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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Wednesday, 24 June 2015

FOUR OUT OF FOUR. (24/06/15)

It’s raining but the land does need the water. I am not finding any spectacular insects, I don’t know where they have all gone to. Yesterday I found a new colony of Wolf Spiders but they are like lightning and there was no chance of a shot or of capturing one to pop on a little island in a plate of water. It may not work anyway as they can run, jump and I wouldn’t be surprised if they can walk on water.

This morning a fox was sitting in the yard by the hen run as bold as brass. I know hunting foxes with dogs is illegal and very naughty and when the pups returned I told them so. They were tired but I took them for a wander through the wood. I couldn’t find very much but was pleased to press the shutter four times and get four shots in focus.

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It must be clean living. These are just thumbnails in Bridge, I’ll see if they are worth an edit later. I am playing with new headers. These are just draft copies and a bit juddery as I haven’t used any Dither.

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You will have to press F5 to refresh your browser to see this work. I hope it’s the same on a MAC. I only found out the other day that MACs don’t have a home key. I use it a lot when editing in multi- window editors as it maximises view. I guess Command 0 works on MACs. I want an animated header but have not decided exactly what I want so there are likely to be a few changes over the next few days. Also I use progressive and not interlaced as I assumed that since the demise of CRT monitors interlaced is redundant. I’ll have to look this up.

I have noticed dozens if not hundreds of these tiny flies around.

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I think they are one of the grass flies but I can’t find a picture of one like it. Keith pointed me towards Dung Flies and this could well be Norellisoma spinimanum. Thanks KEITH.

That’s all for today. I’ve got to move a mini-digger but can’t find the keys and as it has a proximity immobiliser on that could prove a problem. I remember when machines didn’t have keys and if they did a small screwdriver would work just as well as the key. I can start the big fork lift so with a bit of luck that will lift it. I only have to get it off the trailer.

20 comments:

  1. Your pictures are stunning, keep it up Adrian, and soon you'll be a star.

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  2. Those flies look similar to the ones that are on the sheep crap up here.
    The last one looks good.

    I tried with the refresh, but the header thing didn't work for me.

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    1. Keith, it didn't refresh for me but it should as it's a GIF file. I'm about to change the header anyway. Yellow Dung Flies are the ones on sheep crap or any crap usually. These are much smaller and thinner more a shiny gold colour and not as hairy if you will excuse the expression.

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  3. We used a Mini Mike once on Magnetic Island that started with teaspoon.

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    1. Carol, I was about to ask you to post some of what you are on but realised you meant Mini Moke.

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  4. Wow - you got an extreme close-up of that fly's face! I'll bet he felt like a supermodel. :)

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    1. Linda, it was a good fly and posed for once.

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  5. Those close ups are amazing. Wish you'd caught a pic or two of the fox.

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    1. Gillian, I'll make sure I have a long lens on first thing tomorrow. I'll also check the hen run for holes this evening.

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  6. Now the header worked the first time I opened it but not on refresh nor on the second time of opening your blog. Anyhow I much prefer the last one. Great close ups Adrian.

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  7. Margaret, It was a very good little fly.

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  8. I like the header it weirdly reminds me of the original "the fly". I liked the last image of the possible Dung fly. I'm thinking the fork truck might set the immobiliser off, it's how most get nicked after all I wonder if we'll see a image of fork truck with its rear wheels in the air on tomorrow's blog :-)

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    1. Douglas, I'll try and get a proper header done today.
      It lifted off perfect. It doesn't have an alarm on just an immobiliser on the fuel solenoid. It was a bit light on the steering.

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  9. I'd say that damn fox is up to no good! I look forward to the new header. ...and we used to be able to put a coin behind the ignition switch and get the motor to start without a key or a screw driver.. Those were the days.

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    1. Red, I will keep working on headers. I could do with a copy of AfterEffects to achieve what I wish to achieve quickly.
      The long term problems caused by the thieves in our society are a real pain.

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  10. It's Cmnd = R on a Mac. For heavens sake don't drop the mini-digger!

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    1. Thanks Graham, I only use other peoples Macs so apart from being a bit short of USB ports and just being different. I suppose if I had one then I'd get used to all the shortcut keys. It's bad enough switching between Adobe, Blender and Fusion.
      The screen on the Mac was a beauty, worth the money just for the screen.

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  11. Great shots also liked your new dynamic blog header :)

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    1. Kovacs, I wasn't keen on the header. I have just done a new one.

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