Playing Around

I have this camera lens (don’t ask me which one it is) that I rarely use so today I made the decision to get out there and have a play with it.

Having seen the finished results, I realise that I need to use it and get to know it a bit better.  The close-ups of water droplets could be much clearer but, still, I mostly like the results.

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Esja’s Back illustrates very effectively how a native horse’s coat goes into a point allowing the rain run off, while the undercoat remains dry.


Klængur – the base of his mane


Hjalti’s silly frilly foal forelock


Brá’s eye and mane with water droplets

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Anywho, now I have seen the results, I intend, weather-permitting, to get to grips with this lens so there will be heaps more boring close-ups.  Sorry.

A few sparrows while I was secretly feeding some spare soaked sugar beet to Brá.

The one looking like it is about to commit hara kari is in fact about to fly away.

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So enough of the playing. I had work to do.  Everyone was fed and rugs had been put on or taken off.  Next on my list was walking the dogs ….. along with anyone else who wanted to come  too.  They were all very well-behaved.  I am not sure what the highway code is for “yes, I know I am mad, but yes they are my sheep and yes, that is a dog with them!”


The sky was magical while we walked.  I can forgive Shetland any amount of shitty weather when I see the winter skies.  They always take my breath away.



6 thoughts on “Playing Around

  1. Terri

    Wonderful close-ups, more please! Healing vibes to your OH from far across the pond in Oregon.
    PS Shetland skies take MY breath away too! (thanks to your photos)

  2. Linda

    Wonderful photos (and I didn’t know about the “method” used by the ponies to shed water. As usual Mother Nature is brilliant…)
    I love those close ups of the birds, too.
    Absolutely no need to apologize for using this lens!

    P.S. I hope OH starts to feel better soon.

  3. Sandra coffman

    Lovely pictures. Macro lens are wonderful. They not only do close up but can be used for almost everything. I even use mine for sunsets, I have 3 or 4 different kinds of macro lens.


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