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Colour Scheme

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Have you noticed how nature has a great sense of colour.

Layers

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Nice abstract layers of screen, window and reflection.  

Flower

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Cropping is an art form to itself, in this case I wanted more of the ominous background.

Reflection of a Church

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The reflection is in the window of a building belonging to a church.

Bee

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This bee is really digging in.

 

Condo

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Sometimes the best thing about a condo is the view.

Fly on Green

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A colourful fly who has found a perch on a mountain of green.

Not Aztec Pottery (Three Photographs)

I have been fascinated with macro photography for a long time now. I wanted to move on to Microscope Photography, but that seemed a little ambitious. I have a Laowa 2.5-5x lens and I have found even with an adapter (Nikon to Fuji) it is excellent. However, the suggestion from experts I have read is that one should use microscope lenses above 3X. Last year I invested in Wemacro’s focusing rail, and was using the Laowa and some Nikon bellows. I got some good shots as some of you will have seen. I have since added Wemacro’s tube lens and added 4X and 10x microscope lenses to the mix. The photos you see here at 4x life using a microscope lens are of a circuit board from an old hard drive. It’s one way of getting very nice abstract photographs. More to come.

 

 

Palette

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Colour can be a bit confusing in photography; you have presets in the camera, presets in the editing software. While problems can usually be fixed sometimes the unusual palette is a keeper.

Abstract in a Window

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Light, shadow and some folds.

Purple People Eater

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Is it just me or does this look like some beast is emerging?

Along Came the Bee

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I was shooting something else when this bee flew past and landed very close to me. I am not one to miss an opportunity. 

Explosive

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Leading lines in flower photography work as well as they do in landscape photography.

Full Abstract

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I am waiting for someone to ask me why I am shooting their front door only to show them photos like this and confuse them even further.

 

On Guard

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I expect that had I walked another step the dog might have reacted. As it was he looked a little tired.

What the Window Saw -2

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Another fun abstract.

Mourning Indeed

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They are called mourning doves for the sounds they make. My luck I only see the mutes.

Monster At Large

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It’s a damselfly like dragonflies the more I learn about these killing machines the more fascinating they are. Macabre but true.

What the Window Saw

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Another fun abstract.

The Big Reveal

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Come fall everything unwinds.

It Knows

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Why are cats so suspicious?

Ladder to Nowhere or How to Escape the BBQ

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Among the strange things I saw on the street.

Flying Into A New Week

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I think this is what Henri-Cartier Bresson called the decisive moment.

The Best is Yet to Come

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Front and centre a promise of something new and bright

Standing Out

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Making sure the pollinators see it.

Backward

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Only a flower can turn its back and look just as beautiful.

Lillies

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While lilies are very pretty they have an almost macabre way of wilting.

Perception

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The nice leaf shapes are in contrast to the carnivorous look of the inner flower.

Strange Flower (Two Photographs)

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It was strange when I shot it and it’s strange now.

Too Close

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This is probably not how we wanted our cities to grow.

King

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If you were king, wouldn’t you try to keep up pretences at the palace?

Magnet

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A magnet for the pollinators.

Posed

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I wish every bird was as cooperative.

Without Poetry

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Pacific none the less.

Fire

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When I see poppies I wonder what a whole field would look like, all that fire, all that intensity. 

What Ya Eating?

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Ever notice how chipmunks hide their food while they eat it. Staring at you like you’ll steal it.

Downtown Bird

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The chirping of the sparrows often wakes me in the morning, a delightful reminder of nature.

The Whole Frame

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The whole frame and nothing less. Almost out of camera, I removed two specs.

What It Used to Look Like

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There are a lot of renovations going on now and thankfully many try to preserve as much of the past as possible.

Mayfly

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Mayflies have short life spans. They live above water between five minutes (females) and two days (males). Hopefully this one made the most what time it had.

Lamp Post

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This reflection is probably the only way I can think of making a lamp post look good.

Poppies

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Poppies have different meanings in different cultures. Regardless of these differences they have an impressive presence.

Pekin Duck

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I have not seen the ducks in a while, I am hoping its the weather that’s keeping them inside.

Another Bee in Flight

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Bees are like birds in flight, your speed, both shutter and reflexes need to be optimal. And the results can be worth it.

Starling

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The painterly background just highlighted this beautiful bird.

In and Out

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We take for granted certain things. They go in and out of of memory or field of view without a second thought, so we can easily miss something as interesting as this plant with its twists and twirls.

A Fly

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I am a sucker for insects even evil ones like flies.

Dissolving?

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When talking about using soft focus, one photographer spoke of how things appeared to be dissolving. I prefer to think of it as a softening reality.

A Ray of Lightb

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It was the light that attracted me to this scene.

A Bee

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My posts this week are all about not missing opportunities and trying new things. In this case it’s improving my bee in flight technique.

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