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Bees in the park ( Roma Street Parklands)   1 comment

We had a Macro meetup on Saturday morning at Roma Street Parklands, having done a quick Macro explore the day before with my Macro Lens, thought I would try something different and chase Bees in flight with the 70-200.

Had various levels of success, but have ideas for when I attempt it again in the future ( probably wait until spring, as it was quite cool and there was few  Bees out and about).

Possibly my favourite – Take Off – Lifting off from the flower.

But back to basics, and to demonstrate the learning curve.

The best of my worst ones ( I would have deleted 20 worse then this).

You can tell my the noisy background, how much post processing was required to try and sharpen this Image to get it to this level.

Ok this one getting a little better.

Getting more keepers as I refined my technique.

A little more work required, to get the images, I would be totally happy with.

Cheers Dave

 

 

Ibis’s in the park, Macro Style   1 comment

I went to Roma Street last Friday on the way to work, for a look around and to check out Macro possiblities.

So set up for Macro, with 60mm Macro lens, of course I would get a birding opportunity.

I captured this Ibis sitting on top of this post, looking very regal.

 

And then he flew off.

As previously mentioned, these were taken with 60mm Macro lens on a 7D.

Cheers Dave

Posted July 30, 2012 by davidarnold in Uncategorized

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Ducks in the afternoon sun.   Leave a comment

We went to the local Duck Pond, last Sunday afternoon and I captured these Ducks  in the afternoon light.

I was using a Kenko 1.4 teleconvertor with the 70-200, to see if I could get some quality photos, verdict is ( if there is good light) yes, so may use this combination again.

 

Cheers Dave

 

Hover Fly – Family Syrphidae   4 comments

Another series of Photos from my walk through Roma Street Parklands in Brisbane during the week.

This time a Hover Fly.

Love these little guys, and they are well behaved in “hovering”, giving you a chance to find focus while they are in flight.

 

 

Cheers Dave

 

Kangaroo Paws   Leave a comment

Kangaroo Paw flowers botanical name, Anigozanthos  in the Bloodwort family Haemodoraceae.

Another capture from my walk around the Roma Street Parklands during the week.

Cheers Dave

 

 

 

Blue Rutilia Fly – Rutilia (Neorutilia) simplex   3 comments

I had the opportunity earlier in the week to get to the Parklands before work.

I saw this Blue Fly, who stayed still long enough for me to get a couple of decent photos.

I have a few other “bug photo” I got on the day, which hopefully will post soon.

Cheers Dave

 

Bees and Pink Flowers   1 comment

Another visit to Roma Street Parklands in Brisbane friday morning.

I was a little dissapointed, no Water Dragons, No Water Lilies.

But there is always something to capture this time Bees amongst the Pink Flowers

Not a Bee, but you can see potential Death for a Bee, lurking below the flower here.

 

Cheers Dave