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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, 5 June 2015

A BIT OF VARIETY. (05/06/15)

It’s not cold today but it is damp and drizzly. Not very nice at all. I have done my laundry and not before time as I was almost driven to hanging clothes out in the breeze for an hour and recycling them. That’s how green I am, I don’t pollute becks and burns with detergent….I do but rarely.

I don’t know where to start today so I will start with yesterday.

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A male Scorpion Fly. Panorpa communis. I did give it a tickle with a bit of grass but it wouldn’t raise it’s tail. It just flewed-off as we buggers say.

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This is a Clouded Border Moth, Lomaspilis marginata. I could not identify it but Macro Moth Maestro Morgan could. Many thanks TREVOR.

This morning we had our customary hour wandering the wood.

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The forest is still full of trees. I only found one creepy crawly.

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I think it is a male Garden Spider. But although they are variable in colour it doesn’t look quite right to me. It’s a bit small for a start.

After hanging my washing out in the rain I decided to cheer myself up with a bit of play time.

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A couple of items from Andrew’s “ It may come in handy pile.” That’s all for today, have a good weekend.

32 comments:

  1. I love the Scorpion Fly, pretty. And those two pics, the vehicles, ha ha ha, makes me laugh.

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    1. Bob, the fly is a little beauty as for the scrap it made me smile.

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  2. The Scorpion Fly is a cracker of an image. The woods - ah the woods. The whimsey, however, is special: in particular the Landy. As for the new header it reminds me of a Hitchcock movie.

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    1. Graham, I have several pictures of a female Scorpion fly. Where they are is another matter. They have an impressively long beak. The scrap is just a bit of fun.
      This header is temporary. I'm working on a posh one.

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  3. I bet you're shinning like a new pin now, with all those clean clothes?

    That's the trouble with these buggy things....they never perform when you want them to, you still got a good shot though, and the moth too. ( who's this maestro guy?)

    That's a cracking shot of Andrews shed...er?...Land Rover. I bet there's endless photo opportunities in that 'scrap yard corner' ?

    Enjoy your weekend...[;o)





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    1. Trevor, if the sun comes out long enough to dry them I will be.
      The Maestro? Not sure I just send pictures and they come back with the words.
      I'll have to have a good look round though he has had a clear up.

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  4. You have a good weekend too. Hugs to Mol and Alf. Funny...on this side of the pond we call them the woods, not the wood. Hm

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    1. R.Mac, English isn't the first language in America. When i worked in Florida I spoke Spanish most of the time.

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  5. Oooh.....that spider macro made my skin crawl.....but it is a good photo.

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    1. Linda it just would not settle it's legs were all over the place. I did shout SIT.

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  6. Boa tarde, estou encantado com a sua partilha fotográfica, as fotos são magicas na nitidez e detalhe, tudo é perfeito.
    AG

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    1. AG. muito obrigado. Estou apenas recuperar o atraso com Mersads recomendações. Eu prometo que vou visitá-lo muito em breve.

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  7. I especially like the Land Rover! And the second shot of the trees with the path!

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    1. Bill, the Landrover HDR is haloing a bit but I got sick of this modern subtle HDR and decided to give it a good shove.

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  8. Great post. You must live in a beautiful area. Love your woods, and I especially like your composition of the scorpion fly. Also, great post editing work, on the vehicles, real HDR punch!

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    1. Karen, I live in a camper van but like it here. The scorpion is just shot as near to the focal plane as I could manage.
      HDR should be a bit whacky. That's why it is fun. Since Photomatix 5.0 became realistic I sort of lost interest but had a big playtime today and saved the pre-set. It can still be fun and if you shoot one stop under then you won't get grey out in highlights. That looks worse than haloing to me.

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  9. I love the scorpion fly and the Clouded Border Moth. However I'm drawn to the Landrover with interest. Any plans of restoration?

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    1. I doubt it Douglas. I can give you Andrews number and he may sell.

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  10. The first fly is a very handsome fellow. Do you have a photo of the forest or just the trees? Is this a planted forest or natural forest? Okay, I'm too nosy.

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    1. Red, it was planted about sixty years ago. I have lots of photos but they are all of trees.

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  11. Wonderful images to see... love the last two.

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  12. I guess it didn't go through, but I commented on the suitable processing for the machinery photos.

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    1. John Photomatix 5.0 and finished in Photoshop.

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  13. I like the results of your playtime, especially the old Land Rover. The tyres look surprisingly good, is it still used on special occasions?

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    1. Pauline, no it is scrap. It worked well in HDR.

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  14. Tus pequeños "monstruos"cada día son más grandes:)))
    Me gusta el cambio del blog!!!
    Buen fin de semana.
    Un abrazo.

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    1. Sí Laura, ya que mis manos se firme luego ir por más aumento. El look del blog va a cambiar un poco, pero me gusta.

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  15. My favourites are the moment from the forest and the HDRs of course :)

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    1. Kovacs, the HDR is just a bit of fun.

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