Darn! Both my Canon full-size body cameras have died! I am struggling to take macros with the tiny eosM. I think the main challenges are: 1) no viewfinder, which forces a different stance, 2) fine focus process is fiddly, using touch screen, 3) the camera is so small that you really hold the lens rather than the body, while trying to adjust focus with the same hand. I might be forced to dig into the odds&ends cupboard and find the Manfrotto that has been hibernating for years. Here is an attempt at a Dragonfly eye:
Stuff grows quickly in the Wet season!
The extremely slow pace of local traffic on Thailand's up-country roads can be a considerable hazard...unregistered agricultural vehicles, elderly men and women at walking pace on mopeds, ducks splashing in the deep pot-holes of poorly maintained bi-roads, and :
...after the cloud build-up comes the Dragonflies...then the rain in big drops...
Timelapse...an elapsed hour in about 2.5 minutes.
At the Inter-school Sports Day, hosted by our Village school...the relay races are intensely competitive, and smooth baton passing is crucial...the wet, slippery playing surface adds another dimension of complexity:
In our garden...colourful Stinkbugs pair up and play adult games...the male [the smaller of the two] usually dies from exhaustion...the female accommodates several males:
An exquisite, tiny Damsel, seeking a suitable place to deposit her eggs....she is barely more than 1cm nose to tail, with body thinner than a dressmaker's pin...and, she can fly backwards with perfect precision!
A horde of these exquisite butterflies has arrived in the garden...I am not complaining, and nor are the Zinnias.
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