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My Sunday Photo: 7 August 2016

Ant Stuck in ResinSome situations, as we all know, are easier to get into than out of. This ant evidently found out too late. If you’ve seen those pictures of insects encased in amber (or even the real thing) then you can imagine how such things occurred, a very long time ago.
I found this scene on the side of a pine tree in my garden. The resin is seeping from a small side branch that was recently cut off. There were, in fact, many more ants running about, and they seemed to keep well clear of the resin!

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Alphabet Photography Project: V is for Viburnum

Viburnum in WinterOne of my favourite flowers because of its scent, the tiny florets of viburnum (about 5mm across) are very appealing to the macro photographer. I found these on the last day of January – a lovely combination of flowers, water, and sunshine!

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My Sunday Photo: 27 December 2015

Tiny Fuchsia BudFor my last Sunday Photo of 2015, I found this tiny bud on a fuchsia plant. After all the recent bad news of all kinds, it just seemed like a message of hope.
We cannot foretell what 2016 will bring, but I am often grateful for the mental uplift that living things can give us.
Best wishes for the coming year to all my readers.

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Alphabet Photography Project: K is for Kalanchoe

KalanchoeAround this time of year, when not many garden flowers are in bloom, these tiny flowers, often sold as pot plants, can bring welcome colour to a window-sill. They also make a great subject for macro photography – each individual flower is barely 10 mm in size!

This post is part of my continued participation in the Alphabet Photography Project.


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My Sunday Photo: 6 December 2015

Hibe in DecemberJust recently, the prevailing weather has been unusually mild (but catastrophic in some parts of the U.K. due to flooding!)
Here, this has allowed a few flowers to continue to bloom. This hebe is one example – a cheering sight on a grey, dull day.

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My Sunday Photo: 29 November 2015

Tiny LeavesLooking for something colourful today, I found these tiny leaves, autumnal and yet uplifting, with their stunning combination of shape and line, together with vivid colour. They are only small – this is, once again, a macro shot. It’s all about using these… [author points to eyes]

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Alphabet Photography Project: I is for Insect

Amazing InsectAs I’ve already mentioned, I recently had a terrific opportunity to photograph some amazing insects, many of them possessing the most marvellous camouflage. Here is another example – I’m afraid I can’t give you its exact name, right now. A most useful characteristic of many of these insects (from a photographer’s point of view) is that they don’t move around all that fast; their camouflage, rather than their speed, is their main defence.
For this photo, I used a separate flashgun, fitted with a home-made light diffuser, to simulate a sunlit day.

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