ABOUT ME

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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Tuesday, 28 April 2015

BUCKET. (28/04/15)

Bucket, pronounced bouquet for the purposes of this post, a few little flowers and some medium ones.

I’ll start with with the one I don’t know though I should as I’m sure that Phil at CABINET OF CURIOSITIES has posted  the words and music about this little gem._V0G8114

_V0G8121     I ought to have let it dry out a bit as the poor thing is soaking. I found it while checking the side of the burn for Lords and Ladies. It was growing as a carpet around the base of Wild Garlic, Colt’s Foot and lots of other things.

EDIT: 0653h. 29.04.15.

After much perusal and help from Trevor I think the above is Golden Saxifrage._V0G8123     Wild Garlic.

coltsfootpan.     Colt’s Foot, the panoramic view.

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_V0G8109   This is a stunted Red dead-nettle. It’s been deprived as it is growing on a cart track.

That’s it for the bucket bit. I saw a black pheasant but after circumnavigating half a field to get closer it turned out not to be black but it is very dark.

_MG_3368 On the way back I spotted………..

_MG_3341     A rabbit changing her bed or possibly hay making.

That’s all for today

19 comments:

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    1. R. Mac, cool it is -1C this morning with a nasty breeze.

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  2. Excellent macros Adrian. Very impressive.
    Lovely Pheasant too. I don't see many dark ones like that.

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    1. Keith, it's the first time I've got a hand held shot at 5X and f16. I am slowly getting the hang of the strobe business.
      I was a bit pissed off with the pheasant I have seen it two or three times and it looked jet black but when I got close it was just darker than normal. Always thought they were noisy, daft birds.

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  3. Superb macros, as if I hadn't said it.

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    1. Thanks Bob, they are still a bit hit and miss but hopefully the more I take the better they will become.

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  4. Bucket, pronounced bouquet, this yank had to smile Onslo is my hero...

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    1. Dale, I had forgotten all about Onslo. I still can't remember the name of the programme but do recall Mrs Bucket.

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    2. Keeping up Appearances or something similar

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  5. I think the pheasant is a turkey, and the rabbit is moving house.

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    1. Thanks Frances. I think you are mistaken but the bird whatever it is doesn't know what it is.

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  6. You gave us a good look at your bucket list. As I've said before macro let's us see things we'd never see with only the eye.

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    1. Red, I am now working on the light. I like the garlic but the nettle is not so good.

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  7. Unbelievable macros. Simply beautiful.
    Greetings, Miklos

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    1. Miklos, it is good to see you here and thank you.

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  8. Great macros although I think the flowers look prettier from a distance, minus the hairy bits. Love the rabbit. Reminds me to get myself going; I need to go to town to get the groceries.

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    1. Pauline, I am not going to stop the macro any time soon. I am slowly getting better but it is slowly. I need a shopping trip but will leave it till tomorrow. It's cold and wet here.

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  9. You've got the macro shooting off to a T.

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    1. John, it's good days and bad. I have a long way to go. I think hand held and strobe suits me but the results can be a bit unpredictable.

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