Redcliffe Pier

Friday, February 18, 2011

CLOSE UP IN THE FOREST

As I mentioned in yesterday's post, we went to the local forest with the camera club to practise taking close up shots. I don't have a macro lens so tried using Av setting with the tele lens, but not very successfully. The okay ones are below and the many blurry ones are in the trash.

dragonfly

Swamp algae

Dead Bracken Fern

Black berries of some kind.

"What you looking at Mrs?"

Wallaby eating a leaf. Love its paws and eyelashes.

Its a shame weeds are introduced into the forest but good for a shot.

23 comments:

  1. Wonderful lighting on your photos. My favorites I guess would be of the wallaby, as I don't get to see them unless we're at the zoo. Much better to be in their natural habitat. I would love to go for a stroll and come across one of these little fellas.

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  2. Great pictures, Diane... Does your camera club members 'critique' each other's pictures???? I'm sure they would all say that yours are FABULOUS....

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  3. You did a great job with your telephoto lens. These pictures are wonderful. Thanks for sharing them with us.

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  4. For someone who doesn't have a macro lens you did a fabulous job Diane. I love the last one of the weed but like you I wish the invasive plants could be kept out of our forest.

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  5. I think your close-ups are lovely, Diane! The dragonfly has come out so well and, of course, the wallaby is just too gorgeous. Looks like you had a lot of fun :)

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  6. Marvellous photos, Diane, and it must be great to share with your U3A group.
    Hugs,
    Jan

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  7. Beatuiful images Diane - you've captured the forest "essence" beautifully. I think my favourite one is of the algae!

    And I would kill for those eyelashes! Wasted on a wallaby...

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  8. The photo's are really great. To see a wallaby so close is amazing.

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  9. Not sure about the swamp algae (must be good for a joke!) but you did a creditable job with your camera. Wallabies are rather appealing. They have a colony/flock/hop/wobble or whatever the collective term is, at Harewood House near here.

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  10. I think the close up shots are terrific! I'm with the first commenter above -- I'd love to go for a walk and stumble across a wallaby.

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  11. I love walking with you Diane. Its always fascinating to me to see the different type of forest as so much of Australia seems the same but when you get into the detail the forests are all so very different.

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  12. That looks like a wonderful adventure!
    I know how hard getting a dragonfly pic is and you did wonderfully. Love the ferns and the weeds as well.
    However, Mr. Wallaby steals this show!

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  13. Greetings from Southern California.

    I added myself to follow your blog. You are more than welcome to visit mine and become a follower if you want to.

    God Bless You, ~Ron

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  14. Fantastic photos Di, I especially loved the Dragonfly and of course the Wallaby♥

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  15. These are beautiful I love your area of the world. Thanks for visiting my blog. Photography class I loved that also. It is fun to get out with a camera and explore. I love your pics. B

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  16. Wonderful photos, Diane! I love the wallaby and the dragonfly is pretty. Well done!

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  17. I think the photos that did come out well are wonderful! The wallaby is especially interesting --I hope I get to see a few!

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  18. Your camera equipment doesn't seem to hold you back at all! I love allof the photos on your walk especially the Wallaby pictures. I am trying to decide which digital camera, that fits into your pocket and and has the capability of getting detail when shooting birds in trees, would be the best one for me. I have an old Kookpix that needs a replacement. I love it, and it does a good job with close ups, but I need to try and photograph birds. Help!

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  19. The photos are all real good even without a special equipment ! (I have a little macro inside my automatic camera, but that's nothing) Of course I love the Wallaby the most ! Looks so cute

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  20. You will get there Diane, practice makes perfect. You are doing well.

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  21. Macro shots need such a steady hand - I think you have done extremely well, especially the dragonfly shot.
    "Adelaide and Beyond"

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  22. You have some great photos here!

    It's great to see people trying to live their lives to the full!

    Keep on adventuring!

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