Sunday, 23 August 2009

Sunday macro fun

ooh, another update, finally.

I took my 100mm macro lens out for a bit of fun in the sun today, but unfortunately it was during one of the hottest time of the day (around 12 or was it 1 p.m.).

I was also conducting an experiment to see if the silicon gels that I bought can be recycled to get rid of the moisture that it absorbed so I could use it again. The results were positive: these gels CAN be recycled, but you need lots of heat.

What I did was to put them into a clear plastic container and put them on top of a car when the sun is out. You know how hot car hoods can be when exposed to tropical sunlight, right?:

silicon gel

They originally come in blue colour (dry) but they will turn pink when they absorb moisture. Here's a shot of wet and dry silicon gels:
silicon gel

Alrighty, back to our main story, I was lurking around the garden in the middle of the day and this is what happened:

tendrils

Lets have a closer look:
tendrils

Some orchids:
flower

And some funky flower:
flower

flower bud

The day was quite windy, so I had to use the flash to freeze the flowers and plants in place. Hope you enjoyed that. I'll see what else can be shot in another instalment.

3 comments:

leanna said...

nice la duck duck

maslight said...

GG i can see the bulu for the last photo.

Chucky said...

ya, the flash lit up all the bebulu on that disturbing looking flower bud LOL