Here are a couple of photos of my neighbors’ flowers which I took today with the Tamron AF 17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di-II LD SP ZL Aspherical (IF) Zoom Lens. Both photos were taken wide open at f/2.8. The top photo was taken at ISO 100, 1/200 second, 50mm focal length. For that photo I brought the lens as close to the flower as it could focus and zoomed in all the way; the flower is about 2 inches across. The bottom photo was taken at ISO 100, 1/500 second, 40mm focal length – check out the bokeh.