Photos: February 2011 Archives

Snail Comparison

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Saw an unusual sight this morning - a snail crawling across our front welcome mat in broad daylight.  Of course this needed to be documented.  So tormented the little guy a bit by putting him in the sun and taking photos on three different cameras to compare them.

I used my old Sony F828, our Sony S600 (Random Camera) and my Canon 500D (in that order in the photos below).

They all did quite well.  I've half forgotten how to use my old F828 so had to try and remember when to use macro and when not.  I think the photo I went with was using macro.  Random camera doesn't actually have a macro feature, but can get quite close.  Unfortunately it's focus is not as accurate and kept focussing on further in the background.  The Canon did well enough too, but no macro at all on that one, so have to sit back and zoom all the way.  This means the depth of field is very shallow, so the shell was out of focus when the head was in focus.

Sony DSC-F828

Snail
Snail
Sony DSC-S600

Snail
Snail
Canon 500D with 18-135mm lens

Snail
Snail


Spent a good chunk of today scanning more photos.  Today it was mostly holiday photos.  USA 1983, Western Australia 1984, Central Australia 1985, Warrumbungles 1986, Lord Howe Island 1987.  These were pretty much all "reject" photos of my mother's that I kept for myself.  So there's still hundreds more at my parents' place I'll need to scan one day (or better yet, get Dad to scan them ;) ).

But there was only fifty-odd of all those.  The real work today was the hundred and forty or so photos of our Victoria and South Australia trip that we took Hao along for (that summer Hao and I managed five states in about five days..  We definitely managed to wear Hao out that trip - he wasn't used to the fast pace my parents keep heh).  

It was the first big holiday I'd been on with my own camera (which I got for Christmas in 1991) so I took plenty of my own photos.  This is just a small sample of them.

Ettamogah Pub, Albury
Ettamogah Pub, Albury
Great Ocean Road entrance (I believe this was destroyed in bush fires some years back?)
Great Ocean Road entrance
The Twelve Apostles
The Twelve Apostles

Elephant Rock (or Mutton Bird Island, or The Camel) 
Elephant Rock (or Mutton Bird Island, or The Camel)
London Bridge
London Bridge
Sunset over Victor Harbour
Sunset over Victor Harbour
Dolphins in front of the ferry to Kangaroo Island
Dolphins in front of the ferry to Kangaroo Island
My dad took this super cool pic of a pelican on Kangaroo Island
Pelican
Sea Lion pup that crawled right up to us
Sea Lion pup
"Fish Hook" at Kelly Hill Caves
Fish hook rock formation
The Remarkable Rocks
The Remarkable Rocks

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