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I am shattered. What a busy few weeks we have had, ever since my eldest son announced he was moving out. We had to get his room packed and then sort out the property he was moving to with his fiance. Then of course they had to move in. This involved two vehicles, two Dads and most of the day. We found we were arriving at roughly the same time with each load, which was quite funny as I was coming from my house and he was coming from his.
With it finally done we returned home to relax and leave them to unpack. Relax! that would have been nice. Out came the cleaning gear, the sleeves got rolled up and the now vacant room was given a good clean. I then proceeded to remove the wallpaper, as it's blown vinyl I basically took the top layer off leaving the backing paper on the wall to be removed later. Good job I did as I found to my peril that the plaster is no longer attached to the brickwork, the only thing holding it together is the paper. There's a job that someone else can do, I am absolutely useless at plastering, a little bit of filling is not a problem, but the whole room! it would end up as smooth as the north face of the Eiger.

Onto another topic which has become the bane of my life, the floppy eared cousins of Bugs Bunny that have been munching their way through my garden.
You will be glad to hear I captured one and relocated it to a nice wide open space, I think it was the doe.
I was talking to someone who is into catching rabbits to eat and he told me that if I remove the doe from the area the buck would just leave as there would be nothing for him to stay for. I have to say that since capturing the rabbit I have only seen the other one once and that was on the same day as the capture. The trap has been reset and baited with fruit and carrots, but nothing has been touched, the plants have no extra damage to them either.
Perhaps the guy I was talking to was right and the other one has packed its bags and left. I do hope so, the trap will remain for now.

Todays upload is of the Paperwhites I got after Christmas. They are sadly dead now, but did provide an opportunity for some macro photography when they were at their best.

Thanks for looking and for any comments.

Camera:Nikon D300 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:105.0 mm f/2.8
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:20 Jan 2013 - 2:36 PM
Focal Length:105mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.8
Shutter Speed:1/125sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:On, Return detected
White Balance:Custom
Title:White as Snow
Username:Hop-A-Long Hop-A-Long
Uploaded:29 Jan 2013 - 1:36 PM
Tags:Bulb, Close-up / macro, Flower, Narcisis, Paperwhites, Plant
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EAS  6 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2013 - 1:52 PM

Excellent detail in this fine macro shot. I too had Paperwhites growing. So nice when there's little else in flower.


29 Jan 2013 - 1:55 PM

I see the two of us are neighbors in the gallery this morning Smile

I lovely pristine flower, beautiful detail, especially on those pollen bearing anthers.


You sound like you've been busy! Also, I can definitely empathize about varmints in the garden - I will trade your bunnies for our current invasion of feral hogs - yes, you read correctly. I'm envisioning barbequed spare ribs, but I don't think we are allowed to discharge weapons within the city limits Wink

mrswoolybill Critique Team 8792 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1277 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2013 - 2:07 PM

Very nice placement... Smile
Re your adventures - this is the sort of thing that they don't warn you about at ante-natal classes, isn't it. The fact that 20+ years down the line you'll be providing a taxi and removals service.
You are doing well. Our daughter is 35 and has her own house, but we still have a stack of her clutter upstairs.


A glorious macro, Andy, such delicate little narcissus with a glorious scent. Glad to hear that you have propably solved the bunny issue, now your garden and flowers can relax in peace without fear of poking their noses out of the soil, only to be eaten alive Smile Carol

29 Jan 2013 - 2:14 PM

Fantastic macro, superb detail and colour



Delicate textures, whiter-than-white whites and super detail in the yellow bits too.
Keep warm!


Sublime detail, wonderful crisp and fresh colour.

Regards Nathan


Tender and beautiful, nicely composed.


very good macro shot well done. christineGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin


A really lovely macro Andy.


No problems with rabbits in our garden, the slugs eat everything first!! Lovely textured detail in the flowers, Andy .



A superb macro Andy - love everything about it.
Love your family updates! Smile


Delicious and delicately beautiful


Exquisite image Andy
and fingers crossed for that rabbit, and he does not go hunting the doeWink


Glad to make this beautiful macro 30 Andy..Lin

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