Up at 0530 in order to send some visitors to catch the early ferry to Koh Larn. Actually, the sending bit was done by she who must be obeyed; my role was to make the coffee and then crawl back into bed and mutter in a complaining manner.
No chance to go back to sleep, so off to Nong Nuch with the big rig with the intention of trying out some of the techniques in the flower art book. But I was tired, it was hot, and the Canon does not handle easily to perform the manipulations described in the book. So I just stuck it on a tripod and pointed it at things.
One advantage of having a 420mm effective focal length was that the insects in the flowers were not disturbed by the camera; allowing me to capture some fun flower/insect interactions from a distance.