Serendipity

It’s back to the abstracts! I’m so in love with these… I had a macro-photography brainstorm, and suddenly I seemed to have plunged straight into the kind of world I so love to read about – taking shots I’ve been trying unsuccessfully to capture for years… And here they were, almost without my consciously trying to catch them!

I’m afraid that’s the thing though… Afraid, because I don’t know if I can get there again because I’ll be trying too hard next time.

But let’s not worry about that now! For now, I hope you might share some of the magic of what I found the other day…

(These really need to be viewed in full size and one by one. Just saying…)

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Meeting the neighbours

So, to keep up the good work, I did a photo shoot with four neighbours today. Four-legged, too…

Please meet Dollar, Oliver, Chekandra, and Rocky! Sweet horses all, who posed uncomplaining – if a little bemused – while their people rattled the oats-bucket, jumped up and down, made strange noises and squeezed a dog’s squeaky rubber toy in order to make them behave for the camera…

Can’t say other than that they did!

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New beginnings…

And so it’s been a long time again… My former blog was called “The intermittent blog” – a name I sometimes feel I should have kept…🙂

But I digress.

I haven’t been idle, I’ve just not found the time for blogging – though some shots have appeared on Facebook, and quite a few perhaps more mundane things have been posted via Instagram  – @hagafotografen – (lovely, fast publishing tool…).

And some ideas, one in particular, has been slowly simmering away in the privacy of my brain – and camera. Now, however, I’ve committed to pursuing it a little more officially, and hence – return to the blogosphere!

Actually, I’m not going to talk all about it. I’m just going to post a couple of shots that represent, in a way, my first efforts in a for me unusually long and long-termed photoart project… And so, the nervous question that at some time or other must enter every budding artist’s public communication… do you like?

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Variety

There’s been plenty of spring-time variety at the bird-feeding today!

The long-tailed bushtits have become regulars…

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…along with the blackbirds and the great tits…

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…but the siskins (left…) were new customers today!

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The tree sparrows and the woodpeckers are returning customers as well…

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… as are the bluetits and the coal tits…

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… and… oh! Oops…

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Well, there’s plenty for everyone!🙂

Long time no see…

I knew these were around, and I’ve had high hopes of seeing them at the feeding this winter but I’ve been disappointed in that regard – until now.

As I stood by the feeder today, raking up spilled seeds and droppings from the lawn, I was suddenly surrounded by merry chirps and a flock of long-tailed bushtits who’d come to see what I was turning up. They hopped around, feeding from the remains in the grass, and were pointedly uninterested in my presence apart from hinting that I was standing in their food. I apologized and went in to fetch the camera…

They did take off when I left, but only to settle down again within seconds, and as I returned they posed sweetly for a few shots🙂

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