After the rattlesnake sighting on Forest Road 419, I decided to head home. Then I recalled that Four Peaks Road would be full of wildflowers and I would driving right past the turn off. Once again, change of plan, more photography in the late afternoon light. Still nervous about seeing another snake, I was having trouble working up the courage to stop my vehicle, get out and photograph all the wildflowers and blooming cactus I was seeing. On a couple of occasions, I shot from inside my vehicle. I was using my Nikkor 105 mm 2.8 macro lens and decided to try using it as a telephoto lens. Still needing to hold it steady, I rolled down my window, rested my arms on the door frame, and turned on the VR.
Here is one of the images from that day from inside my vehicle. I saw this decaying Saguaro Cactus still standing tall with one arm raised, looking a bit like the Statue of Liberty.
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