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Thrift – Armeria maritima – Morning Star Deep Rose

 

 

 
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Posted by on August 8, 2012 in Flowers, Tolkien

 

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About to fly away

About to fly away, originally uploaded by Thomas Tolkien.

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A lady bug about to fly away. I spotted it crawling over a set of sample art papers which arrived in the post that day. She didn’t think much of the 300 gsm canvas rag, but really seemed to like the eco friendly bamboo stock – a classy lustre affair coming in at 200 gsm. I had chance to get two shots off as she scurried to the edge before alighting to a plant border, never to be seen again.

 
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Posted by on October 2, 2011 in Herefordshire, Tolkien, Wildlife

 

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Sweet Williams

Sweet Williams, originally uploaded by Thomas Tolkien.

Dianthus barbatus

A macro shot using the D7000’s small flash limited by holding my hand over it. 60mm at around 2.8 to severely restrict the depth of field to the pastel stamen. I know the point of a good macro is to achieve edge to edge sharpness using tiny apertures, but I like fuzzy, swimming bokeh to frame the object, and throw it forward towards the viewer. Sweet Williams seem flavour of the month around here – I picked these up in a supermarket on my way back from work. The best part of the long out of county commute and daily grind.

 
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Posted by on September 23, 2011 in Flowers, Tolkien

 

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Nearly but not quite

Nearly but not quite, originally uploaded by Thomas Tolkien.

The first of many pot plants. A single ornamental thistle in an oversized plant pot. Part of me had to wonder whether I’d been conned. ‘Bee Magnet’ and ‘Butterfly Bonanza’ screamed the signage. ‘Five pounds for a weed,’ screamed my wallet. The promise of an orgy of bees for my 60mm f2.8 macro lens won out.
The D70s is quiet. The D7000 has an almost sound effect shutter which acts as a sonic cattle prod to anything with wings. Many bees – none in shot.

 
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Posted by on September 20, 2011 in Herefordshire, Tolkien

 

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Ornamental Thistle

Ornamental Thistle, originally uploaded by Thomas Tolkien.

 
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Posted by on September 9, 2011 in Herefordshire, Tolkien

 

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Hoverfly and Lavender Bokeh

 
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Posted by on August 3, 2011 in Flowers, Tolkien, Wildlife

 

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Orange Hibiscus Glow

Orange Hibiscus Glow-1, originally uploaded by Thomas Tolkien.

Hibiscus “Morrisons Special Offer” in orange.

 
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Posted by on August 1, 2011 in Flowers, Tolkien

 

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