Wildflower Diaries – iPhoneography

I went out with my miniature macro attachment to the iPhone last week and captured photographs of a few wildflowers. Apart from the overall mediocre image quality (thank you Apple!) and extremely shallow depth-of-field, the macro adapter does a reasonably good job.

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Goat’s Beard (Tragopogon pratensis) seed head
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Sun spurge (Euphorbia helioscopia) flower
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I-don’t-know-what-this-is-yet tiny pink flower 🙂

All photographs from an iPhone 4S with a macro lens attachment. Post-processed in Adobe Lightroom 5.0.

 

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Standing tall…

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An english redwood tree

At the Anglesey Abbey, a national trust property in Cambridgeshire. Home to some interesting trees and landscapes, and vast grounds for walking or even a picnic. See some related articles below.

Wildflower Diaries – Sainfoin

Sainfoins (Onobrychis viciifolia) belong to the pea family (Leguminosae/Fabaceae). My trusted Collins Complete Guide to British Wildflowers tells me that these are generally found in dry, calcareous grasslands, which is exactly where I found these growing!

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Sainfoin inflorescence
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A single Sainfoin flower
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Side-on view of a Sainfoin

All pictures with a iPhone 4S, the bottom two with an external macro lens attachment. All pictures corrected for contrast and white balance in Adobe Lightroom 5

 

Wildflower Diaries – Sun spurge

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Sun spurge (Euphorbiaceae) – highly poisonous

I bought myself a cheap and  tiny macro attachment for the iPhone. While it was nice being able to photograph details of flowers using this, the quality is as to be expected – both by the camera on the phone and quality of the attachment. Nonetheless, I will be using this more when I don’t want to be lugging a camera with me on a walk