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Our a recent walk along the lake path, I had plans to take my DSLR along. However, there was rain in the forecast and given we wanted to walk spiritedly, I changed my mind and took my Pentax Optio W-90, compact camera. Well, it is waterproof, shockproof, etc.

Towards the tail-end of the first half of our walk, I found 'a tree' on which I found some deposits of gum. No, no - not the yucky chewing gum that gets discarded carelessly, but resin/gum. Well, I told my wife that I will catch up with her and started shooting.

I knew they were beautiful formations, but I didn't know I could capture them as well as I managed to, using the fixed focus Pentax.
This particular Pentax has two macro modes; a 'Flower Mode', and a '1mm mode'. I took may of these pictures using the 1mm mode.
The ambient lighting was very good and I could get closer to the deposits of resin without casting a huge shadow on the object of interest.
There were different colored resins too.
Or, was the lighting and the shadows playing games with my mind? I don't know for sure, but I plan to go back and examine these beauties again, with both the DSLR and the Pentax.
Last, but not the least; here is the final photo for this post.

For some reason, I am reminded of the movie Jurassic Park. And, yes, I mean the very first one, by Spielberg.

Peace :)


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