Tag Archives: nature

Day #301

Day #301Title: The Heart Of A Lily
Location: At home
Camera: Canon EOS 30D / 50mm EF f/1.8 + 12mm extension tube
Notes: I nearly missed taking a shot today! Made it by about 20 minutes, after having had a very busy day and then getting home just after 11pm to realise I’d still not taken anything. The lovely  bouquet I got for judging the other day was looking a little bit sad, but I managed to home in on one lily and take a few macro shots of its central form. Then I remembered I’d not changed my camera back to GMT, so it nearly got recorded as being taken on 28th after all!

Day #225

Day #225Title: Shades Of Green
Location: Danbury
Camera: Canon EOS 30D / 24-105mm EF f/4 L IS USM
The weather looked more promising than the forecast this morning, so I nipped out for a quick ride to East Hanningfield and Bicknacre. I got some fairly mundane images from those locations, but the one I liked best was from Backwarden Nature Reserve near Danbury – some furns unfurling in the undergrowth.

Day #180

Day #180Title: A Bit Of Passion
Location: At home
Camera: Canon EOS 30D / 50mm EF f/1.8 + 12mm extension tube
Notes: The passion flower over my back gate is beginning to flower now, and looks quite sculptural in detail. It’s always a devil to get a big enough depth of field to keep all of it sharp, so this time I’ve mainly concentrated on the central portion and petals, and let the stamen go a little bit fuzzy.

Day #63

Day #63Title: Protection
Location: Near Greensted, Essex
Camera: Canon EOS 30D / 50mm EF f/1.8 + 12mm extension tube
Notes: Went for a lovely walk this morning – the sun was out, fluffy clouds in the sky. Forecast was for hail showers! So I thought I’d get out early. I visited the ancient Log Church at Greensted and then did a circular 4 mile walk around the locality. This rose branch was poking out of a hedge as I passed it – and the sun was in a perfect position. I loved the burgundy red stalk contrasting with the blue sky behind.

Day #56

Day #56Title: Nature’s Telephone Cables
Location: At home
Camera: Canon EOS 30D / 50mm EF f/1.8 + 12mm extension tube
Notes: Sunny when I woke up, so I went into the garden and played for a few minutes before breakfast. These are two tendrils of the Passion Flower which grows around my garden gate. It looks a bit sad at this time of year, but some of last season’s growth made some interesting patterns in the morning sunlight. I like the way the top spiral has grown one way, then back on itself; it reminds me of how curly telephone handset cables used to get in such a mess!

Day #54

Day #54Title: Blowing In The Wind
Location: Galleywood, Essex
Camera: Canon EOS 30D / 17-85mm EF-S f/4-5.6 IS USM
Notes: Before vegging out in front of the telly to watch 3 games of Six Nations rugby, I went out for a walk this morning to stretch the legs and try to take a shot for the day. The weather was grey and miserable again, but at least it wasn’t raining. I was surprised to find this Dandelion Clock sitting under a hedge. When first picked, it had it’s full head and I was hoping to bring it home to photograph with my macro lens. But the rest of the walk was quite windy, and I noticed the seeds were beginning to fly. I found a suitably dark background and held up the clock in front, watching the seeds blow away. By the time I got home, the rest were gone.