Focus: The Daily Post, Photo Challenge.


David at WordPress says:

This week, show us your favorite in-focus and out-of-focus moments.

https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/out-of-focus/

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The wasp is focusing on carrying the spider up the wall.

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Can you see the Weta?

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Another toadstool!


Last three to four weeks we had unusual weather. It was still just over 20 degrees C which is quite hot for this time of year. We also had a lot of rain too.   The warm weather brought two cyclones. Cyclone Debbie was the first one and less than a week it was followed by cyclone Cook. Debbie did not reach us in the lower North Island but cyclone Cook brought heavy rain and strong winds.  People were asked to put their long weekend arrangements on hold because some roads were expected to wash away, slips could also occur.

As soon as the weather cleared again I found more toadstools popping out. I found these on the lawn on the roadside.

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Macro Moments challenge week 32


“This is a place to share the beauty of macro photography and learn from each other.  Please join in!  A new challenge begins each Wednesday, and I announce the winner from the previous week when I post the new challenge.” says Susan at:

Macro Moments Challenge: Week 32

My take this week are two tiny bugs on the stem of a hops plant.img_2807

No tri-pot

Canon EOS 450D

1/200 sec, F 5.6

Macro setting

Macro Moments: Baby animals.Week 31


 

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Join in the fun:

Macro Moments Challenge: Week 31

Here’s how the challenge works:

  • Choose a favorite macro photo  from the past week or from your archives. 
  • Create a new post on your blog entitled “Macro Moments: Week (insert week)“.
  • Add the photo to your post and a brief description. I would love to know, as I am sure others would, too,  what camera and lens you used and your settings.
  • You may submit more than one photo, but submit each in a separate post if you want to be included in the judging.
  • Deadline for submitting your entries is 8:00 a.m. Tuesday, Pacific Time.
  • Create a * pingback to this post and/or leave a link to your post in the comments section.
  • Tag your post “Macro Moments” so others can find it.

House Sitting(3): Last animals


There were many birds around.

As soon as it got light(not sunrise yet) Tui’s sang their songs.(5 am)

Tui’s also ended the day just after dark.(9.30 pm)

There was also a flock of sheep that we had to keep an eye on.

They were in a paddock not far from the house.

From the bedroom, we could see them grazing.

One day we had very heavy rain pouring down.

The movement of the running water amused Trompie.

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My last one on this house sitting is going to be about Trompie inspecting everything every morning and evening.

Also the beauty of the landscape and place.

Two tiny frogs


I mentioned in my previous post about the frogs I had to feed while house sitting high up in the hills near Upper Hutt New Zealand.

Here are more photos. They were so tiny when I took these photos at my arrival. After the two weeks feeding them flies they were twice the size.

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Macro Moments Challenge week 26


Tiny frog.

During my house sitting, I had to feed two frogs and

about twenty tadpoles.

This frog is just under one centimetre.

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Taken with a Canon EOS 450D

I put the lens against the glass of the fish tank.

Visit

Macro Moments Challenge: Week 26

for more information.

Vision: Fish fillet


Light, lines, colour, texture, shades

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I am reading a book

Within the Frame: The Journey of Photographic Vision by David duChemin

David says:

“Vision- the more we engage the world, the clearer our vision becomes…

(The).. discipline of cramming your vision into a frame and make it fit. “