Snowflake Parade

Shot at the Anglesey Abbey in Cambridgeshire. This is not a snowdrop but a snowflake.

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Daffodil 2015 #1

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!
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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

Arachnophobia!

It is that time of the year again! Autumn – when gigantic spiders make their way into the house and make webs in every available nook and cranny! And this one below (garden cross spider) made a huge web (almost a metre in diameter) between my beans and tomato plants.. Shudder!!!

Tegenaria parietina (Cardinal spider)
Araneus diadematus (garden cross spider)

Fuchsia – vibrant and lovely!

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Technical

  • Nikon D7000 with 105mm f/2.8 Sigma macro lens
  • ISO200, 1/250, f/14 with slave remote flash
  • Processed in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and NIK Color Efex Pro.

Still life – HDR

With the weather going from bad to worse here in the UK, the scope for outdoor photography has been limited. I therefore, took to an indoor experiment using a bunch of flowers under natural lighting. Both pictures are from 3-shot bracketed exposures at -2, 0 and +2 at f/3.2 1/40, 1/1o and 0.4 second exposures. Merged in Photomatix Pro. I would love to hear from you!!

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Anatomy of a Gerbera..

Gerberas are members of the genus Asteraceae, that include daisies and sunflowers. They are named after the german botanist Traugott Gerber.

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Gerbera. Click on photograph for a larger versions on flickr

Photographed in natural indoor lights at ISO100, f/22, 46 second exposure using a 105mm f/2.8 macro lens.