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Little lilac coloured bloom

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Lilac wild flower, Whitburn Nature Reserve

Whitburn nature reserve

Just a little wild flower that I spotted in the Whitburn nature reserve, it’s a quiet spot on our coastline much favoured by ornithologists, they even have their own hide there. I’ll be back there this weekend to try and grab some shots of the Sunderland International Air show. Watch out for them next week!

This is my first attempt at a macro with the new camera.

Camera; Pentax K100D, 450mm lens (macro), iso 200, f8, 1/750 second.



Written by curly

July 25, 2007 at 12:01 am

Posted in Colour, macro, Whitburn

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  1. I’d say your first attempt with this camera is successful. The petals are quite delicately shaded–lovely. Who are those guests, however!


    July 25, 2007 at 12:20 am

  2. Lookign good on the macro. I thought it looked a bit like a camellia sasanqua bloom at first, but it can’t be.


    July 25, 2007 at 12:45 am

  3. Curky – a question.

    How do you create the link to your blog when leaving a comment? What code mark up do you use? I can’t seem to find the answer to this anywhere!



    July 25, 2007 at 1:21 am

  4. Nice use of macro… odd to see the instincts in that beautiful flower….

    Bath DP Host

    July 25, 2007 at 2:12 am

  5. Nice shot. I have been considering a macro lens for my Canon D60, but have not figured out which one to go with yet.


    July 25, 2007 at 2:24 am

  6. tres belle macro, cette fleur qui s’ouvre est magnifique. j’ai pas encore essaye de faire des macros avec mon pentax k100.

    very beautiful macro, this flower which opens is splendid. I do not have yet tries to make macros with my pentax k100.


    July 25, 2007 at 7:34 am

  7. Hi Curly
    Thanks for visitng me – thought I’d repay the visit.

    Love the photo – equisite delicate colours


    July 25, 2007 at 7:38 am

  8. Very beautiful. We can see the smallest details of the flower…


    July 25, 2007 at 12:23 pm

  9. Hey Curly!

    I did a flower shot today too!

    Thanks for the visit and nice words!

    Have a good one!



    July 25, 2007 at 6:22 pm

  10. Nice shot.

    Robert Mandrake

    July 25, 2007 at 7:44 pm

  11. Sally,

    send me an email, you’ll find the address in the contacts page of my main blog.


    July 25, 2007 at 7:45 pm

  12. Lots of little bugs… The lilac probably means it’s not this, but on the off chance:


    July 25, 2007 at 11:24 pm

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