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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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Monday, 18 May 2015

WET AGAIN. (18/05/15)

I was very lucky this morning, I walked for about an hour and it was the only dry hour of the day. I wasn’t intending risking being out so long but the dogs went off for twenty minutes giving a couple of Roe Deer some exercise. I am not sure who was getting the best of the workout as both dogs returned filthy and have been asleep ever since._MG_3559

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_MG_3568  Clink Wood.

_V0G8338    To finish off here is a crop of one of the many pictures I took of the Green Leaf Weevil.

I’ll get out again later and see if there is anything around. If the rain holds off it is perfectly calm and ideal for some insect portraits.

28 comments:

  1. What have you done to your first three photos today Adrian ~ looks like you have applied a linen texture? And what are those little hovels in the first pic? Always feel like a bit of a dummy asking such questions.

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    1. Carol, it is a fallen tree. I was playing with an old FD lens. I'll have another go with it.

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  2. Que la lluvia te deje hacer buenas foto. Buen macro la última inagen Adrian.
    Que tengas un buen lunes.
    Un abrazo.

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    1. Laura, voy a probar este lente blanda de nuevo. Algunos funcionan mejor que otros.

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  3. Wet again? Try incontinence pads - like Pampers but for grown-ups. A quiet word with your GP might also be wise. Surgeons can work wonders these days.

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    1. YP, I'll take the advice of a fellow that obviously has first hand experience.

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  4. 1 & 3 seem out of focus or are they soft focus, or my eyesight?
    The close shot of the green bug is magnificent.

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    1. John, I didn't do a very good job. They are all taken with a very soft old FD 28mm. I will have another go and compose better. I did use a tripod.
      The last is as good as I will get on anything moving.

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  5. I find your landscapes fascinating; bugs not so much. What is the cause of the two mounds in the first picture?

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    1. Joanne it is a fallen tree root. I'll have another go at it with this vintage lens.

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  6. Looks like a yeti ran through the woods on the second image. I seriously love the cropped image of the weevil, it shows in even better detail that green. I can't believe it runs off when handled. Is there a reason for it rubbing off?

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    1. Rubbing off? Maybe he can't find a mate.

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    2. Douglas, it was a mini tornado about eighteen months ago. It's opened the wood up nicely.
      It rubs off as the crawl about. It looks jewel like to me. They are had to spot but I will try and find some more.

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    3. YP, too long spent in the fourth form?

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  7. Great depth of field in the 4th shot!

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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    1. Mersad, it's getting the insect and the sensor parallel. It's mostly luck.

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  8. Adriaan what is beautiful there

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  9. Yes, wet again. But, the last one, is superb,

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    1. Bob, I have about a dozen shots of it I will see if there are any better.

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  10. I'm looking forward to your first midge macro.

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    1. Graham, I think they maybe too small but a mosquito is a possibility. Midges have fantastic eyes.

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  11. Sometimes we get lucky with the weather. sometimes we do a lot of complaining about weather too. Your weather seems to be quite variable. We will get sun and dry for a week or more and then it can be gray for a few days. With only 12 in of precipitation a year we don't worry about getting wet in the rain.

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    1. Red, it has been the wind rather than the rain that has caused problems. Not to worry.

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  12. Love the scenery in fourth shot and the macro last shot. Adrian

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  13. It looks like you have some fine walking territory in your present environs.

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