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Will Focus

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ILCE-7RM2    150-600mm F5-6.3 DG DN OS | Sports 021    543mm    f/6.3    1/400s    ISO 640


This is a Water Strider. I didn't know it was a Water Strider until after I took the photo, got home, downloaded it to my computer and googlywooglyed "bug that walks on water". Up until then I always called them water bugs. They use the hair on their legs and air to float on the surface, apparently. Scientists are studying their legs to develop better waterproofing stuff, apparently. The moral of the story is Photography is a perpetual education in things you probably never need to know but are glad you found out. Now, when a cute chic passes me on the boardwalk and asks. "Hey, what kind of bug is that floating on the water?" I can confidently reply, "Well, that there is a Water Strider." How could she not be impressed?
 

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The bottle...... cats drinking their own home-brew?

Glad somebody else saw it that way. I thought of captioning a reference to that, but instead decided to see if anybody else saw it like my mind did, lol.
 

Thad E Ginathom

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Now, when a cute chic passes me on the boardwalk and asks. "Hey, what kind of bug is that floating on the water?" I can confidently reply, "Well, that there is a Water Strider." How could she not be impressed?

And then, I suppose, you ask her if she wants to come home and see your prints? ;)

Well, she'd be daft to refuse. That is a super picture.
 

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Picture of the ferry to Isle Royale at Copper Harbor, taken from the side of Brockway Mountain.

Oh, I took a trip.
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ILCE-7RM4    100-400mm F5-6.3 DG DN OS | Contemporary 020    222mm    f/11.0    1/160s    ISO 100
 

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Just like my brother...
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ILCE-7M3    FE 90mm F2.8 Macro G OSS    90mm    f/2.8    1/10s    ISO 100

Thank goodness grandpa has a truly silent shutter!
 

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ILCE-6400    56mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary 018    56mm    f/1.4    1/640s    ISO 100
 

Will Focus

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ILCE-7RM2    150-600mm F5-6.3 DG DN OS | Sports 021    600mm    f/6.3    1/80s    ISO 640


Was able to catch this tonight while driving home before it donned a blanket of clouds for the evening. ( I did pull over... can't be too safe !)
 

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