I picked some Mulberries this morning & while cleaning & removing the stems before putting them in a pie, I found this tiny while spider in the bowl
He's smaller than the fingernail on my pinkie finger & is stained pink from the Mulberries just like my hands are.
He sure is a cute little guy, I left him on my maidenhair fern on the deck, hopefully he will be able to avoid the darn Indian Miner bird, that eat every spider & bug in the garden
A world without honey bees would not be a world at all
Our bees are dying at a rapid rate.
Charles Darwin once said that “The life of man would be made extremely difficult if the bee disappeared.”
So it’s safe to say that Darwin, if he was still alive, would be more than a little concerned to know that over fifty per cent of the world’s honey bee population have died.
Why should you care? Because bees are responsible for pollinating 70 per cent of the world’s horticulture and agricultural crops, so without them we simply would not have fresh fruit and vegetables - in fact, we would all starve within five years, because nothing could be pollinated.
I found these feathers while on my morning walk, I love the 'oil slick' colours on the side, they only show when you hold the feather a certain way. I think they come from the Crested Pigeon, which is pretty common in suburbia here in Australia. http://birdlife.org.au/bird-profile/crested-pigeon
I discovered this beautiful Bougainvillea spilling over the corner of a fence while out for a walk this afternoon. I love how the pink vines trail over the white fence, it actually glowed in the late afternoon sun.
Well more about time really, I just realized that my blog is still on USA time while I am actually living in Australia. So if the dates & times seem to be out of wack with what I post, that is the reason why..
Odd, but there doesn't seem to be much I can do about it at all..
It has taken me almost 3 years to get myself back onto 365Project - Now that I am learning how to use my camera properly at last & not shoot everything on automatic. I need a push to get out and about with my camera so here goes & I'm looking forward to it too.
Today's pic was taken with my Macro Lens, and yes it's the same pink Crucifix Orchid that grows in the back yard. We had a heavy shower this afternoon so it was just perfect when I went out looking for something to be my first picture for the project
My sister Nancy came to stay with me for a few days after my daughter Liz's wedding, and our project for the week was a photo showing/using light in some way. I took this early in morning while Nancy was having her first cuppa. The sun was shining thru the window right onto Nancy's face. It's quite a harsh light but I like the picture.
This next picture is one we did in class, we had to compose a picture using the dice and cup as well as some pegs and the textured 'fabric'. I'm reasonably happy with this, maybe getting the camera lower would have made the picture more interesting, rather than looking down on it, but...
Our next home project was to show the rule of thirds, I chose to use my Macro Lens with a pink Crucifix Orchid. I sprayed water on the flower first, as I think it gives it a bit of oomph to a flower in a photo. It really is an odd looking thing when you see it up close. This one earned me chocolates in class as the best pic of the day ;)
It's been a while since I have put anything on here.
I plan to share the progress I'm making with understanding my camera and using my own settings, instead of just letting the camera decide.
I started a course called 'Beyond The Basics' at the local TAFE (Community College)
I got off to a slow start, because due to reconstructive surgery on my right hand to remove some arthritis, I was unable to manipulate the buttons on the camera ( I had a splint on my hand)
However, I am now able to take the splint off and am doing Physio to get it all moving again, so look out world, here I come.
Our first assignment was to learn how to change the focus of the camera by changing the aperture to show depth of field, I know this is a simple picture but I'm just beginning, so please be patient with me ;) This is a money box moose, such a handsome wee guy.
Last night was our 3rd class, it was a 'Night Shoot' so we went to a shopping centre at Broadbeach on the Gold Coast, where there's a pedestrian bridge which crosses the street in the middle of an intersection. We set up our tripods and cameras and really had a great time even though there wasn't a real lot of traffic.
The second picture was taken looking in a different direction and moving the lens in and out gently while the shutter was open, such a fun picture..
Then we packed up our tripods and cameras, and headed over to the Park at the Gold Coast Arts Centre, and took some photos of the high rises in Surfers Paradise, across the Nerang River.
It was a great night, we had a lot of fun and learnt something new as well.
I'm from New Zealand & I now live in the hills behind the beautiful Gold Coast in south eastern Queensland, Australia. I learnt to use a needle & thread at young age, so beading was a natural progression of that. I love to bead & I am a self confessed Bead Addict, for which there is no cure, nor do I want one if it ever becomes available. Recently I have taken up photography & have no idea where this will take me but I'm up for the journey