I don’t usually take pictures from the shore, there isn’t usually much to see, except a ship, a sea forest and the horizon. But I have added a couple of pix I have taken over the past few years. The first is a Sunset, looking across Pegwell Bay from Ramsgate to Sandwich and Richborough, Kent, England. To the left of the now demolished Richborough Power Station was Pfizer, Sandwich, in Kent, England. This is the place viagra was discovered. Now closed down. To the right of the power station is a 1980s experimental wind turbine. Many of these can now be seen creating sea forests….
The picture, although I didn’t realise it at the time, shows our energy sources. Nuclear power from the sun giving us solar power. Fossil coal power station, wind power turbine, tidal power.
This picture interested me due to the fact seeing these circles of light breaking through the cloud and the horizon tinged with pink, in person it felt very atmospheric. The picture doesn’t do it justice, there were more out of frame toward France. The couple walking their dog on the beach were completely oblivious. This was taken from Ramsgate, Kent, England. The Ramsgate Royal Harbour entrance, the only Royal Harbour in the UK, is just visible to the right. In the distance, Deal is visible near the brightest ring of light. On the other side of Deal out of sight is Dover.
Hallo,If you haven’t tried to find it and want to have a go, then please do not scroll down for the answer. If you want to know, then scroll! Scroll! Scroll!
Look at the centre of the picture, there are three plant runners converging, from the 7 ‘o’ clock position, 5 ‘o’ clock position and 12 ‘o’ clock position. Follow the 12 ‘o’ clock runner up to the first couple of leaves to its left ( a runner converges at the 3 ‘o’ clock position ), the Cricket is directly below them. Sorry, i don’t know what type it is.
Hallo, Sorry I’m a day late with the result! If you do not want to know the answer yet, do not scroll down. if you do…then scroll!!
A Brown Argus, partial wings. Middle of picture at the bottom.
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.
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.
This is a picture of a Greenfinch, England. Again, I have not manipulated this picture in any way. See if you can find the Greenfinch. I will give the answer about 15th January 2012.
Hallo, If you do not wish to know the answer to where the Greenfinch is in the picture, don’t read any further until you have looked at the picture in an earlier post. However, there were two, so if you spotted one, then don’t read any further until you have located the second one.
For those of you looking for a Greenfinch, there were two. In the bottom right corner, on the twig spanning the corner is one Greenfinch. But there was another one. If you look at the two dark green leaves directly up and to the left of the first Greenfinch, in among the dead (brown) Buddleia flowers, is a second Greenfinch looking to the left.
As before, try to identify the Butterfly. In a week, I will post the answer, although I am not entirely sure which of two it is!
Spot the Butterfly