WPC: ‘It’s Not This Time of Year Without…Frost’

We’ve had a couple of frosty days over the past few weeks. So that’ll be November then:

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Time of Year

Macro Moments: Week 20 – Butterfly on Buddleia

Back in the summer, our buddleia bushes were, as usual, hosts to many butterflies. This was one of them that I managed to isolate and get back-lit.

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Nikon D800 with Nikkor 70-200mm f2.8 lens at 200mm. 1/250 at f6.7, ISO 500. Cropped and edited in Lightroom.

Macro Moments Week 20

At least the flowers are bio-degradable

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge for this week is ‘Things Made Out Of Plastic’.

This rather poignant image of some dead flowers dumped into a plastic bin-bag was taken during a walk to the next hamlet.

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Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Things Made Out Of Plastic

Macro Moments – Week 14: Raindrops on Roses

This week, for Musin’ with Susan’s maco challenge, here are some raindrops on roses. Don’t expect whiskers on kittens any time soon.

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Nikon D300 with Nikkor 105mm f2.8.Macro lens. 10 sec at f4.5 ISO 200. Edited in Lightroom.

Macro Moments Challenge: Week 14

Macro Moments: Week 12

Last Sunday, we visited the house of George Sand, the prominent 19th century French author(ess). The house itself was very grand (she was a very succesful writer) and the gardens, while past their best, nonetheless still had some interesting flowers in the beds, including this. I have no idea what it is, but it’s very pretty:

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Nikon D800 with 24-70mm f2.8 lens at 70mm. 1/90 at f2.8. ISO 100. Cropped and edited in Lightroom. I desaturated the green channel to minimise background distraction.

Macro Moments Challenge: Week 12

Blues Knight

Cee’s Black & White Challenge this week is looking for an image of two unrelated items. So, here’s a random juxtaposition of a suit of armour and a basket of flowers, seen in the Chateau d’Amboise.

I don’t often use selective colour, but I think it works in this case.

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Macro Moments: Week 8

Before I traded up to my D800, my first ‘proper’ DSLR was a Nikon D300, which I bought while living in Abu Dhabi. This was the second ever photograph I took with it.

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NikonD300 with Nikon 18-55mm kit lens at 40mm. 1/80 at f5.3, ISO200. Edited in Lightroom.

Macro Moments: Week 8