Small World in My Garden

With light fading fast today, I switched the Ricoh GRD IV to macro to have a close up look around my garden. Using manual focusing macro to 1cm, I looked around for some test subjects. The little flying creature in the main shot above was sitting on some coriander flowers (quite small in themselves). The […]

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The Long Climb Up

The Ants Douglas Florian  Ants are scantily Half an inch long,But for their size They’re very strong.Ants tote leaves Five times their weight Back to their nest At a speedy rate.They walk on tree limbs Upside down A hundred feet Above the ground,While down below Beneath a mound They’re building tunnels Underground.And so it’s been And it will be Since greatest Ant antiquity.

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Little Creature

With a busy day out and about, it was hard to squeeze in any time to take some photos today. Whilst waiting outside a store, a cicada happened upon me, and hung around long enough for me to grab my GRD and take a few macro shots. Taken on the ‘positive film’ setting, aside from […]

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Macro Daisy – Pro HDR

Searching the App store for interesting photo apps I came across ‘Pro HDR Camera’. Unlike a lot of mobile apps, Pro HDR does actually capture three seperate exposures to form a genuine HDR image. Although I must confess I dont do much HDR at all, there is a lot of great photog’s out there who […]

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Sun Searcher

I think whenever one is struggling to find an interesting shot, its always good to switch to macro and explore the smaller world a little. ‘Cant see the wood for the trees’ is not quite the right expression I am looking for – but sometimes stopping, sitting and looking a little closer opens up a […]

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The Question

Possibly a little more dark than my usual images, no little plastic people were actually harmed in the making of ‘The Question’. Playing around with some ideas for the EOS Photo 5 competition whilst the weather outside was again poor I come up with this little arrangement. Using the Ricoh GRD IV, the macro function […]

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Ice Planet

I had noticed a number of macro images used in artistic ‘landscape like’ was when surfing around recently and had a bit of a muck around this evening with my own version of it. Starting with a macro shot of real landscape, at the beach, I went about creating a shot that would not necessarily […]

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Bellis Perennis in the Rain

Bellis perennis, or ‘common garden daisy’ was the subject of todays image. For such a small little flower that grows all over, they have a lot of potential uses – eaten raw, used in soups, salads, teas, as a vitamin supplement. Romans (and more modern homeopaths) used their juice to assist with wound injuries. Then […]

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