Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Red Dragon Fly

























I was walking to the market and I saw this lil red fella resting on a steel wire by the drain.  Could not resist it and took a snap shot of it.  I wish I had my Nikon with me but for the time being, the phone camera will do before it flew away.  Love the vibrant red and gold bronze wings.  It is a common red dragon fly...quite a big one and waiting for me to take a picture of it :)  So here it is, sharing a random shot for the day !

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Odonata
Suborder:   Anisoptera
Family: Libellulidae
Genus: Sympetrum
Species: S. Fonscolombii
Binomial name:Sympetrum fonscolombii
The Red Dragonfly, also known as Red-Veined Darter or Nomad is technically known as Sympetrum Fonscolombii, and belongs to the Sympetrum genus. It is widespread in the southern parts of Europe, and since 1990s, it has also become a common species in the northwestern part of Europe including Ireland and Britain. The behavior and the genetic evidences prove that this species is very much different from the other species of this same genus, and may be replaced from this genus in the future. 
- See more at: http://www.dragonfly-site.com/red-dragonfly.html#sthash.Qkwk3okL.dpuf
 If you want to read more about this red dragon fly..   click  link for more information .


 
Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Odonata
Suborder:   Anisoptera
Family: Libellulidae
Genus: Sympetrum
Species: S. Fonscolombii
Binomial name:Sympetrum fonscolombii
The Red Dragonfly, also known as Red-Veined Darter or Nomad is technically known as Sympetrum Fonscolombii, and belongs to the Sympetrum genus. It is widespread in the southern parts of Europe, and since 1990s, it has also become a common species in the northwestern part of Europe including Ireland and Britain. The behavior and the genetic evidences prove that this species is very much different from the other species of this same genus, and may be replaced from this genus in the future. 
- See more at: http://www.dragonfly-site.com/red-dragonfly.html#sthash.Qkwk3okL.dpuf

Super Excited About These Guitar Workshop Series

It is early January 2017and guess what is in store for us music lovers !  There is a workshop series here to help us get the greatest feeling on earth! No matter what our style or instrument, there is a free guitar workshop, online class or in-store lesson taught by an expert that will help us learn more about it. Even if we do not have a guitar but would love to learn , we can get a guitar today and register for their free workshops.  It is so more fun to have group workshop than to do it yourself. We can check out the free workshop available.  My nephew and nieces would be super happy to hear this good news and I am sure they will want to register early for these workshop series.  Early bird catches the worm as the saying goes.  So check it out and register early and don't miss this great opportunity !



Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Little Helpers Came To My Lil Space Again :)

Each time the calamansi flowers starts to open up, the lil helpers never fail to drop by.  They are my lil space loyalists :)  They help to pollinate the flowers in order that I can have calamansi through out the year.  Thank you God for sending these loyal lil helpers .  I am still not good yet with the new lens but I am learning every day.  I really love the new lens I am having now.  Sigma 30mm f1.4.  Taken with the new lens with raynox closeup lens attached :p

going to land soon look at the pollens sticking to their legs

 
 hard at work :p


stingless bee really really hard at work :)




Thursday, 22 December 2016

Water Gems Taken With My New Sigma 30mm 1:1.4 DC Lens

These water droplets which I named them water gems were taken with my new lens Sigma 30mm 1:1.4 DC at different settings and I am happy with the results...I know I still have a long way to go . I find taking water droplets such joy and can be addictive.  They look look like gems...don't you think so :)



Upgraded To Nikon D7000 And Sigma 30mm 1:1.4 DC


I have taken a bold step when I accepted a gift from my son , elevating me to the Nikon D7000 series and a semi-pro lens Signa 30mm 1:1.4 DC and I now look forward to more shooting assignments from hubby :)  2017 will be a great photography journey for me as I know I will have lots of fun shooting with the new dslr camera and lens. 

Awesome lens , it is great for hand held shots in dim room and perfect for food photography. I know I am going to love it !  Thank you son for this gift. Christmas came early for me by two weeks :)


Saturday, 10 December 2016

Random Shots Taken With My Raynox DCR250 Lens
























I am having a great time testing out my Nikon with close up lens and in these two years I have been experiencing the beautiful nature around me.  Taking shots with a blur background known as Depth of Field in the photography world is indeed a skill.  I have managed to get the blur background in these photos and I am proud to say ,even though it may not be a professional one but at least I managed to capture it well :)  Okay, I know it is not good to sing one's praise but I needed it to inspires me to take up close-up photography further.

I love my Raynox DCR250 lens very much and I carry it with me wherever I go with my Nikon :) my soulmate for now- that's what my hubby said :p










Enjoy and have a great weekend!


What A Infinity Looper Pedal Can Do For A Musician


A guitar loop pedal records short passages played on an instrument and plays them back in a repearing loop. Infinity pedal is a very useful practice tool for a guitarists. Usually a loop pedal is used to create a backing that a musician plays along with. A loop pedal is a great way to experiment with different mixes of rhythm guitar parts.

Here are some of things you can do with it.

Practice Solo - Record yourself short chord progressions and practice solo over them. You can record just a few bars of the backing that you're working on and the pedal will repeat it for as long as you want. And this makes creating long backing tracks to work with a snip.

Practice Rhythms - Backing loops can also be used to work on rhythm guitar playing for you. A simple chord backing will also help you keep in time and hear how your rhythm licks sound within the context of a chord progression.

Compose Songs -  A loop pedal makes it easy for you to capture ideas and also to build your own harmonies or even compose new songs.

Practice Recorder - Use a loop pedal as a convenient recorder for your practice and playing to see how you're progressing. It can also store music from favourite recordings and jam tracks or drum rhythm patterns for practice backings.

A guitar loop pedal is not only a practice tool, it can also transform you into a one man band where you can play rich multi-instrument songs all by yourself.

Build up song performances with percussive rhythm sounds, bass line and chord backing, then solo or sing over the resulting mix. Search for "loop pedal" on You Tube to find some amazing performances to inspire you.

In conclusion, a guitar loop pedal is a fun and versatile practice and performance tool that allows a guitarist to explore new musical dimensions.

Use your infinite looper pedal to instantly create any backing you like to practice with, as a versatile recording device for practice and composing, or even to give impressive performances as a one man orchestra.