The Fens

The Fens are ancient marshlands in the east of England that comprise of land that is low lying (usually no more than a few metres above mean sea level). Over the years the Fens were drained to make way for long tracts of peat-rich soils crisscrossed by man-made drainage channels and canals. The photo below is of one such man made channel known as the Reach ford near the Wicken Fen Nature reserve that is managed by the National Trust. Wicken Fen is one the oldest of National Trusts nature reserve and is at the forefront in the preservation and maintenance of this ancient landscape.

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Shot as a 3-exposure bracketed at -2, 0 and +2. Post processed in Photomatix Pro and Lightroom Classic. Nikon D750 with a 28-300mm Nikon Lens.
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Dahlia-cious

A fire like glow on this deep yellow and orange dahlia photographed at Anglesey Abbey in Cambridgeshire.

 

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Camelia sp.

I believe this is a flower and bud from the ericaceous soil loving Camelia or a related genus like Rhododendron or Azalea. This photo was shot at the mediterranean biome of the Eden Project in Cornwall.
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Nikon D7000
105mm, f/2.8 Sigma Macro Lens
1/1000, f/4.5
ISO100

Seeds and Spider

A new job has meant that I have not been able to devote as much time as I’d like towards photography and maintaining my blog. Nevertheless, I’m determined to make a new beginning starting with this post!

This was shot at the Eden Project in Cornwall earlier this year. See the photo in large size to appreciate the detail on the seed head. Also can you spot a tiny spider photobombing this composition? 🙂
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A tulip in detail

Shot at home on a bright red tulip. Converted to black-and-white for clarity. Can you spot a teeny-tiny aphid in the picture? You may wish to see this picture in a larger size on Flickr by clicking on the photo.

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Camera Settings: ISO100, f/10, 1/125
Lens: 105mm f/2.8 Sigma macro lens