First week in Portugal

Now we are at Portugal, we have been here for a couple of days. Its been perfect for the two friends how never surfed before. Small waves and nice and warm weather. This week we are staying in Luz. The apartment is just a hundred meters from the beach where you can surf. Unfortunately there has only been one day of surf at this beach this week, so we have to use our car to get to other spots in the area. The cool thing with the Lagos area is that you have booth the west coast and the south coast to choose your spots from. The longest drive with your car is to Arrifana and its about 50 min. When it gets to big on the west coast, the waves starts to hit the south coast. Its actually very consistent here.

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Yesterday when we where surfing Zavial this big bird where circulating over our heads. I paddled in and got a chance to take some pictures of him/ her. I believe its a Vulture, big and majestic anyway.

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Macro mode

So what do you do when there aren’t any surfers to shoot pictures at or the surf is to bad or you have to spend a couple of hours on the beach waiting for the waves to kick in. Well I usually starts to look where I’m sitting. Some times we sit on a different world we aren’t aware of. I’m talking about our friends the Bugs. Lots of different cool creeps on the beach. If you start looking you usually finds lots of things to shoot while you waiting for the waves. You don necessary need a macro lens, you can always zoom in in your picture when you editing it later in Photoshop.

This spider was shot with my old tamron 150-300 mm lens and then in the editing process i zoomed in on the spider. This one is really small, maybe 5mm so its when you zoom in then you can see how beautiful it is. This one was really tricky to shoot. Its the ones that don’t hunt with a Webb it jumps on their pray instead so they are super fast. But I manage to get a decent shot after a couple of tries. Anyway its lots of fun trying to shoot them with your camera.

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My daughter found this lizard on the beach. You don’t need a macro lens or to zoom in on it, this one is quite big. Never seen anyone like this one before, so I’m very happy my daughter noticed it in the sand. The lizard just sat there and was ok about me taking some pictures of him/ her.

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This praying mantis was sitting on the floor at the restaurant we where having an after surf beer at. Some of them are really bright green, but this one is maybe not that beautiful but I like it anyway. I’ve heard that the can deliver a nasty bite if you play with it. So my tip of the day is… the world of macro is wonderful, look around, and you can get some really cool pictures

 

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