Red Anemone – backlit

Spring is finally here in Cambridge, and sunny days with blue skies open up a new vista for photography!

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Red anemone – see more on my Flickr page!
Camera Settings: ISO100, f/5.6, 1/250
Camera: Nikon D7000
Lens: Sigma 105mm f/2.8

Red anemone

As promised, a picture of the red anemone flowering at home and complimenting the blue anemome that I posted previously.

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Camera settings: f/5.0, 1/80, ISO100
Lens Settings: f/2.8, 105mm Sigma macro lens
Camera: D7000

Christmas Cactus

This Schlumbergera truncata in my home is still flowering, well into April when I was expecting this to begin to set new branches for the coming year!

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Schlumbergera truncata – See Flickr for more viewing options

Technical details:

f/7.1, 1/30 second, ISO100, 105mm f/2.8 Sigma macro lens, Nikon D7000

The V1 flying bomb

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German V1 flying bomb

The Imperial War Museum in Duxford has a fantastically preserved German V1 flying bomb dating back to 1944-1945. The V1 is one of the earliest weapons to use a pulsejet engine. With an effective range of 160 miles over 9000 of these were launched at the United Kingdom between June and October 1944 till their launch sites were overrun by Allied advances.

The above photo is a composite of 3 shots bracketed at -2, 0 and 2 eV and merged in Photomatix Pro.

Hawker Hurricane Mk IIB

The Hawker Hurricane was the workhorse fighter plane in the Battle of Britain. This particular plane on display at the Imperial War Museum in Duxford, England was recovered from a crash site in Russia in 1941.

Hawker Hurricane Mk IIB

The Hurricane the first single-seat 8-gun monoplane fighter that entered service in 1937. In 1940, Hurricanes shot down more enemy aircraft that all the other defences combined. Source: IWM, Duxford.