Tag Archives: Olympus E620

Too Hot For A Fur Coat

23-07-18

30 deg C today, the cats are not enjoying it, not really the weather for a fur coat.

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Mimi eating some grass, she’s moulting like mad, and I’m having to brush her everyday, she’s not too sure if she likes being brushed.

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Fleur, Mimi’s mum trying to keep cool, her coat is finer and not so thick as her daughters.

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Now the Bee’s on my Lavender don’t seem to mind having a fur coat.

Midnight Visitor
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He comes in almost everyday now for breakfast and late night supper. Such a lovely gentle cat, and he chatters away while he’s waiting for his meal.

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In The Garden

29-05-18

The cats were out in the garden this morning practising their stalking skills on each other. Of course as soon as I went out with a camera they stopped and followed me around, I’m sure it was just in case I might have had some cat treats with me.

Fleur
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Mimi (Fleurs Daughter)
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They were both full of energy this morning, and brought a smile to my face with their playfulness.

The weather has been a bit unsettled over the last few days, but at least we haven’t had any of the severe storms like some other parts of the UK, Yet. The garden is very green at the moment, and lots of the plants are late in flowering. It was windy today making it a bit difficult to photograph the flowers that were out.

Rose
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Sage
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The Bee’s were enjoying this.

New Pine
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Wild Rose
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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.

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.