Today’s sunshine found Hana and me on the Downs for a picnic. As usual I brought the camera and managed to snap this photo of a bird taking off. Unfortunately it’s not in perfect focus because the autofocus on this Tamron 70-300mm lens can only be considered fast by glacial standards. Fortunately, this cyclist passedContinue reading “Takeoff!”


From Stu: “This week, your challenge is to take a picture of a creepy-crawly – spider, insect, etc. Preferably a real one, and preferably close-up enough to make out detail. Preferably artistically pleasing rather than just a documentary shot.” I hope this picture of a couple of flies on the job will suffice!