Two weeks ago, a friend and I went to High Park in Toronto early in the morning in hopes of getting some shots of blooming cherry blossoms. Unfortunately, it looked like we were a bit early as they had not fully bloomed.
The shots were taken with a combination of a telephoto (24-240mm), and a close focus 35mm (on the RX1R II). The bokeh on the telephoto looks a bit nervous, but I thought gave an interesting look. The telephoto shots were done close to sunrise (hence the warmer, orange tones), but I ran out of battery on the Sony a7II by late that morning and had to switch to the RX1R.
240mm f6.3, at sunrise.
The biggest challenge I experienced with these flower shots was in controlling the depth of field (DOF). It was hard to balance between having a nice blurry background, but at the same time keeping the subject in focus as much as possible. Overall I found it easier to achieve a proper balance using the longer lens at a narrow aperture (240mm f6.3) than the shorter lens at a wider aperture (35mm f2).