Sunday, September 30, 2012

Dogs, Horses and Legs

What an amazing collection of dogs at the Gransden Show today  - they came in ones,  twos and more and always among the feet.

I was also intrigued the way the horses and their handlers ran exactly in step.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Macro with Flash

A few shots taken in very windy conditions yesterday using a Speedlight 550 flash with my 100 is macro lens experimenting to see how slow a shutterspeed will work and still give lighting on the background. The slowest shutterspeed here is 1/40th so often not quite enough depth of field.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Ely Cathedral

 I took my Tilt and Shift 24mm lens for an outing to Ely Cathedral yesterday with our visitors from Guernsey. The dull light helped to allow a balance of windows and interior light. These images needed no perspective correction. A tricky lens to use but helped by the live view facility on the Canon 5D as it is totally manual.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Southwold and Walbleswick

 Great day out with club members from Cambridge CC and our visitors from Spectrum Guernsey.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Snettisham Wader Spectacular

The predicted high tide arrived an hour early this morning due to strong onshore wind so the Knot (top image) followed by the Black-tailed Godwits soon filled the shingle island in the gravel pits at Snettisham. I tried some slower shutterspeeds (1/50th) . The waders stayed at the roost for a full three hours after high tide but eventually lifted and were off.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Southern Hawker

 This Southern Hawker was laying eggs in the moss around Colen and Julia' pond in Toft. Not great shots as taken with the G12 and flash but wanted to put it in the blog to record the late date.

G12 Miscellany

 I usually have my Canon G12 in my bag but don't unload the images that often so I end up with a miscellany of pictures. These four show what the G12 is very good at - landscapes/townscapes in good lighting. Top two are Southend skies.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Sunset at Olympic Park

A few images as the sun set on my day at the Paralympics. I wonder what the site will look like in a few months time. It will certainly be interesting to visit from time to time to see if the facilities are made available to local residents.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Hyde Hall RHS Gardens

Prestine second generation Comma and Red Admiral Butterflies on Michaelmas daisies and Heliotrope.
 Shield Bug hanging on to grass and a rather scruffy Robin well camouflaged on a gravel path.

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