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Garden shots - what did you see today?

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Printed Date: 20 August 2019 at 10:13

Topic: Garden shots - what did you see today?
Posted By: nandbytes
Subject: Garden shots - what did you see today?
Date Posted: 08 April 2019 at 19:53
Sometimes we find interesting things to photograph in our front/back gardens/lawns. Despite the title feel free post pictures that are old(er) i.e. not from the same day as posting (I just wanted to make the title catchy )

Right I'll start...



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Posted By: Dopol
Date Posted: 08 April 2019 at 20:05
Amazing to have a city-fox in your garden.
Seen him before?
And in the second shot, he looks as if he spots you.
A fun catch.

Be yourself; everyone else is already taken

Posted By: nandbytes
Date Posted: 08 April 2019 at 20:28
Originally posted by Dopol Dopol wrote:

Amazing to have a city-fox in your garden.
Seen him before?
And in the second shot, he looks as if he spots you.
A fun catch.

We see a fox in our garden every so often, may be once a fortnight. But I see foxes in my area every other day. So they are common but I never have a camera on me to photograph them. I lucked out this time

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Posted By: addy landzaat
Date Posted: 09 April 2019 at 16:50
Well, slightly different thread then I expected. Interesting visitor to your garden.

This one is a bit more Mundane, but I promised to contribute:">
Sony A77m2 | Sony 70-400G | 400mm | f/7.1 | 1/160s | 200iso

Why not follow me on Instagram? @Addy_101

Posted By: Coast
Date Posted: 15 April 2019 at 00:25
A very nice day at the Conservatory of Flowers and garden


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Posted By: wesleysa
Date Posted: 16 April 2019 at 00:39
I spent some time in the garden today, so a few from me:"> - Drosera2_Apr_2019 by - Wesley Swana , on Flickr"> - Drosera_Apr_2019 by - Wesley Swana , on Flickr

These are both Drosera Capensis, very common (weeds in fact!) in my outdoor carnivorous plant garden.

They are native to the area and so grow very vigorously in this part of the world, which doesn't help the 'foreign' species I try to cultivate in my garden.

Weeds they might be... but they are very good at what they do in terms of catching ANYTHING nitrogen rich they come into contact with. Insects, feathers, helicopter-seed analogues etc. I've found moths nearly the size of the tendril trapped in the past. Totally fascinating to observe.

Photographically they remain a challenge for me... today I got out the tripod and arranged these two in decent light and stopped down to f11 or so in an attempt to get entire tendrils in focus... Not too successfully but I still like the results. A true testament to the plants 'devastating' effectiveness as a predator that I can't get pictures of a new tendril without victims or carapaces visible.

I want to take a few inside and experiment with lighting a bit more when time allows.

Edit: Both taken with Minolta 50 Macro 3.5 @ f11 on Sony A850.

Posted By: nandbytes
Date Posted: 22 April 2019 at 09:17
@addy - thanks and that's a very nice wider angle macro shot

@Coast - very nice back garden you got there

@wesleysa - impressive! I'd love to have something like that in my back garden for photography

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Posted By: nandbytes
Date Posted: 17 June 2019 at 20:28
time for another thing I found in my back garden
I think its a female stag beetle





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Posted By: Fred_S
Date Posted: 18 June 2019 at 19:37
Cherry tomatoes">
A99ii + Sigma 2.8/105mm EX DG MACRO HSM OS

Posted By: pegelli
Date Posted: 18 June 2019 at 20:06
Looking in my garden two days ago I saw a beautiful moonrise">
A7ii + FE 70-300 G

It's one handheld shot exposed for the moon. Out of camera everything except the moon was pitch black. However a significant lift of the shadows (+3,5 EV, + 100 shadows, significant lift of the lower half of the curve) produced a shot close to how I experienced the scene. It has some noise and a tiny bit of banding, but who cares

Mind the bandwidth of others, don't link pictures larger then 1024 wide or 960 pix high, - see here

Posted By: craig66
Date Posted: 19 June 2019 at 10:12
It wasn't today. It was last year and it was on fallen Forest Red Gum in the back of the garden. It's an Elephant Weevil. Forest Red Gums are a host tree for koalas but I had to settle for something smaller. Sadly the koalas around here are all but gone.

Posted By: Micholand
Date Posted: 12 August 2019 at 18:20
Red chili pepper">
a7 + Voigtländer Macro APO-Lanthar E65/2


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