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Blooming Rhododendrons and Midnight Visitor Update

13-05-18

We have had some reasonable weather (at last) over the past few weeks and the garden has really burst into life. I think the huge amount of rain earlier in the year has really benefited my Rhododendron. It’s quite difficult to photograph, but with a combination of the Sigma DP1 and Olympus E620 I managed to get a few images.

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I put my old Tamron macro lens on the Olympus via an adaptor, It’s tricky to focus as the viewfinder on the Olympus is a bit small and the depth of field very shallow.

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The Bee’s love it.

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I tried the 1 to 1 adaptor on the lens and photographed a few of the plants around the garden.

The Humble Dandelion
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The Bells
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With Spider

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Backlit Leaves
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Midnight Visitor
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My midnight visitor comes in every day now for his breakfast or tea, quite often both. He’s such a sweet little cat, today he was a bit dusty. I’m still not sure if he has a home of sorts, but someone must be feeding him as he is at least 9 years old. Of course he might be a (click link) “Six Dinner Sid” but I don’t mind.

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Monday walk to town

The weather was really bright and clear yesterday but cold, especially so for me as I just had a haircut, not that I have much in the first place !!!!!

Bike Trouble
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This young woman was having trouble starting her bike, the guys standing in the background offered to help, but it was politely refused.

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There’s quite a bit of construction work going on in the city, hopefully this won’t be further student accommodation as the city is already awash with it.

On Sunday there was a lot of lovely birdsong coming from my garden, so I grabbed the camera and took a look, it was a small flock of Goldfinches.
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This is crop from the photo, the longest lens I have is only a 300mm equivalent.

Drab

View of the University (Just)
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The weather was even more drab and greyer than yesterday. But a need for food (myself and the cats) required a visit to town.

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All photos taken on Olympus E620 & 14-42mm lens