These beetles seem to just love the pollen from the daffodil.
ISO200, f/11, 1/60 Nikon D7000 with Sigma 105mm f/2.8 lens Post-processed in Adobe Lightroom CC
The last few days in Cambridge have been unusually warm, so much so that I’m willing to stick my neck out and claim that spring is well and truly here to stay!!
Photographed using an iPhone 5S.
Shot at the Anglesey Abbey in Cambridgeshire. This is not a snowdrop but a snowflake.
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Wicken Fen is the oldest nature reserve managed by the National Trust. The nature reserve preserves some of the last remaining wetlands in Europe and is home to many species of plants, birds and insects. The following picture is of the Wicken Fen wind pump, the last surviving wooden wind powered wind pump used to drain the Fens. Click on the picture for a larger version on Flickr, and best appreciated in large size!
Nikon D7000 with a Sigma 105mm, f/2.8 lens Bracketed 3 shot HDR merged in Photomatix Pro and processed in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
Every spring I try to take pictures of Daffoldils, which to me are the surest sign yet that the cold, wet and miserable winters are truly behind us and a (ever hopeful) good summer is to follow. The following photo was shot in daylight using a flash and high aperture to achieve a black background and enough depth of field to cover the whole flower!
Technical Details Nikon D7000 with 105mm Sigma f/2.8 macro lens ISO200, f/10, 1/250 second, built-in flash Processed in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom