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Thought he/she was a dead insect in a daddy longlegs web in the corner of the ceiling in the loo at Dad's house in Toowoomba. Then I noticed it had moved position, and then noticed it move ever so slightly and indeed a spider - 8 legs visible. Probably body... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2020 at Remembering PRESTAGS
Looking for something near the back door with a torch as preparations for the northward trek continued. Noticed a spot on the wall, and thought 'what insect, or spider, is this?' Well it was both. Jumping spider with, relative to her size, a big fly, still flapping a bit so... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2019 at Remembering PRESTAGS
I am not a member of this blog then :-( Why are the white spearman so special?
I think the blurred bird is a magpie. I am undecided about the call - a magpie or a currawong? nice detective work.
Blue for blue boys. Purple for advent coming soon.
Toggle Commented Nov 10, 2019 on Jacaranda Season at Remembering PRESTAGS
said the spider to the fly. at the garden tap in back yard, bending down to look at a fly, when zzzzip, a jumping spider appears from nowhere and grabs the fly. The spider then slowly started dragging its prize across the brick wall. It was still there when I... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2019 at Remembering PRESTAGS
Took a rec day today to try to sort some stuff, including tax. Minor distraction in the morning - lots of hoverflies around a bush. Lile so many tiny little attack helicopters, as their name implies, just hovering in mid air. Creation is amazing. Thought I will quickly (sic.) try... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2019 at Remembering PRESTAGS
Uncle Paul had a flying visit to Kanbra and had a nice jaunt with Bastard, Carl & Lexi to Molongolo Gorge. First time I have been there, despite it being so close. Weather was a bit so-so - very windy, and intermittent cloud/sun and the odd spit of (trying to)... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2019 at Remembering PRESTAGS
took Lexi to the dog park (dustbowl) and tried out the Tamron 70-200 f2.8. Some in focus ... Three attached. Lexi loves to chase and be chased. One of these is reminiscent of Hairy McClairy :-) Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2019 at Remembering PRESTAGS
got up for Mass in a hurry, pulled on my pants. About to go out the door, and my rear end feels very airy ... Huge hole in seat of pants. Explains why it was feeling a little airy last night. Better at home than at Mass though ... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2019 at Remembering PRESTAGS
It wasn't the first jumping spider I had seen on the house, that was a few days before but no time to get the camera. But on 4 October I saw one and had time. these are all shot hand held, adjusted for sharpness, exposure in some cases, cropped. the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2019 at Remembering PRESTAGS
thank you (I didn't realise you could edit our posts :-) )
Peter & Paul went for a nice photo jaunt on a very windy, very cold day. The same day Paul's recorder was moved on the river bank at the Cotter (and he was dressed like he worked for home affairs): we ended up back at Dairy Farmers Hill, where we... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2019 at Remembering PRESTAGS
wow. you are really into this !
very artistic !
Toggle Commented Sep 14, 2019 on Maccas at Remembering PRESTAGS
I thank you Lord that I am not like that poor publican boat down the back ...
Toggle Commented Sep 14, 2019 on Pride at Remembering PRESTAGS
stop the boats !! they are clogging up those beautiful waterways !!
Toggle Commented Sep 11, 2019 on Integration at Remembering PRESTAGS
Yes, wisdom indeed. Trees eat C02 and make oxygen and ameliorate the greenhouse effect. Welcome Blue Wizard, your life force is now getting stronger. :-)
Toggle Commented Sep 6, 2019 on Wisdom at Remembering PRESTAGS
My house !! A metaphor for me !!
Toggle Commented Sep 5, 2019 on Rejection at Remembering PRESTAGS
I wonder what the different colours denote? boys? girls? I suspect the big orange ones are the females.
Toggle Commented Sep 2, 2019 on Return of the Beetles at Remembering PRESTAGS
the magpie is great - light just right on his face, and very sharp focus. and good contrast even in the black plumage areas. the seagull was colourful 'pop' of red legs and white feathers too.
Toggle Commented Sep 2, 2019 on Return of the Beetles at Remembering PRESTAGS
cool. they are fabulously iridescent. the ones you have posted are good. were you in Auto mode ? (and what does it decide for focus point(s)?). Single point focus in either aperture or shutter priority would be the way to go. I am guessing you can set the size of the single focus point too (you can on the D7500).
Toggle Commented Sep 2, 2019 on The Beetles Stole the Show at Remembering PRESTAGS
yum yum I had egg on toast + hash browns for breakfast curry pie for lunch, Carl sausage roll bbq with Carl for dinner
Toggle Commented Sep 1, 2019 on Father's Day Treat for Dad at Remembering PRESTAGS
Nikon 18-200 VR 2 - 565 g, 77mm W, 97mm long (72mm filter thread) Sony 18-200 OSS LE - 460 g, 68mm W, 97mm long (62mm filter thread) Sony 18-135 OSS LE - 325 g, 67mm W, 88mm long (55mm filter thread) so the Sony 18-200 lens is about 20% lighter, the same length (unextended) and 10% narrower than the Nikon 18-200 the 18-135 is the little bear of the three. Ken Rockwell loves it :-)
Toggle Commented Sep 1, 2019 on Camera Weight Comparisons. at Remembering PRESTAGS
was he deciding whether to jump in? Banjo probably would have and then it would have been a pain getting him out ...
Toggle Commented Sep 1, 2019 on Apprehensive at Remembering PRESTAGS