Friday, July 31, 2009
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Saturday, July 25, 2009
Friday, July 24, 2009
Sunday, July 19, 2009
A pretty large Blue.
One which has its abdomen bright red. I used to see many of these in India but they were extremely hard to photograph as they will fly off at the slightest movement. So, I only managed one shot, a very bad one.
A Blue Sprite Damselfly.
A fully-coloured Bright Red.
I managed one good shot with this one. The first shot I took was pretty poor quality but I was really happy with the second one.
Yippy! So I did manage to do well with a DSLR! Well yes just one.
Saturday, July 18, 2009
My Camera with an optical zoom of 3X was no use in trying to take shots of this snake that was about 15 metres high up the tree. I had to call Thomas, mt friend to bring his camera, a Canon EOS 450D to shoot it. However, he only had a 18-55mm lens and so it we still could not get clear shots of the python.
Here's a badly cropped shot of the snake.
The snake, unfortunately was not left alone. The West Coast Park Managers had called the Pest Control Services to get rid of the snake. Isn't this stupid?! The python which is only about 2 metres can merely do any harm to adult humans, and it also helps to keep real pests like rats in control. But it looks like the 'Pest Controllers' are actually getting rid of the Real Pest Controller. I took a poor video with my digital camera of the snake being pushed into the pond from high up the tree. Poor Snake.