Some Bees in my bonnet

Bees in my bonnet today. I saw these guys flying around the lavender bush and thought I would give some marco photos a try. I took some photos about a year ago on my old camera and the difference in quality since then is impressive.

I’m using a Tamron 70-300mm with the marco focus, because I dont actually have a marco camera. Its on my ‘to get list’ but its still fun to play around with.

I was also wondering if anyone has seen this type of blue bug is? I have never seen it before and it mimic’ed the flight patterns of the bees.

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Making ‘hedge’ways

So the family, creeps and I went on a fun night hedge journey. Maize Mazes hosts the nighttime treasure hunt through a winding bamboo forest. It’s mainly made for kids but was actually quite a challenge finding all the clues in the allotted time. Anyhow is was a good chance to practice my low light photography and once it got dark test out the high ISO capabilities of the Canon Mk ii which are remarkably better than my old camera the Canon 500D.

In the end an overall pleasing result.

Looking beyond the picture to find issues with land – Jay Caboz Projects

Having completed my honours programme in Journalism at the University of the Witwatersrand I have finally been able to return to the streets and continue doing what I love; exploring and photographing.

Since the beginning of the year I started with this idea of exploring Johannesburg’s Suburban Jungles. This was after I noticed abandoned plot of land among all these up-market, high end developed properties. I remember very clearly jumping the fence and feeling like I had been transported to another world.

Johannesburg is the largest man made forest in the world, with a greater density of foreign trees than anywhere else in the world. But living in this complicated city it is easy to forget that the environment it is one of the most important and unique characters of the city. People go about their lives and with of the passage of time spaces become forgotten. Nature comes back to reclaim the forgotten spaces and then is cut down again when humans want to move back into it. In Johannesburg one is able to see how there is a constant fight between how humans and nature interact with each other

more of the story…follow the link here to Jay Caboz Projects