Oct. 6th, 2011 11:10 pm
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Monday and Tuesday, I'm into this week at last...

Monday was a stunning day - warm but not hot, and glorious sunshine. I headed down to visit Mum and Dad and to do my washing. While I was there I spent quite a lot of time in the garden - I think I appreciate it all the more now that I'm not there every day. I got some lovely photos, but this is my favourite. I spotted a dead flower wedged in between two branches. When I pulled it out this little guy. As far as I can tell he's a leafhopper in the family/group/order/something flatidae. Whatever he is he's gorgeous. Mum helped me get a good photo - it took a few tries to get the focus just where I wanted it but it was good practice for manual focusing and using my superzoom camera (Sony DSC HX100V) for extreme closeups. One of the brightest points in a very good day.

This lamp sat around in my old room for ages - when Dad was repairing appliances sometimes things didn't get picked up. There were may reasons - didn't want to pay, forgot, moved overseas... attempts to contact the original owner of this lamp failed so I bought it from Dad - I loved the lamp but had no idea what to do with it at the time. Now it's perfect!

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Jan. 25th, 2011 10:04 pm
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I ran around the garden with a camera this evening - happened across this bug almost by accident. I'd taken a few flower photos and taken the camera inside, then got the secateurs, started pruning dead roses... and out crawled this bug. He was kind enough to stay still while I went and got my camera again.

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Dec. 9th, 2010 12:51 am
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:) I do like ladybugs...

Went to see HP7 part 1 today. Impressive effects and very well done, but as indicated by the part 1... kind of incomplete. I think they chose as good a place as any to end it at least. Six months (or thereabouts) does seem like an awfully long time to wait for the second half of something.

I found another Christmas present too. I've almost finished up the shopping end of that now. I'll feel a lot more relaxed when the crafted bits and pieces are done with, wrapped and in place.

Anyhow. Time for bed. Have to be bright eyed, if not bushy tailed, for work tomorrow. I think if I turned up with a bushy tail it might raise some concerns.

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Nov. 4th, 2010 11:57 pm
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So... I kind of enjoy macro photography just a tiny bit. I didn't realise how much I'd missed having the right camera for the job... I mean I still have the film SLR but for my purposes it's not always practical.


I'll probably post this to deviantart or something later on at full size. I'm thrilled to bits with the clarity in this image.

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Nov. 3rd, 2010 07:54 pm
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Don't worry, bee happy... Looks like this one's been busy, though.

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Nov. 2nd, 2010 10:52 pm
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Spent a happy afternoon running about with a camera, this was the first insect I found - something tiny and grasshoppery with ENORMOUS antennae.
Another photo? And a close-up? But of course. )


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