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So there we were, driving through the country, following the rules, approaching roundabouts with cautious speed. And what do we see?
A maniac ignoring all signs, all speed limitations, everything. Called the police and all, but they weren’t able to trace him anymore. He was too fast. Luckily for the police I was very quick in grabbing my camera from the bag and taking this picture. I still had to quickly crank up the ISO to 800 to get a sharp picture of it. In any case… They now have at least the picture of the vehicle.

Riiiight…
Anyway… :D

Fighter jet

D700, ISO800, 1/250 sec @ f/6.7, Nikkor 50mm

When these guys come out, you know “that” time has come.
“That” time in “this” country means an abundance of colors, shapes and other goodies to take pictures of.
Other pictures will follow, I have no doubt, but for now I’m sticking to this particular (poisonous) hallucinogen: the fly agaric.

Fly agaric

D700, ISO200, 1/180 sec @ f/4, Nikkor 50mm

Fly agaric

D700, ISO1600, 1/180 sec @ f/16, Tamron 90mm macro

Oh, and have you ever wondered why they are called “fly agarics”?
I have. And I never really understood (must admit that I never really try to find out why either), but well… Here you go:

Fly agaric

D700, ISO200, 1/20 sec @ f/9.5, Tamron 90mm macro

Apparently in the early days it was used as an insecticide and it clearly works well. This bug isn’t peacefully enjoying its sunny day, it’s RIP-ing in its colorful coffin. The mushroom isn’t a flesh eater, though.

 

I’ve wrote about it before, but with different titles. I found this one actually quite an appropriate title. It’s slowly turning into a small collection. I guess for cat lovers it may be a funny series :D

So… peek-a-boo ;)

Peek-a-Boo

D700, ISO200, 1/350 sec @ f/3.2, Tamron 90mm macro, 2x off-camera SB-800