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Focus Friday: Moony Chap Goh Meh

Some moon shots taken with my Nikon P500 during the recent Chap Goh Meh. Weather conditions were not quite favourable with the strong winds blowing some clusters of clouds that blocked the view of the full moon every now and then. Anyway….

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ISO 3200; 1/3s; f/6.3; Focal length 28.4mm

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ISO 500; 1/30s; f/5.6; Focal length 38.2mm

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ISO 500; 1/125s; f/5.7; Focal length 144mm

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Cropped image of the previous shot..:-D

Fluttering Focus

Taking good, clean photos of butterflies is never easy because they flutter so much and will easily fly away if you are focusing too close.

However, the task is made simpler with good sunlight and the superzoom of the Nikon P500:

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Aperture priority;  ISO 200; 1/160s; f/5.7; Focal Length 102.8mm

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Aperture priority; ISO 160; 1/200s; f/5.7; Focal Length  95.6mm

Caterpillar on Camera

In or booming and growing (well, sort of) house garden where it has also become natural habitats to many different kinds of animals, we have come across many of them, including birds (of many kinds), snakes, rodents, biawaks, butterflies, etc.

Thus, I was rather not surprised to find this colourful little caterpillar making itself comfortable in our garden too..:-D

I found caterpillars much easier subjects to focus because they are almost always stationery and the fact that they were out sunbathing in direct bright natural light is comforting news for the lenses.

Here are some shots taken with my Nikon P500 of our caterpillar:

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Macro 4mm; 1/80s; f/3.4; ISO 160

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Macro 4mm; 1/40s; f/3.4; ISO 160

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Aperture; Focal length 71.7mm; 1/60s; f/5.6; ISO 360

Hmmm..I wonder if these are the ones that will eventually turn into butterflies? :-\

Chicken Cammed

Much as I like to shoot photos of birds with my Nikon P500, because of its delicious 36X superzoom capabilities, I had the chance to train my focus on birds of a different kind over the last weekend when I had the opportunity to get into close proximity with chickens!

Yeah, and believe you me, shooting chickens can be rather fun too, because as photo subjects, they do not fly or run too fast so it was quite a breeze to lock them into focus. And more often than not, they would appear as if they wanted to pose for you…haha.

Anyway, these are a couple of my chicken shots:

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