When shooting nature photography, it would seem that the best opportunities occur as far off the beaten path as possible. However, with a lens with closeup functions it is possible to eliminate all context from a photograph. Also, a telephoto lens can draw in far away scenery with no relation to where the photographer positioned his/her feet. The photo in this post was actually taken in a Target parking lot in New Jersey… but who have guessed it?
Above photo taken with the Tamron 16-300mm VC All-In-One Lens and the tripod-mounted Canon EOS 50D DSLR. Exposure settings: 1/8 F/10 ISO 100