Full Persian Heart Pendant

I did play around with putting all my chainmaille stuff on a subdomain, but that didn’t really work out, so now I’ve got to repost it again. Also, being a bit sleep deprived at the moment I forgot to copy the posts from the subdomain install before I deleted it, so I’m starting from scratch …

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Works in Progress

Update 2: And now I’ve decided to make some more changes. I should be finished by this evening (Saturday). Update: So I’ve got most of the changes I wanted to make finished, but (and it’s bad form on my part I guess), I decided to start this customisation project the day before we’re due to …

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Redback Spider

After a bit of an unplanned hiatus from photography due to life events, I decided that a good way to get inspired again would be to try something a little different. Since I had a day off I had intended to test out some of the Tamron Adaptall lenses I’ve picked up recently, but the …

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Pholcus

Add enough magnification and even benign critters start to look scary. This is a large daddy long legs (Pholcus phalangioides I think) that I caught in our bedroom. Judging by the way the pedipalps look I’m guessing a male in search of a mate. Shot with a 100mm macro with a 50mm reversed on the …

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Dramatic Skies

I went out to try and shoot some storms that were forming late yesterday afternoon, but unfortunately I still wasn’t well enough so I had to come home before I’d even managed to get any shots at all. One the way back, I couldn’t miss stopping to shoot the beautiful cloud formations as they interacted …

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Hibiscus Harlequin Beetle

Whilst I was staying with my parents over the holidays, I spent a lot of time out in the yard helping dad with his car, etc. Late on afternoon we discovered a swarm of hibiscus harlequin bugs (Tectocoris diopthalmus) on an unidentified tree in their backyard whilst setting up some sprinklers. One of them had …

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A Christmas Present

Whilst we were in Brisbane we decided we’d take the opportunity to have a look around at what kinds of snakes were available for sale. There were a couple of places where the pythons for sale were so aggressive the shop assistants couldn’t even take them out of their enclosures without being struck at, and …

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A Young Photographer

Ivan is obsessed with my cameras. Whenever I’m shooting him, or doing anything with the cameras, he just sits there and watches me. We’ve found him staring into the bottom shelf of our old camera display unit. I’m pretty sure he’s still too young to really appreciate what they are, but I think it’s a …

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