Spring is here and there is a lot of activity going on outside and inside. All of God’s small creatures are going about their business and this blog is about what images you can capture. You need to keep yourself busy whilst learning by observation.
The Easter weekend has ended and Stay at Home, Keep Your Distance, Keep Safe is still a must. It is another three weeks of this, but we all have to stay strong and know that the beach will still be there when the restrictions are reduced.
Looking out the window is quite encouraging and this dragon fly was captured. It looks as if it is doing chin-ups J . Remember to do some exercise. This is very important for your health. The dragon fly was captured through a netted curtain. I slowly passed the camera lens through a gap in the curtain to capture this image. I moved again and it flew away.
In the top corner of my ceiling I found this spider just sitting there. It has been more than four weeks and I do not know what it does for food. I keep an eye on it. It does not bother anybody so it is left well alone.
This image should be turned clockwise. In the bathroom I found this wondering around the tiles.
I captured this one in the kitchen. Relax! This in only the second one I have found in the last ten years. The kitchen is kept clean. You will be surprised what you can find inside. Capture a picture of them before you dispose of them.
There was this interesting scene outside my window. Wonderful babies! Spring is about new births.
I do not have a garden but I grow sunflowers in my car park. I use soil from the ground with consequences. In the right-hand corner is a dead baby sunflower. What you can see in the top of the image is the sunflower that I planted to replace it. A black slug was eating them and I finally caught it. The seed on the right is my third attempt which succeeded. Never give up.
It is time to go into the car park. Above are flies having a snail meal. The snails would not leave my sunflowers alone as babies. When the sunflowers are fully grown it does not matter.
All of this did not happen in the space of three weeks. The above image is from previous years. The sunflowers had fully grown and the bee and butterfly was enjoying the harvest. The growing of a plant from seed will be covered in another post. The way things are we might have time to all capture the progress of a plant growing.
For the above image the sunlight has to be a certain angle when shining down on the Earth and the zoom lens has to capture the light at a certain angle. Details are important.
Keen observation and a sharp eye are crucial when looking for small creatures. Can you see the insect on the lower half of this image?
You do not have to capture all the images by sunlight. The lighting was just right so I had to capture the image.
I carefully moved this insect onto a reflective surface to get the details of the underside. Without harming yourself see if you can come up with a creative image.
I did not recognise this insect so I watched it for a while before I captured it hovering just above the ground.
Here are a several more images that I captured whilst outside in the car park.
The ants with wings show up around the end of July in London, England.
For the inside images you need to have a camera or mobile phone nearby to capture the images. For the images outside you just need one hour a week to capture images, an exploring eye and a zoom lens.