As autumn draws ever closer here in the United Kingdom, the last of the summer roses go out in a blaze of colour for a final time in 2012. The following pictures are of one such rose in my garden. I would be interested in knowing which one of the four you like best, or none as well!
Please click on each picture to view a full size version. In order to achieve a dark background, I have used a flash and post-processed to cut darks and shadows.
SB600 Speedlight Flash
1/125 to 1/40 f/7.1 ISO200
Sigma 105mm f/2.8 macro lens
Post-processed in Adobe Lightroom 4.1
I came across this meadow brown butterfly basking in the sunlight earlier this week. As such, these butterflies are nervous and don’t allow you to come close. This one, however, let me get to within a foot before deciding I could be a threat!
One of those strange things you see sometimes. This picture was taken in Ely sometime in end September. It was raining, and while walking, I spotted this heart-shaped puddle on the road. Funnily enough, this was visible from only one particular angle, and if we had walked in another direction, we would have missed this altogether. The puddle is about 8 inches across.
Now to speculation.. how would such a shape form on the road ? Was it intentional or merely a matter of chance ?