As I tend to just go out hunting for subjects rather than have any specific subject in mind, I’ve been trying to maximise the ability to shoot quickly at different magnifications, whilst minimising the need to adjust the lighting setup. A key requirement was also to reduce the weight as much as possible (I had a nightmare trying to cart all my gear in the hand-luggage the last time I went travelling).
“I don’t want ants!” stated my wife after my mother noticed a small cluster along the edge of the newly laid patio. We took the opportunity over the winter to “re-engineer” the backyard as it was in serious need of some TLC. Now all the main construction work had been completed it was looking pretty bare as we hadn’t yet got any flowers in. This didn’t seem to deter a colony of ants from locating a new home in one of the borders.