For the past few months I’ve been trying to emulate Journal1961, even down to the extent of copying his kit. Yongnuo YN560 flash, check. Nikkor 105mm macro, err … that’s a bit rich for me. How about this Tokina 100mm macro instead? Half the price, and fabulous service from the ever-dangerous MBP Photographic as usual. First impressions are very favourable, but little time to play with it yet due to ongoing D.I.Y. hell.
I didn’t quite nail the focus on this Bergenia. And I didn’t notice the insect on the flower at the time I was taking the shot. Apart from that…
Nikon D5200 Tamron 70-300mm f22 70mm +68mm 1/250 ISO 800
What deep sea creature is this? Here’s a clue.
Nikon D5200 Tamron 70-300mm f16 70mm +68mm 1/250 ISO 800
Sony DSC-HX20V ƒ3.2 4.7mm 1/800 ISO 100
On Saturday I was slumped on the sofa being ill when I noticed something unusual buzzing the daffodils outside the window. Bravely I dragged myself outside to investigate but by the time I got there, it had gone. Once I got back inside, it was back again. Obviously. This went on for some time. Until I eventually snapped the offenders, of which there were several feasting on early Spring flowers. From which I conclude that we have a Bombus pascuorum nest somewhere near by. And if you want to know why this early flying bee is commonly called the hairy-footed flower bee, you’re just going to have to use your imagination:
Nikon D5200 Tamron 70-300mm f8 130mm +68mm 1/250 ISO 800
Euphorbia amygdaloides var. robbiae. I think I like this shot best. Or do I prefer this one?
Nikon D5200 Tamron 70-300mm f27 70mm +68mm 1/125 ISO 800
Apologies for the over abundance of macro shots recently, but a combination of work and illness means that I just haven’t had time to get out and about for a while. However, I’m quite proud of today’s mystery object. In fact, it’s the best I’ve ever grown. But we now have rather an overabundance of PSB, so if you have a favorite recipe to spare, it would be welcome!
Saturday Challenge: How do you make photos of daffodils interesting? One obvious approach is going down the Wordsworth route, but I seem to be traveling in the opposite direction…
Daffodil Tête á Tête, a very reliable performer.
Nikon D5200 Tamron 70-300mm f27 92mm +68mm 1/250 ISO 800
Sony DSC-HX20V f14 88mm 1/1600 ISO 100
Nikon D5200 Tamron 500mm f8 1/180 ISO 400