Amongst all of the tech in the office here, nature still finds a way to assert its presence. A few weeks ago we noticed buds on the much ignored orchid near one of the windows. We watched as they grew and opened up this week.
The blooming orchid presented a perfect opportunity for us to take some close up shots with the D90 and 18-200mm VR lens. We took photos at various times during the day to see how the D90 handles the different lighting conditions.
The ones above were taken during the morning and early afternoon. The one below was taken a few days later at night. All of the photos were taken with the D90 mounted on a tripod but without using a flash.
Here is a snippet of an orchid photo at full resolution. We were impressed with the color rendition and low noise level of the D90 sensor even when the lighting conditions are quite poor. There is one more bud waiting to pop. It may be this weekend. The interns are setting up a rig with hopes of capturing the unfolding of the petals. We'll post the results if we are successful. [Permalink]- Orchid Close Up