Much more rare round these parts than regular (pink) bleeding hearts, the last time I ran across white ones in my travels was almost 20 years ago at the Central Park zoo. I didn't have my 200mm micro lens on me at the time, so in order to get the reach I needed I attached a 52mm extension tube to my 300mm f4.5. I got a wonderfully framed shot, but the resulting image ended up being only sharp enough for an 8 x 10 enlargement at best. So today when I finally ran across some more at the Brooklyn Botanical gardens I had to stop and try again.
I was headed for the Terrace cafe to get something to eat, because I was cold wet and hungry on this damp sub 50 degree day. But this time I had my 200mm micro with me, and I chose to ignore my empty stomach to add a much desired subject to my collection. By the way this is the other old manual focus Nikkor of mine I had Focal Point Inc. repair from bad fungus damage. As you can see they did a fantastic job.
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