Experimenting with a Canon

I’ve learned a bit more about my little pocket Canon camera. updating the firmware and software and checking all the settings seems to have helped better, quicker focusing. I’ve taken my first lightbox picture – the nest of a potter wasp who obligingly built it in the neglected lightbox, thank you. And learned to setContinue reading “Experimenting with a Canon”

Remote Cam Adventures

I got the remote setup working again: Canon on a tripod, targeted on the tap birdbath in the shrubbery, and viewfinder on my cellphone. Then I waited. The same problem I noted before is still evident: my attention span. Eventually a rare bird strolled by and seemed quite interested. Hours later the underbrush eagle, whoContinue reading “Remote Cam Adventures”

Blue-Banded Bee

A gorgeous Aussie! What a beaut Aussie bee! Snapped in flight in a Brisbane garden by Saffer-Kiwi-Aussie ace photographer Steve Reed. Solitary bees, they don’t hang around in groups. They nest in tunnels in clay or sandstone – but don’t trust me, do some research. Which reminds me of one of Aitch – Trish –Continue reading “Blue-Banded Bee”

Yielding To The Camera

Excuse me! You with the paintbrush! Camera coming through! I was posting our wedding pics when I saw one we’d taken of our photographer Keith and his assistant. Being in 1988 there would have been a few other cameras there like the one that took a pic of him holding his large-format Hasselblad-like beauty andContinue reading “Yielding To The Camera”

The Photo Archives

I hardly ever carried a camera back when I was beautiful and had just the one chin. “I’m video’ing it in my head” I would say. Of course now I’m really grateful other people carried cameras and I could get pics from them. Even in the days when you loaded a roll of film inContinue reading “The Photo Archives”

Photographing Giraffe

Photogiraffing? It’s hard to photograph giraffe in Ithala Game Reserve when you have a Jack-in-the-Box popping up in the jeep right in front of your lens every time you’re ready to depress the shutter. And then the laughter gives camera shake.