Archive for the ‘Floral’ Category
Hello and welcome to the winner of last month’s photography challenge which I set for the members of Curly’s Corner Shop Message Board, the theme for the challenge was the colour “yellow”.
I’m delighted to show you our winner a simple dandelion shown in macro close up, and it was taken by South Shields man Brian Riley, I think it was a great entry Brian, so congratulations!
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Hi, and welcome to another picture in our series submitted by members of Curly’s Corner Shop Message Board, the busiest open forum in South Tyneside with over 222000 posts!
I had set the members a challenge of photographing something “Red” and from those submitted this is the picture which I have chosen, it was taken by Shaun Robson, formerly of South Shields but now living in Newcastle upon Tyne. Shaun took his picture with an Olympus E520with the Zuiko 70 – 300mm lens set at 215mm. The exposure was f5.6 at 1/250 second.
Shaun told me:
This photograph was taken the day after the heavy snow fall at the beginning of December and depicts the plight of the single surviving rose in my border. This rose is the only original plant remaining in the garden from the couple who originally bought the property back in 1935 and rises resplendent year after year. I feed all my plants on chicken manure pellets which seem to give them extra life and vitality all through the growing season and in this case beyond. Unfortunately this winter has taken a great toll on the plants in my garden with the weight of the snow destroying many small shrubs and bushes as well as a thirty year old slow growing conifer which has snapped and will need to be dug up and disposed of. I also have a medium size pond stocked with a variety of Koi Carp, Gold fish and Sherbunkins which froze over for two weeks and killed many of the fish as well as bursting the Ultra violet lamp housing which is integral to the filter and we did not notice when the pump was turned back on that the water was not being fully returned to the pond but was flooding the already saturated garden, so I could have lost all my stock – what a carry on.
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Flora and fauna
Marsden Bay in South Shields is composed of huge limestone cliffs and a pebbly beach and if one keeps a good eye open on the cliff face you will find a whole new world growing there (in much smaller proportions). There are a variety of wild flowers and plants clinging to existence on the salt sprayed cliff faces and competing for space with the thousands of gulls nests.
Camera details: Pentax K100D, 82mm lens, 1/90 second, f5.6, iso 200
This week’s picture chosen from those submitted by the members of Curly’s Corner Shop Message Board is this beautiful red bloom, captured in amazing clarity and detail by South Shields girl Emma (also known as “Party Girl”).
Emma captured this wonder in her South Shields garden using a Fuji Finepix Z10fd, exposed for 1/60 second at f4, using the inbuilt flash at iso 400.
Well done Emma!