Thursday, 22 February 2018

Junghuhnia nitida

Junghuhnia nitida


I've got to admit that I overlooked this one at the time, assuming it was Split Porecrust, but looking at the photos it's clear that this is the rather rarer resupinate fungus Junghuhnia nitida.

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Sometimes it's the little things

Bracken Map


Bracken Map, Rhopographus filicinus, is not particularly rare, occurring on the dead stems of Bracken wherever it grows. For some reason it's taken me months to find it in Leicestershire. But now I have.

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Tomocerus minor

Tomocerus minor



Sony ILCE-7RM2
Canon MP-E 65mm F2.8 G SSM
f8 1/200 ISO 100



Monday, 19 February 2018

A Rose For Lent

A Rose For Lent


Lenten-rose, Helleborus orientalis. I have resurrected the Raynox-150.


Sony ILCE-6000
Yongnuo YN EF 50mm f/1.8 AF
f8 1/60 ISO 1000

Sunday, 18 February 2018

A Birding We Will Go

A Birding We Will Go


The forecast said mist with the possibility of sun breaking through, which got my attention. However, by predawn it was obvious that the forecast was Fake News, so a quick change of plan and off to test some new gear combinations. Given that it was virtually dark when I took this, I can officially say that 5 axis in body stablization is the greatest invention since ...


Wigeon, Anas penelope.

Sony ILCE-7RM2
Tamron 500mm f8 1/250 ISO 500

Saturday, 17 February 2018

Encore

Encore


Every year I try to take a daffodil picture I'm happy with.
Oh well, there's always next year.


Sony ILCE-7RM2
Yongnuo YN EF 50mm f/1.8 AF
f1.8 1/160 ISO 100


Friday, 16 February 2018

Winter Draws On

Winter Jasmine - Jasminum nudiflorum


"AJC continues to work diligently and if he continues to apply himself can expect a reasonable outcome in the final examination."

The journey to the pictures in my mind continues. Not there yet, but maybe this is progress.


Winter Jasmine, Jasminum nudiflorum.

Sony ILCE-7RM2
FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS
f16 70mm 1/13 ISO 100

Thursday, 15 February 2018

The Grand Gallery

The Grand Gallery

As soon as I walked into the Grand Gallery I knew exactly what shot I wanted, and I'm pretty pleased with the way the kit performed and the way this has turned out, especially considering that it is hand-held. What I'm not so pleased about is discovering that the National Museum of Scotland holds a collection of over 200 Blaschka models, with 82 on display. ARGH! which goes to prove that you should do your research before you go somewhere rather than after you come home.


Sony ILCE-7RM2
FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS
f11 28 mm ISO 400
4 stop HDR

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Auld Reekie

Auld Reekie


When I knew I was going to Embra my first thought was that I wanted to shoot the closes in the Old Town.


Sony ILCE-7RM2
Yongnuo YN EF 50mm f/1.8 AF
f2.8 1/80 ISO 3200