Thursday 22 August 2013

Slimbox2 in Blogger

Just implemented Slimbox2 on this blog to enhance presenting photos.

From the site:
Slimbox 2 is a 4 KB visual clone of the popularLightbox 2 script by Lokesh Dhakar, written using the jQuery javascript library. It was designed to be very small, efficient, standards-friendly, fully customizable, more convenient and 100% compatible with the original Lightbox 2.
I like it, it works well and is pretty easy to set up. I hosted the JS files in my Google Drive so all is sweet.
I followed this helpful guide to put things in the right place. For the bit where you have to specify where the slimbox js files reside I used this post to host the code in my own Google Drive.

More Macro Shots - Not of a Katydid

Further to my previous post (macro-shots-of-katydid), I happened across another of these creatures and managed some snaps. I think they are some variant of Cricket. In these photos I believe it is a Speckled Bush Cricket.

Got a couple of passable shots, but a long way away from the professional type macro shots. These were all handheld shot with my Canon 600D with a Raynox adaptor on the front of my Canon 55-250 lens in the garden, whilst he was crawling around on leaves...pretty hard to get some tidy shots.

I then imported and processed them in Lightroom.