It was such a beautifully sunny month and I spent a lot of time outside with friends and our dogs
I can't believe how many pictures I shot in this month that I really wanted to keep and even print. Picking stuff to publish was even harder which is why I'm going to group the pictures in two sections; close-ups and animals.
I had bought the Fujifilm 16 mm macro extension ring again after having returned it once before. The first time around I simply didn't know how to approach shooting with it but after some reading and really just having walks with close-ups in mind, it clicked.
The first picture in here still classifies as a close-up, being shot with the macro extension ring and the XF90mmF2 R WR but it's also the picture of a bumble bee butt that I was super happy to capture.
Many of the vineyards around here have dry stone walls which serve as perfect homes for various critters and this little lizard is one of them.
And almost no photo post of mine is complete without a few pictures of dogs. The first picture must be one of my favourite shots of all time, capturing what is in my mind, the most photogenic dog I know. He's absolutely clueless and kind but was very patient with me.
I had almost forgotten they still made them and I'm still giggling about the "Pangolins Posse" video.
A month that started pretty meager in terms of photography but ended with a bang. At the end of January it was time for the annual company conference, which we spend it on a cruise ship in the Caribbean. This time I took a few days in Miami and Fort Lauderdale beforehand and visited the Everglades National Park.
A friend and I went there fairly early in the morning and rented two bicycles to take a 16-mile round course. It was great and I really want to do it again.
I crouched before this one about two metres away. I had never seen an alligator in the wild before and this was an absolute treat.
This dove was walking on the top deck of the ship like it owned the place. It was very cute.
I never had a shot from a plane window come out this nice.
Stumbled across this on Twitter a few days ago. It's an amazing representation of the problem we're facing with the amount of plastic we're using and simply throwing away.
I took less photos in November than in October but got in a few nice shots. I had bought the Fujifilm XF23mmF2 R WR because I was curious if it could replace the XF23mmF1.4 R for me. It didn't but it's definitely a fun lens and a weather-sealed, compact 23 mm lens (35 mm in full-frame equiv.) is a beautiful thing.
Awesome skills, great framing, cool effects.
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While the quote that's attributed to Einstein might not be from him, if bee colonies continue to die at current rates, we're all going to be facing huge problems.