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May Day
Unite and unite, and let us all unite For summer is a-comin' today. And whither we are going we all will unite In the merry frosty morning of May. A difficult decision - watch the end of the snooker or watch the dawn on May Day? Dawn or snooker? Snooker. Di...
Unite and unite, and let us all unite For summer is a-comin' today. And whither we are going we all will unite In the merry frosty morning of May. A difficult decision - watch the end of the snooker or watch the dawn on May D...
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Call me Jaques
Or Mr Cousteau if you prefer. My first attempt that underwater photography. Not that I was underwater. Results are ... random. This lack of control is not what I signed up for. More practice needed. Gammarus pulex Nikon D7200 Tokina 100mm f16 1/200 ISO 100
Or Mr Cousteau if you prefer. My first attempt that underwater photography. Not that I was underwater. Results are ... random. This lack of control is not what I signed up for. More practice needed. Gammarus pulex Nikon D7200...
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Copt Oak
You know how it is you're on the way home and you can see in the rear view mirror that there's going to be a good sunset although it would be better if there was a bit more cloud but not too much right where can I go to get a good view I know I'll turn off ...
You know how it is you're on the way home and you can see in the rear view mirror that there's going to be a good sunset although it would be better if there was a bit more cloud but not too much right where can I go to get a...
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April Showers
Another unsuccessful attempt at an HDR landscape which could only be rescued by converting it into this rather mushy black and white. Nikon D7200 Tamron 17-50mm f8 17mm ISO 100, 3 shot HDR
Another unsuccessful attempt at an HDR landscape which could only be rescued by converting it into this rather mushy black and white. Nikon D7200 Tamron 17-50mm f8 17mm ISO 100, 3 shot HDR
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Golden Pygmy
Leaf mines of the micro moth Stigmella aurella (agg.) One of a group of very similar looking moths where identifying individual species presents huge problems. This large group of moths are all tiny and the shape of the pale gallery or blotch created by the...
Leaf mines of the micro moth Stigmella aurella (agg.) One of a group of very similar looking moths where identifying individual species presents huge problems. This large group of moths are all tiny and the shape of the pale ...
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The Snail Hunter
You may be wondering how me and the beetles of Leicestershire are getting on. Well we're doing fine thanks, as I was saying to this Cychrus caraboides only recently. I love these big black tanks. They can shoot acids out of their anus at predators and buzz ...
You may be wondering how me and the beetles of Leicestershire are getting on. Well we're doing fine thanks, as I was saying to this Cychrus caraboides only recently. I love these big black tanks. They can shoot acids out of t...
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TwelveTrees: April: Down To The Wire
I really thought that by April my TwelveTrees project would be getting easier. In fact, the opposite has been true, April has been the toughest month so far. For a start, it has been a very busy month for me with little time for photography, and when I have...
I really thought that by April my TwelveTrees project would be getting easier. In fact, the opposite has been true, April has been the toughest month so far. For a start, it has been a very busy month for me with little time ...
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Grunge
5 stop HDR of our plum blossom in Photomatix. Ok if you like that sort of thing I suppose. I prefer a more natural look like the damson blossom below (restrained use of Nik HDR Efex Pro), but for the above shot I used the Photomatix Grunge setting. Overall ...
5 stop HDR of our plum blossom in Photomatix. Ok if you like that sort of thing I suppose. I prefer a more natural look like the damson blossom below (restrained use of Nik HDR Efex Pro), but for the above shot I used the Pho...
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His Disco Days Are Over
Sitona striatellus . ~4mm long, a worn specimen with most of the metallic "disco scales" missing from the upper surface. Nikon D7200 Tokina 100mm f16 1/250 ISO 100, 7 image focus stack in Photoshop.
Sitona striatellus. ~4mm long, a worn specimen with most of the metallic "disco scales" missing from the upper surface. Nikon D7200 Tokina 100mm f16 1/250 ISO 100, 7 image focus stack in Photoshop.
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And ... we're off
Although it's something I look forward to as one of the highlights of the year, it's also something of a relief to get the first orchid of the season out of the way. Having embarrassed myself with this truly awful photograph, I am now satisfied that Things ...
Although it's something I look forward to as one of the highlights of the year, it's also something of a relief to get the first orchid of the season out of the way. Having embarrassed myself with this truly awful photograph,...
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Up In Bluebell Wood...
... it's Peak Bluebell. English Bluebell - Hyacinthoides non-scripta. Every year I take pictures of Bluebells - macro, wide angle, intermediate - they're photographically irresistible. And every year I'm disappointed at the result - my failure to communicat...
... it's Peak Bluebell. English Bluebell - Hyacinthoides non-scripta. Every year I take pictures of Bluebells - macro, wide angle, intermediate - they're photographically irresistible. And every year I'm disappointed at the r...
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In The Photographer's Arms
I'm feeling better about my landscape photography because I can see progress. I'm pretty happy with my post-processing now, but what's holding me back is putting in the hours/miles (because life keeps getting in the way). There's also the problem of not bei...
I'm feeling better about my landscape photography because I can see progress. I'm pretty happy with my post-processing now, but what's holding me back is putting in the hours/miles (because life keeps getting in the way). The...
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The opinions expressed here represent my own views and not those of my employer. Comments on posts represent the opinions of others. Alan Cann is the author of two highly successful textbooks, has served on the editorial boards of numerous scientific journals, creator of MicrobiologyBytes.com, Internet Consulting Editor of the Annals of Botany.  Has worked as a consultant for numerous educational and scientific institutions, and have published extensively on educational research. Principles of Molecular Virology http://www.amazon.com/Principles-Molecular-Virology-Fifth-Alan/dp/012384939X/ Maths from Scratch for Biologists http://www.amazon.com/Maths-Scratch-Biologists-Alan-Cann/dp/0471498351/ All original content I post here is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ If you would like me to follow you here I need to see: 1. A profile picture. 2. A description of you and your interests. 3. Regular postings here which are of interest to me.