Syrphidea) sizing up a pair of blue flax blossoms (Linum perenne).