Wildlife Visitors in November 2016

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Koala feeding
Koala feeding




Creepy, Crawly, Slimy or Scary

……and now a little postscript. “Why Blue-banded Bees drive me nuts”

Check out the video here:

Can you see the bee?


It really is there, just follow the arrow and you’ll find it… maybe!





Macro Moments: Week 19

This week the challenge is to “Broaden Your Scope” and it doesn’t suit me. 😦

I had to bring out my Canon 350D and Sigma DG Macro, 105mm, 1:2.8

My first photo is of a couple of Tawny Frogmouths and was taken at ISO 200, f3.5, 1/200 with the lens set to full. It looks soft to me.


Below is a crop of the image.




In the photo below one side of the image is in focus but not the other. Maybe it’s just the effect of a narrow depth of field with the plants on the left-hand side being slightly behind or in front of the others.

f4.5, 1/320, ISO 400, focal length 105 mm (full)


Another photo shows similar effects, if I’d used a smaller aperture it would look less messy.

f5, 1/320, ISO 400, focal length 105mm (full)

img_4261Below is a shot taken at ISO 400, f9, 1/100 and full focus ie 105mm

The depth of field is better but I still want to crop it, to get in close, macros are my favourites. 🙂


Macro Moments Challenge: Week 18

Free choice again this week for the Challenge and today I managed to snap a Southern Grass-Dart butterfly.


These little butterflies are enjoying the fact that Spring has finally arrived!

Panasonic Lumix TZ60 IA setting and no flash or tripod.