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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Homer

A couple of months ago Stacey and I decided we’d do a photo shoot of her parents’ old dog. He’s really starting to show his age now, and the depressing thing is that it’s only going to be a matter of time until the old guy isn’t with us anymore. Anyway, at the time I …

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MOAR BUTTERFLIES!!!!

As I mentioned on Twitter the other day, on Sunday afternoon, with nothing better to do, I took over 715 photos of the butterflies around the flowering Duranta hedge in our front yard. I was pleasantly surprised when I came back inside to find that well over half of them were decent photos, and more …

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Helios 44M-4 58mm 1:2

As promised, here’s a post about one of the manual focus lenses other than the CZ 135mm. Anyway, enough shots of the lens… Since I was planning to run a test of a “new” lens, I decided the best option was to go for a walk through town looking for flowers. Flowers make good test …

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Butterflies (And More Zeiss 135 Shots)

Yesterday Stacey, Ivan and I attended an ABC Open photography workshop/Clermont Camera Social Club meetup hosted by the wonderful Werner family on their property “Vicenza” (first syllable pronounced as in vice I’m told), which is roughly 85km out of Clermont. ABC Open Tropical North producer Daniel Battley drove out from Mackay to run the workshop, …

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