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Pix I took at a Nature Reserve in East Kent, England


 

 

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The photos above are of a pair of flies mating, red ants on a wild flower, a tweyblade orchid beginning to flower and female broad bodied chaser resting on privet hedge. The males are blue. The pix were taken with an Olympus 820i digital camera.

Making the most of your Camera


I have recently taken up photography again. Anyone who has attempted to photograph Dragonflies and Damselflies knows that patience is a virtue. However, I took out my Olympus Digital camera and tried to take photos of these fast moving creatures, who seemed to take great delight in buzzing me, stopping in front of me just long enough for me to focus my camera on them before taking off, stopping a little way further on, without giving me time to depress the shutter.

While going through my camera’s features I found a multiple shoot mode. My camera takes twelve pix one after the other! So I tried it. Below I have uploaded three sets of pix, showing what can be achieved if, like me ( eventually), you take the time to see what your camera can do. With the dragonfly pix, I forgot to put it into action mode. So, the pix are blurry, see if you can spot him in the first pic! But, I got him on film. The two Damselfy sets are in focus.Image

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I have also decided to return to 35mm photography with a Fujica AX-5 camera. It has the capabilities of my digital camera and I have lots of zoom lenses with macro. I can’t afford to purchase modern digital cameras with zooms, so I’m going retro.

A picture of a nice Water Lily to finish.

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Results of Spot the…..


None of these pix were photo shopped in any way, they were either taken with an Olympus 820i digital camera or a Samsung D900i Mobile Phone. I have decided to separate the answers to the Spot the… fun pix, so that people can play this game in perpetuity. If you don’t want to know the answers, look away now!!!

Top pic, Speckled Wood Butterfly, side on looking left. Middle of pic, right hand side, just to the left of the thick twig pointing toward you.

Next pic, Red Admiral Butterfly. Near bottom of pic in the middle, partial view.

Next pic, Holly Blue Butterfly, on left of paper – I think!

Next pic, Evil me! Two Butterflies! Gatekeeper Butterfly, middle of pic right hand side, (brown and orange) partial view. Common Blue Butterfly, top left, partial view.

Next pic, Brown Hawker Dragonfly. Top middle of pic, facing you in hover.

Next pic, Bird, Heron, left of middle of pic on riverbank.

Next pic, Bird, Robin, middle of pic.

Next pic, Bird, Marsh Harrier. Look at the lower part of the electricity pylon, right hand side. Two plants are sticking up above the others to the right. Just to the left of the left one in the middle of the lower part of the pylon, just right of centre of pylon; in flight.

I hope those who viewed these pix enjoyed them. If I take poor quality photos in the future, be sure they will end up here for another round of Spot the…!

Spot The Dragonfly


Here is a fairly easy one. Kent, England. Spot and identify the Dragonfly. Two weeks time, I will reveal all.

Spot The Dragonfly

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