These photos are all from yesterday, Sunday, when I went on a photo walk with my 4 year old son. We didn’t go too far from the house but there wasn’t much that inspired me and once again camera envy reared it’s ugly head as I doubted the capability of my Panasonic TZ10. I was disappointed with far too many of the photos I took and as usual it’s the macro shots that I chose to keep.
No idea what this bug it is, but I was quite surprised that it stayed still while I invaded his personal space with my camera. The composition is a little disappointing as I have framed the shot too far to the right, leaving the photo too close to the fluttering antennae. That is one mighty sting protruding from the back – something is certainly going to pay for annoying this guy.
The next is a close-up of a flower which shows the image to be not as sharp as I’d like, but the limitations of this compact camera were never a secret. It’s not bad though, and looks quite bizarre in the grayscale photo below the colour photo – almost as if the centre of the flower is floating on water.
As much as the overall performance of the TZ10 disappointed me a bit, I really like this next photo. Composition could be better and it’s a bit soft, but the fly atop the piece of grass, silhouetted against the clouds really appeals to me.
This last photo shows a rose that has been used as a meeting place for lots of little bugs. I’ll be keeping an eye on to see it it blooms or whether the lodgers will hamper its growth.
When the rains have died down I really must get out into the industrial area near work as there are some great looking buildings and structures which I think would make for some great photos.