Cees Mid Week Challenge (CMMC) ….. Close up or Macro

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Not a true Macro shot, and not a shot that was planned.  The tiny Blue Butterfly landed on the Ivy next to me yesterday.  It is no surprise that it is known as a Small Blue, it lives up to its name by being only about 25mm in size. Nor is it a regular visitor to our garden or even in our locality…. so it was, let’s say, a BIG surprise.

I did have my camera with me.  I had to take a quick shot. It had to be quick shot, no time to change lens.  With a hyperactive Butterfly, constantly moving and constantly shivering (the fur like under edge of the wings vibrating) it had to be quick – one shot and gone.

So, there you have it, my submission for Cees Midweek Challenge on Close-up or Maro.

The link to Cees Blog is :- https://ceenphotography.com/2022/05/04/cmmc-may-close-up-or-macro-2/

Today as always…..

Please Remember ….

Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other

5th May

(C) David Oakes 2022

Thoughtful Thursday……. The Leaving of Lerwick

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The Leaving of Lerwick….

We have only visited the Shetlands once…. and what a memorable time it was.

Shetland weather was mixed, the locations visited, both ancient and modern, stimulating and the people fun and friendly. Shetland and Lerwick were indeed a highlight in an extended trip.

As we sailed away in the late evening, light, the view back to Lerwick and its surrounds was spectacular. It was though touched with that sadness that accompanies the realisation that something special had come to an end. Memories had been made, but all too soon we would be home in a quite different environment, geared to a faster pace.

Also, that sadness, that fate may dictate that we may not return. Then, that sadness deepened as the evening sun shone a spotlight on Lerwick’s Cemetery perched on the headland above the Bressay Sound.

A moment for a poignant thought…. Some Shelanders had gone but would never leave.

Travelling, or at Home or the Workplace… as always….

Please Remember ….

Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other

5th May

(C) David Oakes 2022