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Koala looking very laid back
Possum – Brushtail, I think
Wattlebird calling raucously
Raven or Crow
Kookaburra tug-of-war over a rat
Bee on a Loquat flower
Green Shield Bug
Creepy, crawly, slimy and scary
Nasty looking spider
Unwelcome house visitor
It’s winter here in South Australia and cold so there aren’t many insects about, few insects means few of their predators. There are some lizards I know I can find because I’ve discovered their refuges. When the sun warms the ground there are hundreds of little Skinks around here but I don’t know where they go when it’s cold.
I had a very cooperative subject for this week’s challenge, a Wanderer Butterfly pupa with lovely glistening gold trim.
I have discovered that even if I have my Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 set to iA (intelligent auto) I can still find out the settings used. The shot was taken at f/3.3, 1/320, ISO 80, focal length 4mm. I might be misunderstanding the focal length but it seems to me that must be the depth of field.
I have lightened the photo a bit and also applied some unsharp mask using an old version of Photoshop Elements.