Wildlife Visitors in November 2016

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If you click on a tiled image it will take you to a slideshow where you can see the captions, alternatively hover over an image and they will show up.

Furry

Koala feeding
Koala feeding

Feathered

Flighty

Scaly

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?

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

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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.

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Below is a crop of the image.

 

 

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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)

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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. 🙂

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Macro Moments Challenge: Week 18

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

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

Panasonic Lumix TZ60 IA setting and no flash or tripod.