Sunday, 24 September 2017

Sunday morning 8am

Sunday morning 8am


Nice day for it.

Nikon D7200
Tokina 100mm f/2.8
f4.5 1/2000 ISO 100


Sunday morning 8am

Nikon D7200
Tokina 100mm f/2.8
f3.5 1/1000 ISO 100

Saturday, 23 September 2017

Iberian

Iberian


Iborra came from sunny Spain
Y viva Iborra!
To play for Leicester in the rain
Y viva Iborra!
Now he lives on Saffron Lane
Y viva Iborra!
Iborra por favor.


Iborra - ¿Quién se comió todos los pasteles?


iPhone 6s Plus back camera 4.15mm f/2.2 4.2mm 1/5495 ISO 25

Friday, 22 September 2017

Equinoctial Autumn

Equinoctial Autumn


Which ever way you look at it (meteorological autumn beginning on 1st September or equinoctial autumn starting 22nd September), it is now autumn. If you're an ornithologist or a mycologist that's a good thing. The birds have their winter plumage and are back on show or on migration, and the fungi are pushing up from the damp soil. If you're a botanist, autumn could be the start of a lean period, unless you're into bryophytes, and for entomologists, as the flying insects thin out it's time to start scrabbling around under logs for beetles and springtails. Autumn is a Marmite season - love it or hate it. Personally, it's my favourite.

Nikon D7200
Tokina 100mm f/2.8
f6.3 1/160 ISO 220

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Orton On

Orton On


Starting with a fairly ordinary flat shot of escaped Honeysuckle in a local wood, a touch of Orton Effect has made it ... slightly more interesting.

Honeysuckle, Lonicera periclymenum.

Nikon D7200
Tokina 100mm f/2.8
f5.6 1/160 ISO 320

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Life Lessons

Life Lessons


Mcavity the mystery moth decided to take life a bit easier - kick back, soak up some rays.
Take a life lesson from Mcavity - if someone wants you to do something you don't want to do (have your photograph taken, write a 6,000 word report by the end of the month) - play dead.

No moths were harmed in the making of this image. Mcavity flew off for some breakfast seconds after this was taken.

Nikon D7200
Tokina 100mm f/2.8
f11 1/80 ISO 100


Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Needs work

Cabbage-stem Flea Beetle


After a long drought, last weekend Olympus the god of photography handed me not one but three decent images. "Oh good" I thought, "I must be getting better". So Olympus punished me by allowing me to produce crap like this.

Must try harder.


Cabbage-stem Flea Beetle, Psylliodes chrysocephala.

Sony ILCE-6000
Canon MP-E 65mm (3x) F2.8 G SSM
f8 10s ISO 100
16 image stack in Zerene, DMAP & PMAX.

Monday, 18 September 2017

Stubble

Stubble


Sharp.


Nikon D7200
Tokina 100mm f/2.8
f5.6 1/125 ISO 100


This week's blather: Identification - The Rule of 3
http://www.naturespot.org.uk/node/123681

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Land that I love

Land that I love


Accidentally hefted to these heavy clays.


Sony ILCE-6000
E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS
f11 50mm 1/125 ISO 100
16 shot panorama

Friday, 15 September 2017

Dusky Thorn

Dusky Thorn


Dusky Thorn, Ennomos fuscantaria.

Nikon D7200
Tokina 100mm f/2.8
f16 1/250 ISO 100