A Bad Day With A Camera

It’s a Small World

The macro lens got exercised again today, and how. There’s nothing like being surrounded by a target rich environment to bring a winter wounded photographer back to life. Yes, I was snap happy.

Ants in my pants, My Front Yard, Strathmore, AB, 2024-04-24

I managed by some stroke of luck to get a moving ant fairly decently composed on a twig waving in the wind using a manually focused, circa 1985, Pentax 100mm macro lens. There was a bit of spray and pray shooting involved.

The smallest bouquet, My Front Yard, Strathmore,
AB, 2024-04-24
Audrey II in my front yard, Strathmore,
AB, 2024-04-24

The lilac bushes below our front window in our home are starting to bud out and lots of fun to work with a macro lens.

Allergy season is here, My Back Yard, Strathmore, AB, 2024-04-24

The Mountain Ash by our back fence, which has looked like a dessicated corpse for the past six months, is showing signs of returning to life. Or maybe it’s becoming undead. Whatever it is, it’s an improvement.

Green again, My Back Yard, Strathmore, AB, 2024-04-24
Tree budding out, Thomas Drive, Strathmore,
AB, 2024-04-24
It’s a three for all, My Back Yard, Strathmore,
AB, 2024-04-24

I would say that two-thirds of the trees in our backyard are finally reanimating. The apple tree and the boring thing in the corner that I can never remember the name of aren’t doing much so far.

Red bright and blue, My Back Alley, Strathmore, AB, 2024-04-24
It’s a bit crowded, My Back Alley, Strathmore, AB, 2024-04-24

Last but not least, I found some scraggly looking back fences in the alley that runs behind my home. I showed them some love with my Kodak pancake lens, which I haven’t used for a while. It was a productive lunch hour break from work.

God, I love spring.

Today’s kit: A Canon EOS R5 with a SMC PENTAX-A 100mm f/2.8 macro lens mounted using a Fotodiox PK-EF lens adapter for the macro images, and my Kodak pancake lens for RF mount for the two landscape shots.

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