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I live in a camper van with a couple of West Highland Terriers for company.
My passion is photography but it is a work in progress.
I am always willing to share what knowledge I have and can be contacted through the comments on this post or e-mail ADRIAN
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Saturday, 15 May 2010

MACRO MONDAY (15/05/10)

Yes I know it’s Saturday but Macro Saturday doesn’t quite have the same ring to it.

We went out first thing for a hobble across the moor. No Lapwings, no Curlew, nothing and even at a quarter to six the light was very harsh. Gave it up as a bad job and went out with the macro lens. Something I should play with more often. If nothing else it cuts down on the leg work and weight. Before we get into all that here are a couple of pictures shot yesterday morning.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWhitby Pier Heads.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABeach Huts…….I keep being drawn back to these but never get an image that satisfies. Will have a go in the rain…No, have had a go in the rain, they do look different. They look like wet beach huts.

Back to the macro and as many opportunities for misidentification as there are photographs, have fun, give me a good kicking one day it will sink in……………….Maybe!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA   A fall at the first fence………….Heeelp!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA  Dandelion…………No problem here.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA I’ll have a crack at this one………Flesh Fly?

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA  Needle Fly……….It may be! I have reservations as it’s head is covered in pollen and they are not supposed to eat, it may have had a crash I suppose.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA    Daisy…………I’m on safe ground here.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA                  I suspect this is an Alder half way between bud and leaf………….Please don’t take my word for it.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA       This is new growth on a Leylandi, I pushed the gamma slider too far but quite liked the effect on a tree I dislike.   

All the above macros were shot with a 35mm macro lens stuffed onto a 2 x teleconverter hand held at 400 ISO aperture wide open at f7 (with the converter on). This Chaffinch I noticed whilst writing the blog the first I have seen around here. Knee deep in them in Kielder Forest!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA  Almost forgot I have a joke…New to me.

‘There is good in everybody if you look, even paedophiles slow down when driving past schools.’

That’s all for today and all the best.

 

11 comments:

  1. I like the colourful beach huts,that is my favorite.The macro shots are brilliant as well,but I hate insects,they give me the creeps.

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  2. Good selection of macros Adrian; but I'm not going to attempt ID's. I'm hopeless with insects.

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  3. Great macro shots Adrian. I'm not going to make any guesses as to what they are though.
    What garish beach huts. I assume they are at Whitby. I don't remember seeing them but it is many years since I was last there.

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  4. very interesant blog;and beautiful photo, bravo

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  5. I like it! And I think you're right--harsh light is good light through a macro lense, maybe because the camera is pointed down...

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  6. LMAO Adrian... I had a bunch of thoughtful comments in my head and I lost them them all while laughing my butt off over your joke. HAHA... love it! I love that daisy shot though; it really is spectacular!

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  7. Agree with Matron. The beach huts are beautifully captured. The Chaffinch is also a lovely shot.

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  8. I can spend hours (ok, lets be realistic, I can spend lots of minutes) photographing things in macro. In some ways I enjoy it more than 'normal' shooting.

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  9. Matron, Thanks, I find creepy crawlies fascinating.

    Keith thanks.

    John, yes all Whitby.

    Sebi, thank you.

    Jolynne, The lens tends to cast a shadow when it's that close.

    Krista I aim to please.

    Trevor, I will keep trying with the huts. There seems to be more potential there I feel.

    GB, I don't do much but it is good on a still day.

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  10. Great pictures!!! congratulations!!!

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    Barcelona
    Frank

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  11. Frances, thank you very much, I am getting a little behind in the blog world but hope to catch up this weekend.

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