Yes indeed, that last Hibiscus photo should have been taken at f4 or higher; the stigma protrudes so far from the petals that its always a good idea to stop down when photographing Hibiscuses.Good collection. One of those shots would have benefited by a increased DOF.
Thanks man! Its a great lens, but I'm coming to realize its a bit heavy/bulky for your typical travel lens. I think the Sony 18-135 is actually better suited to a vacation lens, especially if you're taking the majority of photos during the day. I've been traveling with the 17-70 & 10-18 in my kit bag, but I may go back to carrying the 10-18, 18-135, and 35 (f1.8) instead... we'll see.Some beautiful shots there Chris, it really is a fantastic lens. Only wish I had somewhere like that to use mine!
Ocho Rios? I was there in 1965, just 5 yo at the time. My father took some silent 8 mm films there, which I still have. Years later, I became a scuba diver, but I heard that Jamaica's coral reefs were mostly devoid of fish.Haha Cheers Randy! This was at Jamaica Inn located in Ocho Rios, Jamaica.