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Day #2517

Day #2517Title: Orchid Or Mouse?
Location: At home
Camera: Canon EOS 5D MkIII / 100mm EF f/2.8 L IS USM
Strobist: Yongnuo YN-14EX Macro Ring Flash from above, each side @ 1/16
Notes: A couple of weeks ago I picked a lovely orchid flower while at Mum & Dad’s. Photographing it today, I thought it looked like a mouse!
One Year Ago: Day #2152
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Six Years Ago: Day #326

Day #2497

Day #2497Title: Alstromeria Burst
Location: Swan Wood
Camera: Canon EOS 5D MkIII / 100mm EF f/2.8 L IS USM
Strobist: Yongnuo YN-14EX Macro Ring Flash from below through opaque perspex, each side @ 1/32
Notes: Another image in the Microfleur series. I think these are Alstromeria blooms, which I picked from my parents’ garden a few weeks ago, photographed today. The texture behind is from a walk across the Erskine Bridge in September.
One Year Ago: Day #2132
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Five Years Ago: Day #671
Six Years Ago: Day #306

Day #2495

Day #2495Title: Gerbera Sunrise
Location: At home
Camera: Canon EOS 5D MkIII / 100mm EF f/2.8 L IS USM
Strobist: Yongnuo YN-14EX Macro Ring Flash from above, each side @ 1/4
Notes: Another in my series of flower images, this time with a gerbera which I pressed in the Microfleur today. It’s overlaid with a texture shot I also made today, of the scratched top of my aluminium lab jack. Perfect for Treasure Hunt Theme #38 – Multiple Exposure.
One Year Ago: Day #2130
Two Years Ago: Day #1765
Three Years Ago: Day #1399
Four Years Ago: Day #1034
Five Years Ago: Day #669
Six Years Ago: Day #304

Day #2485

Day #2485Title: Pressed Pansy
Location: At home
Camera: Canon EOS 5D MkIII / 100mm EF f/2.8 L IS USM
Strobist: Yongnuo YN-14EX Macro Ring Flash from above, each side @ 1/16
Notes: Another shot in my Microfleur-pressed flower series, this time a pansy cut from Mum & Dad’s garden when I visited last week. The texture overlay comes from carved initials on a wooden wall at Cressing Temple Barns, taken during a visit in August.
One Year Ago: Day #2120
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Six Years Ago: Day #294

Day #2479

Day #2479Title: Fuchsia Impression
Location: Wivenhoe, Essex
Camera: Canon EOS 100D / 40mm EF f/2.8 STM
Notes: After my first Microfleur adventure a couple of days ago, I realised that I need more flowers to press. Today I visited Mum & Dad who always have lots of different blooms in their garden. They were happy for me to go round and harvest a few interesting specimens. I took the Microfleur with me as it’s best to process the flowers as soon after they are picked as possible, and I would not have time to do anything with them until tomorrow otherwise. These three Fuchsias had just come out of the press – I loved the way they happen to have arranged themselves on the internal cotton liner – already stained with previous flowers’ presence.
Today’s Selfie: Day #287
One Year Ago: Day #2114
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Day #2477

Day #2477Title: Fading Passion
Location: At home
Camera: Canon EOS 5D MkIII / 100mm EF f/2.8 L IS USM
Strobist: Yongnuo YN-14EX Macro Ring Flash from above, each side @ 1/8
Notes: Something a bit more creative today. A few weeks ago, after our excellent Macro workshop at GNPC with John Humphreys, I bought a Microfleur for Microwave drying and pressing flowers. Today I finally got the chance to use it in anger – my garden doesn’t have many flowers in it at this time of year, but I found a solitary Passion Flower clinging onto the arch above my gate and thought it would make a good sacrifice for the sake of art. Having photographed it on textured paper with the macro ring flash, I then added another texture in post production, from an image which I took in August for that very purpose. I’m really pleased with how it’s all worked out. Perfect for Treasure Hunt Theme #32 – Dried Out.
Today’s Selfie: Day #285
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