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Thursday, 28 July 2011

Where has the Sun gone, it is July

It is July and although it is warm where has the sun gone.

Today I thought that I would try to improve on yesterdays close-up pictures. I started by using my 50mm lens and then added a X4 close-up lens. The bare lens is ok but you end up too far away and too much background. With F3.5 no depth of field. I tried 7-8 and that worked but was the best I could get.

Some of the picture are an improvement on yesterday's but I have put in some new one, lets start.

Red Rose
This is the same Rose as yesterday but now taken with the X4 lens in front.

Yellow / orange Rose
This is a beautiful rose when fully out

Pink rose
These three roses have quite a following on Flickr as I photograph them every year. If you click the link for Flickr and look under Flowers and Nature you will find them.

Fly on a Lily
I nearly missed this, as I said yesterday look and see.



Bee




I don't know what this is but it is a messy flower that drops petals everywhere

Just after lunch that Pesky Blackbird came back, grabbed a mouthful of food and landed on the birdbath.
Mouthful of food

The next thing he get very aggressive thinks he owns the place.
Do you want some!
See what I mean

The next one is him flying off, Not a very good picture but I was lucky to get it
I'm off
That's it for today but I went to Motley Hill this afternoon, and toot some very nice pictures. I may rain so I will save them
Have fun

5 comments:

  1. I loved the flowers yesterday Trev ..... and these are even better !!!

    You mentioned on the post below about moving when you do close up stuff ....


    I use a tripod to take my card pictures .... stops the 'out of focus' shake as I set it on a 10 second delay timer! I know the birds won't wait..... hi hi but your flowers would be okay

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  2. With flower I sometime do but with flies and such like they are off before you can get set up. A lot is how high or how far away you can get from what you are trying to photograph. With the X4 lens it in inches.

    I use a remote switch when I use a tripod.

    BTW with the X2 you get more room.

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  3. Hi all, I think the pink rose is the best one.

    Bo ho I've been working all day so no time for photography.

    Sill maybe tomorrow, good this retirement lark, not.

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  4. Awwww... Mike needs some lessons from us Trev .... he ain't doing thing right !

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  5. You are right Eileen, he is working too hard and will be a grumpy old man...Hee he

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