Freeze-frame

Two Pigeons are stopped in mid-flight, their very essence frozen in a freeze-frame photo for all eternity (or until I forget to renew my internet domain’s name)!

*Shot on a Canon 70d 20.2mp dSLR using a Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 IS L lens with settings at ISO-100, aperture at f/4.5, spot metering mode and an exposure time of 1/1250 seconds*

Daisy, daisy…

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

A close-up shot of a solitary Daisy, its white petals and yellow stamen disc standing proud against a pitch background with encroaching tentacle-like stems and pucker-closed buds.

*Shot on a Panasonic Lumix G5 16mp m4/3 digital camera using a Panasonic 45-200mm f/4-5.6 G Vario O.I.S. telephoto lens with camera settings at ISO-200, aperture at f/6.3, spot metering mode and an exposure time of 1/1000 seconds*

Tug of War

Two dogs are caught in a Tug of War with a large stick on Heysham beach. Both animals are fully committed to the “I’m-not-giving-up” tussle, which consists of brutal bite power, quadruped stance dominance and finally a good, hard staring contest!

*Shot on a Canon 70d 20.2mp dSLR using a Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 STM IS lens with settings at ISO-100, aperture at f/5, spot metering mode and an exposure time of 1/1250 seconds*

 

In loving memory of…

A limestone cross inscribed with “In loving memory of…” has been reclaimed by Nature over time: with Her swirling, scratching brambles jostling for a place in the Sun for their red fruits and Her speckled lichens slowly encroaching upon the stone’s surface, the person’s name to whom this mortal message was once dedicated to now lies forgotten, lost beneath Her enveloping embrace…

*Shot on an Olympus E-P5 16mp m4/3 digital camera using a Sigma 30mm f/2.8 EX DN Lens with camera settings at ISO-200, aperture at f/4.5, spot metering mode and an exposure time of 1/1250 seconds*

Buttercup Foal

A young Foal attempts to scratch away some annoying flies whilst being bathed in the golden-yellow glow of a multitude of Buttercups.

*Shot on a Canon 600d 18mp dSLR using a Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX Macro lens with settings at ISO-200, aperture at f/4, spot metering mode and an exposure time of 1/500 seconds*

The Fisherman

A Grey Heron waits patiently in a sluice for passing fish, statue-still but ready to strike…

*Shot on an Olympus E-P5 16mp m4/3 digital camera using a 4/3 Olympus 70-300mm f/4-5.6 ED Zuiko lens via m4/3 adaptor with camera settings at ISO-200, aperture at f/7.1, spot metering mode and an exposure time of 1/500 seconds*

The dying light

Morecambe Bay looking spectacular as the Sun finally sets on a long Summer’s day…

*Shot on an Olympus E-P3 12mp m4/3 digital camera using an Olympus 17mm f/2.8 pancake lens with camera settings at ISO-200, aperture at f/8, spot metering mode and an exposure time of 1/400 seconds*

A taste of Thistle

A taste of Thistle

A multi-hued Painted Lady butterfly laps nectar from a Thistle, delicately balancing upon the plant’s neon-purple flower head whilst probing with its flexible proboscis.

*Shot on an Olympus E-P5 16mp m4/3 digital camera using a 4/3 Olympus 70-300mm f/4-5.6 ED Zuiko lens via m4/3 adaptor with camera settings at ISO-200, aperture at f/7.1, spot metering mode and an exposure time of 1/640 seconds*