Sunday Selections #74

by frogpondsrock on June 17, 2012

in photography,sunday selections

Good morning my lovelies, it is still bloody freezing down here in Tassie and all I want to do is sit by the fire drinking cups of tea, thinking deep thoughts about life, the universe and everything. But the Ravens keep on calling outside my window at first light and I keep on trying to capture them on camera. Oh they are elusive birds and so, so wary of us. I have a gorgeous new 400mm lens that should make my bird snapping easier but a new lens always means a new way of thinking. The heaviness of this lens means it isn’t that suited to the kind of freehand shooting I do, where I hear a bird outside and I just grab the camera and run, often I only have about 5 seconds grace in which  to focus and shoot. There is a point and shoot canon that I have my eye on that has a 36x zoom and I am wondering if that would be better for charging through the bush than the Nikon with a heavy lens. Or I could just buy a mono-pod. Decisions decisions. I just bought a mono pod. Yay for e-bay.

Now down to the serious business of  THE PHOTOS.

I am grumpy with this youngest child of mine, he and I are far too alike for his own good. It is like being grumpy with myself when I am grumpy with him. Damn child.

I am not grumpy at all with this gorgeous grand child of mine, though I am sure that will change in another 13 years or so.

Two more from the dead tulip series of images, I am not sure which of these I like the best.

I will finish with a moth

The Blurb

I take a lot of photos and most of them are just sitting around in folders on my desktop not doing anything. I thought that a dedicated post once a week would be a good way to share some of these photos that otherwise wouldn’t be seen by anyone other than me.

I am also remarkably absent minded and I put photos into folders and think that I will publish them later on and then then I never do.

So I have started a photo meme that anyone can join in and play as well. The rules are so simple as to be virtually non existent.

Just add your name and URL to the Mr Linky.

Publish your photos on your blog using the “Sunday Selections” title.

Link back here to me.

 

{ 8 comments }

Toushka Lee June 17, 2012 at 1:54 pm

bloody kids!! He’ll be alright. gorgeous photos of both your son and grandson there.
Moths scare me. that is all.

frogpondsrock June 17, 2012 at 2:00 pm

Yeah, I know he’ll be okay, he is a good kid. But sometimes I need to hear other people say it as well, thanks Toushka. As for the moths, my grand daughter Amy is scared of them as well.

Kel June 17, 2012 at 4:17 pm

I imagine it would be hard being grumpy with such a cute grandchild ;-)

frogpondsrock June 17, 2012 at 4:37 pm

Damn near impossible I reckon. :)

river June 17, 2012 at 5:23 pm

Lovely photos of the boys Kim.
I almost couldn’t see the moth against his same colour background.

Jayne June 17, 2012 at 8:17 pm

He’ll come good, he’s just trying to see how far he can push his luck, like we did lol ;)
Love the pics of Isaac and the moth, I lurve moths, sometimes better than butterflies (but I don’t have any urges to run naked through a room full of them) :P

Surely Sarah June 17, 2012 at 9:44 pm

The silhouette my pick of the bunch – very cool!

Andrea @ From The Sol June 17, 2012 at 11:14 pm

I love your dead tulip series. I have an affinity for dead flowers as well. My post today will show that. I like the second of the two new dead tulip series … a little more color without giving away the meaning. I enjoy your posts … thank you

Andrea @ From The Sol

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