This a Ranunculus plant I found growing in a weed patch and rescued! The plant has settled in nicely in a pot and has provided me with these large glorious bright orange flowers.
View in large format by clicking on the photograph. Shot with a Nikon D7000 with a 105mm f/2.8 lens. 1/125 f/11.
The last few days in Cambridge have been unusually warm, so much so that I’m willing to stick my neck out and claim that spring is well and truly here to stay!!
Photographed using an iPhone 5S.
Shot at the Anglesey Abbey in Cambridgeshire. This is not a snowdrop but a snowflake.
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Every spring I try to take pictures of Daffoldils, which to me are the surest sign yet that the cold, wet and miserable winters are truly behind us and a (ever hopeful) good summer is to follow. The following photo was shot in daylight using a flash and high aperture to achieve a black background and enough depth of field to cover the whole flower!
Technical Details Nikon D7000 with 105mm Sigma f/2.8 macro lens ISO200, f/10, 1/250 second, built-in flash Processed in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
One thing they teach in school biology is the concept of food chains and food webs – the links that show interdependence of organisms based on the foods they eat. The photo below shows one such food chain starting with the rose (the producer) providing nourishment in the form of sap for aphids. In turn aphids are milked by ants for honeydew, a secretion that aphids produce. Ants are also known to “farm” aphids storing their eggs over winter and then carrying newly hatched aphids to emerging plant shoots in spring (called a mutualistic relationship).
- Nikon D7000 with a 105mm Sigma f/2.8 macro lens
- ISO200, f/22, 1/60 with remote slave flash to give a natural black background
- Processed in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
I took this picture at a friend’s house in Newport, Wales. This year I missed the tulip blooms in my garden as I was out-of-town over the 2 weeks these bloomed. I have removed all distracting greens from this photo to enhance the glow from the tulip. Shot using a 50mm f1.8 Nikon lens and processed in Lightroom.
This dream-like scene seen at the National Trust Anglesey Abbey property using an iPhone. To me, everything in here symbolises spring. Daffodils, Hyacinths, Cherry Blossoms and the brilliant hues of a Japanese maple tree.