I'm a bit apprehensive about posting my first photo here…definitely not a flower photog, and I just started in mirror less photography about 2 months ago. One of the things that I'm enjoying most is being able to use glass that is familiar to me from decades gone by. This old pre-ai 55 macro seems to be getting a lot of my attention lately…and not a bad portrait lens either. This was shot at f8, and still I managed to be a little soft at the tip of the flower. But its a fun lens…light weight, reasonably sharp, and not expensive. Anyway, the occasion is our first gardenia flower. Living in Colorado, it's not normally grown here, but this is an inside pet, and its first flower called for a photo.