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  1. Hunting for Grasshoppers

    Well I got the good news today. After being carless for over 4 months my car is up and running and the timing could not be better. I will be picking my car up Tuesday week and then doing some quick shopping for supplies, packing my car up to leave wednesday or thursday morning. My aim is to go hunting for Leichardt Grasshoppers, these rare grasshoppers
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  2. Backgrounds

    Well its been pretty quiet on night shift and apart from having plenty of bugs to shoot I have also been experimenting with different backgrounds. As you would have noticed my night time macros tend to be surrounded by back space due to it being dark and the flash firing, well I have come up with an idea by adding in my own backgrounds. This in itself
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  3. PLenty of bugs...

    Well I have just been for a walk and drive around work and low and behold there are many bugs floating around. I have photographed everything from little jumping spiders to large grasshoppers and sleeping butterflies. I have even had a bright green spider jump at me (oh what fun) and an army of ants trying to climb up my trouser legs. It must be also
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  4. Candy Jam 2013

    Well on Saturday I was invited to Candy Jam 2013.

    About the Candy Jam
    Candy Jam is a 5km fun run full of colour! There is no prerequisite for fitness level or skill set. Run, crawl, walk or cartwheel your way to the finish line the choice is yours.
    The idea behind Candy Jam is that each participant starts in white clothing.
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  5. Last night at work for 2 months

    Ok well here I am at my start of a 12hr shift and its my last one for 2 months yeehaaaaa.

    Tonight is all about finalizing what is need for my trip, I am considering a Sony action camera to strap to myself, this will come in handy when I trek to find the Mountain Gorillas. I also need:
    • shower caps for my lenses.
    • Suitable biodegradable
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    Updated 03-12-2013 at 05:51 AM by Scott Murray

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  6. Last minute order for Africa.

    Ok I have been considering the Lowepro Dryzone 200 for a while and have decided to get it shipped in today, luckily my store has one in stock...

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  7. Photographing Gorillas

    This is the reason why I love night shift, it gives me time to do a lot of research.

    I have been reading up on how to photograph the gorillas that I will be seeing on the side of a volcano int the rain forest in Rwanda. Apparently due to the black fur of the gorillas I will have to use -1/2 to -2 exposure compensation, this is directly
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  8. Getting excited..

    With only 10 days to go before I take off for Africa I am getting nervous and excited.
    In 3 days I start taking my Malaria pills which I am hoping I do not get any bad side effects from! I will be providing updates in regards to any side effects.

    Now with the release of the new 80-400mm which will be released a day before I fly out
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  10. Camera gear going to Africa.

    Ok here is the camera gear that I will be taking to Africa. What do you think? Am I missing anything. Mind you I have a 20kg limit and can only take 2 bags.
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    Nikon D800

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    MBP 13inch
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    80-400mm VR
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    Updated 02-20-2013 at 11:00 PM by Scott Murray (Added WHAT TO BRING? statement.)

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