Cobra(-ish) Pose

Cobra-ish PoseOlympus M.Zuiko 45mm f/1.8
f/2.5
1/6400 sec
ISO 200

I think I find it more amusing that I should that there’s a lizard doing what looks like a Cobra pose…  Anyway, I have a somewhat funny story about these guys.  This is an Australian Water Dragon, an adorable and harmless creature that is really quite shy and likes to sunbake.  It is clearly NOT a Komodo dragon, the metres-long predator that could probably eat me if I encountered it.  I actually spent lots of years thinking these were Komodo dragons…. I should explain that I didn’t think that these guys would eat me, I just clearly had no idea what a Komodo dragon really was.

Moving on. I find it interesting that different types of Water Dragons seem to run differently.  Some run on all fours, but I’ve seen some hilariously hitch up on their hind legs and sprint off in that manner.  It’s adorable, even when they charge at you (the one above did, right after I took the photo).

PS: Merry Christmas all!

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Page to Page; Chapter to Chapter

Page to Page Chapter to ChapterPanasonic Lumix G 20mm f/1.7
f/1.7
1/800 sec
ISO 200

So a big thing happened to me recently – I finally graduated from university.  After about 8 years it’s about time, I’d say. Actually, I just realised that since I didn’t take a gap year after high school, I’ve been enrolled in an educational institution for the last 20 years.  Scary, but exciting!

I spent altogether too many hours of my life in the library on campus, really.  It was a necessary evil I’d say, and I don’t regret it one bit.  It’s a part of my life that is now gone, but not forgotten.

Keep Looking Forward

Trying very hard to not use 'light at the end of the tunnel'

Trying very hard to not use ‘light at the end of the tunnel’

I took this on campus a little while ago and I’m really happy with the way it turned out.  It really just evokes memories of all the time I left for home in the late afternoon, lazily walking through the limestone corridors with the fading light streaming through the gaps in the pillars and the ceiling lights starting to switch on all around me.

Good times.

What a Quacking Meal

Synchronised eating Fujian C-Mount 50mm f/1.4
f/1.4
1/800 sec
ISO 100

Ducks are pretty great.  Not as good as dogs, mind you, but pretty close.  Multiple ducks eating in synchrony is even better!  Although, these ducks will sometimes charge at you mouth open and squawking if you get too close.  It’s actually as adorable as it sounds, though I’m sure the duck in question thinks it’s meant to be scary?

Bzzt bzzzzzzt (“This flower is delicious”)

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA E-P5 50mm f 1.4Fujian C-Mount 50mm
f/1.4
1/1000 s
ISO 100

I got super lucky with this photo, actually.  I was in the process of framing and focusing the photo when, out of nowhere, a bee popped up!  It generously stuck around for a few seconds, providing the extra element I was looking for in the picture.  If it wasn’t for the fact that C-mounts are fully manual I may have missed this shot completely, but I guess photography is a bit like that, isn’t it?  And that’s why I love it.