Thursday, 27 April 2017

High Key

High Key


This is an experiment that hasn't really worked. Done quickly with the wrong equipment it's more of a range finding exercise in case the weather is as bad as I'm afraid it might be over the weekend. I'd be embarrassed to show this (I'm pretending I'm not) if it were not a stepping stone to something else.

iPhone5s 4.15mm f2.2 4.2mm 1/33 ISO 64

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Early Mining Bee

Early Mining Bee


Early Mining Bee, Andrena haemorrhoa.

Nikon D7200
Tokina 100mm f/2.8
f9 1/125 ISO 360

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Happy St Mark's Day

St Marks Fly

They're normally pretty reliable, emerging on St Mark's day, but this year they were out a couple of weeks ago.
Hell in a handcart.

St Mark's Fly, Bibio marci.
Nikon D7200
Tokina 100mm f/2.8
f11 1/160 ISO 450

Monday, 24 April 2017

#OneRiver: Croft

OneRiver Croft


Half a mile upstream the Soar does a damn good impression of a Hampshire chalk stream. Half a mile downstream it has settled comfortably into the silty character it carries for the rest of its course. This is the tipping point.

Croft | OneRiver.

Sony ILCE-6000
E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS
f11 16mm ISO 100
5 stop HDR.

Friday, 21 April 2017

Slippage

Cowslip


Cowslip, Primula veris.

Nikon D7200
Tokina 100mm f/2.8
f5.6 1/160 ISO 100

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Valley of Gold

Valley of Gold


Even though the light was bad (don't tell me "With modern cameras there is no bad light", by bad I mean flat and grey without definition), I seriously muffed this panorama. I'm sitting here now looking at all the things I should have done. Ansel, I'm so sorry.

Opposite-leaved Golden-saxifrage, Chrysosplenium oppositifolium.

Sony ILCE-6000
E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS
f11 16mm 1/25 ISO 100
8 shot panorama.

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Dark clouds on the horizon

Dark clouds on the horizon


Meteorological metaphors.

Sony ILCE-6000
E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS
f11 16mm ISO 100
5 stop HDR.

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Au Naturel

Eupeodes luniger


After spending a lot of time in Zerene Stacker recently, this single image is a bit of a joy.

Eupeodes luniger.
Nikon D7200
Tokina 100mm f/2.8
f11 1/250 ISO 1800

Monday, 17 April 2017

Seeds of Time

Seeds of Time

The raspberry that time forgot.

Better LARGE.

Sony ILCE-6000
Canon MP-E 65mm F2.8 G SSM
f6.5 1/100 ISO 100
20 image stack in Zerene, DMap.