No sun today –

Når solen svikter, hva gjør man da? Når man skulle kost seg med litt macro-fotografering og ‘gjestene’ uteblir?  Ja, da må man grave frem et og annet fra arkivet . . . ?

When the sun fails to appear, what du you do?  When the plan was to enjoy a spot of macro photography and the ‘guests’ don’t turn up? Well, I guess it’s time to dig up something from the archives – ?
Picture 9394Som denne lille billen, bare et par millimeter lang, som er ute for en liten ‘nektar-lunsj’ i en nyperose?

As this small beetle, only milimetres long, out to get herself a bit of nectar for lunch in a rose ?
Picture 8595Eller burde jeg vise der denne skorpionfluen som antagelig er ute i samme ærend, men som er litt mer kritisk til hvor man velger å spise –

Or should I show you this ‘scorpion fly’, which is probably doing the same: Looking for lunch, but a bit more choosy as ‘restaurants’ go . . .?

Picture 8124Eller vise dere en gjest som ikke er sælig kresen i det hele tatt? En helt vanlig spyflue!  Skjønt ‘vanlig’ er neppe ordet.  Har dere noen gang tatt dere tid til å studere en slik ‘spyflue’ i detalj? Hvordan den er utstyrt med øyne som ‘ser alt’ og følere som registrerer den miste luftning eller bevegelse? Med en bio-radar i nesa som lukter alt som kan minne om mat på hundrevis av meters avstand? Studer den nøye! Det er kanskje ikke så merkelig at den alltid synes å slippe unna?

Or show you a guest that isn’t choosy at all? An ordinary ‘blowfly’?!  Well, ‘ordinary’ may be the wrong word? Have you ever taken the time to really study a blowfly? In detail?
How it’s equipped with eyes that register just about everything? And sensor hairs the will sense the tiniest change in wind or air?  With a ‘bio-radar’ attached to its nose that will pick up the scent of food from several hundred yards away?
Perhaps it isn’t all that strange that it always seems to escape our efforts to kill it?

And how do you fancy macro photography?  Something we ought to repeat from time to time?
(Compliments of SRB )

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26 Responses to No sun today –

  1. Jane Risdon says:

    Wonderful blog and photos – thanks for sharing and thanks for visiting my author blog too. Much appreciated. I shall follow you with interest. Thanks. 🙂

    • Seenorway says:

      Hi, Jane –
      Wonderful to have you! At the moment there are more than 1800 ‘full screen photos’ from Norway displayed.
      Please enjoy! (And please tell your friends about it! ) 🙂

      • Jane Risdon says:

        I will and wow what a collection I have to work though – when time permits! Love them. Thanks again. 🙂

        • Seenorway says:

          You’re very welcome! I should perhaps warn you: I do have more than 80 000 pictures on file 🙂 but with the changes made to 16:9 in TV and PC-screens, it quite an undertaking to convert them into something useful without harming the motives, thus we are out taking new photographs whenever we can. And in between we stumble across something in the archives that we may publish just to hold your interest a while longer – 🙂

          • Jane Risdon says:

            I shall take my time and have a look around. What an epic undertaking but how lovely too. I love taking photos – they help, acting like visual notes for my stories and as I walk a lot, I always take my camera. You will hold my interest never fear. 🙂

            • Seenorway says:

              Nice to know 🙂
              As you may have guessed, we are in our initial year and do appreciate any help we might be able to get, making our blog known throughout the world.
              You, on the other hand, seem to be very well established? UK is it?

            • Jane Risdon says:

              I am a roamer and so never in one place that long…England at the moment but not sure for how long. My blog is about 18 months old now I think. Good luck with yours and I shall be back soon. 🙂

  2. vestlending says:

    Utrolig? en blomst og 2 innsekter ga altså 34 like’s over natten?

    • Seenorway says:

      He he, du tar jo ikke i betraktning min utrolige iboende charme?
      Nei, seriøst – jeg tror det handler om ‘foto’! Det å bli presentert for ting man ofte overser til daglig, men som likevel er der rundt oss til en hver tid? Kanskje bør vi bli flinkere til å få med oss detaljer?

  3. allesistgut says:

    Cool macros, indeed! Ha en fantastisk dag. 😀

  4. Thanks for stopping by and liking our blog. That gave me the opportunity to check our your blog and AMAZING PHOTOS! Wow! I’ll be back…Anita @ No Particular Place To Go

  5. Ragnhild says:

    Vakre bilder! Du har jo så mye flott i arkivet. 🙂

    • Seenorway says:

      Å ja, men langt fra alt som blir godtatt etter dagens krav til kvalitet. Det var jo litt ‘wild west’ de første årene med digital fotografering.
      Burde vel egentlig sanere kraftig for totalt sitter jeg jo her med mellom 80-90 000 bilder. Burde nok ha greid meg med 25-30 000.

  6. RoSy says:

    Eek on the fly!

  7. Shanomi says:

    Thanks for the “Like” on my blog, Seenorway. How many times have you heard that your pics are amazing?? They are. Beautiful. Love your “invitingness” in your writing. Blessings.

    • Seenorway says:

      Hi Shanomi,
      I admit it’s been said, however, I do have a hard time believing my ears 🙂
      ’cause I have no prior eductaion in photography, but I love to work a camera!

      • Shanomi says:

        Having a shingle to hang over your door means nothing when it comes to creativity. You have a gift to see what others do not, and a way of reminding us all to start looking and see the interconnectedness of all living things great and small. It’s all beautiful. Keep on clicking, my friend.

    • Seenorway says:

      I most certainly will! It’s a great hobby! (And thank you for the inspirations)

  8. Seenorway says:

    Amazing: How do you do it? 🙂 ?

  9. kalabalu says:

    Pictures of yesterday
    memories of going astray
    flying around
    buzzing sound
    don’t feel afraid
    its a scorpion fly
    colorful..with stripes
    details ..that’s what its about
    amazing macro photography

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