When I have to open a post with a shot of a pile of concrete railway sleepers, second hand sleepers at that, then I know I am having a bad day. I’ve not enough hair left to warrant a good…… or bad hair day, so will blame the lens.
We went out around six this morning with my jobbing lens a 12mm-60mm, which I use most, and a macro set up. Then after breakfast I mounted a longish 200mm lens with an extension tube on the tripod and the camera onto that lot. I’d noticed several different Hover Flies around so intended to get some amazing pictures. A quote from John Lennon sums up the situation……………
”Yesterday I played football and almost scored an amazing goal”
I’ve used this quotation before but it sums life up pretty neatly so I will probably use it again.
It’s unusual for peeling paint and rusty iron not to yield a better image than this especially on something the size of a combined harvester. A New Holland model 8050 for any Combine spotters out there.
This old cast iron bath is the oldest bit of iron around and is ending it’s days as a water trough. I should have used it this morning. I cleaned the water tank on the van, now I know it smacks of false economy but rather than pay a small fortune for the recommended solution I find a cap full of bleach or so does the job. I forgot I was leaving it to do it’s business this morning. I had a shower and now smell like the municipal swimming pool. At least I’m clean, very clean I’m a couple of square metres of skin short.
Back to the insect hunt.
This one I really like, I know I shouldn’t as he spends the best part of his life bonking in cow muck. On consideration there are worse ways of life….. I suspect I could get used to the cow muck…. He’s and I’m reasonably sure for once it’s a he has decided that a break from reproduction on a fresh blade of grass is in order. The Yellow Dung Fly.
That’s all for today I will see what this evening and tomorrow morning brings.