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Fun with dandelions, pyro style

Just another night, hanging out together.

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1/640 sec at f/3.5, ISO 1600, Sony a55 w/50mm macro lens, tripod

With my camera was set to continuous advance, this was the next picture. It went up FAST!
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1/640 sec at f/3.5, ISO 1600, Sony a55 w/50mm macro lens, tripod

Am I the only one that sees a face screaming into a microphone?
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1/320 sec at f/3.5, ISO 1600, Sony a55 w/50mm macro lens, tripod

This one was a much slower burn. It reminds me of a burning marshmallow.
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1/320 sec at f/3.5, ISO 1600, Sony a55 w/50mm macro lens, tripod

This final cluster was a little stubborn…
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1/500 sec at f/3.5, ISO 1600, Sony a55 w/50mm macro lens, tripod

…but eventually they got going and produced my favourite picture of the night 🙂
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1/400 sec at f/3.5, ISO 1600, Sony a55 w/50mm macro lens, tripod

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Posted by on August 14, 2013 in Fire, Flower, Macro lens, Sony DSLR A55

 

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Morning butterflies by the lake

The other morning, out at the lake, little Munchkin was begging to go for a quad ride.  And since that was preferable to another viewing of ‘The Little Mermaid’, down to the lake we went.  Well, we get to the docks and what do we see? There, on the gravel boat launch, is a flutter of butterflies.

( Yup, that’s right – a group of butterflies is called a ‘flutter’.  The more you know 😉 )

Inwardly, I was cursing for not having my camera at hand. But luckily, it was easy enough to convince little girl to go for a ride back to camp and back.

I didn’t bother switching lenses, so I was ‘stuck’ with my zoom. I count at least four different types of butterflies and now I just need to figure out what they are! Any ideas?

I really like this pretty blue one, it was beautiful in the sun.
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1/2000 sec at f/13, ISO 1600, Sony a55 w/75-300mm zoom lens

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1/160 sec at f/11, ISO 200, Sony a55 w/75-300mm zoom lens

There was this guy, dark and dapper
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1/160 sec atf/11, ISO 200, Sony a55 w/75-300mm zoom lens

Little orange
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1/160 sec at f/11, ISO 100, Sony a55 w/75-300mm zoom lens

And these guys. These were by far the most abundant and gregarious.

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1/100 sec at f/11, ISO 100, Sony a55 w/75-300mm zoom lens

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1/100 sec at f/11, ISO 100, Sony a55 w/75-300mm zoom lens

Here’s a (blurry) close up
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1/125 sec at f/11, ISO 100, Sony a55 w/75-300mm zoom lens

Thanks for looking!

 
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Posted by on August 13, 2013 in Butterfly, Nature, Sony DSLR A55, Summer, Zoom lens

 

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