Cheetahs In My Shoes

living with the imaginary menagerie and all that it entails

See It, Snap It, Love It – Nature

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Nature – what a theme!  The Cheetah Keeper and his Sister love going out to ‘do’ nature.  This generally means a walk somewhere slightly off the beaten track (ie a footpath!) and looking for stuff.   They’re quite happy looking for slugs, snails, ladybird, flowers, birds etc  They’re dab hands at spotting herons, rabbits and pheasants and are pretty knowledgeable (for 5 and 7 year olds) on garden birds.

As part of my role as Tawny Owl at our local Brownies, I’m boringly keen on getting the girls outside and exploring their surroundings – even if it is only around the car-park of the church.  There’s been so much rain that any time outside is welcomed by them – especially if there is a chance to run around shrieking!  Last week we were outside and I had my camera to get some ‘Brownies have fun’ shots.  The church car-park has some beautiful planting – including these stunning delphiniums that were surrounded by bees – so I changed from ‘sports’ setting to my beloved macro shots!  This was my favourite shot – the bee is just about to land, the wings are still going so fast they’re a blur – but you can see the joints in the legs and the detail in the flower.  I saw, I snapped, I love.

Author: Jenny

Life, photos and recipes mixed with family life, additional medical needs and a whole load of imaginary friends

13 thoughts on “See It, Snap It, Love It – Nature

    • thank you! I’ve found I can use the ‘burst’ setting on my camera for macro shots so suddenly moving insects become easier to snap

  1. Beautiful. I love that you can see how fluffy and fuzzy the bee is. Fantastic shot. X

  2. Great Shot! Things always look and give a better impression close up xx

  3. Great moment to capture!

  4. Great picture! The bee looks so fluffy x

  5. That’s great I tried to get some bees but they kept moving!

    • I find the sports setting really good for insects – or, even better, I have a ‘pet’ setting that helps keep focus on the moving object. Eeeek, I sound like I might know what I’m talking about! Just play around with the settings on your camera – there’s usually one that will help! (or tread on the bee… 😉 )

  6. They’re very pretty!

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