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What makes you happy with your insect Photography?

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Is it a little Wooley Aphid you see sucking on the sap from some succulent  stem of a hydranger  in your organic garden?

Or perhaps hoards  of little wooley Aphids feasting  on white Dahlia stems?
Are the blooms any less dazzling  after donating?


 Or is  it that Weta who stays as still as a frozen mouse when you aim your macro lens at this twitching antennae?
How grateful can you

Bird Photography. The Dance of the Gulls

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Step By Step

Go down to the Rotorua Lakefront in the morning  after the sun has risen or one hour before dusk.

Take at least two loaves of cheap  bread,

                   your  DSLR camera, a tripod, a 50 mm prime lens or a 50mm  macro lens

                         Set it on aperture priority, iso 200, low f-stop  (f5) so the lens shoots quickly           

Photographing Vintage at the Tirau Museum

Friday, May 11, 2012

I went with my photographic mates Diana and Joni  and her two boys to the Tirau Museum last Thursday to take shots of old stuff.
I love the texture of old items and the  patina of age.
Here are some of my favourite shots.

Be warned; if you don't like creepy, crawly , spooky things don't read on...


                                             The Nomad Photographers outside the Tirau 

Haiku workshop with Sandra Simpson at Waikato University in Hamilton

 A couple of weekends ago I went over for a day to Hamilton to attend a workshop on haiku and it was one of the most enjoyable  poetry writing workshops I've  been to in my twenty four year history of attending writing workshops.

The tutor, Sandra Simpson was knowledgable, affirming  and helpful.
She ran a class with  just the right amount of talking and class participation.
She had great

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