Week 17 – Becky


Stare Down

I believe this little guy is called a Click beetle.  He doesn’t look happy having a camera shoved in his face.  Oh well, I needed my weekly photo 🙂

Shot with Olympus TG4 on microscope mode.  Settings were f4.4, 1/320sec, iso125 and 14mm.

Happy Cicking!


Week 16 – Becky


Lady Bug, Lady Bug, Fly away home

Wow I always thought lady bugs had spots or not spots.  Never seen one with stripes until now.  Searched on the internet and saw they can have other markings.  How very cool!  Shot with Olympus TG-4 on microscope mode.  Cropped, boost contrast and sharpened. Settings were f4.9,iso640,1/400sec.

Happy Clicking!


Week 16 – Judy


A Quiet Lunch

Had lunch with the NWGs this afternoon at what was once an old general store and post office built in the late 1800s. It has recently been converted into a restaurant. I took this photo thru an antique post office letter box cabinet of an elderly couple having lunch.  Love the cut out heart in the chair!

Applied some cropping and a rounded corner frame. Taken with my Olympus TG-4. Had the camera on auto mode,  but the settings were ISO 100, f/4.9, 1/100sec.


Week 16 – Robin

Another ugly bug for your enjoyment! 🙂 I wasn’t able to ID it. It looks a little like a rhinoceros beetle, but it was only 1/2 inch long. He was sitting on a piece of screen and you can see his legs poking through it.

Used the Olympus TG-4 on microscope mode. Settings were automatic. 1/320s, f/4.9, ISO 800. Desaturated part of the photo to give it a more uniform look.


Week 15 – Judy


Drops of Sap

My friend had a large pine tree cut down in her yard.  I noticed the shiny drops of sap coming thru the tree stump and the cool tree rings. This tree had been thru lots of history. You can see a very distorted reflection of the camera and some palm tree tops in the sap.

Taken on microscope mode with my Olympus TG-4. Edited on the iPad. Used Snapseed to enhance detail, and applied the glamour glow filter. Settings were f/4.9, ISO 800, 1/160 sec at 100mm (downloaded Photoshop Fix App on my iPad…it shows settings…yeh!).