Setting the zoom all the way to the W side was recommended. The in-focus range becomes narrow, and while the complete subject may not entirely be in focus, the AF speed drops. This is what the Read This First instructions told me.
Well I found to go that little step further really proved to be worthwhile. In between steady showers of rain yesterday, and again today, the hydrangeas just starting to flower (ready for Christmas), were my target.
A bonus was finding this Senecio moth Nyctemera amicus! Thanks to Don Herbison-Evans and this id-link courtesy Coffs Harbour Butterfly House.
Senecio, my macro-moth
Linking to Studio Waterstone for
and Tina's PicStory for