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E.T. go home!

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He's a small praying mantis that I found in our flat. He wouldn't survive inside so I took him back outside. (Click here to see other web sites with amazing photos of praying mantii and stick insects)

I've been told by someone at Kadoorie that Stick Insects and Praying Mantii are the same, except that one is male and the other is female. I don't believe that's true though. There are structural differences which make the two insects too different to be related.

He's cute!

A cute praying mantis

For a close-up shot of the praying mantis, click here.

Hill on fire

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While processing a recent photograph with my favourite image software (Lasersoft SilverFast; I don't own or use Photoshop), I accidentally developed this photo. It's not what the original scene looked like but it left a big impression on me so I thought I'd share it with you. This version of the photo is too small to see but the small dot on top of the light pole is a bird.

Sun behind hill

Buds of Spring

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Buds of Spring

Buds of Spring

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High on a fence

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From time to time, I manage to take one or two nice photographs (subjectively speaking of course). I'm currently using a Canon IXUS 400 but may soon have a new Canon EOS 350D to play with. Combined with the Canon SRL lenses that I already own, it should enable me to take more appeasing and attractive photographs. The problems with the IXUS 400 are the limitations of the lens, the non-sharpness of the images and the delay between pressing the button and actually taking the picture. All of these problems will be pretty much eliminated by the 350D.

In the meantime, here are two pictures that I took today in an area called Causeway Bay. Click on the images to view them at a larger size.

Two guys painting a fence

Painting a fence