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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.
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Friday, 15 May 2015

MIDNIGHT MACRO. (15/05/15)

This could be a two post day as I’ve not ventured out yet. Yesterday evening I saw my first juvenile bird of the year.

_MG_3551    A young Blackbird. It never stopped begging it’s father for food but despite a dozen shots I didn’t catch it with it’s beak open.

I went to bed early as it was cold last night and fell asleep reading my book. I was awake again just after midnight and found this micro moth sitting on my laptop.

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_V0G8302     It wasn’t showing up very well so I persuaded it to sit on a white sheet of paper. That worked a treat.

_V0G8304       It took off. Just caught it in time. At least it wasn’t sitting shivering so it came out blurry as is the want of moths. It’s wings did but I was a millisecond too late. Me.. not me; the camera. Canon should try snapping moths wings.

White-shouldered House-moth; Endrosis sarcitrella. It’s a rare day I can ID anything; it’s a blue moon day if it’s common name is harder to type than it’s Latin name.

I could do with finding some bigger moths but whilst I look you all have a good weekend.

10 comments:

  1. HI Adrian Lovely to see the young Blackbird and have a great weekend yourself.

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    1. Margaret, I was lucky to see the youngster it is now breakfast for a sparrow hawk. I found it's wings this morning. Poor mite never did get to enjoy the weekend.

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  2. I'm not very good at ID, but this one is splendid, top macro.

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    1. Bob, I have been messing with the MP-E 65mm lens and a prismatic viewing screen in the 1DS III for almost as long. If I can find the little blighters I can usuallget a reasonable image up to 3X sensor. These aren't cropped.

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  3. luv your critters. the young blackbird so cute

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    1. R. Mac, I've not seen it today so I suspect it was caught and eaten I found a pair of angel wings on the track at the back of the van this morning.

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  4. I really like the last shot Adrian, shame about the youngsters, the fact you never saw it open its mouth perhaps it's cards were already marked.

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    1. Douglas, that's life or should that be death.

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  5. Just so you know, not everybody gets up In the middle of the night to shoot macros. Evidently, it takes a special kind of person. :)

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    1. John, all it takes is insomnia.

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