A simple shot, of a simple owl. Snatched without thought.
To find fingerprints in my house…..
Was extremely bored the other day so I dusted off the 50mm and stuck 36mm worth of Kenko extension tube between it and the body.¬† Went on a circular tour of the house randomly snapping anything I could focus on.
The great thing about the Macro shots is that they show up every single speck of dirt, grease or crumb of chocolate.¬† Shortly after I took this, I cleaned the light switch.
I’d love to meet the person that coined the phrase “a dogs life” to mean that life’s a drudge, nothing but hard work with little thanks or love. How wrong could you get? – Every dog I’ve ever had, has had a better life than me. A dogs life, in my world, is one of regal laziness. A life where everything you ever need is handed to you on a plate, you’re constantly showered with unsolicited affection and love and generally speaking, it’s all pretty cushy.
See what I mean?????
Odd week, odd week ending. Mojo departed around Wednesday and never re-appeared the dirty stop-out, so finding myself with an hour or so to spare this afternoon was a bit of a problem. Undaunted by the total lack of inspiration I ended up attaching the Kenko tubes to the Nifty Fifty and having a wander around the house.
Macro photography is rather more difficult than you would expect ( especially if you look at some of the excellent collections on www.lightstalking.com) and I had a lot of dull, slightly out of focus shots in the trash to show for my lacklustre clicking.
This little fella that we brought back from Mallorca with us last year was quite pleasing to look at though, partly due to the vibrant colours, and partly those sad eyes. Still need a bit more practise with these but I did know before I started that the tripos would be the best approach (was just too lazy to get it out.
Very little post processing applied to this except for a bit of sharpening.