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Privatized with privet…

Privatized-with-privet

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Tropical fern…

Tropical fern

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Kiwi halves …

Kiwi-halves

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Kiwi quarters…

Kiwi quarters

 

I like photographing fruit when season and kiwi fruit are visually interesting this year I wanted to try something other than the obvious kiwi cut in half so they were quartered! It also offered the chance to try the DP2 with the close up lens at f2/8 I also just read a post on Serious Compacts that suggests that the Sigma DP2 can be used successfully at high-er  ISO’s in Monochrome I will certainly have to give that a try it may have more uses than I previously thought

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No green onions were hurt in the making of this photograph …

No Onions were hurt in the making of this photographLumix G3  f1.8 1/40s ISO160 Summilux 25mm f1.4

In between the mundanity of making a salad some of the vegetables take on a character even a persona of their own and almost speak out loud. Some suggest the shapes of body parts I was just about to slice up a capsicum and it took on the form of a delicate feminine spine flowing into a silhouette of soft and gentle hip. Then came the green onion a cheeky chap with wild hair who was about to sing ‘No woman no cry’ But green onions don’t do that…

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Grass hoppers eyes…

Blood shot eyes of a Leaf hopper!

A pair of slightly blood shot humorous crossed eyes cover the depth of field in this shot, it can clearly be seen on the twig, its about 3 mm.
As a general comparison I have no idea how the the AF speed  compares with the OMD but this G3 needed three shots to pick it. I was aiming for the eyes and I had the camera set on a manual single AF point. Perhaps the face recognition setting would have been more accurate?  Because of the very low angle and the fact that this little grass hopper was moving albeit slowly up the twig a tripod would have been messy so it was hand held. I took a dozen or so shots and it was only when I got them loaded into Bridge that I realized that this grass hoppers eyes were actually following me…

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Red and green kangaroo paw…

Mangles-paw

Lumix G3 f11 1/4s ISO160 Canon 100mm macro

One of the state emblems of  Western Australian is the Mangles Kangaroo paw and I never get tired of photographing them. The shapes all have the same form but they always seem to have differences in size, proportion and depth of colour. A couple of the other varieties that also grow wild in my garden will be in full bloom in the next couple of days and I am really looking forward to shooting them. Having an area of native garden is a bit like Christmas there seems to be an unexpected gift just when one is not expecting it.

The lens that I used to capture this image is over thirty years old and it has a character all of its own its really good that the older quality lenses have been given a new lease of life with the advent of Mirrorless bodies and this one in particular gives a very good account itself…

 

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Mangles kangaroo paws…

Mangles-Kangaroo-paws

Lumix G3 f5.6 1/30s LumixG 14-42mm

My garden has literally thousands of floral blooms at the moment but the largest and the most brilliant are the native kangaroo paws this is the Mangles Kangaroo paw the other varieties tend to flower later…

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Blue and silver…

Blue-and-Silver

Olympus OMD f 6.3 1/1600s ISO320

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Leaf shadows…

leaf-shadows

Canon S70 f2.8 1/1000s ISO100

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