A few shots in our variable season of Spring, 2012          

A few shots in our variable season of Spring, 2012.

The flowers are "new" and were not intended to be posted to Facebook..

Some of you will already have seen the shots below the flowers.

I had intended to post those beneath the flowers to Facebook, and re-sized them to the new FB max. side dimension of 960 pixels,
then decided to post them instead to my own site. So here they are.
Processed using FastStone Image viewer, file size reduced to at maximum a little over 300kb.

Tulip taken uzing Zuiko 135 macro



E-3, Z 135/4 tripod, IS off, ISO160, 1/40 sec @ f/16.


Tulip taken using DZuiko 14-54


E-3, DZ 14-54 tripod, IS off, ISO320, 1/125 sec @ f/8, 54mm.


Tulip taken using Zuiko 135 macro


E-3, Z 135/4 tripod, IS off, ISO160, 1/30 sec @ f/16, -1.0 EV. .


Quince taken using Zuiko 135 macro, Cropped slightly,


E-3, Z 135/4 tripod, IS off, ISO160, 1/10 sec @ f/16, 0 EV.


Camellia with resting bee, taken using DZuiko 14-54,


E-3, DZ 14-54 tripod, IS off, ISO320, 1/25 sec @ f/14, 52mm


Group of Camellias, taken using DZuiko 14-54,,


E-3, DZ 14-54 tripod, IS off, ISO320, 1/30 sec @ f/14, 37mm


Snake's-head fritillary (Fritillaria meleagris), taken using Zuiko 100/2,
This flower is on a potted plant only just purchased.


E-3, DZ 14-54 tripod, IS off, ISO160, 1/10 sec @ f/11, -1.0 EV.


Snake's-head fritillary (Fritillaria meleagris), taken using Zuiko 100/2,


E-3, Zuiko 100/2, tripod, IS off, ISO160, 1/10 sec @ f/11,-1.0 EV,


Moon in the morning, view to the west with the sun about to rise in the north-east
E-3, DZ 40-150 at 118mm, hand-held ISO160, 1/250 sec @ f/8 -0.7ev.


I made a trip 200+ km away to Dunedin, and came back in the teeth of a westerly gale. The clouds were
magnificent and some in shots the highlights were blown.
The only time that I regretted not thinking about and actually shooting RAW.

Spring forage crops with snow on the adjacent high hills
E-3, DZ 14-54 hand-held, ISO160, 1/160 sec @ f/8.



Part of the road from Roxburgh to Alexandra. look at those clouds!
E-3, DZ 14-54 hand-held, ISO160, 1/500 sec @ f/8.



Orchard blossom near Roxburgh.
E-3, DZ 14-54 hand-held, ISO160, 1/60 sec @ f/8.



Snowfall in our back-yard, with Maggie's art (painting)-house in the background.
E-3, DZ 14-54 hand-held, ISO1000, 1/600 sec @ f/6.3.



Rosie the (still a pup) dog went berserk in this new-fangled white stuff that you could eat and roll in..
E-3, DZ 14-54 hand-held, ISO1000, 1/12500 sec @ f/7.1.



Rosie standing still for a minisecond. There actually IS an eye in there!..
E-3, DZ 14-54 hand-held, ISO1000, 1/12500 sec @ f/7.1.



THE END.