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Take a walk on the wold side
Take a walk on the wold side. Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo Doo doo doo...
Take a walk on the wold side. Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo Doo doo doo doo...
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Epistrophe grossulariae
Something a little different - a hoverfly from off my usual patch. Epistrophe grossulariae . Nikon D7200 f11 100mm 1/160 ISO 100
Something a little different - a hoverfly from off my usual patch. Epistrophe grossulariae. Nikon D7200 f11 100mm 1/160 ISO 100
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Last of the Red Hot Lovers
Scorchio. They're everywhere. If you're easily offended, don't go out for the next few weeks. Common Red Soldier Beetle, Rhagonycha fulva . Nikon D7200 f11 100mm 1/160 ISO 800
Scorchio. They're everywhere. If you're easily offended, don't go out for the next few weeks. Common Red Soldier Beetle, Rhagonycha fulva. Nikon D7200 f11 100mm 1/160 ISO 800
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Progress?
Avid followers will remember that I photographed this view six months ago . How much as changed during that time, and I don't just mean the leaves on the trees. At the time, I had things to say about Amber Rudd. Thank goodness she has now been moved to a po...
Avid followers will remember that I photographed this view six months ago. How much as changed during that time, and I don't just mean the leaves on the trees. At the time, I had things to say about Amber Rudd. Thank goodness...
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Pyramidal Orchid
My first Pyramidal Orchids of the year. Pyramidal Orchid, Anacamptis pyramidalis . Nikon D7200 f11 100mm 1/200 ISO 100
My first Pyramidal Orchids of the year. Pyramidal Orchid, Anacamptis pyramidalis. Nikon D7200 f11 100mm 1/200 ISO 100
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Common Centaury
Beautiful carpets of Common Centaury on a site I was recording recently. Common Centaury, Centaurium erythraea . Nikon D7200 f16 100mm 1/160 ISO 125
Beautiful carpets of Common Centaury on a site I was recording recently. Common Centaury, Centaurium erythraea. Nikon D7200 f16 100mm 1/160 ISO 125
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Lady's Bedstraw
If I were a lady, I think I'd have a problem sleeping on this. The honeyed scent would make me hungry. Lady's Bedstraw, Galium verum . Nikon D7200 f8 100mm 1/250 ISO 100, 7 image focus stack. LARGE
If I were a lady, I think I'd have a problem sleeping on this. The honeyed scent would make me hungry. Lady's Bedstraw, Galium verum. Nikon D7200 f8 100mm 1/250 ISO 100, 7 image focus stack. LARGE
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Word Spreads
As word about TwelveTrees spreads I'm now being pestered with emails from trees asking to be included. Charnwood Birch. Nikon D7200 f11 16mm 1/200 ISO 100
As word about TwelveTrees spreads I'm now being pestered with emails from trees asking to be included. Charnwood Birch. Nikon D7200 f11 16mm 1/200 ISO 100
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Mr Grumpy does the Big Butterfly Count
The weather forecast said the morning was going to be cold and cloudy with sun in the afternoon, so rather than getting up at dawn we decided to leave it until the afternoon to do the Big Butterfly Count . By 10am the sun was beating down and the garden was...
The weather forecast said the morning was going to be cold and cloudy with sun in the afternoon, so rather than getting up at dawn we decided to leave it until the afternoon to do the Big Butterfly Count. By 10am the sun was ...
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Boobies
Snigger. Sorry. Cross-leaved Heath, Erica tetralix . Nikon D7200 f8 100mm 1/160 ISO 160
Snigger. Sorry. Cross-leaved Heath, Erica tetralix. Nikon D7200 f8 100mm 1/160 ISO 160
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Technique
Talking to a photographer on Facebook I was inspired to try Burst Mode for focus stacking - set the camera on 10 fps, find a focus point short of the subject and move slowly towards it. My trial wasn't conducted in ideal conditions (overcast, a bit windy), ...
Talking to a photographer on Facebook I was inspired to try Burst Mode for focus stacking - set the camera on 10 fps, find a focus point short of the subject and move slowly towards it. My trial wasn't conducted in ideal cond...
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Thanks for this tip, will give it a try. I've got a long way to go to get my macro photography anywhere as good as yours. I'll keep trying though. I've noticed that seem to be pretty consistently using f11, and a higher shutter speed than I've been using. That's something I'll be trying out soon!
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Observations on the behaviour of the Soldierfly Nemotelus uliginosus (Linnaeus, 1767) [Barred Snout]
Cann, Alan J. (2016): Observations on the behaviour of the Soldierfly Nemotelus uliginosus (Linnaeus, 1767) [Barred Snout]. figshare https://dx.doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.3482597.v1 Barred Snout, Nemotelus uliginosus . Nikon D7200 f11 100mm 1/160 ISO 200
Cann, Alan J. (2016): Observations on the behaviour of the Soldierfly Nemotelus uliginosus (Linnaeus, 1767) [Barred Snout]. figshare https://dx.doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.3482597.v1 Barred Snout, Nemotelus uliginosus. Nikon ...
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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.