This is a continuation of Oumi-jima Island 1. Having finished my search for birds and my preliminary research, I decided to take a break for a while until evening to capture the sunset scenery. I used the telephoto lens to take pictures of the leaves I noticed along the way as a macro. A slightly creepy clump of dead palm leaves. It looked like a ghost standing on the side of a peaceful path. At sunset, I went to the beach again. At this time of day, couples and groups of peo
Oumi-jima Island (Nagato City) is known as one of the most scenic sightseeing spots in Yamaguchi Prefecture. There are many cliffs and strange rocks on the north side of the island facing the Sea of Japan, and sightseeing tours are available by boat. The blue sea is beautiful. The cliffs in this area are on the smaller side, but you can enjoy the unspoiled atmosphere. However, there is a lot of trash washed ashore in some places, so you have to be careful not to get reflected
I found this lizard while weeding the garden. It is a beautiful lizard with a shiny metallic blue tail. The photo is not of a dead body, but a pretend death. It's called thanatosis. It looked so cute that I asked it to be my model for a while. When I caught it, it started pretending to be dead in the same position. If you release your hand or put it on the floor, it stops pretending to be dead and starts to move, but if you spread your hand out well, it stays in a handstand.
That mushroom that you often see but don't know the name of. I tried to observe and photograph it. It's a mushroom that grows on decaying wood called "Kawaratake" in Japanese. It is hard like fomes, and does not look edible or tasty. Although it is not edible, some people drink it and its pharmacological effects (anti-cancer) are being studied (see: Mushroom Album). Most of the time, they grow densely in a series, like a waterfall. I'm gradually receding. Sorry to those who g
I found the term "Satoyama Biotope" on Google Maps and was curious about it, so I went to Satoyama Biotope Futamatase in Ube City, Yamaguchi prefecture. The biotope is located in a small valley in a fallow land, and it is much deeper than I expected. Other than me, there was only one group of people with children, and it was a quiet place. Lotus leaves growing in the water. I took this picture from above the water, so it looks like a blurred image, giving it a painting-like a
I do not do much macro photography of flowers. There's no doubt that they are diverse, colorful and attractive as subjects. It's just somehow surprisingly difficult because I feel like it's so obvious and straightforward. When I'm drawn to them, it's usually because I feel the interest of the form that makes me think, "Oh? Taken with D750+Tamron SP 90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD. This flower was growing in a corner of the garden, probably planted by a previous resident. It wa
When I photographed it on a tidal flat with backlighting, the reflection looked like a snowfield, creating an unexpected atmosphere. I was not sure when I photographed this bird, but I think it was a subspecies of great egret, a. a. modesta, based on the time of year (mid-April), and the blackness of its thigh and tarsus. The explanation by the Osaka Nanko Wild Bird Park website was helpful. They are looking for food in the mudflats that spread out under the large piers. I fo
While I was cooped up at home, I was looking for something interesting to photograph, and I found a pottery vessel that I bought in Okinawa a long time ago. It is a beautiful vessel with a shining metallic blue interior. Pottery is colored by the complex chemical reactions of the glaze during firing. I have no expertise in pottery, having only touched it in a pottery class, but since I work in chemistry, I find it interesting from both the artistic and chemical aspects. The g