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Friday, 22 April 2011

A mixture of old and new

Today I've been working through some old macro shots from last year, to see whether they could be converted to monochrome. Here are a couple of examples of what I came up with.

This was taken on Bookham Common about this time last year.

...and this one is from Wicken Fen, taken in about May.

There are loads of jumping spiders in our garden at the moment. This one is tiny, just a few mm across.

Here's a shot of one, taken with my new Nikon 85mm DX VR in my back garden a few days ago. This light weight lens is coming with me on holiday to Jersey next week, where I'm hoping to take it rock pooling. It should travel well - it's only 350 grams, and is pretty diddy. It'll be coming to Africa later this year too.

Finally, today we went to Busbridge Lakes near Guildford, where I photographed some peacocks.

I'm really pleased with this last one. The colourful background is lichen on the sloped roof of a small shed. It was lucky enough that the peacock posed as it did!


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  2. Wow! These are so sweet! That is such an awesome idea! Wildlife photography is probably the most popular part of Natural photography. Wildlife photography captures the wildlife in the right place at the right time.