One of the better Kinder Egg toys.
We’re always keen to add plants to the garden that will encourage bees, hover flies and other pollinators.
This is not a Merchant Ivory production. This is a flower.
Starting to fall from the trees.
Wandering across the plains of St Catherine’s Hill in Winchester. There were some sheep around, but no other sign of cattle.
This is a blast(er) from the past. Clearing out my attic, I came across my old Games Workshop Warhammer 40k figures. I used to paint these – in fact I spent more time painting than playing the game. This is from the my Space Marine combat group.
I finally got round to having my camera sensor cleaned! So it’s nice not to have to spend the time dealing with spots in the picture. This was taken with my Tamron macro lens. Our garden is currently alive with bees. Buff tailed, White tailed, Red tailed, Honey bees, plus numerous other flying creatures. We aren’t getting many butterflies though.
I thought I would try focus stacking after watching a video on Phlearn. This was quite basic, – I just took three shots using a 90mm macro lens focusing on each of the figures. It worked reasonably well, but think I need more pictures as I was shooting slightly down at the figures, and the legs are slightly blurry. Still, it is good to know how it is done for future reference.
Well finger really. It’s amazing how something so small can cause so much discomfort!
I completed the following picture for the ‘Drinks’ category. It’s the leaves out of a single teabag which I cunningly made into…. a ‘T’. This was taken with a macro lens and is full size.