Every now and then I look out the window, checking to see if there are any new flowers coming out that would make a nice photograph. Every day a few different varieties of birds land in the yard and spend a while eating insects, worms or plants. So if I have some free time and the weather is O.K then I take a few shots of whatever looks promising.
But never in a Million years would I expect to look out the Window and see a Tortoise walking through a suburban back yard! I couldn’t believe the randomness of that event and scrambled to get my camera, adjust the settings and get stuck into a macro/wildlife photo shoot! It was the first time I’ve ever photographed one – and right in my yard where I could carefully control the subject without it being able to scurry away or disappear.
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Extreme Close-Ups – Saturday 10/12/2011
Captured with a Canon 450D and an 18 – 55 mm lens set at 34 mm, f/16 and ISO-400.